The ship is largely identical to Azamara Journey, which debuted as the line's first in May. Features include all-open seating dining, and specialty restaurants such as Aqualina, with a Mediterranean influence, and Prime C, a steakhouse. The casual, top-deck eatery has been slightly tweaked on Azamara Quest; it's called Mosaic Cafe and will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily.
Azamara Quest is a ship with several past identities. Originally built for Renaissance Cruises, as was its sibling Azamara Journey, the vessel most recently served for Pullmantur, the Spain-based cruise line. Pullmantur is now owned by Azamara parent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Prior to its arrival in Miami this weekend, the ship underwent a major refurbishment that included the conversion of 48 staterooms into 32 suites in addition to upgrades to public areas.
--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor