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About biggersn

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  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Interests
    Travel, food, wine, craft beer, gin, whisky, running, swimming, reading, cooking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Azamara, Silversea
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

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  1. We were looking forward to doing back to back cruises for the first time in June, but sadly, this will not happen. We are now looking ahead to next year. Many thanks to Azamara for allowing cancelled bookings to be rebooked with 100% Future Cruise Credit.I sincerely hope that Covid-19 is under control by then!
  2. We love Azamara! We have just done our 5th cruise and have booked 3 more. Not everything is perfect (the included wine selection was definitely sub-par on our last cruise, probably due to the bean counters in Miami wanting to cut costs), but we really enjoy the relaxed vibe, the small size of the ship and the excellent food. I also enjoy the fact that there is a wide jogging/walking track on deck 10 that is not partially taken over by deck chairs!
  3. After our cruise from Tahiti to Auckland in January-February, which was great, we will be doing back to back cruises for the first time. We are travelling on Pursuit for the first time for the Baltic Highlights Cruise departing Southampton on 8 June, followed by Iceland Intensive departing Copenhagen on 23 June.
  4. biggersn

    Included wines.

    I have rarely had a problem with the included wines. Especially now that there is a choice of two whites and two reds, in addition to the rosé which is now available. In the past, there was only one white and one red available, which meant that the included wines did not always complement one's choice of food. A Pinot Noir with beef just doesn't cut the mustard.
  5. Ah, sorry, I didn't read the question properly.
  6. Sadly, this is not the case. In the terms and conditions, the following applies: Le Club Voyage members who stay in Suite Staterooms will receive their Suite amenities, and not their Le Club Voyage benefits for complimentary internet. Laundry: This benefit will be available to Explorer members and above. Those eligible will receive one bag of laundry per stateroom, per 7-night voyage. Le Club Voyage members who stay in Suite Staterooms will receive their Suite amenities, and not their Le Club Voyage benefits for laundry service. I have to say that this does not seem very fair at all. Although in many cases, the suite benefits for laundry and internet are greater than the benefits from Le Club Voyage membership tiers, I would have thought that the suite benefits and the Le Club Voyage benefits would be combined, but this is not the case. It means that Suite passengers get very little benefit from being Le Club Voyage members, since the Suite amenities override any benefits earned from Le Club Voyage. https://www.azamara.com/en-au/le-club-voyage/terms-conditions
  7. Given that Pursuit is a very recent addition to the Azamara family, I would be interested to know what changes are occurring to necessitate an extended dry dock period.
  8. As part of our newly acquired Discoverer LCV membership tier, we are entitled to 90 free wifi minutes. Previously, our Explorer membership tier entitled us to 60 free wifi minutes. On our last two Azamara cruises, we have been told when we enquire on board or at check in that the wifi entitlement only applies when purchasing an unlimited package. Yet the wording on the Azamara website clearly states the following as one of the benefits of Discoverer membership: "90 free WiFi minutes or $100 towards a full voyage unlimited package". Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can actually claim our entitlement, rather than being fobbed off yet again? The wording suggests that the 90 free WiFi minutes is independent of any decision whether to purchase a package or not.
  9. We are doing a 15-night Baltic Highlights cruise in June 2020 and would like to know at which port the ship will be docking. Most cruise ships dock at the main cruise ship terminal which is quite a distance from the centre of St. Petersburg. The Azamara web site talks about 2018 voyages docking in the heart of St. Petersburg (they clearly haven't updated this), but what about voyages in 2019 and 2020? Arrive in the Heart of St. Petersburg Step off your boutique hotel at sea right into the heart of stunning St. Petersburg. Thanks to our smaller ship size, all 2018 voyages to St. Petersburg sail up the Bolshaya Neva River to make port along one of the most fashionable streets in the city—English Embankment. Other cruise lines? They’ve got to travel an hour in by bus.
  10. I really enjoy the Mediterranean. My favourite is the pink-coloured Aromatic - it has a very defined flavour which I love!
  11. Same here - I put the edocs on Dropbox, which means that I can see them on my iMac, iPad and iPhone. I have never booked pre-cruise flights or hotels, so can't help with the OP's issue. I would contact Azamara pronto to ask them what is going on.
  12. + 1. We rarely eat the fruit left in the room, as we are usually too full from all the delicious meals served onboard. The new request system will not deny fruit to those who still want it and will cut down on the food waste significantly.
  13. We are in a similar situation. We are staying two nights (our third trip to Vancouver) so will just walk from the cruise ship to the hotel, deposit our luggage there and go off to explore and then have some lunch in Gastown.
  14. I got the same message ('Survey closed'). That's a shame - I would have liked to complete the survey. I get heaps of Azamara emails but didn't receive the survey.
  15. 2nd May actually refers to the administration no longer waiving a 23-year old provision which gives U.S. citizens the right to sue over property they owned there that was confiscated by the Cuban government without reimbursement by the Cuban government.
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