Anyone cruised on the Azura?

18 months ago we did a cruise to the Baltic on the Carnival Legend with an overnight stay in St Petersburg in Russia. Had a great time seeing places like Estonia, although for me the biggest disappointent was the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Anyway, she who must be obeyed wanted to do that trip again and so she has just booked 14 nights on the P & O Azura for 14 nights in June out of Southampton.

Done Carnival (Legend and Glory - 3 times on each) and Royal Carribean (Indepenendce of the Seas - 2 cruises on her) a number of times, but this will be our first time with P & O and on the Azura in particular. She came out of Hamburg last Friday after a refit (she is 5 years old after all), so just wondered if anyone on here has any experience of the ship.

At £1100 for 14 nights all in, (which includes tips and car parking) I can’t complain about the price, especially for that time of year, and she looks a nice ship, but looks can be deceptive and the reviews on sites like Cruise Critic are mixed.

So any observations most welcome

Did the Caribbean in 2011 on the Azure - no problems. Did Norwegian Fjords on sister ship Ventura - again no problems. Go for the later dinner and attend the sail aways which can be a hoot if you like a drink.

Going from Southampton is a well oiled machine.

Glad to hear that you had no problems, so thanks for that. We never use the fixed dining, alway use the buffet and we are well familiar with Southampton as we have used it many times before, but the Cruise terminal at Dover (which is where Carnival go from when they are in the UK) makes Southampton seem prehistoric by comparison.