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This cruise was chosen to get my wife and I away from winter, and it succeeded wonderfully. The small and well appointed Journey is a perfect size for us. It's big enough to have most of the amenities of larger cruise ships and small enough to provide personalized service and visit smaller ports. Life on the ship is like being at a well run boutique hotel. The food in all restaurants was great, much better than Azamara's sibling Celebrity Cruises. The menus were varied, the presentation excellent and the service was outstanding. The crew is very personable and they get to know your preferences rapidly. In fact, we really loved all of the crew as they made the entire cruise special. Of special note is Sahon, the best bartender we've encountered on any cruise ship (we've been on many cruises) and George, a charming and gregarious gentleman as well as a superlative assistant Maitre'd'. We appreciated both the Harpist and Guitarist who were talented musicians that connected with their audiences. Other entertainment included a pianist (sorry we missed him as we heard good things) a small group of enthusiastic show entertainers, a couple of headliners (comedian and musician/singer), an 8 piece band, a good trio (did some fun riffs) and a staff magician/comedian. Our cabin was well appointed, clean and comfortable. The ships public rooms are warm and inviting.

WINTER ESCAPE

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by pablogespatti

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This cruise was chosen to get my wife and I away from winter, and it succeeded wonderfully. The small and well appointed Journey is a perfect size for us. It's big enough to have most of the amenities of larger cruise ships and small enough to provide personalized service and visit smaller ports. Life on the ship is like being at a well run boutique hotel. The food in all restaurants was great, much better than Azamara's sibling Celebrity Cruises. The menus were varied, the presentation excellent and the service was outstanding. The crew is very personable and they get to know your preferences rapidly. In fact, we really loved all of the crew as they made the entire cruise special. Of special note is Sahon, the best bartender we've encountered on any cruise ship (we've been on many cruises) and George, a charming and gregarious gentleman as well as a superlative assistant Maitre'd'. We appreciated both the Harpist and Guitarist who were talented musicians that connected with their audiences. Other entertainment included a pianist (sorry we missed him as we heard good things) a small group of enthusiastic show entertainers, a couple of headliners (comedian and musician/singer), an 8 piece band, a good trio (did some fun riffs) and a staff magician/comedian. Our cabin was well appointed, clean and comfortable. The ships public rooms are warm and inviting.

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