It's only been months since Azamara Cruises was officially launched and they've already proven that they are listening to their passengers. While developing their brand, Azamara worked diligently to create a deluxe onboard experience and initially everyone got at least one complimentary meal in the specialty restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina (suite occupants got two). However, passengers felt there was nothing deluxe about paying a surcharge if they wanted additional reservations.
In a responsive move, dining in both specialty restaurants is now always complimentary. Guests accommodated in staterooms are invited to reserve two evenings' dining and suite guests are entitled to three reservations. Additional reservations are available on a space-available basis and can be arranged either by butlers, or at the desk in either restaurant or Discoveries, the main restaurant. It is recommended that a $5 per person gratuity be extended when dining in the specialty restaurants.
A couple details haven't changed. For the "Tastings" option in Aqualina, a surcharge of $50 per person includes a set menu of six courses that pairs wine with each course. The charge does not include gratuity but covers the wines that are served. There is also a nominal surcharge for premium cuts in Prime C.
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