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 a large room where you can actually hear the instructions over proper PA systems without people snorting down your neck and pushing.
This room was a blessing for the rough seas in the Caribbean. It is low in the ship and is midship. A number of passengers were laid up in their cabins for TWO DAYS as we crossed between Miami and Curacao, but most of them were on higher decks. One drawback to the room is that a tender is launched right over the top of the room and you can actually wave to the boat pilot as he and the tender are lowered past your window.