We are experienced cruisers going back to the '80's. We prefer crossings and repositioning since most port visits are superficial at best. Substituting tour buses for luxury ship ambiance and tacky-tacky retail stops that seem to be about accommodating the local businesses rather than providing the cruiser any real opportunities. Thus the itinerary from Seward to Tokyo with stops in unusual way ports caught our fancy.
Our Virtuoso Travel Agent forewarned us that Azamara was not quite up to true top notch all inclusive lines and that we would in particular find the cabin bathrooms small. All in all it sounded worth trying. We took the "unlimited package" which provided top shelf beverages, unlimited internet access (disappointingly slow and erratic). and three alternate dining experiences.
Worst aspect of the experience was a feeling of overcrowded spaces. This was particularly so in the buffet area at prime lunch and dinner where seating was difficult to secure and the space between buffet lines was severely clogged.
Cabin was nicely furnished and spacious. Veranda is not large and two chairs and table left little room to stand. Decent size closet but limited drawer space. Flat screen TV set but very poor reception on the satellite TV throughout the voyage and we heard the same was true for preceding voyage.
Warning: the bathroom is of a similar size to the head on a mid-size sailing yacht. Large people will find it very uncomfortable. To make matters worse there was little cabinetry or shelf space.
When we reached warmer weather in Japan, the cabin AC was woefully inadequate.