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17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We are just back from one of the best cruises we have had on the beautiful Azura. Fantastic from the moment we pulled up in the car portside and had our bags efficiently whisked away to and the smiling check in ladies and gents. Our ... Read More
We are just back from one of the best cruises we have had on the beautiful Azura. Fantastic from the moment we pulled up in the car portside and had our bags efficiently whisked away to and the smiling check in ladies and gents. Our cabin was available immediately and our bags were there before we were, and it only took us 20 minutes to board! Our cabin was immaculate, and bright and well furnished, Irene our steward was there to greet us and inform us of where our muster station would be for the safety drill later and also to take those all important orders for drinks or ice etc. Champagne on the balcony and the excitement of a 7 day adventure awaited. Book. Don’t worry. Azura is fantastic, the staff are as nice as you are to them... First trip to Norway, itinerary was excellent, as were the trips we went on. But there is much to do under your own steam too. We have returned home relaxed and happy, totally pampered and with wonderful memories. Thank you P&O, the Staff and Crew of Azura We WILL book with P&O again, in fact, cant wait! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
My husband and I went on this cruise together. This was only our second cruise we have done and the first with P and O so we can't really compare to other ships. We chose to have a balcony cabin so we could relax and watch the views ... Read More
My husband and I went on this cruise together. This was only our second cruise we have done and the first with P and O so we can't really compare to other ships. We chose to have a balcony cabin so we could relax and watch the views go by. We thought the views reminded us of the trip we did on the Caledonion way in Scotland, my husband said it was like the Caledonion way on steroids! We were on Riviera deck which has the over hang on the balcony which we were very glad to have. During the trip there was often rain and it meant we could still sit out and enjoy the sights without getting wet, when we looked down on the more open balcony's we saw people with their umbrellas, or trying to dry off their chairs with towels. The cabin itself was clean and very comfy. We asked our cabin steward to empty the mini bar and keep us topped up with ice each day. We took along along a litre bottle of gin and whiskey with little tins of mixers which was great for pre dinner drinks in the cabin. We chose the 2nd sitting for dinner I had hoped this would mean no young children in the restaurant. Don't get me wrong i love kids and have worked with them all my life but as I can only go on holiday during school holidays it can be difficult to have a "break" from them. Unfortunately our table for two was right next to a family with a 4 year old and 6 year old, while on the whole they were pretty good there were times when they were crying at the table ( properly because they were so tired) and also they were playing on tablets with the sound up which was not great for a relaxing dining experience. I think P and O should have a a late dining choice in one of their restaurants for adults only. The food we could not fault I don't know why anyone would pay any extra to go to one of the other dining venues. So much choice and I was amazed that nothing ever ran out. The waiters and the wine waitress were very friendly and helpful. We also tried the afternoon tea on a couple of occasions which was also very good. We had not realised until a couple of days into the cruise that we could go to one of the dining rooms for waiter service lunch. This was so much better than the scrum of the buffet restaurants. This was a terrible dining experience the food was great but trying to get a table was impossible we ended up walking up and down with our trays of food and by the time we found somewhere to sit our food was cold. Once we discovered the other dining option we did not venture in here again! We did not do any of the excursions preferring to do our own thing in the ports. We did lots of walking and saw some amazing views. It was easy getting on and off the ship as no tenders involved. We are not really people who do all the competitions that are on during the day especially sea days but we enjoyed a two part talk by Chris Lubbe who was Nelson Mandela's body guard, he had an amazing story to tell. We also watched the film "The greatest Showman" on the last sea day which i had been wanting to see. We watched all the shows which were of a high standard and enjoyed them all. As we were on late sitting for dinner we always went to the late show at 10.30 and never had a problem of finding anywhere to sit. We then always moved onto one of the bars to listen to music by the live bands. We particularly enjoyed the band "run around kids". We enjoyed the the cruise and felt it was good value for money we are planning to do another one next year with P and O. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
Booked this cruise last minute with my husband and was not disappointed. We went to the Norweigan Ffords and it was beautiful especially Gerainger the views of the mountains and waterfalls were stunning and our Captain turned the ship ... Read More
Booked this cruise last minute with my husband and was not disappointed. We went to the Norweigan Ffords and it was beautiful especially Gerainger the views of the mountains and waterfalls were stunning and our Captain turned the ship around so everyone on board could see the seven sister waterfall which was an amazing experience and truly well worth a visit. Azura is a beautiful ship and well maintained. We had an inside cabin on deck 11 and it was lovely and clean and very comfortable and must say our cabin steward Iniciao was fantastic and nothing was every too much trouble. We had our meal at a set time of 8.30 each evening and ate in the Oriental Restaurant which was fab. I am a coeliac and have to avoid gluten and I was taken very good care of by Zanthal who gave me the menu for the following evening so He could make sure everything was perfect with my meal for the day ahead. Our waiters Rally and Rupesh were superb so friendly and helpful. Breakfast and lunch were delicious too. I even had gluten free afternoon tea. honestly if you are a coeliac or have any other dietary needs a cruise is the best as they really look after you and adapt menus to suit. The shows and entertainment on board were great especially the group Accent they were fab the lead singer Victoria got everyone up singing and dancing so much fun. Everyone on the ship work so hard to make sure you have a great holiday and P and O definitely tick all the boxes for a great memorable holiday which we had so thank you all very much and we will definitely be going with you again. Read Less
32 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Enjoyed this holiday a few months back now and wasn't going to bother writing a review but I would hate to think that people looked at some negative reviews and decided not to go on the brilliant Azura. Firstly,if you look at how ... Read More
Enjoyed this holiday a few months back now and wasn't going to bother writing a review but I would hate to think that people looked at some negative reviews and decided not to go on the brilliant Azura. Firstly,if you look at how many reviews there actually are,it's a tiny percentage of people who don't like this ship and I have to say,there are people who would complain about pretty much anything,If there are genuine complaints,I totally understand folk getting upset but one cruiser moaning that they turned up two hours before their allotted time and had to wait?????Er,well yes?You're given a time slot for a reason. The ship is NOT dirty,the food is NOT awful and the staff are NOT rude,it would be more than their jobs worth.The ship is constantly being cleaned and I've yet to see even a speck of dust anywhere.Yes,there may be some rust on the outside but why is this?Oh yes,it's a ship and it sails in what kind of water?Salty water,sorry,it's just that I can't understand why this would spoil someones holiday.Moaning for the sake of it. We choose a suite,so are lucky and have no complaints whatsoever,plenty storage,very comfortable bed and a huge bathroom and this cabin at the back of the ship has an amazing balcony,which we used all the time. Dining is second to none,waiters are so friendly and we always have such a laugh with them,In all the years we've been cruising,I don't think either of us have had a bad meal.The waiters are so efficient and I always had my seperate veggie menu delivered to me the evening before,truly wonderful food and my husband always enjoyed his,never once did he get something that was under or over cooked,always delicious.The buffet is also good and again,the people who complain about no variety?I do wonder what they eat at home,there is everything you could want and as it is for thousands of passengers,they do fantastically well.Hot and cold food,in my opinion,they cater for all tastes.My only complaint would be at sea days it is way too crowded for my liking so we opted for the glass house for lunch,it's quiet and the food is some of the best I've tasted and it's not expensive. The staff are brilliant and keep their cool with the most awkward of passengers,which we've witnessed first hand,show them a little respect and don't treat them like second rate human beings,this is also something we've witnessed.Never once have I seen them ignoring passengers,if anything they are too attentitive but that is not a complaint. Norway is a beautiful place to see and I would highly recommend it,always lovely ports,which you can usually step off the ship and go round the towns yourself but definitely go and see the glaciers,they are breath taking. Cruising may not be for everyone and that's fine but this is a lovely ship with great staff,food and cleanliness,so don't worry.We are both very fussy and would be the first to complain if there were any problems,so please have a wonderful holiday Read Less
Azura Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.7
Family 4.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.4
Enrichment 3.0 3.1
Service 4.0 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.6
Rates 4.0 3.8

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