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MS Azur

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by: Trevor Horne
# previous cruises: 3
Date of Trip: December 23, 2001
Itinerary: Mediterranean

Be aware that when you book a cruise on this FERRY it is used as a training ship for all staff.

Public Areas
The swimming pools never had any water in them. The best lounge was the pacific lounge although all the musicians on board mime and use demo tapes. The main entertainment lounge was flat and not tiered so if you were sat in the second row you couldn't see the show (which was very poor anyway).English is the lowest priority language on board.

Food and Service
During my 11 day cruise my breakfast was never delivered correctly and all hot food was only ever luke warm. The main evening meal was generally quite good although most nights there were mistakes (no cutlery, a glass missing, no milk etc...) Lunch time buffet was always the same and cold meat eg. salami, ham, salad, cold tea and coffee.

Cabin was generally pretty good (basic inside cabin) it was a fair size and the cabin steward kept it clean and tidy although we had a major sewage smell for the majority of or cruise and we even had humans waste overflowing from our toilet into our cabin.

All evening shows were very poor and the day time entertainment was "How far can you spit an ice cube" and "throw a hoop over an empty wine bottle" Generally all entertainment was very bad and all staff were very rude and unhelpful.

The itinerary was totally different to the itinerary we booked and we never had any notification of the change. We had to spend 2 days at sea followed by a 2hour stop in greece before another 2 days at sea we very poor entertainment. The pools had no water in them and the gym was very minimal " bikes and a sauna.

Who Goes
Our fellow passengers were very nice and yes I would have them over for a dinner at home. This ship and company has put my wife and I off cruises for ever


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