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We were on the intensive Croatia cruise. Previously we have sailed on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise. Azamara was a delight in comparison. No constant high pressure sales, small ship, the all inclusive, and mature passengers made for a relaxing cruise. The staff were exceptional. Our room was quickly seen to every morning and evening and was always clean and everything we needed was always provided. Regarding the Veranda cabin bathroom, it is small, but the shower is ridiculous small. I am 5’8” and 135lbs and it was a tight squeeze for me. We loved the over all decor of the ship. We just wonder how they manage to keep the light carpets and furniture clean! The food was plentiful with many options while not outstanding it was not bad either. The White night and chocolate buffet were a lot of fun and amazing. We were in a port everyday and on the go all day so did not have time or energy for any of the entertainment that was offered. The free laundry was great although extremely crowded on the day we embarked. We found the Azamara excursions to be way over priced so with the exception of two excursion we booked our own. My only complaint was directions on getting to San Basilio and disembarking. We planned on taking a train to Venice and did not want to deal with water transportation to San Basilio. Azamara was of no help with this issue. After researching we found that by taking a train to Mestre we could hire a driver who took us directly by land to the port. On the day of disembarkation we had a driver picking us up at 6:30 am. Again I could not get any information out of Azamara before we boarded regarding what time we could disembark. Once on the ship we had to speak to three different customer staff members to get us on the list to disembark early. A little unnecessary anxiety. All in all we highly recommend Azamara and this Croatian cruise.

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Azamara Pursuit Cruise Review by Civengrpe

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We were on the intensive Croatia cruise. Previously we have sailed on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise. Azamara was a delight in comparison. No constant high pressure sales, small ship, the all inclusive, and mature passengers made for a relaxing cruise. The staff were exceptional. Our room was quickly seen to every morning and evening and was always clean and everything we needed was always provided. Regarding the Veranda cabin bathroom, it is small, but the shower is ridiculous small. I am 5’8” and 135lbs and it was a tight squeeze for me. We loved the over all decor of the ship. We just wonder how they manage to keep the light carpets and furniture clean! The food was plentiful with many options while not outstanding it was not bad either. The White night and chocolate buffet were a lot of fun and amazing. We were in a port everyday and on the go all day so did not have time or energy for any of the entertainment that was offered. The free laundry was great although extremely crowded on the day we embarked. We found the Azamara excursions to be way over priced so with the exception of two excursion we booked our own. My only complaint was directions on getting to San Basilio and disembarking. We planned on taking a train to Venice and did not want to deal with water transportation to San Basilio. Azamara was of no help with this issue. After researching we found that by taking a train to Mestre we could hire a driver who took us directly by land to the port. On the day of disembarkation we had a driver picking us up at 6:30 am. Again I could not get any information out of Azamara before we boarded regarding what time we could disembark. Once on the ship we had to speak to three different customer staff members to get us on the list to disembark early. A little unnecessary anxiety. All in all we highly recommend Azamara and this Croatian cruise.
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Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin V3
Plenty of storage as well as hangers in the closet. The cabin was on the smaller size but was perfect for our needs. Our cabin was on deck 7 and was down the hall from the laundry room.
Deck 7 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Walking Tour
    Old Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour. We did a walking tour of the city in the am. Went back to the ship for awhile and then took the late afternoon wall tour. Both guides were excellent. There was some over lap of information between the two tours, but each guide provided great stories about the history of Dubrovnik up to current day.
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  • Kayaking
    This was a great way to spend our last day in a Croatian port. It was a nice break from history and wandering old towns. The guide was wonderful and very mindful of keeping us all together. We stop at a small beach and swam for about a half hour. The water and surrounding small islands were so beautiful.
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  • Krka National Park
    Day excursion to the Krka national park. We first stopped Trojir for a brief tour of the small town. We then went to the park a spent a few hours there. This park is gorgeous and should not be missed!
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  • Venice Walking Tour
    Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride. This walking tour was off the beaten path with a half an hour gondola ride with 6 to a gondola. The tour guide was excellent.
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  • City Tour
    Our guide was excellent and provided many stories on the history of Zadar. He also took us to a farmers market and gave us a sample of Zadar Liquor. He also provided insight to the Croatian people and the Bosnian war
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