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I've already posted my review of our 12 night cruise from Miami to Costa Rica, March 9, 2015 through the Panama Canal, just in case anyone would like to read it.

 

The decision that Azamara made to leave port in Miami knowing that there was a MAJOR PLUMBING PROBLEM was a really poor decision and will cost this cruise line my business forever.

 

There were many other problems with this cruise but no toilet or shower is unforgivable.

 

The compensation we were given is a joke and not going to work in appeasing anyone.

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Yes, my review posted a few days ago. Click on "member reviews" "Azamara Journey" the title is OOOOOO the Toilets. I thought my review was harsh but compared to the other reviews posted there so far.....mine was the least harsh.

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Oops! I had a hiccup in my brain and was looking for Quest. I have friends who sailed on Journey out of Miami yesterday (about 20 of them), I hope the plumbing issues don't continue for them.

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Wow! What compensation did they offer? I'd like to hear from Bonnie on what she knows about this cruise.

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Wow.

What is wrong with Journey.

If you look at last 7 reviews on this site and disregard the 2 year old India trip (why bother posting now!!??) you will see that Journey had 11 points out of 30.

As regular visitors will know I posted a fairly damming review of Xmas New Year cruise and it appears no lessons have been learnt.

1: Shortages of items beer

2: Sewage problems.

3: Issues with obtaining wine of your choice fron provided wines.

4: Disputes with doctors resulting in passengers disembarking early.

 

I know that if it was up to Heike/Adel then these problems would never have passed the first day.

It is obvious that MIAMI must be exercising an iron control on stock levels etc as well as on maintenance budgets.

 

Good to see that Jose (Honduras) and Ibrahim(Egypt) continue to get good reviews and as we have seen Jose mature over the last 5+ years it really is time that Azamara gave him a promotion.

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We would have been on the cruise following this one going from Costa Rica thru the Canal and to New Orleans to Miami. For medical reasons we had to cancel. We were so looking forward to this cruise and am anxious to hear reviews of the follow up cruise we woulda been on. Rough seas noone can control but to have that so bad on the Caribbean side vs the Atlantic side is a bit unusual. The toilet issue in my opinion should have been fixed before leaving port!

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After reading another thread about UK clients being booked onto ridiculous indirect flights when short direct ones from their local airports are readily available, I was already wondering whether it was a mistake to book another Azamara cruise. Now I'm starting to look forward to our 2016 cruise on Journey with trepidation. This is not good, given the price paid, and we don't have the luxury afforded to the USA clients of being able to cancel without losses.

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After 15 cruises with Azamara, we decided it was time to say goodbye. This is a link to my post in September, following our 26 day B2B on the Journey.

 

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2102940

 

Too many things were not working. The crew was not happy, the food was subpar, and the entertainment quality had declined. We have not been back.

 

We leave on a 14 day Seabourn cruise in a week.

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I am new to Azamara but not to cruising. Not trying to be Azamara Expert by any means, just tossing out a few thoughts. You can go to any Line's board and find similar complaints. The two Azamara ships are 15 years old. Any original equipment left will be nearing end of service and need renewing. Plumbing problems are particularly troubling on ships and are usually expensive to properly repair. I agree that no passenger ship should be sailing with inoperable plumbing. This is usually a drydock fix and they are probably stretching it out as far as possible. I have seen plumbing complaints on other boards concerning the former R-Ships so there might be some basic design issues. I do hope they get things sorted out before any more bad feelings are created. I personally know some of the staff from their SeaDream days and that is the main reason we are booked on our first Azamara cruise. Hoping for the best.:D

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Oh, this is very very concerning! We are scheduled to cruise after dry dock next year, but this was our first try in Azamara, and I did investigate several other premium lines before settling in this, so these recent reviews are making me glad I don't have to pay final payment for a while. The lack of response from the usually very responsive AZ officials is also concerning! Problems can happen, but a proactive response is what you look for!

 

Lady DDS, I have a few questions for you about your tours...If I decide to stay with this itinerary, it's sounds like the AZ tours are poor. This a shame for a line that is marketing itself as about the destinations. But I'd like to investigate private tours just in case- can you share who you toured with in Cartegna and Panama City and how to contact them? Also, I thought the museum in Panama would be interesting, but it sounds like it's small? Can you wander around or is it just a captive audience thing? I did sign up for it, but if it's not being well received maybe they can change it before we leave, we can hope!

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We sailed AZ Journey a couple years back and the condition of the ship was less than stellar. For some reason AZ is resistant to new ship builds.

 

There are too many nice new modern ships out there to sail, so we always look at the age of the ship first then itinerary.

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For all of those concerned about upcoming Azamara voyages, I can speak from personal experience that the Journey was in beautiful shape when we sailed right before Christmas. It was our first time on this line - most of our experience having been with Crystal and Celebrity Solstice Class - and we were really impressed by the lovingly maintained ships, elegant decor and great staff. So impressed, that we immediately booked two more cruises with Azamara. Anyone who says that the ships are rundown are not being truthful. They are wonderful ships in brilliant condition. This is not to negate people's complaints about what they experienced with the plumbing issues on the recent cruise - I am sure that was very unpleasant. Our first and last cruise on Holland America was in 2013 and we had similar issues on that ship with broken toilets and leaking ceilings. Hopefully AZ can get the plumbing situation resolved quickly, because this can certainly turn someone off from a cruise line permanently.

 

 

 

Michael

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After reading another thread about UK clients being booked onto ridiculous indirect flights when short direct ones from their local airports are readily available, I was already wondering whether it was a mistake to book another Azamara cruise. Now I'm starting to look forward to our 2016 cruise on Journey with trepidation. This is not good, given the price paid, and we don't have the luxury afforded to the USA clients of being able to cancel without losses.

 

You can always book through the US and should get access to choice air, works for RCI and Celebrity.

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Thank you TxnAquarian, we love Crystal and are Elite Plus with Celebrity. After reading some of the recent reviews on Journey, we were questioning our decision to sail on this ship. We enjoy sailing different lines and like to compare. We love transatlantic sailings and decided to try Azamara. Your comments help knowing that you also have sailed different lines.

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We have our first Azamara cruise in July of 2016 and have no plans to cancel. Every line goes through problems with ships. I'm convinced this problem will get a permanent fix. In the meantime, I'm sure everyone will keep an eye open on the next few Journey itineraries. Some will overreact and cancel cruises. Maybe that will lower prices for the rest of us.

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After 15 cruises with Azamara, we decided it was time to say goodbye. This is a link to my post in September, following our 26 day B2B on the Journey.

 

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2102940

 

Too many things were not working. The crew was not happy, the food was subpar, and the entertainment quality had declined. We have not been back.

 

We leave on a 14 day Seabourn cruise in a week.

 

We sailed on the Journey last fall on a B2B. After reading your review it doesn't sound as though you were on the same ship we were. :eek: We did not find any of the negative things you posted. The crew and staff were awesome, as always. We thought the food was wonderful and never had an issue. We also did not see any "drunks". If the included drinks are indeed causing problems, we did not notice any.

My only regret with Azamara is that we won't be sailing with them until next summer and it's on the Quest. If Journey was doing our itinerary, we would be on it.

We also had no issues with our cabin steward. In fact, one day I forgot to turn the do not disturb sign around and came back to find our cabin was not made up. We went up to the sunset bar and when we returned to clean up for dinner, it had been made up. He explained to me when they see the do not disturb sign, they are not allowed to disturb the pax, as was stated in a comment just below your review.

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Just debarked Journey on Friday in Miami. Not aware of any plumbing problems on this last cruise.

 

I have other thoughts on what was my first Azamara cruise but I'm going to percolate on them for a couple of days before considering writing a review.

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March 9 and March 21 were our first and second Azamara cruises. Yes, there was rough weather; very rough. Fortunately neither of us are bothered by this. Yes there were plumbing problems; fortunately again we were not impacted by this. Certainly had we been in one of the affected cabins, we would have been uncomfortable and unhappy - until the situation was resolved.

 

The Captain did a lot to keep everyone informed about both situations with frequent announcements regarding progress in resolving the plumbing issues and weather updates. Senior staff were very visible throughout both cruises.

 

Also, I must say that I have never seen a friendlier, more willing to please crew in over 30 voyages. Everyone appeared to be empowered to make the decisions necessary to provide the best possible guest experience. The only less than stellar interactions with staff were surprisingly at Guest Relations. Several of GR were the only people I encountered who seemed uninterested in providing an optimum guest experience. To put this in proper perspective, we never had any issues, merely needed change one time, had a couple of questions at other times. Tine was always smiling and helpful, however the other two we interacted with were much less so.

 

The ship itself was in great condition. I loved the elegant common areas. The decor of the entire ship was beautiful and very well maintained. Also, everything was kept very clean. The entire ship seemed a very well-oiled machine; well run.

 

Service was excellent in every venue. When our beer of choice (not one of the complimentary) was unavailable in the Sunset Bar, the bartender quickly went elsewhere to get 4 bottles. There were always plenty of servers available in the buffet to carry your plate and get your beverage of choice. The servers in Mosaic quickly learned our preferences. Waiters in every eating place were great without being stuffy or too formal. In all, we were very impressed and pleased.

 

We had a wonderful time and I would not hesitate to recommend Azamara. In fact we have B2B booked in both 2016 and 2017.

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I saw a report about the message light being out (stubbornly) on the phone, and the occupants being assumed to be rude. Now, that would stir my feathers a bit. because if I am being assumed to be rude and mean, I want to be able to take that assumption right out of that equation. There will be no doubt. Azramara doesn't have to talk on any extra work for me.

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Also, I must say that I have never seen a friendlier, more willing to please crew in over 30 voyages. Everyone appeared to be empowered to make the decisions necessary to provide the best possible guest experience. The only less than stellar interactions with staff were surprisingly at Guest Relations. Several of GR were the only people I encountered who seemed uninterested in providing an optimum guest experience. To put this in proper perspective, we never had any issues, merely needed change one time, had a couple of questions at other times. Tine was always smiling and helpful, however the other two we interacted with were much less so.

 

 

It's so interesting that your experience mirrors our own. We felt that the entire shipboard staff were fabulous, with the exception of Guest Relations. The ladies who worked there were so unfriendly and irritated by any small request, that it got to the point that I was intimidated dealing with them and made a point to avoid them for the rest of the trip.

 

 

 

Michael

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To the OP, I'm sorry you had such a poor cruise that would make you not wish to sail on Azamara again. I post this not to doubt you, but hopefully allay fears that some reading here may have.

 

I'm currently on Journey. The loos are working, the crew are happy and engaging (well, they are wonderful actually) and the food both in the main dining room and buffet has been excellent. I've been on Journey about a dozen times. I love this ship. It's true to say it's not brand new, but it is very clean and I think charming. It will be nice to see it properly refurbed, but in the meantime I continue to be very comfortable. Since I have read bad reports (including one person via another review medium who called it small and old and a bathtub) I've made a point of asking other passengers how they are enjoying their cruise and it's been a unanimous positive response. Everyone seems very happy.

 

So don't panic. All is well here. Oh and so far the weather across the Atlantic is beautiful. Smooth and sunny, warm skies.

 

Phil

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We are the ones who were basically forced to disembark. They offered us only a credit on a future cruise with them. We spoke to the credit card company who said this was a fraud case. They sold us a " luxury" cruise, and we did not get a luxury cruise. We got a stateroom without a toilet. That is not luxury. They owe us a refund.

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Really? You paid for a " luxury" cruise and the toilets didn't work and you are ok with that?? When we were on the Miami to Costa Rica leg they left port knowing the toilets didn't work , and they announced when they finally found the problem it was a leak in the galley, which was not confidence inspiring about the food. They repeatedly told us the problem had been fixed so it's interesting to see that on the return trip there were in fact still problems.

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To the OP, I'm sorry you had such a poor cruise that would make you not wish to sail on Azamara again. I post this not to doubt you, but hopefully allay fears that some reading here may have.

 

 

 

I'm currently on Journey. The loos are working, the crew are happy and engaging (well, they are wonderful actually) and the food both in the main dining room and buffet has been excellent. I've been on Journey about a dozen times. I love this ship. It's true to say it's not brand new, but it is very clean and I think charming. It will be nice to see it properly refurbed, but in the meantime I continue to be very comfortable. Since I have read bad reports (including one person via another review medium who called it small and old and a bathtub) I've made a point of asking other passengers how they are enjoying their cruise and it's been a unanimous positive response. Everyone seems very happy.

 

 

 

So don't panic. All is well here. Oh and so far the weather across the Atlantic is beautiful. Smooth and sunny, warm skies.

 

 

 

Phil

 

 

Thanks for the update.

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We are the ones who were basically forced to disembark. They offered us only a credit on a future cruise with them. We spoke to the credit card company who said this was a fraud case. They sold us a " luxury" cruise, and we did not get a luxury cruise. We got a stateroom without a toilet. That is not luxury. They owe us a refund.

 

 

They offered you a credit, which is standard in this situation. They don't owe you a refund, as they still provided you with a room, crew, food, etc, which you still used for a few days. I can imagine the toilet situation was unpleasant, to say the least, but we had a similar issue on Holland America and were given a credit as well. We neither asked for, nor expected a refund. You also chose to the leave the ship early on your own....you weren't kicked off the ship or "basically forced to leave". Regardless of whether you're a physician or not, the shipboard medical staff is required to follow CDC guidelines. That does require quarantine if you exhibit signs of vomiting or diarrhea. You are, in turn, required to follow this protocol. Or leave the ship.

 

I'm not criticizing you, as I can imagine how miserable the whole situation must have been. But Azamara has provided you with compensation. As a physician, you must understand that the cruise lines must enact a quarantine given your symptoms. They can't chance a noro-infected guest to wander the ship's venues.

 

Sorry you had such a rough trip. My vacation time is very expensive and valuable time-wise, and I would hate to have it marred by something like this.

 

 

 

Michael

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They offered you a credit, which is standard in this situation. They don't owe you a refund, as they still provided you with a room, crew, food, etc, which you still used for a few days. I can imagine the toilet situation was unpleasant, to say the least, but we had a similar issue on Holland America and were given a credit as well. We neither asked for, nor expected a refund. You also chose to the leave the ship early on your own....you weren't kicked off the ship or "basically forced to leave". Regardless of whether you're a physician or not, the shipboard medical staff is required to follow CDC guidelines. That does require quarantine if you exhibit signs of vomiting or diarrhea. You are, in turn, required to follow this protocol. Or leave the ship.

 

I'm not criticizing you, as I can imagine how miserable the whole situation must have been. But Azamara has provided you with compensation. As a physician, you must understand that the cruise lines must enact a quarantine given your symptoms. They can't chance a noro-infected guest to wander the ship's venues.

 

Sorry you had such a rough trip. My vacation time is very expensive and valuable time-wise, and I would hate to have it marred by something like this.

 

 

 

Michael

 

Really, are you an expert on this legally?

Read the first post, it said AZ knew the plumbing in many of the cabins were inoperable (bio-hazard) but still sailed.

 

I agree with the poster, this is fraud and they should explore all means possible legally and financially to get full refund from the cost of the cruise. I'd be just as upset if my cabin had no running water or a toilet that didn't work.

 

It's funny that this thread has been up a couple days and yet no response or intervention form Bonnie or Larry? Silence from AZ proves the OP and others have a case for a full refund, let's see if the cruise line does right.

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We are the ones who were basically forced to disembark. They offered us only a credit on a future cruise with them. We spoke to the credit card company who said this was a fraud case. They sold us a " luxury" cruise, and we did not get a luxury cruise. We got a stateroom without a toilet. That is not luxury. They owe us a refund.

 

You are the ones that referred to Journey as old and small and basically a bathtub. You lost my vote when I read that reasoned approach:rolleyes:

 

Phil

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Really? You paid for a " luxury" cruise and the toilets didn't work and you are ok with that?? When we were on the Miami to Costa Rica leg they left port knowing the toilets didn't work , and they announced when they finally found the problem it was a leak in the galley, which was not confidence inspiring about the food. They repeatedly told us the problem had been fixed so it's interesting to see that on the return trip there were in fact still problems.

 

You don't show your cruising history, but I see that you are new to Cruise Critic so I wonder if this was your first cruise? The toilet systems on cruise ships (all cruise ships) are very different from land-based plumbing and are notoriously temperamental. Our first cruise was on Oceania Insignia -- another "luxury" cruise ship and a sister-ship to Journey. We had no toilets at one point; it was fixed; we got over it. Our toilets were working when the cruise began, but I don't think that is really the issue here. They break regularly; they get fixed. This was apparently a more difficult problem to suss out than they thought at first, but eventually they did get fixed. Rough seas also happen. If every cruise line delayed every cruise because conditions weren't perfect, very few ships would ever sail. If this is unacceptable, you will be better off on land-based vacations -- and preferably on the mainland, because islands can have bad weather and shortages that are impossible for tourists to overcome also. Or, you can roll with it.

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It's always sad to hear when things go wrong on a cruise and toilets are certainly a big issue.

I know I would not enjoy that experience and particular if it was not handle well.

Last August and September we sailed on both the Quest and Journey.

The Quest, which we had been on previously, was very good. The Captain, crew and staff were all very friendly and helpful. You would be hard pressed to find a ship with more friendly and pleasant staff.

The Journey on the other hand had a less friendly Captain, which we hardly saw throughout the cruise, unlike the Quest where the Captain was seen very regularly and mixed with passengers. This was reflected in some of the staff's attitude, which I guess is understandable. It's great to have a good boss!!!!

So our experience on the Journey was just not quite up to the high standard of the Quest.

The food and entertainment was of a good standard on both ships, so no complaints there.

Although these ships are getting on in age and probably need a major update, they are still generally very comfortable for cruising.

Because of their age, noise and vibration in parts of the ship is quite noticeable and certainly not up to the standard of very modern ships like Le Boreal, which is unbelievable for it's smoothness. No ship I've ever sailed on, and I've been on many over the last four to five decades, can match it.

We are booked to travel on the Journey once again in February, travelling from Miami to LA, through the Panama Canal. So hopefully the Captain this time round will be more friendly and open, which will make for a better all round experience.

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No, this was not my first cruise. And if you read the critique of this cruise by myself and other critics you would know that they left port with the toilets not working. This was NOT a problem that developed at sea, it was a problem in port. On over half the ship. Good for you if you want to pay for a room without a toilet but I persoanlly do not. They should have given people the information before sailing and given them the option of a refund or boarding with no toilets. Weather is not controllable OBVIOUSLY, but certainly is made that much worse when your toilet DOES NOT WORK. Firthermore, toilet systems are not much different on ships than they are on airplanes and an airplane will not leave with inoperative toilets. Toilets that don't work on airplanes are extremely rare. If a cruise ship can not have the toilets working before you board they should not sail. That should be their problem, not mine. That is also a health department issue.

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You are the ones that referred to Journey as old and small and basically a bathtub. You lost my vote when I read that reasoned approach:rolleyes:

 

Phil

 

They offered you a credit, which is standard in this situation. They don't owe you a refund, as they still provided you with a room, crew, food, etc, which you still used for a few days. I can imagine the toilet situation was unpleasant, to say the least, but we had a similar issue on Holland America and were given a credit as well. We neither asked for, nor expected a refund. You also chose to the leave the ship early on your own....you weren't kicked off the ship or "basically forced to leave". Regardless of whether you're a physician or not, the shipboard medical staff is required to follow CDC guidelines. That does require quarantine if you exhibit signs of vomiting or diarrhea. You are, in turn, required to follow this protocol. Or leave the ship.

 

I'm not criticizing you, as I can imagine how miserable the whole situation must have been. But Azamara has provided you with compensation. As a physician, you must understand that the cruise lines must enact a quarantine given your symptoms. They can't chance a noro-infected guest to wander the ship's venues.

 

Sorry you had such a rough trip. My vacation time is very expensive and valuable time-wise, and I would hate to have it marred by something like this.

 

 

 

Michael

 

You also contradicted yourself here. First you say we were not forced to leave the ship, or kicked off, we chose to leave. Then you go on to say we were required to follow the quarantine imposed or get off the ship. How can one be expected to follow quarantine in a room with a malfunctioning toilet? So we basically were forced to get off the ship. You yourself say that we were required to do so.

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We are the ones who were basically forced to disembark. They offered us only a credit on a future cruise with them. We spoke to the credit card company who said this was a fraud case. They sold us a " luxury" cruise, and we did not get a luxury cruise. We got a stateroom without a toilet. That is not luxury. They owe us a refund.

 

And your quoting a credit card company as a reputable source :) ???? I wouldn't trust any of them. If you never cruised a refund or another cruise yes - cruise then a discount is the best you should expect.

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To the OP, I'm sorry you had such a poor cruise that would make you not wish to sail on Azamara again. I post this not to doubt you, but hopefully allay fears that some reading here may have.

 

I'm currently on Journey. The loos are working, the crew are happy and engaging (well, they are wonderful actually) and the food both in the main dining room and buffet has been excellent. I've been on Journey about a dozen times. I love this ship. It's true to say it's not brand new, but it is very clean and I think charming. It will be nice to see it properly refurbed, but in the meantime I continue to be very comfortable. Since I have read bad reports (including one person via another review medium who called it small and old and a bathtub) I've made a point of asking other passengers how they are enjoying their cruise and it's been a unanimous positive response. Everyone seems very happy.

 

So don't panic. All is well here. Oh and so far the weather across the Atlantic is beautiful. Smooth and sunny, warm skies.

 

Phil

 

Phil, your post was very reassuring as we're on the Journey in May. Can you just tell us if the fresh orange juice machine is still present and working in Windows at breakfast time? We read on one bad review that it had been removed :eek: Breakfast wouldn't be the same without it! Enjoy your cruise.

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Phil, your post was very reassuring as we're on the Journey in May. Can you just tell us if the fresh orange juice machine is still present and working in Windows at breakfast time? We read on one bad review that it had been removed :eek: Breakfast wouldn't be the same without it! Enjoy your cruise.

Steve, I'm pretty sure it's still there and one outside on the counter at the Sunset Bar. I'll check when I go to breakfast and report back. The ginger energisers that they have as you walk past the Windows Bar are delicious if you haven't tried them and a good kick!

 

Phil

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Steve, I'm pretty sure it's still there and one outside on the counter at the Sunset Bar. I'll check when I go to breakfast and report back. The ginger energisers that they have as you walk past the Windows Bar are delicious if you haven't tried them and a good kick!

 

Phil

 

Well that's a relief and we look forward to confirmation! Yes, we love the Energiser and in fact we can claim the special accolade that we introduced them to the Journey. After having them on the Quest, we were disappointed to find the Journey did not make them so we mentioned this on our mid cruise comment form and lo and behold, in true Azamara fashion, they contacted the Quest for the recipe and "the rest is history"! Another example of Azamara 'doing their best for the guest' :)

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And your quoting a credit card company as a reputable source :) ???? I wouldn't trust any of them. If you never cruised a refund or another cruise yes - cruise then a discount is the best you should expect.

 

 

You can dispute a charge on your credit card.

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You are the ones that referred to Journey as old and small and basically a bathtub. You lost my vote when I read that reasoned approach:rolleyes:

 

Phil

 

 

I replied to this once it seems to have disappeared. My point in calling th ship a bathtub was thT it handles poorly in rough seas, and Azamara knew we were sailing into rough seas WITH NO TOILETS before we left port.

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I replied to this once it seems to have disappeared. My point in calling th ship a bathtub was thT it handles poorly in rough seas, and Azamara knew we were sailing into rough seas WITH NO TOILETS before we left port.

 

I am sure your cruise experience was unpleasant and I do sympathise with your obvious disappointment, however I have always found both Quest and Journey to be excellent, seaworthy ships and not a "bathtub" at all. The Captains are always proactive in advising passengers of any rough sea conditions ahead and allowing anyone prone to sea sickness to take medication ahead of time. Yes, the ships are small but I actually like the feeling of being on a moving ship at sea and not on a floating tower block. I have just returned from a cruise on a large ship and we had a night of Force 10 winds and very heavy seas with lots of pitching and rolling. You take a chance on rough weather on any ship, but it's a risk of cruising. I actually commented to my friend that I think Quest would have handled the seas better.

 

As to your cabin plumbing issues, these can happen on any ship, old or new and on any cruiseline. It's unfortunate but I'm sure Azamara did their utmost to fix it ASAP. If the sailing was delayed and ports missed because of this issue then I can imagine that the majority of passengers whose cabins weren't affected would be extremely unhappy and would have a case for claiming compensation. You were offered compensation and I do feel that this was well deserved but certainly not a complete refund.

 

As to the health issues, as a medical professional you must know the rules for isolation that have to be followed for gastro intestinal conditions. Could you not have been moved to one of the cabins with a working toilet? As you must know, Norovirus symptoms typically last a maximum of 48 hours and then you could have continued with your cruise. It is sad and unpleasant that this should have happened to you and I really do sympathise because I know that I would be upset if it happened to me, but I still cannot see that you have a case for a total refund of your cruise monies. I would think that a partial refund for the days that your bathroom did not function and a generous discount off a future cruise would be more than acceptable. After all, it was you who chose to leave the ship early.

 

To anyone sailing on Journey or Quest in the future, I can only echo Phil's comments that they are beautifully kept, clean and charming ships with the happiest and best crews at sea. I have just returned from a lovely cruise with another company and I am going on a Silversea cruise in a few weeks, but I just can't wait to book my next cruise with Azamara soon.

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