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We decided to do this cruise although we have one booked for September on the same ship. We wanted to visit this area and it seemed an opportunity we did not want to miss when we saw it when on board late last year. I admit we are devoted to Azamara. We were disappointed in the lectures this time and sometimes activities were scheduled at the same time - which was disappointing. The trip was to small ports - some people did not seem to realise that it was only villages that we were visiting and seemed to expect bigger places to explore. Also the weather seemed to come as a surprise to some people but if you book a cruise to the North Atlantic surely you recognise it will be cold whatever the time of year. The specialist restaurants are our nightly choice - for the attentive service, food and views out of the big windows. The crew are always exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. We prefer not to eat breakfast but to have something from the Mosaic cafe in the suite. Lunch time on a sea day were often in the MDR as the choice was good and we prefer to be served. We enjoyed the trip - the torrential rain in the Faroes was expected; we hired a car to wander around Reyjavik and saw a lot in two days - eating and drinking in local cafes and bars and enjoying the Icelandic hospitality; in Lerwick we wandered around the town. For us the cruise met expectations and we saw places that we would not otherwise be able to visit easily.

A TASTE OF SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by manc

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We decided to do this cruise although we have one booked for September on the same ship. We wanted to visit this area and it seemed an opportunity we did not want to miss when we saw it when on board late last year.

I admit we are devoted to Azamara. We were disappointed in the lectures this time and sometimes activities were scheduled at the same time - which was disappointing.

The trip was to small ports - some people did not seem to realise that it was only villages that we were visiting and seemed to expect bigger places to explore.

Also the weather seemed to come as a surprise to some people but if you book a cruise to the North Atlantic surely you recognise it will be cold whatever the time of year.

The specialist restaurants are our nightly choice - for the attentive service, food and views out of the big windows.

The crew are always exceptional and nothing is too much trouble.

We prefer not to eat breakfast but to have something from the Mosaic cafe in the suite. Lunch time on a sea day were often in the MDR as the choice was good and we prefer to be served.

We enjoyed the trip - the torrential rain in the Faroes was expected; we hired a car to wander around Reyjavik and saw a lot in two days - eating and drinking in local cafes and bars and enjoying the Icelandic hospitality; in Lerwick we wandered around the town. For us the cruise met expectations and we saw places that we would not otherwise be able to visit easily.
BBMacLaird, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises has responded
Thank you for the review manc. Being able to visit off-the-beaten-track villages is one of the benefits of sailing on a smaller ship like Azamara Journey. We look forward to welcoming you back 'home' in September!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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