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Review for Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Azamara Pursuit
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Sail Date: Jun 2023
Cabin: Club Veranda Stateroom

The Norwegian Fjords were on our bucket list. We had one planned on Celebrity in 2020 but that was cancelled due to Covid. We kept looking and find one on Azamara that went where we wanted to go. We have cruised on Celebrity (we are Elite Plus), Oceania, Viking, and Royal Caribbean. Azamara used to be part of the Royal Caribbean family but that changed in February. We were still excited to go even though we heard the stories of the tiny bathrooms.

We spent 2 nights in London before we boarded our ship in Southampton. It did take us 3 hours to get to the port due to traffic getting out of London. We should have known there was something amiss when the website said we couldn't do on-line check in. We arrived at the port around 2pm. A porter took our bags and got the luggage tags. so off we went to check in. Really no problem. The lady at check-in was cheerful, smiling. We boarded the ship and smiling employees served us champagne, wine, juice. Very nice. We were then led to our muster station to get the required drill done. I thought that was a good idea. We then went to our veranda cabin on deck 7.

I immediately looked at the bathroom. Yep, it's tiny. Smallest shower I've every seen and then there's the dreaded shower curtain. I won't go into it anymore because you've seen the pictures and heard the stories. You do get used to it but that doesn't mean you have to like it. The worst problem was the 7 or 8 inch step from the bathroom to the cabin floor. I've never had one that high. The cabin itself was small but sort of OK. The bed was comfy and the pillows were good. The thermostat worked fine. The loveseat, however, wouldn't really fit 2 people. We are not big or overweight but we had to scrunch in to sit together so we didn't. There was also a very high big oval table. Not sure what it was for because it was too high too eat off of and too high to put your fit up. It also took up way too much room. You had to move it to get to the slider to the veranda. As far as storage, there really is plenty of it. Our stateroom attendant, Pipul, was fantastic. He kept the cabin spotlessly clean. He knew when to make up our room so, whem we came back from breakfast, it was usually done. He really went out of his way for us.

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