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Cruise Reviews - Azamara Club Cruises

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About Azamara Cruises

Azamara cruises are a relatively new line who sprung to the cruising scene in 2007. Their luxury five star ships are owned by the same company who look after Royal Caribbean - but that’s where the similarities end! The small fleet is made up from two ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest. Both joined the company in 2007 and have since been refurbished in 2012 and 2013.

These small ships are a far cry from the mammoth mega ships of other lines. Instead, you can expect to find boutique style vessels with an intimate number of passengers and a relaxed atmosphere. With just over 600 guests on each ship you aren’t able to lose your partner at the buffet or be fighting for a sunbed. So sit back, relax and let Azamara sail you away…

Would you like Azamara cruises?

You would if you…

  • Like the feel of a small ship where staff will learn your name
  • Enjoy travelling all-inclusive with free flowing wine, beer and spirits
  • If you’re well-travelled and want to continue to explore the world by visiting ports that
  • Oher, larger ships can’t reach

You can find out more about what it’s like to travel with Azamara by reading our Introduction to Azamara here!

Entertainment On-Board Azamara

So what can you expect to do on an Azamara ship? One thing many people fear about small ships is that there will be nothing to do - but that is where you’re wrong…

Azamara ships have a pool, whirlpools, an on-board spa, gym, theatre, lounges, live music, wine tasting workshops, lectures, a casino, luxury shops and much, much more. Whether you want to spend your evening overlooking the sea from your comfy chair in the Looking Glass Lounge with a cocktail in hand or want to try your luck in the Luxe casino, you’ll have plenty to do with Azamara!

In the mornings you could be take a Pilates class, spend the afternoon learning how to use Photoshop before spending your evening watching a show performed by a troupe of Turkish belly dancers. The world is your oyster!

Azamara’s Dining Experience

As you’d expect from a five star line, the dining options are particularly sumptuous. All passengers are able to eat in the Discoveries Restaurant which is the main restaurant on each ship. Here you can expect to find New York strip steak, Tahitian vanilla crème brûleè or chicken consume with chives and sherry.

There are also two speciality dining restaurants called Prime C and Aqualina. Prime C is home to thick cuts of meat that you’d find in any fine American steakhouse. Enjoy tastes of macadamia nut crusted tiger prawns, or a mix grill of tender lamb, chicken or pork.

In Aqualina you’ll experience the tastes of Italian coastal cuisine with a menu inspired by dishes from a fusion of Greek, African and Mediterranean flavours. Meals include lobster bisque soup, pan seared Chilean sea bass and a goat’s cheese soufflé.

Casual dining venues include:

  • The Pool Grill (which is a great place for a burger)
  • The Mosaic Café (where there is a good selection of tea and coffee)
  • The Windows Café Buffet (serving up a wide range of foods such as freshly made pastries and cake)

For something a little more memorable, head to the Chef’s Table, where you’ll feasting on a five course dinner with carefully selected wines chosen for each course. The meal will be hosted by a senior officer or guest speaker to make your evening even more special.

And of course, if you get peckish and don’t want to leave your room – there’s always room service!

Azamara’s Amenities

There are a wide range of amenities on-board to keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Expect to find a welcome basket of fruit, flat screen TV, cotton bathrobes, slippers, fresh cut flowers, turndown treats, 24 hour room service and the use of an umbrella and binoculars, whatever kind of room you’re staying in.

Suite guests will be able to enjoy enhanced amenities which include the service of an English style butler, complimentary speciality dining, afternoon tea, daily hors d’oeuvres, priority check in, complimentary internet minutes and one bottle of vodka, rum, gin and scotch!

Anyone aboard the ship can make use of the vessels self-service laundry room, Wi-Fi and “Daily Pursuits” newsletter.

If you join the Azamara Loyalty club “Le Club Voyage” you can expect to enjoy lots of perks including:

  • Free internet use once on-board
  • Exclusive cocktail parties with you and other select guests
  • Great savings towards on-board purchases

The Dress Code and Staff

Expect to dress resort casual once you are on-board. For women this means dresses, skirts and blouses and men are recommended to wear golf or polo shirts with casual trousers.

The high staff to passenger ratio of one to two means that staff will soon know what your name is, as well as what your favourite cocktail is!

What Makes Azamara Different

It’s the added extras that make Azamara different from the other cruise lines out there.

For example, most cruise lines say they get you closer to your destination than any other, but Azamara actually do! To do this they…

  • Offer tours at night in 100% of the ports of call, so you can see what your destination is like when the nightlife brings it alive!
  • Host overnight stays in port so you can explore the destination at your leisure after sunset
  • Included AzAmazing evenings when you’re in port, where you can have an intimate reception in the heart of your destination

Other little touches include a sophisticated pool party that takes place on every cruise and an all-inclusive attitude that stretches not just to wine and beer- but spirits as well.

Want to read more about Azamara Cruises? Take a look at our Introduction to Azamara Cruises here!

Want to find out more about how you can sail with them? Look at our deals page here!

AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Panama Canal
By on 6th Apr 2016
This was our 5th Azamara cruise, so we knew what to expect, but were looking forward to seeing the newly refitted Journey - although we had followed every detail of the dry dock refit, online.... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Mexico
By on 4th Apr 2016
After 10 years of trying several cruise lines including P.O, Celebrity,and Princess, where the ships appear to be getting larger and larger, we decided to look and consider smaller ships. We... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Far East
By on 23rd Mar 2016
Azamara Quest review EMBARKATION Bali - we arrived at the airport and as we exited the Customs area we could easily see a gentleman in traditional Bali dress holding an Azamara sign, we waited... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / North America
By on 12th Mar 2016
Had a bad start embarking at Puerta Caldera ,Costa Rica ...long wait and poor organisation .As soon as we were on board all changed,everything was fantastic .Super newly modernised club continent... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Panama Canal
By on 3rd Mar 2016
Booked a trip on the Azamara Journey from Costa Rica to Miami via the Panama Canal flights were from London via Madrid to San Jose. We arrived at the airport and boarded our BA flight to be told... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Panama Canal
By on 21st Jan 2016
We sailed last year on the Journey from Rio to Buenos Aires last year and had a fabulous time, so this time I persuaded my brother and partner to come with us. We flew via Dallas to San Jose where... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Far East
By on 16th Jan 2016
Booking and boarding such a luxury and expensive ship as Azamara Quest we were expecting top quality everything and the things that disappointed us were.. no formal evenings (every night was dress... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Australasia
By on 8th Jan 2016
My wife & I booked a cruise through Gemma at Cruise Co Uk on the Azamara Quest. May I say the cruise was superb. We flew from Heathrow to Bali via Dubai on Emirates on the 20th December 2015,... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Middle East
By on 7th Jan 2016
It was great to be getting away just before Xmas. We flew to Hong Kong, stayed overnight in a hotel then boarded The Quest the following day, all transfers were punctual and quite luxurious! With... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Far East
By on 3rd Jan 2016
We boarded the Azamara Quest full of anticipation and once again the Quest did not disappoint. Our hand luggage was taken from us and delivered to our cabin while we went to the buffet for lunch.... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Red Sea
By on 28th Dec 2015
This was the second time i had been on azamara quest so i knew what to expect. on arrival at pireaus we were soon on board. jill of cruise .co. had been able to book my daughter and i into... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / River Mekong
By on 16th Dec 2015
The cruise was an extremely enjoyable experience. Although it was small, and did not have the facilities of a larger ship, we felt that the friendliness of both crew and fellow guests more than... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Transatlantic
By on 15th Dec 2015
This was our first cruise with Azamara having cruised around fifteen times with other companies. Embarkation was seamless with no queues at all - we arrived at the ship at 1230 for an 1800 sailing.... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Indian Ocean
By on 6th Dec 2015
We flew from Heathrow to Dubai. The ground agents took us to the Hyatt for our overnight stay. A usefully positioned hotel for the ship. Next day a short trip to the boat where check-in was smooth.... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Far East
By on 29th Nov 2015
2015 On Quest for an Asian Odyssey (November 2015) (And now for something completely different – we actually enjoyed our cruise) We first cruised on (Azamara) Quest to the Black Sea in... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Canaries
By on 27th Nov 2015
2nd cruise with Azamara. We have been with Azamara before, and if the cruise was right we said we would try them again. The Journey is a lovely, traditional ship, although badly in need of the... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Mediterranean
By on 13th Nov 2015
The highlight of our cruise was an evening arranged by Azamara to go to a concert at the Cathedral in Palma! It commenced with folk dancing display ourside. Inside was an organ recital followed by... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Quest / Red Sea
By on 6th Nov 2015
Being a small ship it was very quick to get to all parts be it to eat, relax or take part in an activity. An added bonus for me was a Bridge tutor that I did not know of when booking. If you are in... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Mediterranean
By on 3rd Nov 2015
We returned recently from our first cruise on the Azamara Journey. An excellent itinerary, 11 nights from Athens to Monte Carlo. We have cruised many times with most of the other cruise lines but... Read More »
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AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES / Azamara Journey / Far East
By on 20th Oct 2015
Here be Dragons An (Azamara) Journey to Java (2013) We have travelled on (and enjoyed) Azamara Journey in the Caribbean and on Quest in the Black Sea and enjoyed the family atmosphere of... Read More »
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