10-Night Israel Intensive Voyage and 7-Night Adriatic Pursuit Voyage
This was our first time of the Pursuit after several trips on both the Journey and Quest, and our first back-to-back, but definitely not our last. The Israel Intensive voyage gave us overnight stays in both Haifa and Jerusalem. Lots of time to explore this historic area.
The second part of the cruise gave us an opportunity to explore destinations that we had not visited before and were on our bucket list. Dubrovnik & Kotor are must visits!
We took several private tours as well as some excursions from the ship. Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable in all cases.
As usual the food and service on Azamara was excellent. The Azamazing Evenings on both cruises were exceptional. The officers and crew, from Captain Carl, Ryszard and Tony lead by example and this is reflected in the crew as a whole. They were visible throughout the voyages and ready and willing to stop and talk with the guests. Within days we were being called by names by all.
The Pursuit is a beautiful ship. They have removed the casinos and replaced them with “The Den”. A wonderful place to sit, relax and have a quiet drink before dinner. The Pursuit entertainers are professional and just excellent! 10 Forward is now the “Living Room”, a beautiful area for relaxing during the day and partying at night. Overall, the refurbishing of the Pursuit has been excellent.
On the down side, the bathrooms in the non-suite cabins are a little small. An arced curtain rod or shower doors could help.
In 17 days in cruising at 12 ports we only tendered once. The Azamara ships are small enough to dock places the larger ships cannot.
We are loyal Azamara and will continue to be so!
The cabin refurbishment was be very good - nice and bright. On the down side, the bathrooms in the non-suite cabins are a little small. An arc'd curtain rod or shower doors could help.