We chose this cruise as we had not seen the Amalfi Coast nor the five Mediterranean islands which were visited in the nine night voyage.
Embarking in Rome and disembarking in Barcelona went smoothly .We also spent additional days in each location and recommend both these cities for those who have not visited them, Both are easy to get around on foot or by public transport and both are rich in historic buildings, architecture, culture, music and dining options.
The Azamara Pursuit is a small cruise ship by ocean cruise ship standards and has only 670 passengers. It caters largely for mature cruisers and has no facilities for young children (or gamblers). We like the intimacy of these smaller ships and find there was plenty to do even on the only sea day we had. Information sessions about the ports and local areas was adequately provided by a specialist lecturer.