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Azura Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Excellent First Cruise

Azura Cruise Review by judyp1969

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2015
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

This was our first P&O cruise and we are totally hooked, everything from the staff to the trips were excellent. I understand from other passengers that they had bad experiences on their excursions but we must have chosen well as we had absolutely no complaints. The best the final one which was the Champagne Sunset Cruise which ended the holiday perfectly.

The food in the Oriental Restaurant was excellent and so was the service. We also tried a few of the other restaurants which were also good the only negative place in my eyes was the Beach Club mainly as the food wasn't cooked as well as i liked but that was more personal choice.

There was plenty of sun beds for everyone, even though people tried to reserve them. We opted to stay near the outdoor big screen as this seemed to be a quieter area.

The entertainment was plentiful we went to the Play house a few times to see acts like the Cuban comedian and Zoe Tyler who were both excellent. Most of the times we tended to do the quiz and activities in Brodies bar as we met up with other couples.

The outdoor Cinema was also fab even though the rocking of the ship sent you to sleep as soon as the film started.

We would definately cruise on the Azura again totally enjoyed the whole Cruise

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Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom
Cabin OB B333

The cabin was very clean and i was impressed that they changed the towels 3 times a day. Our cabin steward Sedrick couldn't do enough for us and was extremely polite.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We visited the Boatyard which was excellent private beach and bar


We just headed to the beach at this port of call and unfortunately it was a very windy day which spoilt it a little but still a fab place

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Even though the weather was horrendous the snorkelling was for a ship wreck and was fabulous, the boat crew were very knowledgeable and kept everyone safe even though we had a tropical storm.

Ocho Rios

This was a nice excursion visiting a lovely colonial house. The owners of the property were there to chat about the history which was lovely, the trip up there was great as the tour guide kept everyone in high spirits with fab stories of the island and jokes etc.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

We went to Ocean World here which is a family run aqua park with Dolphin, Sea Lion shows etc. As it was a small park it wasn't very busy and we got to feed a Bengal Tiger whilst there which was awesome. You could also swim with the dolphins if you wanted too.


This was a local tour which took us all around the island stopping at a beach for a quick dip along the way. It was a good way to see the island without having to pay a lot

St. Lucia

Once we arrived in St Lucia we were a little disappointed as we were harrassed by the locals as soon as we stepped of the dock. But on speaking to some people who had been there before we hopped onto a water taxi and headed over to the nice side. We found this part lovely and found some quaint little bars that did Kareoki which entertained us and several other passengers the whole afternoon drawing in quite a big crowd when it was raining especially with the rum punches.


Hiking up to Seven Sisters Waterfall was definately an experience not to be missed. It was hard work with the heat/rain and muddy steps but well worth the swim in a beautiful waterfall. The tour guide was brilliant and took good care of all the hikers making sure nobody was left behind and informing us of all the different plants in the rain forest.

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