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Azura Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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A Tired Ship, Dreadful Music

Azura Cruise Review by jdohants

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

We did the same cruise last year, when it was somewhat better. This ship is going in for refurbishment and it certainly needs it. The cabin toilet failed on four days, we had to seek puiblic toilets. The carpets are tired and stained, the drawers stick and were difficulat to open and close. The cabin steward was excellent. The entertainment was appalling. Far, far too loud and much too young for the average age of passengers. Even in the buffet restaurant, Venezia at 7am we were lambasted by screaming women and moaning men through the sound system. which can only be described loosely as music. One night, the main entertainment was a girl playing a saxophone, she missed one night and was on yet again the night after doing exactly the same thing.. A comic who was not funny and an illusionist who would have nothing without audience participation.Elsewhere the so called music substituted volume for quality. Appalling.The theatre company were good, but their material, such as Reel to Reel and Astonishing is so old and is repeated so often that we declined to attend. Trouble is that the entertainment is run by young people for older audiences. They just don'y get it ! It is more like a down market Butlins of fifty or sixty years ago. Cheap and nast, particularly on the 15th deck where the sound was skull shattering.The one bright spot was the Sindhu restaurant. Exquisite food but costs 20 pounds. extra, each.

This was our 23rd cruise. We have had some great ones but was the second worst.

Nothing can be nearly as bad as MSC cruises !!


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Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom

Soiled, well worn carpet. Drawers sticking badly. Toilet did not work on 4 days, had to go out and fing public toilets. Very good cabin steward.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Barbados

Very poor, quite a long walk into Bridgetown

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Beware of shops at port selling Tanzanite. It is fake, cheap glass. We bought some last year and had it tested in UK. Tropical World is the worst shop.

Antigua

Not up to much. Like all ports, all one can say is that the weather was good.


Further. There were buckets around the ship, in the buffet and along deck 7 catching water which was leaking in. Some ship !!


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