Although we thought it might be a little late in the year for an Athens - Venice cruise, there were still plenty of tourist about but we escaped the hordes of summer and the weather was in fact good enough to sit on deck most days, at least from about 10am - 3.30pm.
The Quest cabin was perfectly comfortable with enough drawer and hanging space, made easier by quite a few hooks on the bathroom door and in the cabin. Suitcases are not taken away but there is a space in the cabin for them - we found they would fit under the bed which was useful when it came to packing to go home.
The bathroom, however is tiny. It was however, very clean and although tiny, we managed to shower, was,etc etc. with no trouble. There was adequate shelving and a cupboard in the bathroom for everything we needed.
The balcony was a little disappointing - bigger than Seabourn Spirit but smaller than Seabourn Odyssey (both considerably more expensive), with a small table and two chairs More
but no room for a sun lounger.
Food is served in the self service buffet and in the restaurant at breakfast and dinner, but buffet only at lunch time. At other times there is also a deck cafe serving burgers etc.
We found that for dinner the restaurant was rather better food and better service. For other meals the buffet was fine and had an outdoor area for eating which was lovely in November, although there were not too many people eating outside towards the end of the cruise (about mid-November).
Perfectly drinkable wine was included with lunch and dinner and to our surprise was not limited to one or two glasses. However, drinks from the bar were quite expensive. The daily cocktail was about the most reasonable thing on offer at between $6 - $10 plus 18% of course. We didn't have a big bar bill!
No smoking allowed on Balconies. Balconies very private. Less
Azamara Quest Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean