I had always wanted to try a cruise holiday but my wife was very nervous about the water so I had given up on ever having this type of holiday. I had had a rough couple of years medically and after getting the all clear Christmas came and my wife presented me with a small box. A slip of paper was sticking out of it with the word "Pull" on it The first thing I saw was the word "Azura" This meant nothing to me then I saw the names of several Mediterranean ports and suddenly the penny dropped. The cruise was to be just after my 70th birthday. We drove from Ireland and went to Southampton and I was amazed to see the size of the ship but first of all was the efficiency of the embarkation. So speedy and everyone so cheerful On board the ship we had an inside cabin (I was a little apprehensive about this) but it was not cramped spotless and full of the little things not expected. The entertainment on board far exceeded our expectations to be honest I was expecting the "end of the pier show" but I needn't have worried as the resident "Headliners" were excellent with superb performances and the guest artists were super The service in the restaurants was again spot on and the food was fantastic as was the choices The crew throughout was brilliant, polite and helpful After the 14 nights on board we reluctantly had to leave and yet again I was surprised at the efficient disembarkation which was achieved in minutes. No mean feat with a full ship of passengers. All in all this was a holiday to remember. By the way, my wife is now converted and we both can't wait for the next cruise.

First (but not the last) Time

Azura Cruise Review by Seamas Always

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I had always wanted to try a cruise holiday but my wife was very nervous about the water so I had given up on ever having this type of holiday. I had had a rough couple of years medically and after getting the all clear Christmas came and my wife presented me with a small box. A slip of paper was sticking out of it with the word "Pull" on it The first thing I saw was the word "Azura" This meant nothing to me then I saw the names of several Mediterranean ports and suddenly the penny dropped. The cruise was to be just after my 70th birthday.

We drove from Ireland and went to Southampton and I was amazed to see the size of the ship but first of all was the efficiency of the embarkation. So speedy and everyone so cheerful

On board the ship we had an inside cabin (I was a little apprehensive about this) but it was not cramped spotless and full of the little things not expected.

The entertainment on board far exceeded our expectations to be honest I was expecting the "end of the pier show" but I needn't have worried as the resident "Headliners" were excellent with superb performances and the guest artists were super

The service in the restaurants was again spot on and the food was fantastic as was the choices

The crew throughout was brilliant, polite and helpful

After the 14 nights on board we reluctantly had to leave and yet again I was surprised at the efficient disembarkation which was achieved in minutes. No mean feat with a full ship of passengers.

All in all this was a holiday to remember. By the way, my wife is now converted and we both can't wait for the next cruise.
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Cabin OG R216
Clean, well maintained, well serviced however we will be looking to going for a cabin with a balcony next time
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