Posted November 14th, 2017, 12:21 PM
Just had some advertising re Azamara cruises. I can't believe they are advertising Adonia (Pursuit) as a Brand New Ship! What rubbish. And my word they are expensive cruises. Inside cabin £3656 for 11 nights!!
Just had some advertising re Azamara cruises. I can't believe they are advertising Adonia (Pursuit) as a Brand New Ship! What rubbish. And my word they are expensive cruises. Inside cabin £3656 for 11 nights!!Crazy prices, Albeit complimentary grog on Azamara.
Having recently sailed on Azamara Journey I can agree with you that yes it is expensive BUT very nice. Gratuities and port shuttles are included in the price. Also you get drinks included with a nice selection of wine and spirits although you do have to pay extra for high end drinks. Speciality dining restaurants ( 2) are excellent but carry a surcharge unlike those on Oceania Cruises. The 2016 refurbishment of the Azamara ships is extremely nice although we did feel we should have brought our slippers to walk on those carpets. Bathrooms of course on this old ship are small unlike the fabulous bathrooms in all grade of cabins on the Oceania Riviera and Marina. We have booked a cruise on the (new to Azamara) Pursuit however we are still very much looking forward to our next cruise on P&O Aurora.To @Alanbab, agree with what you said above as we have also experienced cruising with Azamara , and with P&O. Generally, Azamara usually caters to a different market than P&O, and the former competes with the likes of Oceania and Viking Ocean cruise lines. Someone commented the difference in fares between cruising on P&O and Azamara . (Without meaning to offend anyone in saying this), this is not surprising as it is almost like comparing flying Economy Class and Business Class, so there is bound to be a difference in fares.
Thanks to our Adonia cancellation we looked around for another small ship. We are going on Silver Wind (only 375 pax) and we got a bargain price from our TA. Flying premium economy with Virgin to Barbados, a night in the Hilton then seven days in a balcony suite on Silver Wind and then a further three days in the Hilton before we fly home and we are still paying less than the quoted price for 11 nights on pursuit. Two weeks to go and I can't wait.Good for you. It shows it's always good to shop around -or have a fantastic and informative travel agent.
Peter and Jenny
I couldn't agree that it's 50% more expensive. £3656 for 11 nights is 3 times the price of P&O. We have booked a 19 night cruise on Oriana and paid £1299 pp. Just doesn't compute, even with the freebies like Grats and drinks.
My main complaint was the description of a "new" ship, when she is actually quite old. It's misleading for those who haven't cruised before.Same in Australia when P&O Australia or Princess Australia or Carnival Australia receives another hand me down from the Carnival Corporation. Always announced with fanfare and trumpet blowing...'New mega luxury cruise ship for P&O Australia.' Oh yeah, a 20 year old broken down piece of junk that the Americans no longer want to travel on. Send to it Australia they cry, 'The Aussies never complain.'