We chose this cruise as it gave us the longest time in St. Petersburg. Also as we live in Scotland, leaving from Edinburgh was a bonus!
We'd been on the Journey twice before and in truth we've mainly gone by itinerary.
In April/May we were fortunate to take the 3 week Spice Route cruise which was amazing. It was fun and seemed to have a 'friendlier' and more laid back feel but apart from meeting 4 lovely couples, by the end of 3 weeks I was having cabin fever.
The service and staff on this Baltic cruise were friendly and even recognised us, which is always a nice touch.
Food was good but not exceptional and starts to get a little boring.
For me the entertainment is very repetitive. We'd seen 4 of the acts on the previous cruise and the daytime activities need a little more imagination.
We always find the historian worth listening to and it gives us a good insight into our ports of call.
The ports on the Baltic cruise were very interesting although the cost of some of Azamara excursions were very overpriced.
We booked our own 3 day tour for St Petersburg and it seemed most other passengers followed suit.
Very disappointing is the exercise programme. The gym space is too small for the number of people who want to join the classes.
Having said all this we've booked a Cuba cruise because once again they seem to be staying for the longest time in Havana but we'll most definitely not win the prize for the most cruises on Azamara!