Here I go writing another review in support of P & O. Having been on Azura once before and enjoying ourselves immensely, we were somewhat concerned at the less than cheery reviews of this ship and were worried we had made a big mistake but yet again they were unfounded. This ship is NOT dirty, the staff are NOT rude and the food is NOT abysmal. I really really can't fathom out who these people are who are complaining of the filth etc. We are lucky enough to stay in a suite and I would say if there were issues, we, especially me, would find them, when you pay a considerable amount of money to holiday for a week, you expect the highest of standards and that is exactly what we found. The ship is immaculate throughout, not once did I so much as see a crumb on the floor and believe me, I went on there with my fine tooth comb and magnifying glass, every time I used the toilets, they were being cleaned and polished. So when I read that someone is complaining that there was some "dust on the panals" I have to laugh, is that really the best you can find to complain about? How very trivial, believe me future passengers, this ship is clean. Next the staff, I have never in my life come across a rude or surly one, nor do they stand in corners chatting to each other, as soon as they see you they are over to attend. One reviewer said "all they try to do is sell you drink constantly" then another review said "they ignore you" not sure, which one is it??? If you show them respect you will get it right back. I really do have to defend these people,they are a delight,well mannered and you do get such a laugh with them,once they know you.Only after two visits to the Glass House the waitress remembered our name,what a lovely touch. They are hard working men and women and yes,I'm sure they have off days but after nine months at sea without a day off,what do you expect,give them a break........please Next the food,I'm vegetarian and such a fussy so and so but not once did I find fault,although I would like to see more than just one option for veggies,my husband on the other hand enjoys his carnivorous ways and he said the food was fantastic,obviously not better than mine but he has to say that or I don't feed him when we get home : ) Again,I'm not sure who is doing the complaining,if it's fried egg and chips you like,then yes,maybe find a cruise line that caters for your taste,it's fine dining in the restaurants and that is most definitely what you get. The buffet was also in for some hammering by some and again,I can't understand why,the food is great by buffet standards and please remember they are catering for over 3000 passengers,not bad when you think about it.Great selection for lunch,not sure what other people eat at lunch times but there was certainly plenty for our taste,hot food and salad,rolls, hams,cheeses and desserts,was all fab.Bit scared to weigh myself though. So,if you are about to take a trip on Azura,please don't worry,we're such fussy whatsits and we loved it,would definitely go back on her,she's not as beautiful as Oceana but she is still a lovely ship,so go and have a fantastic holiday

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Azura Cruise Review by jaypo63

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony
Here I go writing another review in support of P & O.

Having been on Azura once before and enjoying ourselves immensely, we were somewhat concerned at the less than cheery reviews of this ship and were worried we had made a big mistake but yet again they were unfounded.

This ship is NOT dirty, the staff are NOT rude and the food is NOT abysmal. I really really can't fathom out who these people are who are complaining of the filth etc. We are lucky enough to stay in a suite and I would say if there were issues, we, especially me, would find them, when you pay a considerable amount of money to holiday for a week, you expect the highest of standards and that is exactly what we found.

The ship is immaculate throughout, not once did I so much as see a crumb on the floor and believe me, I went on there with my fine tooth comb and magnifying glass, every time I used the toilets, they were being cleaned and polished. So when I read that someone is complaining that there was some "dust on the panals" I have to laugh, is that really the best you can find to complain about? How very trivial, believe me future passengers, this ship is clean.

Next the staff, I have never in my life come across a rude or surly one, nor do they stand in corners chatting to each other, as soon as they see you they are over to attend. One reviewer said "all they try to do is sell you drink constantly" then another review said "they ignore you" not sure, which one is it??? If you show them respect you will get it right back. I really do have to defend these people,they are a delight,well mannered and you do get such a laugh with them,once they know you.Only after two visits to the Glass House the waitress remembered our name,what a lovely touch.

They are hard working men and women and yes,I'm sure they have off days but after nine months at sea without a day off,what do you expect,give them a break........please

Next the food,I'm vegetarian and such a fussy so and so but not once did I find fault,although I would like to see more than just one option for veggies,my husband on the other hand enjoys his carnivorous ways and he said the food was fantastic,obviously not better than mine but he has to say that or I don't feed him when we get home : ) Again,I'm not sure who is doing the complaining,if it's fried egg and chips you like,then yes,maybe find a cruise line that caters for your taste,it's fine dining in the restaurants and that is most definitely what you get.

The buffet was also in for some hammering by some and again,I can't understand why,the food is great by buffet standards and please remember they are catering for over 3000 passengers,not bad when you think about it.Great selection for lunch,not sure what other people eat at lunch times but there was certainly plenty for our taste,hot food and salad,rolls, hams,cheeses and desserts,was all fab.Bit scared to weigh myself though.

So,if you are about to take a trip on Azura,please don't worry,we're such fussy whatsits and we loved it,would definitely go back on her,she's not as beautiful as Oceana but she is still a lovely ship,so go and have a fantastic holiday
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