We booked the Ancient Empires Cruise that left Athens on Oct. 31, 2009. It was the first ocean cruise in over 25 years for either of us and we would do it again in a minute. The ship itself was lovely and with its relatively small size, it was always easy to get around. The small size also meant that we had a chance to interact with many of our fellow passengers. We had connected with many of our fellow cruisers on Cruise Critic prior to the trip and we were able to arrange some wonderful private tours during the trip.
One of the things we loved about this cruise was its port intensive nature. Also, as the Quest was able to get into most ports, we were only tendered a couple of times. This gave us more time to explore at each amazing stop.
Our cabin was an ocean view on Deck 4. It was perfect as we didn't spend that much time in the cabin. With only 2 at-sea days, we found that we used the cabin to sleep, change clothes and plan for the next day. The cabin was very nicely appointed and was roomier than we had expected. The bed was comfortable and our butler could not do enough to make our trip pleasant. We loved the fresh fruit bowl in the cabin and the sweet treats that were left every evening.
The food was usually good and sometimes superb. We enjoyed our dinner in the Aqualina restaurant much more than our two dinners in the Prime C Steakhouse. The Quest is not the ship for you if you are expecting large production shows. The entertainment was okay, but Sue Denning, the Cruise Director, did her one woman show which far surpassed anything else we saw. If you have an opportunity to see her perform - by all means go.