We cruise every January on this ship out of Jacksonville. I
can't believe people giving bad reviews. These guys work so hard to
please. Everything always go perfect. They make sure we have
everything we need and constantly let us know to they will help us
with anything; Room are wonderful, clean, food is great. Shows so
good. Something always going on. Can't wait until next year.
The Azamara Journey is not a typical cruise ship... smaller than
most ships, but a real step above. At about 600 passenger we got to
actually met people and enjoyed conversations in lounges and over
fine dining. After a few days it was like traveling with friends,
not "other" passengers.
The food was above five stars and the service was also the best.
We never had an empty water or wine glass, and the food was exactly
what you ordered. I one case the chef came out and apologized for
over-salting a dish and offered a "corrected" order. And that was
typical of the on-board service. If something was not right, it was
immediately corrected, with no hassles.
The entertainment was worthy of Broadway with the cruise
director as part of the shows and the leader of the many parties.
The Captain made it a point to meet the passengers and would often
dine with us. The off-ship "events" were spectacular and above
anything we have experience on any other cruise ship. In Cartagena
the event was held in a newly restored opera theater and Jamaica a
private plantation. Both events were
The staff were friendly and very good at their positions. For
example, some passenger bags were lost by the airlines, but the
folks on Journey tracked down the bags and made special
arrangements to have them shipped to our next ports. One of the
officers who located the bags told us that she couldn't sleep until
the passengers had their bags, and I think that is service above
It is my understanding that after our cruise, the ship was going
in for a "face lift" but the I think the ship was in fine
condition. Our stateroom was very comfortable and they even washed
the windows when we were in port (no other ship in port did that).
There was never any "looking for a place to sit" and always a nice
table chair available for afternoon tea, or for a nightcap. And you
never felt crowded and could dine anytime you liked at several
I have to say that a journey on the Azamara Journey was an
experience I hope to repeat many times, to many exotic
We just finished the Mexican Rivera Cruise on Dec 20, 2015. It
was great. We love the Grand Princess. It is our second home. The
safety and security are second to none. The food is delicious. The
entertainment is the best. The people are ALL so friendly. The
corporate culture is one of family and all newbies get with the
program very quickly. You can not go wrong with Princess.