In 2012 I experienced a fantastic cruise with Azamara Club Cruises. The Ship was the Journey. My adventure started in Stockholm Sweden with an overnight stay on the ship. I then sailed to Helsinki Finland, St Petersburg Russia again with an overnight stay on the ship, Tallinn Estonia, Visby Sweden, and Copenhagen Denmark with a two-night stay on the ship. What a Wonderful experience! These ports of call have been on my bucket list for a long time. What a better way to see these places than on the amazing Azamara Journey. Most of the ports of call everyone spoke English so there was not a language barrier. This itinerary has so much history and culture.
Some Facts about the ship:
• The ship has a casual atmosphere – resort casual was the dress code, no formal nights.
• The Ship’s crew was very friendly and always available to you if needed anything.
• With several dining options to choose from you are able to dine at your leisure, the food was wonderful.
• Complimentary Boutique Wine is served with lunch and dinner.
• Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees and teas
• Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff are included (no tipping)
• Complimentary self-serve laundry
There was always something going on while we were sailing from one port to another. You are able to choose from lectures about the history of the area, try your luck at the casino, relax in the Spa or party in the Looking Glass Lounge in the evening. I liked the fact that I was able to relax on the ship as I traveled to my next port for my next adventure.
St. Petersburg Russia was one of my favorite ports of call. I have always wanted to visit this historical city. The city was founded by Emperor Peter the Great on May 27, 1703, and was the capital of the Russian Empire for over 200 years. The city ceased being the capital in 1918 after the Russian Revolution of 1917. St. Petersburg Russia is an important maritime center for Russia. The city is built on a network of islands, featuring 65 rivers and canals that crisscross the city. Along with about 400 bridges, the city closely resembles Venice Italy and Amsterdam. Some of the most interesting and historical sights are Peter and Paul Fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Winter Palace, and the Hermitage. Since I was there for 2 days, I was able to see all of them and much more. I also was able to take a canal cruise throughout the city. I would recommend Azamara Club Cruises to anyone!