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Azamara Journey Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Azamara Journey Cruise Review by TPW

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Club Continent Suite

Our cruise from Hamburg to Copenhagen was our second with Azamara and represented superb 'value for money'. We had a suite on the 8th deck which was spacious, clean and very comfortable with friendly Butler service from Croox.

The food was first class in all restaurants with friendly efficient service from the staff. The 'speciality' restaurants, Prime C & Aqualina (which we were entitled to use without 'supplement' as we were in a suite) were as good as any first class haute cuisine restaurant. We did not use many of the facilities on board - the WiFi (we had a free allowance as occupants of a suite) and the internet was 'patchy' but we were in the Norwegian fjords where reception is difficult. The shows were very good for such a small ship (700) as was the 'Azamazing evening' which was a Grieg concert in Bergen.

We went of two of the ships tours (Flam Railway & North Cape - both well worthwhile) but they were very expensive. In a number of places we chose to 'do our own thing' which was much more cost effective.

The Captain and the Cruise Director were 'first class' and many passengers would no doubt go on this ship just because of them - their interaction was amusing and the Captain showed excellent leadership by involving himself with his staff and the passengers - even on one occasion seeing people onto the tenders and saying farewell on the gangway at the end of this cruise leg in Copenhagen.

All in all we were most pleased with the whole cruise and will undoubtedly travel with Azamara again.


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Cabin Review

Club Continent Suite
Cabin N2 8069

Clean,comfortable & well appointed - enough room for two with an adequate bath/shower facility. The bed was comfortable even for one with a very bad back!


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Bergen

Easy to get around 'on your own' and see much of what there is at a lower cost than the ships tours.

Flam Railway

The ships tour was hideously expensive compared to the cost of doing it your self. We were so anxious to make sure that we could travel on the train that we did it via Azamara but others who went on their own did it in a much more cost effective way as well as avoiding an hour in the hotel near the end of the line - as a consequence we did not get to Myerdal. The railway is spectacular and worth seeing

View All 212 Flam Railway Reviews
Olden

Did our own thing with a 1 hour bus Glacier tour - we were miles from the glacier - an expensive failure!

Stavanger

Did our own thing and wandered around the dock area, the Old Town and the Cathedral - an attractive city.


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