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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
813 reviews

Trying out Azamara to see if it fits our age bracket

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

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

We feel that we are out growing Celebrity and are looking to find a place for us to continue cruising. Sadly Azamara wasn't the fit for us. Azamara is a lovely cruise line but it seems to cater to an older and a more sedate crowd. We prefer a more lively bar scene and love the martini bar on celebrity. We never found a place that really had a big enough bar to allow for a lively bar scene. They did have a DJ in the Living room on the 10th floor in the later hours which was great! but there really was no place to grab a bite to eat after all the drinking before you went to bed so we found ourselves a little hung over each morning when a little food; even a slice of pizza might have helped absorb the liquor. The DJ area was very popular every night with about 100 people so I think Azamara needs to address this problem and put out a few munchies as everyone was asking for the same thing, "where they can get a little bite to eat?" I know there is room service but just a few munchies would solve the problem easily.

The people in their 60's are going to be the future of Azamara cruising and when the redo their ships they should try to work this in to their "Living room" allowing for the older crowd to still continue the wonderful experience they love but then adding the top floor for the upcoming generation of cruisers with the more lively bars scene...maybe even adding that martini bar which is a great signature of Celebrity!!

Other than that the Azamara line was wonderful, the food and service far higher than Celebrity; a BIG step up in quality! The captain was so accessible and I was surprised with the entertainment they could put out within a smaller ship. You can tell the Journey is in need of a dry dock refurbishment but they try to keep it looking as good as they can.I will check back occasionally to see if they start to "young up" the ship and the activities and once that happens I will definitely travel with Azamara in a minute!!!

Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises

Thank you linbagz for trying Azamara, and for writing the insightful cruise review. Who knows, maybe a Martini Bar will be in our combined futures! We hope to welcome you back aboard, if not...

Cabin Review

Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Room showed signs of wear..the showers especially...the bottom has been patched with caulking and the tables in the room were chipped and some parts had been broken off. The room was in need of an update desperately...

Port Reviews


Loved Bilbao, no need for an excursion, the shuttle takes you into town and theres so much to do Dont miss the Guggenheim or Old Town...Get the pixtos and drink away while you eat for free!!!

La Coruna

easy to access the town and no need for a tour..walking is easy into town. reminder that shopping closes from 2-5 for siesta!!

Porto (Leixoes)

One of my favorite towns, so much to do!!

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