Getting to Know You: Meeting, Mingling and Mixing It Up

Azamara Club Cruises is one of Cruise Critic’s most enthusiastic partners when it comes to hosting onboard meet-and-greets for our members. But during my recent Singapore-to-Hong Kong voyage onboard Azamara Quest, the concept was taken to another level when I was asked to give a couple of enrichment lectures during the trip. I was momentarily […]

Live From Azamara Quest: Good Morning (and Evening), Vietnam

For a traveler who’s spent very little time in Asia, itineraries offered by cruise lines seem spicy and exotic. Singapore, Mumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai resonate beyond reality through movies, novels and historic events. They’re bucket-list places to go. And a cruise is a great way to try them out, see what […]

Live From Azamara Quest: One Night in Bangkok

There’s nothing more gorgeous than a sunset sailaway from just about any port of call. The downside is that I can’t remember the last cruise I took where the ship stayed in port long enough to let you sample nightlife in any kind of relaxed (or hedonistic) fashion. Azamara aims to change that by offering […]

Live From Azamara Quest: 5 Reasons Why This Is the Best Cruise Ship in the World

Onboard Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Quest in Bangkok, all it took was 15 minutes onboard to remind me why this – and seven nearly identical other vessels – is absolutely the world’s best cruise ship. You might think that’s a pretty bold statement, especially since over the past year or two I’ve traveled on splendid, […]

Live From Azamara Quest: 20 Hours in the Air? When Getting There Isn’t Half the Fun

Asia as a cruise destination should be massively popular. It’s a sprawling region of complicated countries with fascinating traditions and histories that many of us know only through books, news and movies. And isn’t a cruise — which can seamlessly join Singapore to Bangkok to Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City to Okinawa to Shanghai […]

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