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Aboard the Azamara Journey – Part Four

Az the World Turns

Our last ports-of-call: Dublin, Dartmouth, Guernsey, Southampton



Dublin, a delightful city. People are free and generous with their sense of humor. You can tell they like to laugh. We took a morning walking tour of town given by a Dubliner named Claire. We visited various highlights including the immense and gorgeously landscaped Stevens Park. Throughout town we pass statues and monuments memorializing famous Irish literary figures such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. The museums are free, there’s the National Library where one can do genealogy research, and there is great shopping. In fact, Dublin is the only stop on this cruise where I’ve purchased anything: two plaid wool scarves and two wool winter hats. We had a midnight departure so Peter & I went ashore after dinner. We came across excellent bands playing in the streets and handsome happy youth everywhere.

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Looking Ahead to Osaka


I have written thousands of blog posts on my own site and for countless others all over the world but this post is a first for me. I am writing this blog post about Osaka, Japan and I have never been there before. I will be going early next year with Azamara, but for now it is one of the few major cities on Earth I have not been to. That said, I think this will be fun and I definitely look forward to writing another after I visit Osaka.


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Aboard The Azamara Journey – Part Three

The pace of port visits is picking up on this cruise onboard the Azamara Journey. We’re visiting a new port, strike that, a new world every day now.

Liverpool is not at all what I expected. It’s alive, modern and vibrant. Liverpool has a mix of history and ultra-modernity that works. It also has one of the most beautifully designed waterfronts I’ve visited by sea. There’s a lovely pier dotted with modern museums, such as the Tate Liverpool, and historical buildings, as well as interpretive signage and even bicycles to rent by the hour.

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Aboard The Azamara Journey – Part Two

Located just outside the city of Edinburgh, one crosses over one of the two Forth Road bridges to reach the only kingdom in Scotland, the Kingdom of Fife.

There, on top of a green hill (all hills are green in Scotland even though it’s the middle of August) resides the renowned local chef, Jenny Thomson, along with her husband Kenneth and two young children. The house is an 18th-century stone manse set among the most gorgeous gardens.

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12 Cruises For Savvy Travelers

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Those words ring even more true thanks to our new AzAmazing Sale! These select cruises come with a $500 onboard credit, and are combinable with our promotion to receive 50% off your companion’s cruise fare. Wow! That’s even on top of what’s already included during an Azamara cruise. 

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