Thursday, 22 June 2017

Azura: A Trip Around the Upper Decks

This is my last blog post about our cruise to Norway on Azura. So far I have concentrated on the ports of call, and the spaces inside the ship. So I will finish with a short tour of some of the outside spaces.
For those passengers who enjoy or feel in need of exercise, Azura has a well resourced gym (not photographed) and a variety of spaces for sport.

On the cruise we were on there were also training sessions for all ages of young people on the upper decks from Arsenal football coaches.
For the walkers there is a jogging circuit and, on Deck 7, the promenade. Sadly, not entirely wrapped around the entire ship, but the promenade deck does provide long spaces for walking, accompanied by sea views.

  From here passengers can take the lift to decks 14 and 15 to see the three heated pools.

Above is a photo of the 'adult only' terrace pool at the back of the ship. It is a good spot for a peaceful swim.
Below are the other two family pools. Both are situated on deck 15 and close to a variety of bars, fastfood venues, and the buffet.

One of the pools hosts the large cinema screen which shows popular films and occasional sporting events. Blankets are provided for passengers who wish to watch on colder days and evenings.

To discover some of the most magnificant views from the upper decks, it is best to walk to the back of the ship and take the lift or climb the stairs to deck 18. Here you will find the Planet Bar which has 'wrap around' windows. 

You can sit in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy a cocktail while watching the foaming wake of the ship.

If you step outside of the Planet Bar, the views are even more spectacular.

So I have chosen the sunset which I watched from the viewing deck outside the Planet Bar on the final evening of our cruise to be the final photo of the holiday. We had a fabulous week, and hope to return to Azura soon.

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