Posted September 14th, 2013, 10:46 AM
Hi, everyone - we will be travelling on the Azura and we have some questions which we hope you will be able to help with.
1. We will be in an ocean view so unfortunately no balcony. We are not bothered about sitting by the pool but do like to sit outside whenever possible. Are we really going to struggle to find somewhere to sit? Any suggestions on possible places?
2. What activities are available during the day? We have several sea days?
3. Cany anyone give examples of the meals on offer in the dining room in the evening?
4. I have read opposing facts about taking alcohol on board, so do not know what is the truth. Can we take a wine box on board to drink in our room whilst dressing in the evening? What about a bottle of whisky?
5. How does the tender system work and how long can it take?
6. I read somewhere that people go to the theatre 30 minutes early to get a seat! Is that true and does that mean there are not enough places so if you go later you cannot watch the show as it is full?
Thanks for your help, I have tried to find these answers but without success.
We have cruised before but never on this line so we are trying to work out what we are to expect. Thanks again
Port Royal seems to have a downer on P&O for some unknown reason. I wouldn't take much notice of those comments. Azura is our favourite ship.
1 Getting a sunbed on sea days can be a tiresome exercise, but we have often wandered around decks at 9am and found sunbeds somewhere. Obviously the earlier you get out to find one, the better chance you will have.
2 There will be a full list of activities on sea days, say ice carving, chefs doing their thing, speakers on various subjects, quizzes, etc, etc. Plenty on offer for sure.
3 There are so many great meals served its difficult to answer this one! And there are also the speciality restaurants. Verona turns into an Italian trattoria at no extra charge for most of the meals, served every evening.
4 You will be allowed to take a reasonable amount of alcohol on board for consumption in your cabin.
5 We've never experienced a problem with either getting ashore or back to the ship via tender. Occasionally you may have to wait a little while but don't leave it until the last minute and you'll be fine.
6 It would probably depend on what is showing in the theatre as to how quickly the seats fill up. Usually, if you arrive about 20 minutes before the show is due to start you would still be able to pick where you want to sit and there would still be seats available.
Hope this helps. A bit of common sense is all that is required really.
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