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Disaster on the Journey
"Out of 35 previous cruises this was the worst .RCCL should be ashamed . The crew of the Ship tried their hardest but couldn't overcome the fact that this ship was not ready to sail as a luxury cruise . it was just..."Read More
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Disaster on the Journey

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Berelle

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Out of 35 previous cruises this was the worst .RCCL should be ashamed . The crew of the Ship tried their hardest but couldn't overcome the fact that this ship was not ready to sail as a luxury cruise . it was just out of drydock and it wasn't finished . our problem started with the booking . we weren't told about the refurbishment till much later . i was given a specific stateroom and told ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

49 Helpful Votes


Oh Azamara, what happened to you?

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sggswa

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I don't usually write reviews, there are so many good descriptions of cruises and ports I normally don't feel I have a lot to add, but this last cruise was such a disappointment and it was relatively expensive I thought I had to. Six of us booked an Azamara cruise through the Panama Canal based on an earlier cruise I had taken and therefore recommended we ‘upgrade’ to Azamara. Unfortunately ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


May be the best yet!

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hotczech50

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our third trip through the Panama Canal and we enjoyed it as much as our first two. We had been to many of the ports on this itinerary before, so we picked this cruise for the ship - we love the R Class ships. We sailed many times on Renaissance - it was our favorite line. We have followed the dispersal of the 8 R Class ships after the line filed for bankruptcy (Oceania has 4, Azamara ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

10 Helpful Votes


Enjoyed the small ship experience; first Azamara cruise.

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EESTEIN

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

After flying in to San Jose, CR we stayed overnight at Apartotel La Sabana (very nice/good value) and toured across CR with a tour that we had arranged with 3 other couples through Odyssey Tours (very nice). Got a great view of Poas volcano, lunch at Freddo Fresas (great place) and stopped at La Paz Gardens (OK). We boarded the Journey in Puerto Caldera. The boarding experience was routine. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


An Enjoyable Cruise

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CalCarl

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This was our second Azamara cruise, last year we were on the Quest. This year we were looking for and booked a relaxing cruise which we picked up in Costa Rica and disembarked in San Pedro. As we live in Southern California, we had a low hassle commute to and from the ship. I wasn't expecting much in port calls and wasn't disappointed. Embarkation in Caldera was not well organized, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

10 Helpful Votes


Last Cruise with Azamara

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dlsnyderpa

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have cruised with Azamara before and were very pleased. This time we noticed a significant denigration with the quality of the food offered. There were always items at each meal that were acceptable. If we were cruising on a mass volume RCCL ship the food would have been considered good. However, we were on Royal Caribbean's luxury line, Azamara which competes with Oceania. A few examples ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Sardinia

12 Helpful Votes


A very memorable cruise!

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woodrust

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I have cruised the Panama Canal before but it has always been on a Pan Max ship. Cruise the canal on a small ship like the Azamara Journey and it is a whole different experience. First you are not fighting 3000 other passengers to get a view or take a photo. Second to go from one end of the ship to the other is a matter of seconds not minutes so if something is happening on the port ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

21 Helpful Votes


A Poor Cousin to Oceania

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Dittothecat

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This our first Azamara cruise. We have been on similar Oceania R class ships 5 times before. Although in the future we will continue book future cruises based on destination, we would much rather sail with Oceania. There is a much more corporate culture on board of providing service. The main dining room's food we felt compared very well to Oceania's. Service and ambiance however left ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Sardinia

19 Helpful Votes


Azamara going downhill.

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Water Wonderland!

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The second cruise after the dry dock, and they were still working on the ship! No washers or dryers, painting the baseboards, areas on deck partitioned off with plastic, food not that well presented or tasty. The crew was not familiar with the ship, and we were all awakened by the PA system in the middle of the night with a 'medical emergency'. That doesn't instill confidence for the passengers, ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal

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Oklahoma Girl

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed from Costa Rica through the Panama Canal and to Miami from Jan. 3, 2016 to January 13, 2016 on the Journey. After I booked the cruise last July, I found out that the ship would go into dry-dock for a multi-million dollar overhaul at the end of our cruise. I was kind of concerned about what condition we would find the ship to be in when we embarked, but it was clean, beautiful, and did ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


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