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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Holiday Sailing 2010

Review for Azamara Journey to the Panama Canal & Central America
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settle2000
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Sail Date: Dec 2010
Cabin: Club Oceanview Stateroom (obstructed view)

Our sailing aboard the Azamara Journey was one of the best we have ever taken out of our 72 cruises. We sailed as dance instructors on this trip - our category is that of guest enrichment. As such we enjoy full passenger status in exchange for our teaching ballroom dancing. It could not have been a better trip. We were treated exactly the same as any other passenger and enjoyed all of the benefits and amenities as well. Not always the case on other cruise lines we have sailed.

We were assigned an outside obstructed cabin. You probably have read that the cabins on these ships are somewhat small and ours was although beautifully laid out and majestically furnished. The bathroom is small but adequate as long as you don't mind making friends with your shower curtain. The linens are very superior to all other ships we have sailed on. The view - not much - but still bright! Robes, slippers, umbrella, binoculars, and superior bathroom amenities are all provided - equivalent to a suite on other lines. A couple of nights out we received a beautiful passport wallet, very nice heavy duty carry bag, and a gorgeous metal picture frame along with a Holiday card personally signed by the Captain and all senior officers.

Journey does not have the glitz and glamor of the large mega ships. Capacity is 690, but we sailed with only 340. It was more like a floating country club than a cruise ship. The Captain was always around - one fellow passenger described him as a Social Butterfly! But so was the Hotel Manager and other senior officers. This resulted in service far superior to any received on other cruise lines (and we are Princess elite). The staff could not do enough for you.

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Club Oceanview Stateroom (obstructed view)

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Cabin 6044. An obstructed view cabin, it sits transversely. A beautiful cabin. All cabins on Azamara and other R ships are small compared to bigger cruise ships. The cabin is beautiful in all respects however. It does not have room for a couch as other cabins do, but has a lot of floor space. Bathroom is quite small by other ship standards, but functional in all respects. Although tender is outside room, did not hear them lowering it in the tender port!

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