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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Simply Amazing Azamara

Review for Azamara Journey to the Eastern Caribbean
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Ernie B
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2011
Cabin: Club Continent Suite

This was our first cruise with Azamara and it will be very difficult to cruise with any other line from now on. From the easiest embarkation process to the personable captain and senior crew members, we felt at home from the moment we stepped on board.

We were on the ship within 10 minutes of stepping out of the taxi and from there on in, it was smile after smile. The attitude of the crew is very important to us, and there really is none better than what we experienced. Where else will you find the captain and senior crew members mingling with the passengers on a daily basis and even serving gelato at the pool grill? Having a profession in the management field, I feel that this is the only way to run a business. Happy and personable administration means happy and motivated staff and ultimately happy and returning passengers. The staff was extremely complimentary about the Azamara Brand and that was all we needed to hear.

The room attendants, servers, bartenders, and even the cleaning crew were so friendly and helpful. The casino staff was beyond compare! We truly left the ship with new friends from every department and sincerely hope to cruise with them again.

Cabin Review

Club Continent Suite

Cabin N1

Journey suite 8070: lots of motion, rattling door in comparison with mid-ship.

Port Reviews

St. John (U.S.V.I.)

One of our favorite islands in the Caribbean. We've been there many times before and stayed for a week once. Friendly people, beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. We visited Francis Bay this trip (taxi ride), and unfortunately it rained. Snorkeling was still good.

St. Martin

Had been to Dutch side of island before and actually preferred it for snorkeling and shopping. Just walked about town this trip.

St. Barts

Extremely expensive and extremely beautiful. Walked the first day to Shell Beach, which is about a 10 minute walk along the harbor. Not too crowded but very nice beach. Second day, the husbands rented an ATV and beach hopped per local's recommendations. They had a great time and had good snorkeling but were a bit amazed with the full nudity on some of the beaches.

Antigua

We took the excursion to Prickly Pear Island. It was a wonderful day. The family that runs the island excursion are very nice and friendly. Plenty of chairs, umbrellas, good food and drink. Good shopping in Antigua right at the port. Island people are very friendly.

Nevis

A new favorite of ours! We are planning on coming back for a stay. We took a taxi to Coconut Grove. Beautiful beach in front of nice restaurant. Prices not too bad. Drinks were good and we heard the food was very good. Local people are very friendly and the island is not too big, but extremely quiet and gorgeous!

Virgin Gorda

We had been here before on a private sailing yacht and a windjammer. This time we just walked to a beach, sorry can't remember the name, but it is the first one to the right of the marina. It is in front of a small resort that we are now considering a stay at in the future. The beach was quiet and we had a great view of the Journey! For those visiting that prefer a tour, go to the Baths - you won't be disappointed.

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