We just returned from an 11 day cruise on the Azamara Journey. The ship had come out of dry dock prematurely. The company allegedly allowed only 2 weeks to do a complete overhaul. There were weather issues and allegedly supplier problems. We waited 5 hours at the terminal for " polishing" We finally got to our cabin only to find varnish fumes, wet varnish, no rod in the closet, tv not working and the worst was that the cabin did not resemble the pictures. There was no reading chair. The view was totally obscured by the tenders. The only time you could see out the window was when the tenders were in the water.
The crew took care of most of what could be done and were very helpful. I did not know that this ship had just come out of dry dock ( should have, but did not) The crew was great. The meals were good. We did not go to the special restaurants as by the time I thought of it, they were booked. The main dining room was fine.
Most of the excursions were good. I would skip island tour of Neves. Virgin Gorda, St John and St Bart's were the best. The ship offered : compensation: in the form of generous discounts on a future cruise. I think a better approach would be to refund money for this one or in the alternative, offer discounts on Celebrity ships. Bridge lessons and games were offered on sea days. Enjoyed them thoroughly.
Tiny. View was fully blocked No reading chair
Very poor island, aggressive taxi drivers
we went on jeep tour. saw a lot of sights and walked to the Baths. Would have liked to stay longer, but it was a good experience.
Island ws tackier than I remembered it. We walked thru fort area. Interesting
beautiful city Shopping way out of my price range and frankly nothing that interesting
Our travel agent booked a wonderful lunch at a resort to die for The resort was called Cheval Blanc St Bart Isle de France. It was probably the highlight excursion. Lovely gourmet lunch followed by a tour of grounds.
We walked thru Miami on our own and toured Art Deco at South Beach