From Africa to Asia in Style: Azamara Quest Cruise Review by nevernever
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From Africa to Asia in Style
Embarkation: Athens (Piraeus)
There seems little point in repeating most of More the things that have been mentioned in other reviews of this cruise. However, we would like to say that, in our opinion, the food in Discoveries and Windows was every bit as varied and enjoyable as on the previous cruise. Food in Prime C and Aquilina was, if anything, better than in January. Our only disappointment was that the serving staff seemed to be somewhat overworked, and had little time in which they could engage in conversation with guests in the dining rooms. Although very happy with the opportunity to dine when we wished, we did miss the cameraderie with fellow guests and waiters that we have enjoyed on ships that have set dining arrangements.
A word about the entertainment. We managed to attend almost all of the evening shows in the Cabaret. It's a matter of personal taste, but we found things generally very good. The Irish comic was absolutely superb, and the violinist, singers and pianist very talented. The 'Best of the Quest' show which included all of the on-board entertainers was very good, and provided them with an opportunity to fully display their talents. Jim Badger, the harpist and the guitarist, who played at various venues around the ship developed a very loyal following, and Sue Denning, in her own show, was a real pro. Unfortunately, there were three magicians of sorts who appeared at various times during the cruise. Mediocre, at best. Of course, we cannot miss mentioning the two folkloric presentations while in port. The show given in Mumbai was varied and quite entertaining. The same cannot be said for the sad effort that we saw while in Dubai.
After the latest experience, would we sail with Azamara Quest again. Providing the itinerary and price are of interest, the answer is definely YES.