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The Cruise was good, the ship is tired, the staff were great but they were no better than our experiences on Celebrity. In fact we felt the dining room staff on Celebrity were more attentive. The drinks policey did not really fit in with us, the wines were flat bottomed and cheap, we upgraded to the ultimate package but still had to pay $$$ for a port, which to me is ridiculous. The included drinks does not include any decent whiskey or gin. The wine glasses are cheap and small which I believe is because they offer free wine. If you upgraded to a wine package you were given proper wine glasses (Riedel) otherwise you needed to ask ??? The rooms were small as was the shower we knew this beforehand however the balcony will probably be a deal breaker for us. They are not private you can clearly see people on the next balcony. Room service was fantastic and you can always get a bed by the pool. Maybe this was because of the cruise, the other cruisers were very friendly, however all this wow the officers are ever present didn't see. My overall view is that I just don't get this Azamara are the best you will ever get. It was a great cruise but we always have a great cruise on Celebrity and didn't really see any difference in our overall enjoyment.

Not Amazingly better than Celebrity

Azamara Journey Cruise Review by swigso

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The Cruise was good, the ship is tired, the staff were great but they were no better than our experiences on Celebrity. In fact we felt the dining room staff on Celebrity were more attentive. The drinks policey did not really fit in with us, the wines were flat bottomed and cheap, we upgraded to the ultimate package but still had to pay $$$ for a port, which to me is ridiculous. The included drinks does not include any decent whiskey or gin.

The wine glasses are cheap and small which I believe is because they offer free wine.

If you upgraded to a wine package you were given proper wine glasses (Riedel) otherwise you needed to ask ???

The rooms were small as was the shower we knew this beforehand however the balcony will probably be a deal breaker for us. They are not private you can clearly see people on the next balcony. Room service was fantastic and you can always get a bed by the pool. Maybe this was because of the cruise, the other cruisers were very friendly, however all this wow the officers are ever present didn't see. My overall view is that I just don't get this Azamara are the best you will ever get. It was a great cruise but we always have a great cruise on Celebrity and didn't really see any difference in our overall enjoyment.
BBMacLaird, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises has responded
Hello swigso, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your cruise on the Azamara Journey. It sounds like we aren't a good match for you. We wish you many future cruises on Celebrity, our big-sister company.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin V1
Small shower, balcony not private, room service was great.
There was enough storage it was OK for a weeks cruise
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