Service - at every level of interface with the crew responsible for making the guests comfortable and welcome did an outstanding job. From the welcoming crew, to the housekeeping staff, to the bartenders, to the food service staff and the captain's staff, everyone was engaging and helpful. Lots of smiles and upbeat conversations for the entire time we were on-board.
Required Safety Muster - Kudos to Azamara for having a sane approach to the required safety training. While too many cruise lines force you to don the life jackets and squeeze on to decks like kindergarten children lining up for class and made to stand unbearable amounts of time to wait for every nit-wit to be checked off and doubled checked by roll call, Azamara conducts the training seated in the main dining room where you can actually hear the instructions over proper PA systems without people snorting down your neck and pushing.
While everyone overreacts to the small bathrooms and showers, the cabin is well appointed with plenty of storage space allocated unless someone brings 15 pairs of shoes. There is a nice lock-up safe for the stuffy ladies who bring their tiaras for their nightly appearances at dinner and the shows. The bed was comfortable and the A/C worked day and night to keep the room pleasant. The ability to review your bill on the TV monitor should be adopted by all cruise lines, but sadly it is not a widespread practice as yet. The veranda was used frequently for meals and evening drinks. Being just a short walk to the only laundry facility was a plus. The room was quiet and no engine noise was heard.