Thinking About an Azamara Club Cruise? Here's What I Loved About Mine
Does your idea of a good cruise involve:
- * staying late in ports of call so you can experience them at night?
- * not being nickeled and dimed?
- * not having to dress up?
- * a charismatic senior staff with a sense of humor--the type of people you'd actually want at a cocktail party you're throwing?
If so, you should know about the Adriatic cruise I just got back from--my 18th cruise, but my first onboard Azamara Club Cruises.
Our week-long itinerary, roundtrip out of Venice on the 694-passenger Azamara Quest, included four Croatian ports--Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split, and Korcula--as well as Kotor in Montenegro and Trieste in Italy.
It was an unusual cruise for me. First, there were no "days at sea"; we were off the ship exploring a different port every day. Second, I was an invited guest speaker, as opposed to an anonymous paying passenger (I'm typically the latter, of course). Third, it was my husband's and my first trip without the kids in six years. All of which meant we were predestined to have a great time.
Despite the unusual circumstances of the cruise, though, I do believe that my main takeaways about Azamara Club Cruises would hold true for other people. I say this because most of the passengers I spoke with--and as an "enrichment lecturer," I spoke with plenty--felt the same way I did about the cruise line. Here are the four things we liked most: