For a tiny, two-ship cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises® is getting an enviable reputation as “the little engine that could.” You know, the one that huffed and puffed and made it up the steep hill. We remind you of this happy childhood parable since the twin boutique cruise ships—Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest— were big winners in an authoritative, just-released, cruise ship ratings by world’s largest online cruise community, Cruise Critic.
Not only are our two 694-guest cruisers the highest rated in the “Overall Small Ships Category” but they also scored first place in five of nine rating categories. This is without a doubt a true reflection of our onboard team’s unwavering commitment to provide our guests with an “azamazing” experience, both onboard and onshore. This same commitment is matched with warm and friendly service from a team that truly cares about guest experience, all of which is recognized by guests and travel partners alike around the world.
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Dear Mr Pimentel,
I can not let the opportunity pass without informing you of the amazing staff you have!
Recently, I was privileged to cruise on the Journey from Barcelona on June 18. I travelled with my husband, John and 2 daughters Annabelle and Emma, aged 15 and 11.
I can not use enough superlatives to describe our experience. Each time we travel with Azamara we are truly amazed how staff go ‘above and beyond’ in every possible way. In fact, I feel remiss in not naming individually every single staff member we had an interaction with.
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Wendy Perrin, Travel Writer for Condé Nast chose three Azamara Club Cruises voyages as part of her her Dream Cruise Itineraries for 2012! Read on to learn about her top picks for Azamara!
Dream Cruise Itineraries 2012
Azamara Journey 04/06/11 to 11/06/11
Zippity click and I was on the ship – Embarkation was quick and easy. A champagne welcome and I was in my luxurious, balcony cabin within 15 minutes. Astounding personal service –Without doubt the best service I have received on any cruise ship or indeed in any hotel, from the moment I boarded. It was polished and genuinely friendly from all departments. A happy and interactive crew made me feel like I was the only person on the ship.The room service was exceptional. Mouth-watering fine dining – I managed to eat in every restaurant (in the name of research), and the simplest meal exceeded all my expectations. Intimate restaurants buzz with excitement as guests enjoy high quality complimentary boutique wines and eagerly anticipate the culinary delights that await them. Gastronomic excellence and sophisticated service the equal of any land based Michelin 3 star restaurant. Adventurous itineraries – I was provided with an immense amount of information regarding ports of call. A late stay in Taormina, and 2 nights in Sorrento, gave me plenty of time to plan and explore. Then I could return to my fabulous floating luxury boutique hotel. Zappy entertainers – so much going on in the evenings. I could choose from high quality Broadway style shows, singers of all genres, comics, and classical instrumentalists. Intimate atmosphere – I was on my own, but found it easy to make friends with both guests and crew. Everybody is so relaxed and contented. Nothing to pay – Azamara offers so many complimentary items, and the bar prices are so inexpensive that my on board account for 7 days was negligible Luxury does not cost a fortune, best value for money on the seven seas. Going home – all too easy to disembark, but couldn’t stow away. Azamara are providing serious competition for the established 6 star cruise lines. If you like luxury cruising, try them, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.