azamara journey - azamara cruises - cruise ship review & photos

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After the demise of Renaissance Cruises in 2001, the eight 30,000 ton "R" ships were snapped up by a number of cruise lines. R Six ended up at Pullmantur, sailing as their Blue Dream for a good number of years. After Pullmantur was taken over by Royal Caribbean International, Blue Dream was sent to the Celebrity fleet. Earmarked as Celebrity Journey, the ship surprisingly came out of dry dock as Azamara Journey. A sub-brand of Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises offers an upscale cruise experience with an open seating main restaurant, complimentary specialty dining and a relaxed dress code. I visited Azamara Journey at Amsterdam on May 30, 2008 and noticed some distinct Azamara touches.   

Grand Staircase Martini Bar Acupuncture Reception Looking Glass
Grand staircase Martini Bar Acupuncture Reception Looking Glass
Aft stairwell Boutique C Cova Café Cova Café
Aft stairwell Boutique C Cova Caf'e Cova Café
Martini Bar Martini Bar Discoveries Restaurant Discoveries Restaurant
Martini Bar Martini Bar Discoveries Restaurant Discoveries Restaurant
Discoveries Restaurant Discoveries Restaurant Cova Café Casino Luxe
Discoveries Restaurant Discoveries Restaurant Cova Café Casino Luxe
Casino Luxe Cabaret Lounge Internet Café AquaSpa Reception
Casino Luxe Cabaret Lounge Internet Café AquaSpa Reception
Hairdressing Salon AquaSpa sun deck Gym Looking Glass
Hairdressing Salon AquaSpa Sun Deck Gym Looking Glass
Looking Glass Looking Glass Bar Pool Deck Pool Deck
Looking Glass Looking Glass bar Pool Deck Pool Deck
Pool Deck Pool Grill Windows Café Windows Café
Pool Deck Pool Grill Windows Café Windows Café
Windows Café Windows Café outdoor terrace Michael's Club Michael's Club
Windows Café Windows Café Terrace Michael's Club Michael's Club
Windows Café Windows Café outdoor terrace Michael's Club Prime C Restaurant
Windows Café Windows Café Terrace Michael's Club Prime C Restaurant
Aqualina Restaurant Aqualina Restaurant Aqualina Restaurant Prime C Wine Bar
Aqualina Restaurant Aqualina Restaurant Aqualina Restaurant Prime C Wine Bar
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Photos and text: © 2008 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com

First published on June 1, 2008

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