Azura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Much better than expected despite poor weather

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Azura
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mrsgoggins
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018

We chose this cruise because the date suited us and we had never been to Lisbon city centre, Cherbourg town or Oporto,

We cruised extensively over the last few years but mostly with American-based lines, ie Celebrity, Princess, Disney and RCL and also with Viking Oceans, and I had slight reservations about whether we would find this ship 'too British'. It undoubtedly is very British in ways in which others are not, ie decent tea served, kettles in cabins, British bacon and probably more curries on the menu, but nothing I would regard as a negative.

After reading the Cruise Critic's P&O forum, I was also a bit concerned about fellow passengers because many on there are very vocal about removing automatic gratuities. standards of dress on formal nights etc. I wish that P&O would include gratuities in the fare for the UK market to put an end to this nonsense and to prevent me from feeling that I am helping to make up the short-fall from those who remove them but say they are tipping their cabin steward and waiters in the Main Dining Room (MDR). What about the others who assist you?

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony HB

Very good, see review for comments. Balcony was a decent size but due to weather, did not get much use this trip.

Port Reviews

Cherbourg

Ports of call mentioned in the review. Cherbourg had a nice market going on when we were there, Vigo a festival, Oporto heavy rain and Lisbon was beautiful.

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