i chose this sailing because of a special promotion which made the price reasonable compared to most other azamera cruises and it had an interesting intinerary.. i had always wanted to sail on azamera due to its excellent reputation for food quality, its small size, the free liquor and free gratuities. it lived up to my expectations, the staff is very friendly, the captain down to the housekeeping, food was excellent, white nights is a terrific event, get there early and grab a table with a very high end buffet. tendering was orderly and had minimal waits. the only 2 reasons it is not rated 5 stars was that we had a botched excursion where the vendor swisstours did not do all elements of the excursion in papagayo, azamera did refund us 50 per cent but we really wanted the complete refund. the second issue was the best entertainment on the ship was the singers and dancers and russ the cruise director who is also an excellent singer. azamera for some reason is letting go of all their singers and dancers as of feb 8th for some type of new format. this cruise had 3 nights of a violinist and a piano player/magician. do i really need 3 nights for classical music and no comedians.
the inside cabin we had seemed smaller than other ships the same room size.
overall though the cruise was excellent and i would definitely go on this cruise line.
Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises
cabin seemed small for 160 ft, it just didnt have a good layout and the table was too big for the room
did a half day tour with ship, it was rainy soi think our walk thru old town was curtailed, we could have done more
we used sanjaun del tour and they were excellent, half day tour to church, monument and adventure park, would definitely recommend them