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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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793 reviews
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Review for Azamara Journey to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

This was our first time on Azamara although we have cruised almost 20 times. Having said that, I must come clean and admit my favorite line is Seabourn. I also must admit that I compared the two lines and usually found Azamara came up short. I think my biggest problem was in overall service. We quickly learned that we needed to order multiple drinks at the first and usually only opportunity at a meal...in other words, wine, water, tea,etc. Never once did a member of the wait staff offer a refill. I got it myself or overtly sought out someone to refill a glass. Service in bar areas was better, however. We also found the food in the main dining room to be average at best. Service was impossibly slow and the variety of choices was very limited. The buffet offered more variety and since it was self serve, the long waits were removed. Consequently we found ourselves there more often than in the main dining room.

We enjoyed the entertainment for the most part and found the entertainers to be the most friendly and engaging members of the staff. We took private dance lessons which were the most enjoyable part of the trip. The only reason we would would consider another cruise on the a Journey would be to take more dance lessons from Alina and Alex before there contract ends.

Our cabin was fine. The bathroom was the smallest we have ever experienced on a cruise. I am tiny and I could not shower without the curtain touching my body. My husband is 6', 195 lbs and it was a constant irritation for him. Our stewards did a fine job and our cabin was always well kept.

Cabin Review

Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Cabin VX

Fine. Very quiet. Bathroom was lacking in all aspects.

Port Reviews


Miami is a lot of fun...stay in South Beach! We have been there many times. Be sure to check out entertainment opportunities. There are several worthwhile art museums.

Ponta Delgada

This was a beautiful stop. We would gladly visit there on a land tour and probably will do so. We took a whale watching tour and actually saw whales and dolphins!


We took a local taxi tour..it was just ok. If we go again, we would seek out a better tour. We did not see the World War 2 tunnels which we would have liked to see.

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