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    azamara
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    MED

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  1. The speciailty menus must be changed more often. As cruisers,wh in 10 years have sailed more than 20 times we need more changes. We prefer those restaurants as the noise levels suit my husband who has 2 hearing aids better. I have requested items off the MDR menu or only had a couple of courses. More changes and daily specials would be GREAT
  2. A visit to the market, Sitges by train, the large number of Gaudi buildings and park, the buzz of the waterfront, Montserrat, hop on hop off bus trip, a walk along the Rambles, so much to experience
  3. My husband had Pfizer a month ago. I got AZ on Tuesday. I felt slightly off colour but it wasn't unbearable. Neither of us even had a sore arm. I know people who were unwell for a few days but definitely nothing in comparison to covid.
  4. We enjoy private tours such as on 2 visits to St Petersburg we had a drive and guide and selected where we wanted to visit on both 3 day stays with Azamara. In 8 Iceland we hired a car for 2 days. In some places we use HOHO bus, in Bordeaux the tram that stopped next to the ship; in Bermuda ferry and bus that were close to the ship; in NY we walked to Time Square. At the moment we feel it is too early to plan for Cape Town to Lisbon but we hope in some places to tour privately.
  5. manc

    Complimentary nightd

    No problem. In Manchester UK we have been unable to see family in homes or gardens since July and due to age and health we are only leaving home to exercise. Stay safe Nordski.
  6. manc

    Complimentary nightd

    Thanks Phil. I will report back. I have emailed them some days ago. I just wondered if anyone else had a similar situation.
  7. Perhaps Philip's new role gives him more time at home. As someone whose husband worked away from home you reach a point when it would be great to share more time together. To allow them to spend more time as a couple or perhaps to see that it is an opportunity that might not occur again as the years go by. We all appreciated Philip but we forget that our lives change over a decade of sailing as do those who have been the backbone of our fantastic trips.
  8. We moved up to Discoverer Plus at the end of April 2019 after a b2b. We had 3 cruises booked for 2020/21 and as we started to decide where else we might want to book the pandemic arrived. Have we lost our chance tomusecthec6 free nights? Hotel groups have extended the date when points have to be used. What is the position with Azamara? Has anyone else looked into this? TIA
  9. We received our deposit and then the rest of our refund from a cancelled cruise within days so we were fortunate. We have been able to lift and shift 2 others. We have tried to be realistic as no cruise line has been perfect but the situation is new to us all totally unpredictable. We will reassess whether we are able to sail in 2021 or 2022 as time moves on. If cruisers don't co time to book there is no hope that these lines will survive. I agree it is wrong to advertise cruises until.cancellation is announced but this situation is, hopefully, unique and totally unknown.
  10. All cruises lines have worked in ways which place their customers at the bottom of the pile. I hope Azamara have treated their staff, the remarkable team who care for us on board, with a much higher level of concern. With such an unknown quantity as a worldwide pandemic no cruise line has treated their customers particularly well as so much is unknown, uncertain and unfathomable. The quality of cruising on Azamara is the best and taking a decision not to try it because of these uncertain times is your loss.
  11. We like to do our own thing and if we want to look at something specific use a local guide putting money into the local economy. We then ask to be taken to local restaurants and bars and shops so that we support local people. Using ship's excursions will not help local economies in the same way. Exploring with a local person, using a taxi is far more interesting than most shore excursions. A taxi to Petra and a personal guide or a tour of St Petersburg in a group of 2 create previous memories and you move at your own pace! Or just to stroll and stop when and where we want to eat, drink and sho
  12. We have just received it and responded but find some options were limiting. We seem to be on a new emailing list as not often received communications previously.
  13. Confusion at Azamara as I emailed as suggested. My TA and I persisted because we believe the conditions allowed us to change the date. One excuse was it wasnot possible as a repositioning cruise which was excluded from the scheme. There were other similar reasons given for the refusal to lift and shift but then later yesterday a change in the position.
  14. After more than a week of discussion my TA has been told we can lift and shift to 2022. Hopefully it will become easier for people to move to the 2022 or 2023 cruises.
  15. When we found no line and put that on our survey that is carried out after a few days on board within an hour one was fitted. Great service and good to know they respond to concerns
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