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Azamara Journey Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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829 Reviews

Great ship, great crew, great food and drink = great cruise.

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by Longfield

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

We went on this cruise as we had missed calling in Vietnam on an earlier cruise this year, when we were on the Quest. We loved the refurbishment on the Journey and yes the bathrooms are still small etc but you don't spend a lot of time in the bathroom.

Embarkation in Hong Kong was very smooth and quick, after a welcome champagne our stateroom was ready and the luggage arrived promptly. Sailing out of Hong Kong harbour at night was a spectacular sight the nightly laser light show was happening as we sailed.

We had all our meals in Discoveries restaurant and thought the food was excellent, portion sizes were great and lots of variety each night, drink service was excellent with a choice of 2 red and 2 white wines each day.

A couple of highlights for us was the 'White Night' and the Aazmazing Evening in Bangkok, for the Aazmazing evening were bussed from the ship to a beautiful setting in the ancient city.

One thing we really like is Azamara's attention to hygiene, each entry to any dining area is staffed at the hand hygiene station and you have to sanitise. Another nice touch is that when you return to the ship, every staff member you meet will give you a warm "welcome home" and it does feel like coming home. All in all a great cruise.

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Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin V2 7092

Clean, everything worked, bathrooms a bit small but overall very good. A bit of noise from the engine this far back in the ship, not enough o stop us from sleeping.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Good oversight to the city.

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Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Toured independently, very tiring and hot but worth the effort.

Koh Samui

Very wet day but went ashore and walked through the local market and shopped for last bargains.

Halong Bay

Good tour but felt that the lack of handrails on many of the steps could have been a problem for elderly passengers.

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Hong Kong

Had two nights pre cruise in Kowloon and loved walking around the markets and food areas, the harbour at night is magnificent.

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