We had previously cruised on Azamara (3 Journey, 1 Quest) when they were seeking their niche. Now, several years later, the cruises are shorter now and much more expensive. However the cruise was worth every penny. The crew was outstanding, the food superb, and the overall management by Hotel Director Heike left nothing to be desired. Every effort was made to satisfy the passengers. We are long term Celebrity cruisers (about 20) and enjoyed this departure from the norm immensely. We look forward to another opportunity to travel on Azamara again.
Room was always clean and made up in a very timely manner. the attendant and helper were very helpful. Absolutely no problems.
The hour plus bus ride would have been OK if the air conditioning on the bus or a bottle of cold water were handed to passengers before the trip to the ship.
It's always fun to walk around New Orleans. Lots of sites and things to do. We visited one of the Mardi Gras wherhouses and production of new floats facility.