I went on this cruise with my parents, and we really loved it. Embarkation was a breeze, we took a taxi from the airport to the port in Nice, France, and about ten minutes after getting out of the taxi we were on the ship. MUCH better than the bigger cruise lines where you have to wait for hours in line to board and there are hundreds of people everywhere. Disembarkation was similarly extremely quick and painless.
One thing we did not like, however, was that we left Nice at 8am the following day. We had two long connecting flight to get to Nice and were not really up for exploring that evening, and had expected to have some time in the morning to do so. Unfortunately this was not the case (we explored on disembarkation, however, and Nice was wonderful).
Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises
The cabin was really great. We had three people, and the cabin was more than large enough for the three of us.
I slept in the living room area, which could be closed off from the master bedroom. There were two doors out onto the extremely large balcony which takes up almost half of the back of the boat.
At night the sound of the engine was quite loud and made it hard to sleep, I assume if you are on deck 7 or 8 this wouldn't be as much of an issue. Also, the shower (as other reviewers have mentioned) did leak water each time you used it. Just not designed properly. But other than that the room was wonderful and we loved it.
We did not find Monte Carlo memorable.
We loved the little train that took us to Collioure.
We enjoyed walking around.
Great, but too crowded.
We loved walking around Nice on disembarkation day. Beautiful city.