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We had never cruised because the thought of a floating city with 1000s of people sounded like a nightmare. We liked the idea of a smaller ship and the longer times on shore really appealed to us. We also liked the ports of call. We were pleased beyond our wildest expectations! From our cabin steward to the captain, including the hotel director, Cruise director and Assistant cruise director, the singer/dancers, the amazing gentlemen who ensured we always had a cappuccino or coke zero in hand, every single person greeted us with big smiles, kind words and excellent service. The food was heavenly. I dont metabolize sugar well, so I was thrilled to find no sugar added treats at every meal. Cheesecake. Cookies. Cream-filled pastries. Fruit-topped custards. And, of course, gelato. We originally thought we would skip the onboard entertainment. I'm so glad we didn't! The music and dancing were lively and very well done. The entertainers seemed to love what they were doing. The cello concert in Old Dubrovnik was complementary. It was beautiful. Very well organized, as well, considering our ship was using a public town square cordoned off for our entertainment. We loved the White Night Party. The hotel director and food/beverage director were making crepes while dancing to the live music. The energy and fun were contagious.A huge MSC ship was moored next to us and many passengers were watching our party. I will never forget our Italian captain announcing, " We have made jealous the ship next door"! Bottom line: we are going on a 2nd Azamara cruise 9 months after our 1st. As our daughter said, we have become "people who cruise."

First cruise of many!

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by CMATraveller

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We had never cruised because the thought of a floating city with 1000s of people sounded like a nightmare. We liked the idea of a smaller ship and the longer times on shore really appealed to us. We also liked the ports of call.

We were pleased beyond our wildest expectations! From our cabin steward to the captain, including the hotel director, Cruise director and Assistant cruise director, the singer/dancers, the amazing gentlemen who ensured we always had a cappuccino or coke zero in hand, every single person greeted us with big smiles, kind words and excellent service. The food was heavenly. I dont metabolize sugar well, so I was thrilled to find no sugar added treats at every meal. Cheesecake. Cookies. Cream-filled pastries. Fruit-topped custards. And, of course, gelato.

We originally thought we would skip the onboard entertainment. I'm so glad we didn't! The music and dancing were lively and very well done. The entertainers seemed to love what they were doing.

The cello concert in Old Dubrovnik was complementary. It was beautiful. Very well organized, as well, considering our ship was using a public town square cordoned off for our entertainment.

We loved the White Night Party. The hotel director and food/beverage director were making crepes while dancing to the live music. The energy and fun were contagious.A huge MSC ship was moored next to us and many passengers were watching our party. I will never forget our Italian captain announcing, " We have made jealous the ship next door"!

Bottom line: we are going on a 2nd Azamara cruise 9 months after our 1st. As our daughter said, we have become "people who cruise."
BBMacLaird, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises has responded
Welcome CMATraveller, We at Azamara are honored to have been your first cruise, and subsequently your first cruise review on Cruise Critic! So glad you loved it. Thank you for booking your second cruise with Azamara!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin Review

Club Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin 04
We had lots of storage space and a great view. It was small, but we expected that.
Glad we took: magnetic hooks, multi-outlet phone/tablet charger, magnets for shower curtain, several sizes zip-loc bags
Didn't use: hanging pocket shoe holder, white board, travel coffee cup
Taking next time: narrow reusable plastic containers (refrigerator is not deep, zip-loc bags don't hold extra pastries well), a good extension cord for my CPAP
Deck 7 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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