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Sail Date: July 2019
We chose this cruise for itinerary and dates. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary. We flew into Vancouver on Canada Day. Took a taxi from the airport to the Hyatt Regency. Traffic was light. Taxi rates from the airport are fixed. $35 ... Read More
We chose this cruise for itinerary and dates. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary. We flew into Vancouver on Canada Day. Took a taxi from the airport to the Hyatt Regency. Traffic was light. Taxi rates from the airport are fixed. $35 CD All taxis take credit cards. We were happy that we were able to check into the hotel early. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite with a balcony. We ate dinner at Black and Blue. Food was delicious, service was outstanding, decor was plush, and they had AC. Many restaurants in Canada do not have AC. After breakfast at the Hyatt, we were picked up by tour guide. While we were touring, our luggage was taken to the cruise ship. At the end of tour we were dropped off at Canada a place where we checked in, cleared US customs, and boarded the ship. Our luggage was waiting for us in our cabin. Ship was renovated in 2016. Still looks fresh and clean. Cabin was bright. The dark woods are gone. New furnishings were beautiful. Bed was very comfortable. Linens and toiletries were very pleasing. Our cabin stewards, Juan and Andrew, were attentive. We ate in most venues. We liked Buffet and discoveries dining room. Small sandwiches and pastry at Mosaic was good. Tapas in the Living room was ok. Food was mostly good. Our best meal was dinner at the Patio. Seafood platter. It is a lovely venue with table service. We enjoyed watching the gorgeous Alaskan scenery during dinner. We were underwhelmed by Prime C. It used to be better. Live music was excellent. We did not like the DJ or some of the evening shows. The Azamazing Evening at the Chihully Museum in Seattle was fabulous. Great venue, good weather, nice entertainment, and amazing food made for a memorable evening. White night had bad weather and had to abort to living room. Not the best white night. We enjoyed our stops in Seattle and the Alaskan ports. In Ketchikan, we took the Alaskan adventure and crab fest. It was really interesting and delicious. In Juneau, we took the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake. Unfortunately, our bus had a broken AC and windows that did not open. Bus driver guide was a real jerk. Bus had 49 guests and no crew escort. Salmon bake put us in long line with lots of guests from other ships. We were on a small ship waiting in line with guests from Ovation of the Seas It was a bad tour. Spoke to shore excursions who didn’t seem to care. Do not take the tour. Our stop in Nanaimo ,BC was a waste of time. Took an expensive excursion that was a real waste of time. Last day, brunch was well done....great food beautifully arranged, good service, and nice music. One of the best features of the Quest is the friendly crew. They really want guests to have a great time. We had a great time. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We chose this because it was "all inclusive" and small. We assumed that due to its size it would cruise up an Alaska fiord but instead it headed out into the open ocean to dump its holding tanks. We did circles for a day doing ... Read More
We chose this because it was "all inclusive" and small. We assumed that due to its size it would cruise up an Alaska fiord but instead it headed out into the open ocean to dump its holding tanks. We did circles for a day doing this. The cabins are small but still very functional. Dining in the main restaurant was excellent with great food and wine and fairly attentive staff. The buffet food was good but service terrible. The wait staff have no assigned tables so you can be finished breakfast before you get served water and tea. Entertainment is not up to big ship class but the six regular performers were good and most enjoyed the basic shows. Azamara is new to Alaska and have yet to figure out that it is not the tropics. They held their "dinner in white" around the pool deck in very cold temperatures and howling wind. The poor staff worked very hard to make it happen but many gave it a pass or ate and ran. Ports of call were the standard Alaskan fare but because the ship is so small we had to tender in twice as the dock was well above the gangway deck. They figured out how to make deck five an egress point. This ship is not good for children. We will not travel Azamara again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We chose this cruise a we wanted to go back to Alaska and wanted to go on the Azamara Quest for the second time. It didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the itinerary was good although we missed Victoria because on high wind. ... Read More
We chose this cruise a we wanted to go back to Alaska and wanted to go on the Azamara Quest for the second time. It didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the itinerary was good although we missed Victoria because on high wind. We were able to get closer than the larger ships and only had to tender one time. The smaller lounges on board were very nice to meet and converse with other cruisers. The elimination of the Casino was disheartning, however probably saved me some money. The Captain was one of the most outstanding officers I have seen on a cruise ship, very personable and visible to keep us informed on every phase of the cruise. Hope I get another chance to go on the Quest and cruise with him. Embarkation was the quickest and easiest I had ever been through in nearly 20 cruises. Disembarkation was also easy with our luggage removed from the ship the night before and were close to our transportation. Canada and US Customs were very professional and smooth. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
I am retired in Thailand with a lovely young wife, I have been cruising for over 50 yrs, and done maybe 40 plus cruises, and around 10 with Azamara, we currently have three booked Azamara is at the top of our comfort zone money wise, we ... Read More
I am retired in Thailand with a lovely young wife, I have been cruising for over 50 yrs, and done maybe 40 plus cruises, and around 10 with Azamara, we currently have three booked Azamara is at the top of our comfort zone money wise, we do not like crowds, we do not stay up and party all the time, often when in port we stay on the ship, we prefer not to be harassed by children, and the passenger profile, is generally professional and restrained, you do not get pushed out of the way in the buffet We like the pretty well all inclusive policy We do not do many shore excursions The food bearing in mind what is being paid is excellent, with very wide choice and good included wine choice The cabins are a little small but adequate, exceptionally well looked after, and the stewards will do anything possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible We love the white nights, are not so sure about the Amazing evenings but there is no cost The most exceptional thing about the ship is the staff, they are the very top, and go out of their way to help In October we are doing Hongkong to Singapore, then back to back the Myanmar trip that we have done before, in March next year we do Sydney to Singapore on the Journey Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
We hadn't cruised in years and only on larger ships (which we didn't like), when a friend recommended Azamara. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and it didn't disappoint. Embarkation in Venice was incredibly smooth ... Read More
We hadn't cruised in years and only on larger ships (which we didn't like), when a friend recommended Azamara. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and it didn't disappoint. Embarkation in Venice was incredibly smooth (took all of 10 minutes) and we were soon on board and enjoying lunch. We had an aft balcony cabin that was comfortable and had plenty of storage and the bathroom and shower, while snug, was not as bad as I had been let to believe (lol). Our cabin attendants kept it all spotless. We found the food to be very good. We ate most of our breakfasts in the Windows buffet and dinners in the MDR, although we bought a package for the 2 specialty restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina and the Chef's Table. We found the food at Prime C and Aqualina not all that much better than the MDR, but the Chef's Table is really not to be missed. Outstanding! I can't speak too much about the entertainment, as we didn't partake that much. We found the group in the Living Room that played during cocktail hour too loud to promote conversation, though and much preferred the pianist in the Spirits lounge. The Azamazing Evening was the cellist Ana Ruchner in an outdoor venue in Split - a rock version of Yo Yo Ma - not to my taste, but a beautiful venue and very well organized. MY azamazing evening was a couple nights later when they brought an Italian tenor onboard as a surprise for a late night concert on the pool deck. We only booked 1 ship sponsored excursion, but it was a great one - at Dubrovnik, an excursion to the town of Ston, about an hour away for an oyster and mussel tasting, followed by a fabulous seafood lunch. The rest of our excursions we arranged privately with folks we met on our CC Roll Call. Although we loved all of the ports, we feel we could have used an extra sea day. We ended up skipping Florence (to our regret) because we were just so exhausted from Rome the previous day. We were struck by the friendliness of both the passengers and the crew. It was easy to meet people and because of the small size of the ship, one would tend to see the same people frequently. I feel like I have forged some lasting friendships. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We are "destination-focused" travelers, and while we have been to land trips in Europe several times, we chose this 10-nt Venice-Barcelona trip because it was going to give us an opportunity to revisit some of our favorite ... Read More
We are "destination-focused" travelers, and while we have been to land trips in Europe several times, we chose this 10-nt Venice-Barcelona trip because it was going to give us an opportunity to revisit some of our favorite destinations -- Venice, Positano, Florence, the Riviera, and Barcelona. We love the size of Azamara ships -- lots of pretty places in which to relax without the overwhelming atmosphere of an "auditorium" gathering place; excellent cuisine in main dining room every evening plus the over-the-top French Chefs Table, high caliber of entertainment with variety, and well-timed shorter performances of 45 minutes to keep the crowd, and provide us with several venues in the course of an evening. Great, friendly, and unstuffy service. A Captain who is so "guest friendly" we looked forward to his afternoon often humorous and self-effacing factual announcements, which totally spoke to his competence and professionalism. Our cabin was as cozy as we remembered last year, with well appointed storage which was more than sufficient for me, the chronic overpacker bar none. While we had only travelled before last year, that was on Celebrity 12 years ago, we clearly prefer the smaller ship environment and would not consider other lines at this point. Special highlights: Azamazing Evening! White Night Party on deck! Job well done! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
We normally sail with Celebrity but had a tight timeline and wanted to see something new. Azamara was going somewhere we hadn't been and exactly on the day we needed to go, so we paid the much higher fare and expected a higher level ... Read More
We normally sail with Celebrity but had a tight timeline and wanted to see something new. Azamara was going somewhere we hadn't been and exactly on the day we needed to go, so we paid the much higher fare and expected a higher level of service than the normally very good service we have experienced on Celebrity. The best part about Azamara is the smaller ship. Getting closer to the ports is nice and everything onboard is a short walk. Also, no crowds or lines to get into restaurants etc. The bad news about the small ship is the shower is way too small. The below may be an issue with the crew on the Quest as I can't believe a premium line would survive long if our experience was normal. 1) Half our onboard credit was missing, but the problem was really the attitude of Guest Relations. Regarding the OBC, they said it wasn't their problem and would have to be solved by "headquarters." That isn't the type of issue ownership that we see on Celebrity. Also, got wrong information on multiple occasions from Guest Relations that caused us to miss events. They also forgot to give us the requested wake up call on the last day and if I hadn't looked over at the clock, we would have been in trouble. 2) We typically have room service for breakfast as it serves as a wake up call and gives us more time to get ready for the day. 3 of the 7 days we had room service the order was wrong (e.g., hot water instead of coffee, no cream for coffee, no milk for cereal...). 3) Room attendant was below par. One day we left at noon and came back around 6pm and our room hadn't been made up even though we left the "make up room" magnet on the outside of the door. Needed new towels one evening to get ready for dinner and was told they were on break and would be 30 minutes before they could get us new towels. The towels showed up damp, so more likely they hadn't run a load of laundry and gave us towels that hadn't finished in the drier. 4) Dining room wait staff, other than 2, seemed like trainees. Slow service, cold food, missing items. The menu was varied but seemed to just be a rotation of items with different preparations (e.g., several nights of lamb and seabream). As I said in the title, I expected a big jump up from what we experience on Celebrity but didn't get it. At 2-3x the price, we'll be back to Celebrity the next time. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We choose this ship as we liked the itinerary and we were keen to try a smaller ship. We traveled with 2 other couples and we all loved Azamara. We had traveled previously 3 times on celebrity cruise ships which we loved and twice on ... Read More
We choose this ship as we liked the itinerary and we were keen to try a smaller ship. We traveled with 2 other couples and we all loved Azamara. We had traveled previously 3 times on celebrity cruise ships which we loved and twice on priinces cruise ships. Azamara Quest is our new favourite. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The food in all areas was some of the best food and meals we have ever eaten on a cruise ship. We did bistro C one night and the steaks were mazing as was the service and the rest of the food. Amazing night in Dubrovnik was a highlight with a cellist player who captured the audience with her talent. Captain Jose was so involved and we seen him many times around the ship and at the tenders. The pool area lovely and quiet and we never had trouble getting a lounge chair. The ship was tastefully decorated throughout . Thankyou Azamara we will Be definitely back. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
The staff ! the staff ! the staff! from the second you are on board the Azamara crew becomes second skin . Everyone who works on the Quest is first class in both service and smiles . You feel as if the staff would fullfill any request ... Read More
The staff ! the staff ! the staff! from the second you are on board the Azamara crew becomes second skin . Everyone who works on the Quest is first class in both service and smiles . You feel as if the staff would fullfill any request with a smile and a wink! From the wait staff to the captain from Russ and Meg to the Azamazing performers this cruise ship is all about pampering .performimg and providing the greatest adventure the seas have to offer on shore and off shore .. Food is flavorful ,filling and reflects the port of calls and the passenger profile so well you would think the chef(s) live in our respective countries and towns ,from Italian to American cuisine as well as Indian Asian and Mediterranian .. Entertainement was over the top from on deck Arias to Azamara nights and Azamara whites . Russ the cruise director was delightful ,energetic and robust in his performance. Meg ,The assistant cruise director infused the cruise crowd with her ebergy talent and spirit a most wonderful performer My only complaint ~~~~ the cruise ended too soon but we will be back to enjoy all that Quest has to offer .. Thank You Quest for employing a staff that becomes family after only one day .. BRAVO Russ & Meg for the music the magic and the life style .... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
We wanted a smaller ship, personal attention, and a destination in the Mediterranean.The Azamara Cruise ticked all the boxes and proved itself to be one of our favorite travel experiences ever. From the moment we boarded, which was smooth ... Read More
We wanted a smaller ship, personal attention, and a destination in the Mediterranean.The Azamara Cruise ticked all the boxes and proved itself to be one of our favorite travel experiences ever. From the moment we boarded, which was smooth and unhurried, we were greeted with Champagne and big smiles. As we approached our room, the cabin steward was there to greet us and called us by name! She showed us around our room and asked if there was anything we thought was needed in addition. It was wonderful. The entertainment on our cruise was a little limited in variety, but all of it was very good. The excursions were informative. We went on 2 out of the 3 stops. The Dining room was beautiful and the food was so good. The options each evening had a wide scope of flavors and cultures. We enjoyed breakfast in our room each morning. Room service was no additional charge and we preferred it to going down to the buffet. We recommend Azamara often and will be cruising with them again sometime soon. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
First, let me describe who we are and what we were looking for in a cruise. We are two Americans in our early 40s, looking for a romantic/tropical vacation (without kiddos, of course). We enjoy food and wine, relaxing on the beach and a ... Read More
First, let me describe who we are and what we were looking for in a cruise. We are two Americans in our early 40s, looking for a romantic/tropical vacation (without kiddos, of course). We enjoy food and wine, relaxing on the beach and a little bit of sight seeing. The 7-day Western Mediterranean cruise aboard the Azamara Quest was perfect for our needs. The ship’s small size allowed us to get into ports like Ibiza and Minorca that larger ships would either have to tender in, or dock at a more remote location and bus to the city center. In 7 days, there were only 2-3 times the boat ever felt even remotely crowded. We were always able to find loungers by the pool, and never waited for a two-top in any of the dining rooms. There were a few small children aboard (maybe a dozen under the age of 10), but generally they did not intrude our “escape” from our own kids. The ship is in good condition, and the crew does a great job of constantly cleaning and organizing behind the passengers. Each day felt like a new ship! The food and beverage was excellent. Not “fancy” by any means, but a large variety of high quality ingredients, prepared well. And many were locally sourced. Most of the included wines were from Italy, Spain, and France...the three countries of our cruise. As far as food, we dined on local cheeses and tomatoes from Italy, avocado from Spain, and seafood from France, just as an example. They served tapas (appropriate for a cruise departing from Barcelona) every evening in the Cabaret Lounge; perfect afternoon snack with a glass of wine to tide us over until dinner! The servers were very competent, but never pushy or intrusive...just what we were looking for in a romantic getaway. The fitness room was nice, modern and the perfect size. We did yoga and Pilates classes, and I utilized the locker room with steam and tropical showers. The entertainment was OK, but that’s not really what we were looking for. The entire entertainment crew was out for the White Night party, and they played/sang for 2+ hours without a break! The food for the White Night party was over the top with regard to quantity and quality...again, many locally sourced items on the menu. It was great seeing the ship’s officers out serving/cooking. The ports were great. We took a taxi to beaches in Ibiza, Minorca, and Corsica. The Azamazing Evening was on Majorca. We boarded buses to a 400+ year-old cathedral, enjoyed local dancing and music, and then were treated to a performance by a children’s choir in the cathedral. Overall, the event was well organized. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise ship on the advice of our travel agent. It was amazing! We chose to spend one day in port on the ship, we planned a couple of excursions on our own through Viator, a couple of transfers through Azamara and one on our ... Read More
We chose this cruise ship on the advice of our travel agent. It was amazing! We chose to spend one day in port on the ship, we planned a couple of excursions on our own through Viator, a couple of transfers through Azamara and one on our own. Everything went perfectly! The one "excursion" that we planned on our own was the Great Italy Tour of the Bocelli Winery and restaurant. Here is the link: https://greatitalytour.com I cannot recommend this tour enough! It was the most incredible and personal day ever! From the first time I reached out to them, to the pickup at the port, touring the countryside, the food and wine and the best driver and tour guide EVER, this was the best excursion we have ever been on in all of our travels. This was the most expensive of the excursions that we planned and almost considered not booking it but, on the recommendation of a friend, we did and are so glad we made that decision. My advice: Spend the money and cut back somewhere else if need be. It's that good! Now, the cruise: The staff of this particular cruise went above and beyond at every turn, the ship is beautifully decorated and we loved that this cruise was all inclusive; beverages, food and gratuities. I honestly don't know how anything could have been better on this ship. It was a perfect holiday! Highly recommend! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
We prior had cruises with the Quest, and had a desire to see a Grand Prix. But, Azamara is engaging in gouging their guests. The price of the Grand Prix excursion was $299.00 pp for two days admission. We had to walk to the event ... Read More
We prior had cruises with the Quest, and had a desire to see a Grand Prix. But, Azamara is engaging in gouging their guests. The price of the Grand Prix excursion was $299.00 pp for two days admission. We had to walk to the event ourselves, and Azamara issued us tickets which showed a price of 66 euros ($66.00) This is ticket scalping. We complained onboard, and a month later(after research) customer relations said that they would refund $100 pp. I wanted $200.00 pp back because we could have bought the tickets that day for the 66 euros. Good hospitality relations would have informed us of the true price and availability during the cruise. Before the cruise we wanted to stay one night in Rome, and Azamara wanted $600.00 pp for a one night hotel stay and transfers from the airport and Civitavecchia, the embarkation port. We found our own accommodation. The ebrochure showed Taomina as a port, but Azamara changed it to Giardina Naxos, and blithely told us that we could get a taxi to Taormina for $30.00 The first time I was on the Quest in 2012, we were tendered then shuttled to Taormina. Azamazing night, the Tenor in Amalfi and the pianist were excellent entertainment. The rest of the nightly entertainment were mediocre singers doing the same thing each night. We ate in the Windows Cafe for breakfast and lunch which were excellent. Dinners were good in the dining room, and Italian Nite, the BBQ buffet and White nights were excellent. I would say that the food and service was still excellent as before,, but we cancelled our next cruise due to the gouging. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Just recently sailed on the Azamara Quest from San Diego to Miami through the Panama Canal. We have previously cruised on Oceania and Princess several times, Viking once and we are elite level on Celebrity. The pros for Azamara Quest were ... Read More
Just recently sailed on the Azamara Quest from San Diego to Miami through the Panama Canal. We have previously cruised on Oceania and Princess several times, Viking once and we are elite level on Celebrity. The pros for Azamara Quest were the White Night and Azamazing Evening in Cabo San Lucas. The wait staff in the restaurants and bars were excellent. The crew was very friendly and approachable. The food in the specialty restaurants was very good. The buffet had various ethic food nights. I thought that for a ship this size that the entertainment was very good. The cons, we had a verandah cabin on deck 8 and in the middle of the ship, lots of vibration especially at night. My wife got seasick one day and this was the first time this happened after 18 cruises. The bathroom. Is very small and the shower is too small for most humans. Disembarkation was at least 2 hours late getting off the ship due to congestion in the Miami harbor according to the captain. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
We chose this cruise for the Panama Canal experience and the size of the ship. Embarkation was quicker than anticipated as we hit a lull in the arrival of passengers. The disembarkation did not go as well due to an unavoidable delay in ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the Panama Canal experience and the size of the ship. Embarkation was quicker than anticipated as we hit a lull in the arrival of passengers. The disembarkation did not go as well due to an unavoidable delay in tying up. Also, there seemed to be no urgency in getting the luggage off the ship by the longshoremen; there was a lack of signage directing us to the airport transport and once we were loaded onto the coaches, there seemed to be no concern in getting us to the airport quickly although we were running +/- 1 1/2 hour late, with the result that we almost missed our departure. We have completed 10 cruises to date. This is the first cruise that I felt we should book another trip on this ship due to the friendliness and personalities of the crew we encountered. We felt that the night-time entertainment was only a 5/10. Pianist Sasha and Russ were the exceptions. Give them top marks. We have never encountered a ship's master like Captain Jose. Very personable and likeable. We'd gladly cruise with him again. We felt that the ports of call were too close together. It would have been nicer to have a sea day between a few of them. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
This is our 20th cruise, first (last) on Azamara. While the line definitely has its fans (groopies?) its just not for us. Many seem thrilled with the "personal attention" they perceive, it's available on most ships if you ... Read More
This is our 20th cruise, first (last) on Azamara. While the line definitely has its fans (groopies?) its just not for us. Many seem thrilled with the "personal attention" they perceive, it's available on most ships if you seek it out. The ship's appearance was good. Some failed decorative embellishments coming off the closet doors, and what has to be the smallest shower i've come across. What others considered "special" events (White Night, Azamazing Evening) we saw as just another way to foist a buffet on guests, instead of providing dinner in the main dining room. I'm not a fan of standing on lines each time I want to get something to eat. Again, I will emphasize that many passengers (a large % being repeaters) felt they were happy with the evenings. The biggest failure centered around the attempt at entertainment. First, since this is a small ship, there was just one entertainment venue at a time. Unlike other ships where there was a choice of piano bar, soloist, combo, etc., here is was just one. AND often it was a failure. The first evening, our Cruise Director (who was great) let us know how we were in for some special entertainment nights, all NEW. (That should have been the first alert.) One of the great, new shows was in conjunction with 54 BELOW, a cabaret located below Studio 54 in Manhattan. Great write-ups and fabulous performers appeared in the past. That's great but what we go was a singer who was promoted as singing in over 1000 performances of "Jersey Boys" He appeared two nights. We, along with everyone in the venue, was expecting songs that must be from ... "Jersey Boys"...right? Wrong, Although a very good singer, he chose to relate his life story, and sang a collection of music from the 40's. I will tell you I love this music and play it often, but like others we were confused. On his next performance night all were waiting for the "Jersey Boys" experience. Again...disappointment. He sang some of HIS favorite songs from the era. The final song was from Jersey Boys (and there might have been one buried in the middle) but none of the songs seemed to be the "show stoppers/top of the charts" songs we expected. BUT, this was not the biggest disappointment in the entertainment. We were also treated to another completely new experience...SHORTS AT SEA" This was an evening of three 10 minute plays (A rage in Miami since the mid 90's) I'm guessing the target audience does not have the ability to focus for more than 10 minutes at a time, hence the idea. Overall, the performances were mediocre to bad. How do I (not a theater critic) know? Well on the first night of performances (yes, there were more to come) I noticed some empty seats after the first act, and many more after the second. The next morning I hear one couple asking if another saw the show, and what did she think. I'm close to exact here, so I will use quotes..."I've never seen anything so terrible." We tried the second performance (again, nothing else to do on the ship) and the venue started out about 3/4 full. After the first play, 1/2 full, and we left with others after the second act. Thankfully, the ship did provide an excellent alternative for the third night's performance, having a very talented piano/arranger, Sasha, and keyboardist George try to put together some impromptu entertainment. Unfortunately, an alternative was not planned for the fourth (yes, FOURTH) night of this fodder on a 12 night cruise. However, apparently a higher authority was displease and the seas got rough enough that our actors from Miami could not perform! I say no more. The house band of five very talented musicians excelled when they were given the main stage, and even small grouped at the pool. On one night the Cruise Director did a great performance (he was on stage in Mama Mia) and brought that excitement with him. Oh, back to that last night....small ship equals rocking ship on rough seas and many cruisers had a rough evening that would have been much less upsetting on a larger ship. I know that the Azamarites who read this may not agree since they seem to feel everything Azamara is superior, but trust me, it ain't so. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
We are loyal Celebrity cruisers and wanted to try something more upscale and on a smaller ship. The Azamara Quest was truly a wonderful experience. The cabins were a bit smaller but had very efficient storage space and decorated with ... Read More
We are loyal Celebrity cruisers and wanted to try something more upscale and on a smaller ship. The Azamara Quest was truly a wonderful experience. The cabins were a bit smaller but had very efficient storage space and decorated with lovely cool gray colors. The closets light up when the door is opened. The food was wonderful in the Main dining room. We enjoyed breakfast, some lunches and some dinners there. We also ate in the specialty restaurants which were a cut above the main dining room in service and ambiance. Overall possibly the best food we have had on any of our many cruises. There were two wonderful evenings you can read about on the web site “White Night” and the “Azamazing Evening”. Both events are so well organized and enjoyable. A must not miss for sure. The entertainment is more subdued than on a ship like Celebtrity but still several beautifully appointed spaces to relax and enjoy a drink before or after dinner. Overall, it was a more sophisticated atmosphere. The decor and ambiance was relaxing and classic. There were no photographers hounding us for photos. There was no pressure to keep spending more money on extra things. The fare is all-inclusive for basic spirits and wines etc. This was wonderful and no need to upgrade unless you are very picky. Highly recommend this ship! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We have made multiple cruises with Azamara and have never been disappointed. The friendly crew and officers keep bringing us back for more. We have always been treated as welcome and important guests. Incredible experience. We have ... Read More
We have made multiple cruises with Azamara and have never been disappointed. The friendly crew and officers keep bringing us back for more. We have always been treated as welcome and important guests. Incredible experience. We have repeatedly cruised on the Journey and this was our first time on the Quest. Never once did we feel out of place. The atmosphere on board was identical to what we would have expected on the Journey. We even met 5 or 6 crew members who recognized us from our previous cruises on the Journey. How wonderful is that?. The only negative we experienced was their decision to change the entertainment offered. They have dropped the production shows and substituted a formula combining comedy theater and vocalists which needs considerable work. Hopefully the company will recognize the error that they have made and correct it quickly. We have every faith that they will bring their entertainment offerings back to the previous levels. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
This was our 4th Azamara cruise, first time on Quest. Journey and Quest are identical in looks but overall, we would say we slightly prefer Journey, mostly for the food. Not sure if the chefs move around from ship to ship, but we seemed to ... Read More
This was our 4th Azamara cruise, first time on Quest. Journey and Quest are identical in looks but overall, we would say we slightly prefer Journey, mostly for the food. Not sure if the chefs move around from ship to ship, but we seemed to have enjoyed our food immensely on Journey, particularly in the specialty restaurants, and would only rate the same restaurants average to good on Quest. Also, the staff on Journey seems to be a bit more organized. Many servers got our drink orders wrong with the exception of our dear friend, Mariano Costa, the best bartender at sea! He is a gem. Also, the cruise director and hotel director on Journey seem to be much more visible than the ones on Quest. Anyway, the ship was spotlessly clean, embarkation and debarkation were a breeze. Our ship was only 2/3 full so there was a ton of space and no waits for anything. The entertainment was pretty good, particularly, Teodor, the guitarist and the show staff who did a bang up job on all the nights. There were a lot more kids on this cruise which surprised us but it was nice to see them enjoying themselves. Just not sure why parents would choose this ship for little ones. Oh well, to each his own! We upgraded to a suite and enjoyed the extra amenities. Our butler, Xavier and our stewards Erwin and Mark were wonderful. It was great to have extra space, free internet, the 4 bottles of booze, afternoon tea and evening snacks and our laundry/ironing taken care of. They were very helpful and friendly, especially Erwin. The big issue we had was with LCV. We originally had $200 OBC and when we got on the ship, we had a letter stating we had $300 OBC. I assumed it was because we upgraded to the suite (at a cost of $398) so I decided to upgrade our over the water cabana on Labadee and to book a spa appointment to spend the OBCs. On the last day of the cruise, I noticed that we had a message on our phone. It was from the assistant purser telling us that they made an error and we only had $200 OBC. I sent my husband down to the front desk to discuss this but they refused to credit us, so I ended spending more than my allotted OBC. Mind you, they did leave a phone message, but the message light on the phone is tiny and they slipped all other notices under our door, so why not this one telling us about the error? I don't look at the phone that carefully on vacation! Anyway, I think they should have eaten the $100. There were a bunch of travel agents on the ship and when we told them about this, they all agreed that the LCV didn't do the right thing. It's little things like this that cause passengers to cease being loyal. The ports were OK. Tortola got swapped out for St. Kitts, due to the hurricanes. We had been to St. Kitts twice already but we spent the day at the Palms Court Gardens which was nice. St. Bart's was OK. Still a lot of stores closed in Gustavia. Shell Beach at sunset was nice. Labadee was great. We were the only ship in port so it was really uncrowded. We booked an over the water cabana at Barefoot Beach which was lovely. We had a cabana attendant who brought us lots of drinks. The ship sent us off with a lovely picnic basket loaded with food (probably could have fed 6 people and we were only 2!). The water was delightful. Everyone on the ship wished we could have stayed longer in Labadee! Overall, we had a great time. As usual, we met a lot of really nice people and relaxed. I'd like to try a Christmas/New Year's cruise next. We got a little taste of it with caroling, a Hanukkah celebration and saw the large gingerbread house that the chef made. Definitely got us in the holiday spirit! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We booked the cruise based on reviews from family. Right off the hop we were warned we would be a bit young (me 42 wife turning 40) There were some looks at first, but I didn't feel out of place. Sorry this is more of an itinerary ... Read More
We booked the cruise based on reviews from family. Right off the hop we were warned we would be a bit young (me 42 wife turning 40) There were some looks at first, but I didn't feel out of place. Sorry this is more of an itinerary review than a ship review. First impressions were good. The crew were very helpful, and I was surprised by the amount of senior officers present during the embarkation! We were allowed to go to our rooms around 1:30pm. We were in balcony stateroom 7051. I felt it was nice and close to everything. 2 decks up to breakfast and two decks down for dinner. It was a bit noisy on tender days, as the life rafts were directly under us. I didn't find it too bad, as we were usually up and getting ready by the time they started. I did have some issues with the cleanliness of our stateroom, but our room stewards were there addressing my concerns promptly. The majority of the first day in Venice was waiting for the safety drills, but we were allowed to debark around 5pm. The port was a walkable distance to Realto bridge, but I got lost both days in port ;-) Lots of walking and lots to see and the food was excellent... Venice was my favorite port by far! Dinner in the main dining room on deck 5 was always good. We picked a table for two each time we were there, but there were always people willing to chat between courses. Jesse and Ricky were my favorite team! Had a G&T on the way by the time we sat down! As this trip was port intensive we only had lunch on the ship once. The buffet was ok, but nothing extraordinary. I found the snack bar better! Most of the food was fresh cooked, as they were usually busy in the afternoon. Chicken wings were nice and crispy and the turkey burgers were great! The pool and Hot tubs were hardly used and never had an issue getting a lounger. Prime C was one of the upcharge restaurants and was worth the $30 cover. We went for my wife's birthday and we had a nice intimate table in front of the window at the rear of the ship. The waiters brought a birthday cake out at the end of the meal. When we returned to our stateroom we found it decorated with a spa voucher for $50.00 and a note form the captain and hotel director! I found the first 3 ports to be a bit repetitive, Venetian style forts at each stop down the Adriatic, and not much else. While the views were stunning there wasn't much to do but walk around and have lunch. The ship overnighted in Kotor, which was wasted on me, as we didn't get off the ship until 9 the next morning. Corfu was disappointing. I felt like I didn't want to venture to far from the ship as we were only in port for 6 hours. The city was dirty and you could see the austerity put in place by the EU. The Officers put on a BBQ on the pool deck as we left Greece. They even had turkey and stuffing for us Canadian Thanksgivingers! Malta was pleasantly surprising. I found Valletta to be a nice mix of old and new construction. The streets were clean and there was so much to see within walking distance of the ship. Azamara had their Azamazing evening here. Chamber music isn't my thing, but the venue was amazing! They called it the conference center, but it turned out to be a 17th century hospital! The wine and tapas in the mingling area were a nice touch, and the captain was posing for pictures at the entrance to the hall. The concert was about 30 minutes, but I was most impressed with the organization getting us back on the busses to get back to the ship. Sicily was exactly as I imagined! We tendered in a bit outside Taormina but it was a nice walk along the beach front road. The Hop-on bus wasn't the best idea I've had this trip, but we got to experience some interesting corners on the way up the mountain! Sorrento is a beautiful little town! We ventured out to Pompeii on the train for the morning and spent the afternoon shopping and eating! The cannoli was so good! The crew put on White night here. It was very busy, and we decided to skip the buffet for just that fact. The dance floor was busy and it was a nice night. Amalfi was very picturesque. We spent first part of the day trekking up the hill to see some beautiful sights and spent the afternoon weaving through all the tour groups :-( totally worth it though ;-) Debarkation in Rome got off to a rocky start! There was conflicting times on the newsletter most people arrived 15 minutes too early, but once 7:30 came around the security staff processed the crowd quickly. Overall the ship was ok. Most ports were good, but a bit repetitive for the first few days. The ships staff was great! The food was good, but not spectacular. The casino was small and the lounges were comfortable. I felt like we spent a lot of money for this trip, and was wanting a bit more? I won't be rushing back but I would probably take another cruise with them, as they have some exciting itineraries planned. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This was one of the best cruises and vacations my husband and I have ever taken. The itinerary was superb. Every port was extremely interesting and filled with history. The ship - as usual Azamara was Amazing! It was extremely clean ... Read More
This was one of the best cruises and vacations my husband and I have ever taken. The itinerary was superb. Every port was extremely interesting and filled with history. The ship - as usual Azamara was Amazing! It was extremely clean and super friendly. It as apparent the Captain Carl Smith has a fabulous staff and the staff love sailing with him. It was a happy ship - happy staff - happy guests! We dined in all three venues and all were excellent My favourite remains Aqualina which we ate in 4 times - it was spectacular from Maitre D' to waiters to setting to food. Thank you everyone! Prime C is also excellent, but not being a meat eater - it is less enticing for me - my husband loves it - best steak at sea - he said you can cut it with a fork! Entertainment was great and good variety - Russ is an absolute blast - always full of life and fun. Lots of great little touches throughout the journey. The Azamazing evening in Sorrento was good - only one hiccup on buses for return to the ship - took a while for them to arrive. The setting was magical - well done. Would also suggest more food variety at the venue There was music when we arrived, staff there to great us, shoe shine man, artists were painting and let you add a stroke or two, artists for charichatures, strolling musicians and more The White Night is always fun - great entertainment and then dancing to the songs of the Azamara singers and dancers When we arrived in Venice they had mimosa's, coffees, pastries and mini pizzas - a very thoughtful touch Shore excursions - all were excellent - all the guides were extremely knowledgeable - so much information and they made it fun and personal Always greeted by smiley faces when you arrive back at the ship with a cold drink and towel. Dimple the Security officer was such a joy! I would definitely recommend this itinerary and Azamara to anyone that wants an upscale luxury at reasonable price. There were a few children on this cruise. Azamara is not really a line for children - no kids activities on the ship - that is why we like it Love the ship decor and ease of getting around It has a reasonable gym - I would like a couple more pieces of equipment for legs Spa is beautiful - I had a mini sampler on one port day All port days have Spa offers so if you can take advantage of them a great value We had a suite and our butler was amazing - always bringing food and drinks! Anything we needed he was there for us Disembarkation in Venice was extremely well organized - so easy to find our luggage Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We are recently back from a 10-day voyage from Venice to Rome on the lovely Azamara Quest. We are experienced cruisers with 50 plus voyages on ships of all sizes and shapes. Getting frustrated with the mega-ships, we were eager to go ... Read More
We are recently back from a 10-day voyage from Venice to Rome on the lovely Azamara Quest. We are experienced cruisers with 50 plus voyages on ships of all sizes and shapes. Getting frustrated with the mega-ships, we were eager to go back to a smaller vessel that looks and feels like an ocean liner. We booked this trip approximately 18 months out and our first impressions of Azamara were not great. As we like to book all our travels directly, we tried to use the company’s online booking engine to make our arrangements. We found the Azamara website to be rather difficult to navigate and when we finally were able to make our booking, none of the promised credits or email confirmations showed up. The sale code at the time was continuously rejected and it took several frustrating phone calls to the 800 number to get our confirmation and onboard credits to actually appear. By this time, I was increasingly apprehensive about this product and wanted to cancel the whole thing. However, the travel dates were perfect and we really wanted this to work so we moved forward-and we were glad we did. As time progressed, I am happy to say the web interaction improved dramatically. We were able to pre-book the Land Discoveries (shore excursions) we knew we wanted, and our electronic travel documents arrived just as promised. We chose to spend 3 nights in Venice pre-cruise and stayed at the lovely Hotel Gabrielli (separate review posted on Trip Advisor). Transportation to the ship was super easy via the vaporetto, and staff was waiting to take our bags at the San Basillio pier entrance. Check in took approximately 5 minutes and we were on our way to the ship. First impressions of the Quest were excellent. The public rooms were bright and airy and the staff was smiling and welcoming. We enjoyed our first of many meals at the Windows Café and by 1:30 PM the cabins were ready. Ours, a standard verandah category V3 was much nicer than expected with lots of storage, a good-sized balcony, and a very comfy bed. Yes, the bathroom is small but no more so than any other similarly appointed ship. Our cabin attendant was amongst the best we have had on any cruise; the room was spotless and always serviced immediately after we left for the day. We found the food on Azamara to be excellent in all venues. We ate most of our dinners in the Discoveries Restaurant and the service was very good. We quickly came to really like one waiter and asking to sit in his section each night was cheerfully fulfilled. We did try one of the specialty restaurants, Aqualina, and enjoyed it although there were a few “misses” with the food. White Night and the Officers’ barbeque were also excellent, but very popular. One has to get there early to get a good seat. I won’t go into detailed ports of call descriptions here but a few notable mentions would include Amalfi where we took the ferry over to Positano. It was there that we enjoyed one of the best lunches we have ever had at the lovely Hotel Buca di Bacco. Giardini Naxos was another favorite and we took the Azamara transfer to Taormina to spend the day shopping and, what else, eating pasta! We had read quite a bit about the AzAmazing Evenings and we were not disappointed. Ours was a cello concert by the unbelievable artist, Ana Rucner, in the old town square of Dubrovnik. It was magical, and she received a rousing, well deserved, standing ovation. We did a combination of DIY tours and Azamara Land Discoveries. All worked out really well with one disappointing exception. In Sorrento, Azamara offered a “Relaxing Sail Around the Island of Capri” with refreshments and a stop for swimming. We thought this sounded like an awesome way to finish our trip but the excursion was a real let down. The captain never raised the sails, we never stopped for a swim, and the refreshments were a bowl of potato chips- all for $219 each! Immediately upon returning to the Quest we raised this with the Land Discoveries desk, which gave us a form to fill out. No real apology or any offer of compensation was given. All other Azamara excursions were exactly as described and absolutely worth the rather high costs. A few other observations: We had read reviewers’ complaints regarding the mixers used for cocktails and have to agree, they were awful. We are not big cocktail drinkers, but the tonic in particular made for a pretty poor tasting drink. We mostly stuck to the daily offered wines which were ok, and brought onboard a few bottles we purchased while ashore. The $10 corkage fee was imposed, but is very reasonable and worth it. The onboard self-service laundry room is centrally located on deck 7 and has modern washers and dryers. They are free and detergent is provided. This spot is also very popular and by 7:05 AM, there was usually a queue. I had to go back several times to get the wash done but there was no sign of “laundry rage” that happens on other ships. Just bring a good dose of patience. One other aspect of the trip bothered us a bit. Early on the staff made an announcement that Azamara was very environmentally responsible and that all should take the appropriate actions, i.e., nothing thrown overboard, etc. We applaud all efforts for reducing impact and recycling. Azamara is very generous with providing guests all the water they could want but why use thousands of small plastic water bottles that were everywhere. Our cabin had them, the public rooms had them, and the gangway had them. To be fair, there were recycling cans on the pool deck but how many passengers return to the ship with their empty plastic water bottles? Were those thrown in the regular trash separated and recycled? Our guess is probably not. Here’s a super simple solution: encourage guests to bring a reusable water bottle with them, or, sell them in the shop, or, provide one to each guest instead of yet another tote bag. Refillable water stations are everywhere now- the number of cases of water used each cruise must be enormous. Similarly, the very nice bath amenities came in the little plastic bottles that are also discarded by the thousands. Why not put in the refillable dispensers that are standard in many hotels and ships? A few simple steps would go a long way. I realize that these comments should go to Azamara corporate but there was no place to write them on the post cruise evaluation form. So, I’m hoping someone reads them here. All in all, this was a terrific trip. The staff was very engaging and our fellow passengers were very interesting and friendly. The demographic fit us perfectly and it was nice to be in a place that was really for adults only. We are a bit cruised out so next year will be land-based trips for us. But there is already an Azamara trip calling our name in 2019. It sure looks like we will answer it! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2017
It was our 25th wedding anniversary so we decided to splurge the kids inheritance and book this cruise. We've cruised with Celebrity, NCL, Royal Caribbean and dare I mention Costa. We are at an age now where we want a cruise ... Read More
It was our 25th wedding anniversary so we decided to splurge the kids inheritance and book this cruise. We've cruised with Celebrity, NCL, Royal Caribbean and dare I mention Costa. We are at an age now where we want a cruise that's more adult focussed and higher end. Azamara certainly delivered on both. Embarkation was a breeze in Venice after an overnight stay. Made our way to Mosaic Cafe and grabbed a complimentary glass of champagne, hubby had a coffee as he can't drink. Whilst there, we took advantage of our very healthy OBC (thanks Azamara!) and upgraded to a premium drinks package so I could indulge in my Singapore Slings and hubby loves his Irish Coffee (without the Irish!). We made our way to the buffet for our lunch. All incredibly civilised, fantastic food, great wine and excellent service. Sat outside overlook Venice - beautiful! We then had word that our staterooms were ready. We were staying in a Club Continent Suite room 8042. Absolutely gorgeous, so much space, very comfy bed, complimentary spirits (I asked for them to be exchanged for a couple of bottles of Merlot which was done without question). Bathroom with a tub and rain shower. Great toiletries, proper soap, huge bathrobes. Couldn't ask for much more. Lovely big balcony which we enjoyed immensely (when it didn't rain). As a suite guest, we had complimentary access to Prime C and Aqualina - both were superb. Excellent food and service. Could not fault anything. We also dined several times in the main dining room and apart from one evening where we thought we'd been forgotten about, the food and service again was excellent. All cocktails and wines were lovely and the coffee was excellent too. Ports of call - unfortunately the weather was not kind to us - storms seem to follow us down the Adriatic coast, and the port that I was so desperate to visit, Fiskardo in Kefalonia had to be cancelled due to high winds. We visited Corfu instead which was nice but not Fiskardo. My favourite port of call was Taormina - spectacular - that's all I can say. We had been to Amalfi and Sorrento several times in the past, but had never been to Sicily. Just loved it and will be returning for a longer stay next year. The Captain (who looked too young to drive a car never mind captain a ship!) is a credit to Azamara. Friendly, approachable, visible and a really nice bloke. On leaving Taormina, he said he was taking a bit of a de-tour passed the island of Stromboli so we could see the active volcano on the island. As we passed the island around 10.30pm, you could see the lava and fire from the top of the volcano - just amazing and a sight that will stay with me forever. The weather took a turn for the better when we hit the bottom part of Italy so we took full advantage of the sun decks and solarium. One lovely touch for suite guests, they have complimentary use of the spa area at the front of the ship. A peaceful haven of tranquility where you can sunbathe and use the whirlpool. This was my daily retreat for a bit of a nap and sunbathe - beautiful. White Night - well what can I say - a tenor singing Nessun Dorma had me sobbing - opera always gets me and it did that night. We didn't eat at the buffet but it certainly looked fabulous. We also met some amazing people - Anita and Gibbo from Melbourne and Ken and Carol from Devon - lovely, lovely people and we had such a good laugh! In all, this was the best cruise we have been on and will definitely be sailing with Azamara again. Thank you for making our Silver Wedding Anniversary so special. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
I picked the cruise based on the ships smaller size compared to past cruising. Boy what a difference compared to an oasis class ship. Easy to get around very good food and excellent staff and no crowds or waiting on elevators. The ... Read More
I picked the cruise based on the ships smaller size compared to past cruising. Boy what a difference compared to an oasis class ship. Easy to get around very good food and excellent staff and no crowds or waiting on elevators. The furniture in some of the venues needs replacement but ship is very nice overall. Great cruise director who is very talented and entertaining. The azamazing evening was very nice with a great entertainers. The staff was extremely friendly and will bend over backwards to help you. My luggage was lost for 9 days but the ship concierge bypassed airline and arranged for pickup after airline delivery failed twice. The entertainment on board was ok but could use a step up but his is expected with smaller ships. Had a problem with cruise bike tour where two bikes got flats. They did not have gear to repair which was disappointing. The staff paid for a taxi and reimbursed for our trip. Overall a very good cruise. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
WARNING-LONG READ! WHEN/WHERE/WHY We sailed August 19-29/17 Rome through Amalfi Coast, Malta and up the Adriatic ending in Venice. We chose this line based on itinerary and cruise critic/trip advisor reviews. PORTS OF ... Read More
WARNING-LONG READ! WHEN/WHERE/WHY We sailed August 19-29/17 Rome through Amalfi Coast, Malta and up the Adriatic ending in Venice. We chose this line based on itinerary and cruise critic/trip advisor reviews. PORTS OF CALL The ports of call were incredible, we had visited most of the front half several times, the back half outside of Venice was net new for us. Each port held such beauty and we were astounded each and every day. I won't go into full detail here, as it is very subjective. I do have to say that Malta was stunning, as was Kotor and Dubrovnik. We booked excursions online, as well as through the ship. No complaints on any, trip advisor and the cruise critic roll call - thank you! SHIP As for Azamara...well let's just say it exceeded our expectations and more! To start with embarkation and debarkation was an absolute breeze, on and off in minutes (thank you smaller ship...lol). The cabin, though a little tight, had plenty of storage area, well appointed, the bed very comfortable, veranda had 2 chairs and table for those fantastic in-room breakfasts! The bathroom, as per other reviews was very small, with an awkwardly placed commode, though workable. Common areas were nicely appointed, gym was fantastic plenty of equipment, space along with classes. Again opinions on the décor, ship age etc.. are all very subjective. Yes it is a smaller ship (which is why we booked it in the first place!) so you don't get zip lines, rock climbing walls, grand staircases and unlimited entertainment options, you also don't get line ups, 4,000 people at the buffet sneezing in your food, long debarkation at ports of call and of course you do NOT get this level of service. Tenders were easy breezy, off in no time to enjoy the ports. SERVICE Simply ask...and they will do their best to make it happen. THE single MOST critical detail that stood out and absolutely requires mention, is the incredible Azamara Quest Team, this includes all the hard working service staff in the various dining venues, our room attendants Giri & Francisco, the entertainers, and all the officers including our Captain. All were highly visible during the entire itinerary, interacting with guests, in some cases even having members of their own families aboard, it made for a very welcoming, non pretentious environment...and isn't that what a vacation should be? The entire team was all smiles, which I am certain cannot always be easy with people being incredibly particular, so AGAIN, we cannot say enough about the levels of service provided...just a reminder to guests...be gracious... FOOD & BEVERAGE The food & beverage was outstanding in all venues, from the buffet, MDR, Mosaic Café, the Grill, BBQ on deck that we didn't expect, White night, well exceeded our expectations including the inclusive wine offering, drink menu. Only suggestion would be really theming and calling out local cuisine by port of call such as Greek specialties in Greece as an example (Moussaka/Gyros) or Black Risotto in Venice (though in fairness perhaps we missed this). I have travelled intensely and good/bad, have eaten everything from worms in Asia to Bistecca in Italy, but for those that have not, it is a memorable part of the experience! Again...we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience, variety was plentiful, food was not over salted/spiced, so many healthy options (IF you so choose LOL) and just delicious and beautifully presented (breakfast on our veranda...paradise). ENTERTAINMENT Very well done, keep in mind it is a smaller space, so large productions are left to the 4,000 guest ships. Azamazing evening - do not miss this, we were "amazed" with the chamber music at the Infermeria in Malta - stunning. White Night - Do not miss this, it was fantastic, one big party with everyone interacting a great evening amongst the mountainous back drop of Kotor! You should see the pics! CONCLUSION We will be back, you have us hooked Azamara... Read Less
Azamara Quest Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.3
Dining 4.5 4.4
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.5 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.5 4.1
Family N/A 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.8
Service 5.0 4.7
Value For Money 3.5 4.2
Rates N/A 4.3

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