My husband, Bill, and I live in Anderson and Charleston, SC. I'm 51; he's 54. We have four adult children. We love to travel on land or by sea. I'm retired; Bill still works (more than full time). This was our 4th Azamara cruise, and we're very loyal to Azamara and Celebrity.
We flew Delta Business Elite into Amsterdam and stayed at the Amstel Intercontinental. It's one of our favorite cities and one of our favorite hotels; I highly recommend it. Then we flew Easy Jet to Edinburgh (tolerable).
Check in was a little disorganized, but nothing really to complain about. Possibly a new company? Once on board, we were welcomed by familiar faces and familiar surroundings. This is one of the best things about Azamara; the ships are the same and the officers and staff rarely change. I think they are genuinely happy to see you.