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  1. I have been to Venice on cruises but, to be honest, I think the Venetian authorities should ban cruise ships. The impact on the city with large numbers of passengers is not sustainable nor is the damage done to the lagoon. There are other ways to visit Venice. I'm ducking!
  2. It sounds promising but will depend on whether we are permitted to travel then. If not, travel insurance is invalid and fines are hefty.
  3. I love White Nights. I've had a few and some of them with you Mr Phil!
  4. Let's hope it's not downwards!!
  5. Well, it wouldn't be my choice of name! It's sounds very awkward to me. There were much better suggestions imho.
  6. I can't remember if they do recent (ish) movies. HAL do and we really enjoyed them. Was tempted to 'stay in' sometimes and order room service and drinks to watch.
  7. We used the Den a lot on our last Azamara cruise on Quest. I loved it. Not keen on the casinos on any ships to be honest.
  8. I had my first jab on Monday. I have to admit I shed a few tears. Felt a bit of an idiot but I was just so grateful to all the people who had made it possible. It was freezing cold and snowy and volunteers were outside acting as marshalls. I felt dreadful the next day but so pleased I got it. I'm 73. If all goes well my sons, both early 50s will get theirs in April. One thing that has gone well, at least.
  9. I received my first email from Azamara today giving details of savings on their intensive voyages. It's described as leaving from Southampton, where the Mayflower sailed from! History and geography lessons needed. It sailed from Plymouth hence Plymouth Rock. 😆
  10. DH and I have done several Azamara cruises. However, we don't ever receive the emails that other friends that have cruised with us get. Does anybody know why this is please?
  11. Azamara Discover. Although Venture is good, too.
  12. We've done a fair few Azamara cruises and really love the ships. We don't much care for evening shows and we're happy to just sit and chat with friends over a drink or two. We've also sailed a lot with HAL on their smaller ships. We enjoy both but I do hope that Mr Ashford doesn't make big changes to the 'old' Azamara brand.
  13. Totally gutted. Such a shame. HAL here we come!
  14. DH and I are budget conscious and love a bargain. We'd probably go for it. It sounds similar to one that we have had a quote for from our local, reputable, TA, on AZ in December 21. Just my opinion, obviously.
  15. I think all we Brits are rightfully proud of our NHS and all that are associated with it. Thank you jay888 for being a part of it. We have one opening near to us in Stevenage. OH should be fairly soon, at age 77, I'm 73 so in the following tier.
  16. I agree tfred. Tried it once but wasn't impressed. Some very snooty people onboard, too. Incidentally, notice you're in Delray. We used to have a condo there but unfortunately had to sell. Absolutely love it there. My favourite place in FL.
  17. I agree, Phil. We feel the same. Hate to mention competitors but the HAL cruise we did last year was a delightful surprise. Food and service on par with Azamara in some respects and even with buying a drinks package it came in much cheaper than an Azamara equivalent. Although our cruise was curtailed due to Covid we did, in fact, have a longer cruise than planned. Plus full refund and 100% FCC. They gave everyone free WIFI too and phone calls. We're still waiting for a refund for our booked and paid January 2021 cruise. We're told up to three months' wait!
  18. We'll all be back cruising by this time next year Phil!
  19. That was great, Phil. I heard it 'live' as I always listen to WaO but her reaction is priceless!! Here's to better times.
  20. Nor mine, Phil. Too hoity toity for us. It was bad enough on a Cunard cruise when we were at dinner the first evening people were discussing the size of their walk-in freezers!!
  21. Thanks Phil. I thought there might be a few posts from a Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.😏 Good to know you acquiesce. Lesley
  22. We have booked and paid for a cruise from Cape Town on Journey in January. I fear it will not go ahead. As much as I love Azamara, it's my favourite cruise line and I don't think it can be bettered in terms of service, I believe the Company would be even more highly regarded if we were given a realistic timeline when cruises are likely to start. November 2020 cruises are still appearing for sale on the website which is ridiculous. I think it is very bad form to take money from clients when they know the sailing will not go ahead and there will be a lengthy wait for a refund.
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