Today is a day at sea. We sleep late and have breakfast on the terrace of the Windows Café. It is time to relax for a day; we've been on the road a lot so far. We enjoy the sunny day on the comfortable loungers by the pool and on our balcony. In between we take photos of the Azamara Journey.
The pool deck of the Azamara Journey
Cocktail with the captain
In the late afternoon there is an event of the Azamara Club. The Captain - Master of the ship Johannes Tysse - invites you to a cocktail reception. Quite a few of the officers and managers are there too. At Azamara Club Cruises Much emphasis is placed on the bond with the guests. It's not that difficult on a small cruise ship. However, it corresponds to the company philosophy that the officers and managers show themselves on the ship and are then also approachable.
Hotel director and executive chef at Traditional German Frühschoppen
In the evening we eat in the Discoveries restaurant. As expected, the food is excellent. The changing wines are also always suitable.
Small and fine cruise ships with excellent service
Three cruise ships belong to Azamara Club Cruises. About two years ago we drove with the sister ship Azamara Quest from Dubai through the Suez Canal to Athens. It was an unforgettable trip.
The Azamara ships are small ships with less than 350 cabins. They are comfortably furnished and offer the guest considerable freedom. This includes long idle times, overnight stays and generous meal times.
The kitchen is excellent, as are the changing wines and other drinks included in the tour price. The service is prudent, which is not surprising given a crew of 407 and a maximum of 690 passengers.
Azamara Journey - Aqualina Restaurant
Formal clothing is not expected on board, you will mostly see casual, sporty clothing. Whereby casual doesn't mean sloppy.
The clientele is international. Around 300 North Americans, many Australians, New Zealanders, British, Northern Europeans and 25 Germans travel with us on the Azamara Journey. Everywhere on the ship, while eating or in the bars, we meet interesting people with whom we enjoy having a good chat.
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