Fab family Cruise!
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|Reviewed By: Moran, Poole on 3rd Jun 2013|
|Cruise Line: P&O Cruises||Times cruised before: 3-5|
|Cruise Ship: Azura||Sailed: May, 2013|
|Destination: Norwegian Fjords||Age: 36-45|
|Cabin: Outside||Occasion: Family holiday|
We've just returned from a fabulous second cruise on Azura to the Norwegian Fjords. The weather was amazing, a little unexpectedly so, we just didn't know what to pack! The ship was full as it was half term, with over four hundred children on board, but it rarely felt crowded, I don't mind a little queue when I'm on holiday with plenty of time.
The food in the restaurants and buffet was good. We opted for freedom dining for the flexibility. Service in the restaurants was a little slower than I remembered before, but the waiters are particularly friendly to the children. We all really enjoyed having breakfast each morning in the restaurant rather than the buffet, it's just easier when you have several small children.
All the children enjoyed their clubs, even if they only went for an hour or so a day, it's something different to keep them entertained. There was only one occasion when it was full and we just had to wait five minutes for another member of staff to come on duty before we could leave them.
Headliners Theatre company are great as always. The afternoon show by Damon Scott wasn't particularly suitable for children due to some of his material. We enjoyed the cookery demonstration and galley tour and also watched some of the films on the big screen, which we recent releases.
All the ports of call were at a berth which made it really easy to get on and off the ship, just one coach transfer of five minutes or so at Bergen which was well organised. It was easy to organise and pay for your own tours at each destination. Sightseeing coaches were waiting for tourists by the ship at Olden and in the town centre of Bergen.
We had an outside cabin for four, clean and functional with a friendly steward. You spend little time there really so it was suitable for purpose i.e. sleeping, resting and changing!
It's such a great holiday for families with so much to do, we've already booked for next year. Value for money wise I think it is hard to beat!
|Quality of Food|
|Headliners are great!|
|Cabin Stewards very friendly and helpful|
|Children's facilities on this boat are amazing|
|We liked the films on the seascreen, cookery demonstration and kid's club.|
Dec 06 2013 09:14AM)