We seek different and new experiences and this short (but excellent itinerary) s cruise provided an opportunity of sampling an upmarket cruise line.
I was impressed. The ship's crew were friendly and courteous. The food in all the restaurants was very good and sometimes excellent.
All entertainment was enjoyable from talented musicians and vocalists in the lounges , decks and coffee lounge.
The Quest singers in particular and the cruise director were very good. Their enjoyment of their performances and commitment created a wonderful atmosphere particularly the deck party. The singers were a very attractive group of young talent. Their enthusiasm was infectious and eventually melted the reserve and inhibitions of passengers. Helped on by a couple extrovert dancing passengers and fueled by a bit of wine lubrication, a good time was had by all on deck.
An area for potential improvement is the patchy service level in the buffet (not just at top peak times). Most ships on the ocean suffers from this 'Buffet logjam'. The problem I stress was the table servicing (clearing dishes/setting up) and not the service stations which were impressively operated. It was more noticeable due to the otherwise excellent standards on Quest.
Quest certainly passed our test. And if our sample of life on an Quest is representative then we will be aboard for a longer trip.
In fact we have already booked the next one, this time on Journey.