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Azura Review

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Review for Azura to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Two 2 Tango
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2018
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

This was a seven day Southampton to Southampton cruise, Embarkation was quite quick and efficient. We were soon on the ship but it did seem to take a while for the cases to come, but it is a big ship with a lot of passengers so it was only to be expected.

The ship didn't feel very full, there were a lot of spaces in the MDR and the theatre was never full. The cabin was a good size with a good size balcony, we have been on Azura and Ventura before so knew what to expect.

The food in the MDR and Buffet was good and the service in the MDR was excellent. Theatre shows were good and well performed as were the shows in the Bars. It is just a shame that P&O insist that all Brits want to have quizzes during the evening that disrupt the flow of musicians.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin JD

Good size with good size balcony, it is a forward location though we felt no obvious movement and noise.

Port Reviews

Hamburg

You will need the shuttle as it is quite a way from the ship. We were not expecting much as we had heard it was a scruffy place. It is in fact a very clean place with lots of shops, good places to eat and lots to do, combined with some very friendly locals.

Amsterdam

Best advice is get out of the centre unless you wand to be bombarded with the smell of cannabis everywhere you go.

There is no shuttle provided and it is a long walk to town, not possible if you have mobility issues and you need to bear in mind it will be a 2 day stop on most cruises. There is a tram that stops opposite the port entrance and you can get a day pass on it. We took a canal tour in town, these are varying prices; we got on for an hour for 11 euros and it gets you to some nice places for photo's.

Le Havre

You will need the shuttle as it is not walkable, once there it is quite a nice town and there is a good shopping centre. We were lucky as there was a street market on but this is packed up by 1pm.

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