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Azura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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717 reviews
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Great cruise which went severely wrong

Review for Azura to the Mediterranean
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Sam34jolly
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Inside Stateroom

This was the infamous cruise which left 1200 passengers (including me and my wife) stranded in Monte Carlo. We even made the papers.

Don't believe the stories about the weather getting worse and the passenger couldn't be tendered back to the ship. The weather was just a light breeze and the transfer of passengers should have been perfectly OK. The problem was that their was an excess of large boats in the area due to the annual boat show. They caused the wake which made conditions in return back to the ship difficult for the able bodied and impossible for most of the elderly passengers.

Communications were poor. After up to a 7 hour wait, the local police and on shore crew members guided us all to spend the night in Monte Carlo's basketball stadium. Sleeping on top of a cardboard box (after evicting the dead cockroaches) on the floor of the stadium was memorable.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom

Enough room. Plenty of places from the clothes. Bathroom OK.

The cabin steward was brilliant.

Port Reviews

Cadiz

Went on a top trip to Seville

Barcelona

Unmissable location

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

See how the other half live. I recomend the basketball stadium.

Cartagena (Spain)

Nothing much to see here.

Gibraltar

In the limited time in port we only managed a quick visit into town

Marseille

Marseille old harbour was a fabulous day out.

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