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Azamara Journey Cruise Review
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Azamara on the downhill???

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by Capricornio

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

We made the Singapore cruise to Bali last January of this year.

It was our 4th cruise on Azamara, and number 12 of all we did.

And the experience was not as good as we used to Azamara

All protocol, cleaning, food, etc. was fulfilled But it lacked the "extra touch" that showed that the company was really interested in passengers.

Entertainment was poor, The average age of the passengers must be 55/60 years. And we did not get the disc jockey to put on music that we could dance (with one exception of one night).

The food was healthy but extremely boring in the main dining room.

The shore excursions are badly organized. They had a central focus, for example, the Borobudur temple in Java, but in a 10-hour trip, we could only spend 1 hour in that wonderful place, the rest of the time in places that were not worth it.

The same happened in the excursion in the north of Bali.

In both, they should have provided us all with lunch boxes since the food that was included was full of flies !! (my husband and I take that forecast and end up sharing it with other passengers).

Very good idea the special night with the music and culture of Bali. But nobody explained the meaning and symbols of the characters, the story, the gestures. And we lost a chance to understand such a different culture.

And what ended up as a signal that the concern for the passengers was superficial was the landing in Benoa.

In January Bali as all of Indonesia is in the rainy season. Being later in Bali we learned that torrential rain occurs basically from 18 pm to 10 am. The rest of the time is hot and humid and may drizzle.

We had to disembark at 9 am (probably because other passengers would embark later) in the middle of a torrential rain.And something that is clear on the boat for its equipment is when the intense rain ends

The ship did not have any protection (upper tarpaulin) on the stairway, they had not foreseen anything on the surface until they reached the port building, etc.etc.

We got very wet, so much that I got sick the rest of the trip.

Nothing to do with the treatment we had in 2017 at the Azamara Quest where we could see the capital and the officers permanently touring the ship and taking care of even a change of route to make the trip smoother. Nor the other two trips we made earlier in the Quest.

When we get off a cruise, in general, we are already thinking about the next one. I do not know if we will do it again in an Azamara.

One more point, I wanted to write this in the online survey they sent us (first it is a shame that a company like Azamara use SurveyMonkey program almost free) and also it closed twice and I could not complete it.

Something good: the food and those who treated us in El Patio!

I hope this serves to improve, especially that a new ship of the line is being launched.

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Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin V1 8027

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