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Perhaps a little rethink?

It’s now just over a week since we got back from our cruise on Azura. In that time I’ve been taking a rest from the blog, apart from doing my usual ‘summary + review‘ page. On that page I made some comments about the meals and service in the MDR that various people have responded […]

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Azura 2014 cruise review

I’ve done the review of our just-completed cruise on Azura. As usual it contains my summary thoughts about the cruise as a whole, as well as links to the detailed posts I made during the cruise. You can find it here.

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Final (sea) day

It’ the last full day of the cruise, and it’s a sea day. We’re continuing the passage from Kristiansand to Southampton. We had a leisurely-enough morning: breakfast, walked a few times around the deck, and then hit the balcony for maybe 90 minutes. It’s not as hot today but it was sunny and we stayed […]

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Kristiansand

Today we’re at Kristiansand, near the southern tip of Norway. Once again the weather is fantastic – blue skies, sunshine, and temperature somewhere around 25 degrees or just above. We have been very lucky with the weather in the second half of this cruise. This is our first visit to anywhere in Norway, so it’s […]

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Copenhagen

We’ve felt that we haven’t done the best things with our time in the last ports. Today we decided to put that behind us – back to our strategy of “doing one thing and doing it well”. I remembered that I’d read about free walking tours of the city centre and we decided to try […]

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A(nother) meal in Sindhu

Yesterday we ate in Sindhu for the second time this cruise. Once again it was an excellent meal. Perhaps not quite as spectacularly good as the first one, but that may simply have been because it wasn’t the first time. Val’s starter was roasted rabbit tikka with chilli jam and chutney (yes, gentle readers, she […]

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Warnemünde

Warnemünde was the port of call today. Azura was berthed by 8 o’clock and we were stepping ashore just after 9. Just astern of us was Royal Princess. Our plan was to go into Rostock on our own and do Rostock in the morning, have lunch somewhere, and then return to Warnemünde for the afternoon. […]

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A sea day

Today (8 July) is a sea day as we sail from Helsinki to Warnemünde. The weather is good – sunny and warm enough, with a bit of a breeze. There’s not a whole lot going on so we’re taking it easy. We’ve just attended “an Audience with the Captain”. We attended a similar session with […]

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Helsinki

Today was Helsinki. I don’t know what to say about this port: it wasn’t very memorable. It was certainly attractive enough. We went ashore mid-morning via the shuttle bus from the berth at ‘Melki’, down in the south-west corner of the city into the centre. We then walked up to one the attractions we’d been […]

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Azura Seascreen

I haven’t written much about Azura herself on this cruise, mainly because I haven’t found much to write about that’s different from all the stuff I’ve been writing for years about Ventura. To all intents and purposes they are the same. The differences exist, however, and I think that there are two main ones: the […]

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