Azura Cruise Ship, P&O Cruises
Azura Cruise Ship reviews
Don't need to go into a lot of positive or negative detail. This was an amazing cruise. First one we've done and certainly not the last! There is nothing I could fault about any of it. go and enjoy it and accept it for what it isThe scenery is breathtaking. None of the negative observations in some reviews were experienced by either my wife or myself. It was an exceptional experience and I imagine hard to beat. Got this at a getaway price which made everything even more fantastic.
- Holiday details: May 2013
- Advice: Just go without a nit picking mentality - everything was first class.
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Just returned as singl traveller of 40years old nice ship but more the the elderly or couples, came last year and the standard much lower this year, went buffet every night and all but one was foreign food last year again standard better. Reception staff absolutely awful no personality and felt like you putting them out disgusting service by them on front ofoffice, as I was travelling alone I wasn't happy that staff new my cabin number several time had them knocking
on cabin late at night, or phoning cabin in end unplugged it.
Sea days it wa like a cattle market too many people on board and most people recommended other cruise ships other than p&o they are giving themselves a bad name as most of them said never again come on p&o I think like a floating butlins camp. Why as one show finishes another one starts so everyone is legging it to next venue why don't they stagger the show so it's not rushing about to get to see one crazy.
But must say the layout and the ship itself very nice its just the ways it's ran, and the goa staff will go out there way to help.
About the destinations all fantastic all but st Vincent twice been there why utter dump
- Holiday details: Mar 2013, Booked Independently
- Advice: Cheer up staff, reduce people, stagger the shows times
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We spent 7 days aboard Azura visiting the Norwegian Fjords and had a perfect holiday! We could not find fault with anything. Service, food and cabin cleanliness were first class. The staff were friendly and always cheerful with nothing too much trouble . Our daughter, son in law and 16 year old grandson travelled with us for their first cruise and they cannot wait to sail on Azura again. She is a beautiful ship and I can highly recommend her.
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Just returned from 14 days in the Med (Cabin R625) and despite missing a port in Gibraltar due to bad weather, we found this cruise excellent value for money. The food was exceptional, the crew top class, and the ship clean and bright. Been on 26 previous cruises and would rate P&O in the top three. Two tribute acts - Elton John and Freddie Mercury - were fantastic, although the onboard resident company a bit mundane and boring. One observation though - the Azura's outside areas are almost entirely in the open, and the ship really isn't fit for purpose in the Med in November, especially the open air pools and cinema. Would certainly cruise P&O again, but if you can wait to do a last minute booking you will save £££££s!
- Holiday details: Nov 2012
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Our first and without a doubt our last cruise with P&O !! Disgusting food, terrible "entertainment" and rude and disinterested staff !! Been waiting since March for a reply to our complaints !
- Holiday details: Mar 2012, booked with First Choice
- Advice: Don't book it !!!
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Just returned from a 7 night cruise on Azura to Norwegian Fjords. This is the second time we have sailed with P&O and had an enjoyable holiday. We are not what you would call experienced cruisers but have tried several with different companies so have a good all round experience to compare. If this was my first cruise then I would say it was fantastic but having tried other ships with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity we can see where things are not quite as good as other ships. The cabin, a standard balcony cabin was nice as this is a recently built ship but on Celebrity they are bigger. The breakfast buffet, although fine was far better on other ships and less hassle finding tables. Sun loungers are a big problem but this can happen on other ships. The entertainment was average when we compare to other cruises. This isn't to say we didn't enjoy it but we have seen better and had a more varied choice. We tried Shindu's restaurant as we had heard good reviews and paid £20 per head extra for the privilege. I have to say I was disappointed. It was nice but I didn't get the Wow! Factor we were expecting and although we didn't expect your typical local Indian food we found the food to be bland and could have been cooked in any reasonable restaurant. We didn't taste any dish that had an Indian influence to it. Very over rated and not worth the extra cost. Overall I think P&O appeal to the majority but don't have that extra special feeling.
- Holiday details: Aug 2012, Booked Independently
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We were 3 ladies in our cabin E517 , no sleep for night 1, 2, & 3 due to knocking sound on night 3 at 1.30 am they tryed to find sound wedges of wood banged in also wd40 but didnt help, had to drink more so to try & sleep.was told theres no other rooms free so had to put up with it ship was full,
Cabin was small with pull down bed on wall not suitable for a mature lady had to sleep on floor,
Torn sheets, dirty food stained vallace, mirrors dusty ,drink stains down front of units,
Food in seventeen was top class as staff ,
other dinning staff not very nice did not care much.
Steam rooms one didnt work, as also heated pool & hot tub only was in use one day in retreat.
I never got the layout of ship dead ends every were, didnt flow ,
Entertainment was A+ so cant fault that.
Getting to breakfast though puddles always wet deck only way there,then after walking around several times before finding space to sit ever morning.
Both the ladies with me had done 9-10 cruises before this was a let down will never go with P&O again, most we spoke to not happy with things.
So my first & last cruise thanks p&o :(
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Just returned from Azura Cruise 21 Jan 2012.
What a fantastic holiday experience, everything just first class.
Cabin L209, food, entertainment and all staff just wonderful. It would be difficult to request any cnange to any thing about the cruise.
Well done P&O our first cruise but certainly not our last.
- Holiday details: Jan 2012, All Inclusive, booked with GO CRUISE
- Advice: Remember the dress copy it strictly applies
- Good For: Beach
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Just retuned from our 1st cruise. It was fab we really enjoyed it onboard the Azura, a lovely clean well kept ship with all the facilities you could wish for. Food was excellent we opted for freedom dinning which worked well for us, no problems with the staff or the service, food was well presented and alway hot. Our cabin was nice and was kept clean for us by Chari who was very polite and helpful. We had no complaints about the cruise and would defiently go again.
The entertainment could be a bit more varied but there is always something to see or do, you just need to join in and be a part of the whole experience.
Some people did moan about various things but we thought they were just moaning for the sake of it, there really is nothing to moan about. Have a great time
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After a wonderful Caribbean cruise on Thomson Destiny in Jan 2010 we thought that we would step up the market by traveling on a Bath Travel escorted trip flying direct from Bournemouth to Barbados to join P & O new ship Azura. Once again we had a wonderful holiday a magnificent ship, beautiful Islands and wonderful people cant wait to go again and have already paid the deposit. However, we felt that P & O didnt quite meet expectations. we were disappointed with the standard of service in the Orient Resteurant where most nights we did not finish dinning, on second sitting, until 22.45. Food was never served hot. My drinks bill the cruise is the lowest I have ever had less than £400 largely due to fact that some bar waiters show no urgence to you. As result we stocked up our fridge in port, and had late night drinks sat out on our balcony,and wonderful in was.
How do P&O and Thomson compare? value for money,about equal.entertainment on par. P&O have nice new ships but Thomson win on customer service. We shall give them a chance to do better next year. The Caribbean is heaven
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- Balcony cabin for peace and quiet and views - by Ship Ahoy
- Freedom dining is far superior to club - eat when you are hungry and at the time to suit you. - by Mervyn Hancock
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