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Azamara Quest Cruise Review by roblu: Hopping the Mediterranean


roblu
1 Review
Member Since 2010
11 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 2.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Hopping the Mediterranean

Sail Date: May 2010
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Athens (Piraeus)

We boarded in Athens in between daily strikes, an experience in itself. Getting on board was seamless and extremely easy. Our penthouse suite was beautiful, although smaller than it looked on the Azamara virtual tour. Our first night was dinner in Aqualina. The dinner was tremendous and ended with chocolate souffles. going to bed , we discovered it was two twin mattresses put together with a nice little trench in between the two. for those who like to snuggle, a little bothersome. They make kits to put twins together than provides you with a filler for the gap, Azamara should look into it. The first morning was a rude awakening of the deck chairs on the Windows cafe patio scrapping across the wood deck at 6:15 AM. It was a constant noise and just got louder the more awake we became. The chair scrapping continued all day until the cafe closed at 9:30 at night. We spoke with the restaurant managers and they agreed to keep the outside patio closed until 7:30 AM, so we were given the More luxury of automatic wake up call at 7:30 AM every morning. I suggested felt bottoms or even wrapping napkins around the legs of the chairs , but my suggestions fell on deaf ears. Most days not an issue as the cruise was port intensive , but those few days at sea , it was quite irritable. It made it almost impossible to hang out on our gorgeous suite as it was fingers on a chalkboard every time a chair moved. We can not be the first to complain and I find it hard to believe that a multi-million dollar organization cannot come up with a solution.

We really liked the feel of a smaller ship and the ease of getting around. It was easy off and easy on at every port. Our suite came with a priority tender ticket, but we never had to use it as we never had to wait. The pool deck chairs in the sun were always occupied either by people or quite a few books were out getting sun tans all day long. We had the luxury of being to lay out on our own deck so not an issue. We have been on two other cruises and this cruise by far had the best food of any other. Great presentation and quality taste. The buffet was , for the lack of a better word , a buffet. Adequate to fill your belly and better than most. We are Casino players and like the slots, not a good thing on a cruise and Azamara is no different. We figured out very quickly that it was for entertainment only and we were not going to strike it rich. Azamara got quite a bit of our money and there wasn't one trip to the casino for us that was fruitful.

The itinerary was outstanding. Great ports and great schedules. We had a trip of a life time seeing the things we saw. We only used the ship excursions in Israel and they ran smoothly. The buses were not full and we saw a lot with experienced guides.The system of dispersing the people was seamless. When we disembarked in Rome, it was walk off ship collect your bags and get in a taxi in under 10 minutes. Great organization. Overall, it was a great experience and Azamara treated us really well. i would not ever booked again on the 8th level unless they come up with a solution for the scrapping of the chairs Less


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Cabin review: Azamara Quest 8088

Cabin was smaller than virtual tour made it look , but still really nice. Lots of closet space, two bathrooms, private balcony was very big. Under the Cafe patio so scrapping of chairs was unbearable in our room. Bed was not as comfortable as i hoped , but definitely adequate. master bath was plenty big and large vanity outside bathroom.

Port and Shore Excursions


dirty dirty dirty, but what great sites, the pyramids , memphis, shakara. I am glad we did a private tour as the bus loads seem to struggle to get in everything and i would not have wanted to be limited into staying longer at certain areas


To see the Sea of Galilee and the grounds of which early Christianity formed was very moving. The river Jordan area was very touristy and included a lot of shopping time for trinkets. Nazareth was basically the church of the annunciation and nothing else

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You have to see the city and learn the history to appreciate what a unique city it is and so many different religions all fighting over the same holy ground. An experience that shouldn't be missed


Rented a car and just drove around and explored,found a couple of secluded beaches and just sunned and swam, had lunch in Ano Mera, quaint little square in the middle of the island. Beautiful water!!!

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hired a private driver to go the temple of lindos and drive around island, nice leisurely day

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Beautiful country , great food, private driver took us to pompeii (lots of walking) and Almalfi coast , beautiful.

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