Azamara Pursuit Cruise Review by Ex-vogue model
- Sail Date: May 2019
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom
Guest services were excellent helping me with wifi connectivity and upgrading to premium drinks package. Nothing was too much trouble - lovely staff!
Sat in the The Living Room for a quiet half an hour waiting for our staterooms to become available. Such a lovely relaxed space - wonderful!
Stateroom was lovely with everything needed. Nice touch that soft drinks and still water were available to drink free of charge out of the refrigerator. The bathroom is compact but served its purpose and, yes the shower is small but I am 6ft as is my husband and we both coped admirably. Out attendants Dina and Mark were lovely and were there if we needed them. Breakfast served in the room on time every morning and everything we requested was delivered.
Service in Discoveries during the first two nights was very slow - painfully slow on the first night, but did improve slightly. The waiters however were lovely and very pleasant. Food in the restaurant was excellent. Great wine selection. We did not try any of the speciality restaurants.
Some of the service from the bar staff was hit and miss and we got the impression that they weren't very happy, one in particular was quite surly when we asked for another drink. Maybe it was an off night.
We felt that the entertainment wasn't great. The pianist in the Den was actually quite rude to one of the guests when she asked for multiple requests which we found shocking and to be fair, we would have asked him to stop singing he was that bad, so he should have been flattered for any requests! The group in The Living Room was great and the lady singer especially had a fab voice, however the DJ that followed should come with a government health warning as the music he played was chronic and didn't seem to cater for a younger age group (and we're over 50!!).
Ports of call were great, it was just a shame that the weather wasn't in our favour.
Dis-embarkation was painless, quick and we were off the ship in 5 minutes flat. Superb planning!
This would be our second cruise with Azamara, the first on the Quest which was amazing and numerous cruises with Celebrity and other cruise lines, however we felt that the pricing was way off on this particular cruise. We booked 18 months in advance, however about 8 weeks prior to the cruise the same category stateroom was available for half the price. We were, however, upgraded which somewhat made up for this, but still leaves a sour taste in the mouth as this upgrade was requested rather than offered.
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