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Fun on Azura by Rowe, Winterton

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Azura

OVERVIEW: Azurais P&O Cruises’ most advanced cruise ship. It is best suited to families with children and adult couples who are seeking a big-ship environment with comfortable, unstuffy surroundings, lots of options, and a British flavor.


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Fun on Azura

Overall Rating: 4
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4 out of 8 people found this useful
Cruise Line:
P&O Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Azura
Destination:
Caribbean

Reviewed By: on
Sailed on Azura in Feb. We enjoyed a wonderful holiday with great table companions who helped our dining experience to be a relaxing and enjoyable time. Special mention must go to waiters in the Glass House, especially at the wine tasting event. We also ate in the Indian restaurant, which was a treat.
Would have liked to have spent a. Day in the retreat but unfortunately fully booked on arrival.
Disappointed with most of the Headliners shows, got better towards the end of cruise. Star guests were much better, ventrilaquist very funny!
Very easy to get around on shore. Did one trip on st vincents, which was well organised with a lovely lunch included.
Cabin steward was a star, nothing too much trouble, and always had a friendly smile. Next time we would upgrade to a balcony, especially in the Caribbean where it is pleasant enough to sit outside in the early evening. People were complaining however about neighbours spoiling the experience by smoking, with unpleasant smoke drifting across to theirs. Something I think p& o need to think seriously about as it seems very unfair. There was also smoking allowed on one side of the Breakers Bar which made it unpleasant for those who could only find a seat in the middle.
The British sail away sing song was hilarious, not sure the German ship berthed next to us thought so, but they did seem to join in the spirit of it, even the captain replying with his horn blasts!

Still a problem with people reserving sun beds on sea days, some people never appeared until the afternoon or would disappear for about 4 hours before returning. However, we always managed to find two. There was always plenty to do on days at sea. The guest speaker entertained us with tales of London bank robbers. One of our table companions even joined a ships choir, and the Salsa dancing was very amusing. Enjoyed the shuffle board competitions, having never played before!

Looking forward to our next trip.

4 out of 8 people found this useful

Times cruised before: 3-5
Sailed: March, 2013
Age: 56-65
Cabin: Inside
Occasion: Annual/regular holiday

Quality of Food
Eat mostly in the peninsular restaurant, club dining, average food for cruise ship
3

Entertainment
Headliners disappointing compared with another cruise line we have sailed with. Ventriloquist was very entertaining as was queen tribute act.
3

Shore Excursions
Day trip on st vincents to waterfall, lovely tour guides, great lunch on the coast, rum punch, as always, on the boat back. Swim stop was a disaster, sea far too rough!
4

Staff
Cabin steward, always friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
5

Children's Facilities
0

Onboard Activities
4

Cabins
3

Overall Rating
4
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Reay -
, STANLEY - Commented about this Review
I'm with you Rowe. Really wish P&O would stop balcony smoking, especially as I've had one cruise badly affected by it and I've pre-registered a balcony cabin for summer 2014 on Azura. Fingers crossed.
30 Mar 13 00:01 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Brown -
, London - Commented about a Comment by Reay (30 Mar 13 00:01)
It will never happen they would lose to many bookings.The main reason I pay extra for a balcony is so I can have a smoke on it and I am sure there are many others who think along the same lines.
30 Mar 13 10:44 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Stockwell -
, East Grinstead - Commented about a Comment by Brown (30 Mar 13 10:44)
It's a difficult one isn't it? As you are currently allowed to smoke on balconies and have paid extra fr the privilege why shouldn't you be able to? It's no different to having a drink out there. But I too am a non smoker and have had smokers both side and on some days the smell of smoke was blowing into my cabin, which was very unfortunate. P and o should stick to the 'myth' that is smoking on one side of the ship and non smoking on the other! That way everyone is happy and it's fair.
30 Mar 13 11:03 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Brown -
, London - Commented about a Comment by Stockwell (30 Mar 13 11:03)
It seems a perfect solution so why not try it.I wonder why they do not,could it be there would not be enough balcony cabins for smokers or vice versa.
30 Mar 13 11:56 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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