This was our 5th cruise with Azamara and our first time on Pursuit since she was taken over by Azamara, we had sailed with her previously as P&O Adonia so it was interesting to see the refurbishment.
Emarkation was not good; when we arrived at the port at the Trade Centre in Barcelona we were told we could board immediately however it was clear when we had gone through security we were going to have a wait as we were given numbers and asked to take seat. There were no facilities in the area for tea/coffee etc., and no announcements or information from Azamara staff to let us know why we were delayed boarding so not a good start. After sitting for about an hour our number was called and we were taken to mini buses, it was fairly heavy rain and I think Azamara were waiting on the buses to come and transport us to the ship which was about 100 yards away, however we still weren't given a reason for the delay in boarding.
Once onboard we were quickly checked in and our photo taken again, I had uploaded a photo online but this wasn't used, seems a waste of time doing it before hand so wouldn't do it again.There was a table for upgrading to the Ultimate Drinks Package and we had planned to do this anyway as it gave us more options, the selection of wines in the package were good and suited us.
Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises
This was a guaranteed ocean view cabin and we knew there was a possibility that it could be an obstructed cabin on deck 6, we didn't receive notification until 2 days before sailing that we were in cabin 6049.
Now, it wasn't really obstructed but we were looking down what I would describe as a tunnel but we had a clear view from the window.
This was the smallest cabin we've ever had and I would describe it as an East West layout due to the fact that life craft were situated outside some of the other cabin windows. The bed was right behind the cabin door, floor space was limited however there was sufficient storage and the cases fit easily under the bed.
The bathroom was as expected 'compact' but wasn't a problem for us.
Harry our cabin steward kept the cabin in pristine condition.