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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 105 guests have reviewed Azamara Journey, giving it a rating of 4.3 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.3 out of 5(105 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples68.6%
Singles/Friends13.3%
Groups1.9%
Families w/older children1%
Families w/young children1%

Most Recent Reviews

Trans Atlantic cruise

May 9th, 2019

We love cruising on smaller ships. It doesn't compare to the 'herding' feel on the larger ones. This was our second Azamara trip & noticed some changes I don't love. They're phasing out the casino for more rooms. Right now there aren't any dealers, just computer dealers, which is not fun at all. And you rarely see the ship photographers anymore. I personally enjoy them taking pictures for purchase. Apparently most don't since they're so few & scarce. I personally felt the overall experience on the Quest was better.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

May 6th, 2019

Of course we knew that there would not be a chance for many excursions, the ship's crew did their utmost to make the cruise enjoyable. Keep in mind, there is a LOT of water between New York City and Lisbon, Portugal.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Guess my expectations were too high

Apr 27th, 2019

We chose this short, six-night Azamara cruise for several reasons: First, although we prefer longer cruises, we faced some time limitations this trip, including my wife’s work obligations and also meeting family and friends afterward for some spring training baseball games; second, we had heard some very good reports on Azamara from friends who really enjoyed the casual, small-ship atmosphere and we figured this would be a way to try it out without a big financial or time commitment; third, and most importantly, we wanted to visit Cuba, and this cruise included two days and an overnight in Havana. Liked: • Easy embarkation and disembarkation • Friendly, helpful staff •Lots of "traditional" wood paneling and such on this 20-year-old ship • The Havana stop -- Havana is amazing, and we only wish we had had more time there • We get points on Celebrity for Azamara cruises So-so: • Enrichment offerings (basically one speaker whose knowledge of parts of the Caribbean seemed a little dated -- having written many books on the region I probably knew more than he did) • Food •Entertainment • The small-ship atmosphere -- Journey carries fewer than 700 passengers, but we really felt that we had more and better options for places to relax on the Solstice-class Celebrity ships Didn't like: • Cozumel • Bartenders' skill -- some bartenders seemed to have no training in making anything but the very basics. The Celebrity ships we have been on had much better bars and craft cocktails; the ship skimped on some ingredients, for example substituting cheap maraschino cherries for Luxardo cherries. I think Azamara should totally rethink its drink policies – just raise the fare a few bucks and make the included drinks cover more options and better brands. • Small stateroom, tiny bathroom and ridiculously little shower We loved our two days in Havana and wish we could have spent the entire cruise at Cuban ports. Why this itinerary included Cozumel I don't know. We have been to Cozumel many times, both on land trips and on cruises and no longer find it of any interest at all. It is a good dive destination that has been ruined by too many cruise ships and too much commercialization (Cozumel, amazingly, is the 3rd busiest cruise port in the world.) Bottom line: I guess our expectations were too high. We were hoping to really love Azamara, but at this point I doubt we would go on another Azamara cruise. We prefer its big-ship sister line, Celebrity, and hope that Royal Caribbean's purchase of a majority interest in Silversea will result in a true premium line in the cruise family (we have been on Silversea and hope that Royal Caribbean upgrades to new ships).

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Great cruise

Apr 24th, 2019

Although we lost a day and a half in Hamilton, I applaud the Captain for his concern for our safety and comfort. He kept us informed of the travel conditions and was really on target. He was often seen around the ship and accessible to passengers. He certainly appeared to be very calm with a bit of humor

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Cruise to Havana

Mar 18th, 2019

Quiet, private, and very relaxing. The entire staff were dedicated to assuring that everyone had a good time.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Colorful, musical cruise

Feb 23rd, 2019

Excellent cruise to three Cuban ports: outstanding music/dance performances and opportunity to soak up the color and flavors of Cuba.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

It was great!

Feb 23rd, 2019

Azamara is a great ship to enjoy yourself with warm and friendly people who enjoy the idea of sailing on a small ship and still have the all the things a larger ship gives you.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Ship, great itinerary, overnights in Havana & 2 additional ports in Cuba - Loved it!

Feb 15th, 2019

Great itinerary. Cuba was part of our bucket list. Rally enjoyed the 2 overnights. You can just walk off the boat and into town, loved the freedom of doing so, in addition to the tours.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful Cuban Intensive Itinerary

Feb 14th, 2019

We were disappointed at first. Only one ship card bifold for both me and my wife to share. Felt that should not be and is not becoming for a premium cruise line. Our first day rating was a C, the experience graduated to a B+ by the end of the cruise. Best things: itinerary and staff. Not so great: food at the buffet and main dining room. However, we spoke to Mario (food and beverage manager...exceptional human being) and the executive chef privately and expressed our concerns. We really felt that they will take our comments and do all they can to improve those deficiencies. Impressed with Azamara

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

9 NITE CUBA CRUISE

Feb 5th, 2019

One of the very best cruises to date. Havana was wonderful, and the excursion to the tobacco farms was superb. Enjoyed Santiago. The people were so very friendly. Can't wait to book another cruise to Cuba.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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