We did a fly cruise to join Azura in Malta flew from Gatwick boarding the flight and flight itself was seamless going out no delays. re was a 2 hour delay on the return due to pilots being late as they had to have a statutory rest period . We chose Cophall parking to park the car at the airport and collection from Gatwick north was shambolic totally disorganised , drivers did not know who they were collecting and a 30 minute wait.
We were upgraded from an inside cabin to a restricted view outside cabin on deck 8 which was clean and spacious and despite the view being between 2 lifeboats it was ok. Unfortunately the food in the Buffet left a lot to be desired with limited choice but there were also Pizza bar and Burger bar you could go to. We dined in the Peninsula restaurant most nights and the Meridian a couple of nights. The first couple of days the service in Peninsular was slow, we got in at 6.15 and out at 8.15 just in time for the theatre show at 8.30. One night we were asked if me wanted to share and we said ok (meridian) so was took to a table that was empty at the time for 8 people after 15 mins no one else turned up so we asked to be moved to a table for 2 which was a bit irritating. The food seemed to get better as the week went on and one meal stood out and that was the Tiger Prawns which were shelled and delicious. Breakfast was always fine and relaxed. No afternoon Tea was a disappointment.
Entertainment, Tom Ball gave two lovely performances and came across as a really nice chap chatting to people. Phil Walker the so called comedian was awful in our opinion, most of his 30 minute dire tribe was spent asking the audience where they were from and trying to make some witty comment and banter with some close by members of the audience and actually used the F word with kids in the audience at 9.30 in the evening , poor show dear boy. His father Roy was much funnier, he had least probably rehearsed his gags rather than adlibbing, and this guy gets paid for this tripe?
Nice place to visit and if you are feeling fit walk around the walls for a couple of hours.
Nice to visit KRKA National park from here only 30 mins away rather than 90 mins from Split.
Enjoyed Zadar thought it was nice to walk around but bot in open sandals as some gravelled areas. The sea organ next to where the bus drops you off was interesting and the square next to the park was a nice place to stop and people watch.