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Azamara Pursuit Review

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Another brilliant cruise with Azamara

Review for Azamara Pursuit to Transatlantic
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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Club Oceanview Stateroom
Discoverers Monument, Belem, Lisbon

This was our 9th cruise with Azamara, but our first ever transatlantic and our first cruise on the Pursuit. We chose it because we love sea days, but it also had 6 ports of call, so a good combination.

We had a couple of nights in Lisbon before the cruise and were really pleased that we had done so, there’s so much to see and do. We booked the Holiday Inn Express Avenida de Liberdade mainly because it’s very close to the metro. It was a good choice - very comfortable, just refurbished, and with a good breakfast (which included the Portuguese speciality of custard tarts- Yum!). The only snag was that as this was mainly a business area there were few restaurants nearby - you had to walk a little way towards the student area to find them.

In the morning we bought a one day public transport ticket at the Marquis de Pompal metro station and used that to get to the old town area where we caught the tram to Belem, which was lovely. We walked to see the magnificent Monument to the Discoverers, and went into the lovely Igreja (Church) de Santa Maria de Belem. We caught the tram back & then caught the famous 28 tram through the uphill winding streets of the old town. We got off at Campo Ourique and caught the 25 tram back, getting off near the Cais de Sordre, then walked along the front to the beautiful Praca de Commercio, before getting the metro back to our hotel.

Cabin Review

Club Oceanview Stateroom

This a lovely cabin. Although the window is round - in effect a huge porthole - the cabin is huge, because it doesn’t have a veranda, but does have the veranda space incorporated into the cabin.

Port Reviews

Lisbon

Wonderful city, lots to see and do. We used public transport - metro and the trams- to see Belem and the Olde town.

Madeira (Funchal)

We looked at the fish market and the took the cable car up to the zmonte zgardens. Beautiful.

Tenerife

Took the tram to La Laguna, old capital and UNESCO heritage site

Rio de Janeiro

Didn’t see it.

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