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MS Azur

Your Rating:Three Stars
Reviewed by: Joost Alsemgeest
# previous cruises: 2
Date of Trip: December 23, 2001
Itinerary: Mediterranean

A ship at present undergoing refurbishment, some cabins very noisy, the ports visited including a twice passage of the Corinth canal were good, although a 7 day cruise gives to little time to visit the ports. example Athens just 6 hours in harbour.

Public Areas
Decks are slippery due to water leaking from airco units. There are no places to easy sit, only upright and a shortage of deck chairs, without mattresses for lying down. The pools were always full of chlorine therefore very smelly and how healthy ??

Food and Service
Breakfast and lunch buffet meals were carried along the decks, leaving some pax wearing salads on their head, because of windy conditions. Always a shortage of crockery and cutlery. Food ok.

Dinner service is a waiter competition, who can feed, the word serve cannot be used here, the pax the quickest. Your out in less then 1 hour 15 minutes. Plates are cleared as the become empty. Too many Restaurant supervisors who are also bored on the job and do not lead a team.

Cabins on the Sport Deck from 110-120 and 127-139 also 1001-1035 are to be reserved only by those passengers who ca switch of their hearing-aid. Very noisy and rowdy by kids from 6 to 15 years old until 00.30 am and later. The play areas are in the walkways of fire escapes and cannot be sealed of .Our cabins 139 very noise at sea during harbour manoeuvres or with children play. Not once a quit sleep late was possible.

What entertainment we saw was of reasonable quality. Cruise announcements were barely hearable the intercom sound was not very good and had to compete with simultaneous blaring music systems.

The ports were good , but mostly stopovers short.from Venice to Korkula (Kroatie), Itea, Korinthe canal, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodos, Piraeus, Venice. In port mostly the chlorine pools are closed.

Who Goes
No, I would not invite them over for dinner.

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