We have sailed on Azamara before, so its clear that they offer a product that we value.
1/ An example of their service: at embarkation in Istanbul it was raining. Evaluating the next day's forecast, Captain Magnus decided, I'm certain with headquarters' approval, to switch the first 2 ports so as to maximize our chance of good weather. This tactic worked perfectly, although I'm positive it entailed extra travel time and thus cost.
2/ In an improvement over previous cruises, there is a focus, both in the MDR and Windows Cafe, on aiding those with food allergies. For example, in Windows dishes without common triggers are labelled to allow better choice.
Wonderful stateroom. The extra space was appreciated. That, and the allotted free Wifi minutes, were a highlight.
Wonderful guide and an excellent archaeologic site.
We love Istanbul, but concerns security led us to go straight to the ship. Great views from there.
Terrific excursion, including a guide who helped excavate the site. The Terrace Houses are a highlight.
We wandered on our own, using Rick Steves's Guide.
Wandered on our own and finished our shopping here.