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2 Mumbai (Bombay) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Azamara Journey Cruise Reviews

This cruise was part of a package put together by ecruising.com. starting with an 8 day land component in India commencing first in Delhi, then Agra then Jaipur and flying into Mumbai for 3 days before boarding Azamara Journey From the ... Read More
This cruise was part of a package put together by ecruising.com. starting with an 8 day land component in India commencing first in Delhi, then Agra then Jaipur and flying into Mumbai for 3 days before boarding Azamara Journey From the ease of embarkation right through to our departure in Athens 17 nights later every moment was filled with fun, relaxation, comfort, laughter and inspiring sightseeing My balcony cabin was serviced morning and night to an exceptional standard All food outlets were a standout and the food and service also exceptional eg juice bar at breakfast, ten different homemade gelato and sorbets every day, huge variety of specialty breads and rolls, endless selection of beautifully prepared fruits, salads, cheeses, deserts and really tender and delicious beef, pork, chicken and fish etc. Yum! I'm a really fussy eater and have to say best cruise food I've ever experienced Drinks were plentiful and cocktails delicious and incredibly generous! The entertainment was really enjoyable and in particular the outstanding 7 piece orchestra Lots and lots of great things programmed for every day. Endless variety. Service everywhere just couldn't be improved and one felt very spoilt and indulged always Shore excursions may seem expensive but our ports of call in the middle eastern countries of Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Israel all came with great itineries, very knowledgeable enthusiastic guides, 1 or 2 crew members and most importantly they made safety a priority in these countries so felt it important to only use the excursions organised by Azamara Journey. Coming through the Suez Canal to Cyprus was spectacular and the ship made it another fun filled event. I cannot emphasise the cleanliness right throughout the ship. Another thing that normally doesn't reach my standards. The only reason I gave fitness and recreation 4 stars instead of 5 is because the pool is very small. I usually like to swim every day but there was so much else to do it didn't really bother me. There were 635 passengers on board and 400 crew - great ratio for total indulgence. This ship is great for older couples (or singles) whose kids have flown the coop. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We loved the Azamara Journey the first time we cruised on it, so when this cruise became available at such a great price, we jumped in. While I know the possibility of pirates caused many not to go on this cruise, we felt that the ... Read More
We loved the Azamara Journey the first time we cruised on it, so when this cruise became available at such a great price, we jumped in. While I know the possibility of pirates caused many not to go on this cruise, we felt that the precautions Azamara had put into place were more than enough to ensure our safety. We had not been on a repositioning cruise before, so we were a little leary that the entertainment choices might grow stale on such a small ship as the time progressed. We were pleasantly surprized. Every show was very good. As always, the food was great. We no longer bother with the specialty restaurants on board this ship. I have food allergies and they are very careful with the foods they prepared for me, and made special desserts such that I could have them, which I greatly appreciated. Loved my waiter Paul for looking out for my allergies along with the Head Waiter, Daniel. I want to say that I had the dreaded norovirus, which I (and several others) contracted in India before coming onto the ship. Our symptoms came on shortly after boarding. Both the ship's nurse & doctor came to see me (at no charge) and called to check on me several times, offering anti-nausea drugs/shots when needed (again at no charge.) In addition to the attentive care, the cruise line offered me a discounted fare for a future cruise in consideration of my on-board illness. They were exceptionally vigilant in cracking down on the spread of the virus, and soon no one on board had it. We were pleased with the ports, although they were few, since it was a repositioning cruise. We took the cruise excursions since they were half price if booked before the cruise. We were pleased with all. We found the commentary going through the Suez Canal very interesting and enlighting. We found it much more interesting than the Panana Canal. Finally, I want to say what makes or breaks many cruises is the crew. Their crew and staff of the Journey are exceptional. They seemed to bend over backwards to accommodate any and all requests or concerns that anyone voiced on the trip. (We had both a cruise critic meeting at the beginning and end of the cruise.) Obviously, we will sail with them again. May even do this re-positioning cruise with them so I can see Dubai, which I missed due to my illness. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
Azamara Journey Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 5.0 4.4
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness & Recreation 4.0 N/A
Family 1.0 4.1
Shore Excursions 4.0 N/A
Enrichment Activities 4.0 N/A
Service 5.0 4.6
Value for Money 5.0 N/A

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