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Azura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Poor Hygiene, Poor Treatment

Review for Azura to the Eastern Caribbean
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anneormiston
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2014
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

The cruise ship was dirty including a persisting smell of sewage on the 7th deck which we reported to the staff but was ignored, the fact that they were aware of this and did nothing has been admitted to us since the cruise. The overall ship was dirty also. Hardly surprising then that there was a breakout of norovirus which I unfortunately contracted. Thus started my hell of quarantine in my cabin. Serviced daily by specialist cleaners humorously named "The hit squad" they could not speak English and ordered me around my cabin like cattle. I was provided the wrong room service menu while I was not allowed to leave my cabin and when I called up to make my order was told off for trying to order things I was not allowed. All inclusive cruise until you fall ill in which case if you want drinking water you better be prepared to pay. Charging ill people for clean water doesn't exactly scream luxury cruise to me.

Plane changed for our return so we did not get the premium economy we had paid for so my husband who was still recovering from a stroke was forced to crowd into the regular seating, asked to speak with their representative in the airport, call went out no one ever turned up.

Entered their complaints process on return, late with every single reply on their own timeline and all we ever received was an offer of a discount off our next cruise, but only if it was used within the next year. ABTA no help at all, left with the choice of expensive court action or cutting our losses.

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Balcony Stateroom

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Sure did see a lot of it!

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