We have enjoyed our previous Azamara cruises. The crew are the warmest people who genuinely aspire to provide great service. The entertainment is very good, the Azamazing evenings have been delightful, the food is quite varied and good. There is a courtesy laundry onboard for guests. (I bring fabric softener sheets). The ships have been refurbished most attractively.
A sad but reassuring situation arose this recent sailing. After we sailed out of the Dominican Republic a man onboard needed hospitalization. The couple were packed up, arrangements were made, and an appropriate crew member who speaks Spanish stayed on with them so they would not have a language barrier at such a stressful time. Azamara rises to the best with genuine efforts to care for their guests.
Among the others onboard there was a wish Azamara would get around to providing free wifi. That would be a huge attraction to their guests. Also, they have an array of news networks, one rerun tv station, a movie channel, and we had ESPN. It was during the election. We all were tapped out on drama and stress and wished for more upbeat choices to view in our cabins.
The cabin is comfortable albeit cramped with furniture. There is plenty of storage. We moved our coffee table to the end corner of the cabin to just feel more comfortable. The refurbished cabins look quite nice.
This was the shopping port. This was also where our Azamazing evening could have been spoiled by rain but the team onboard worked hard to make it work out. I suspect we all had an even better time with Plan B because we were so impressed with how well all worked out.
The views!!! Just being onboard the ship in that setting was glorious. The walk to the beach was beautiful.
This is such a beautiful port to walk around, visit very upscale shops, and dream of being exceedingly affluent. There are lots of cute shops, quite an array of restaurants, so it felt great to amble about.
Instead of a your we went ashore with another woman. We wandered about, visited shops, stopped for drinks. "Town" was quite small and we had a nasty, rainy morning. Chickens were roaming about which added color and humor.
We arrived ahead of the cruise and just love New Orleans. We visited the Voodoo Museum for the curiosity and a wonderful historical museum, too. We met a group for dinner at Arnaud's the night before embarkation which was lovely. New Orleans is on our agenda to revisit and spend more time.