Azamara Quest Cabins
- Pro: Strong focus on destination immersion with unique shore excursions
- Con: Limited onboard entertainment might make for dull evenings
- Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming
Azamara Quest Cabins
Azamara Quest has seven categories of staterooms. Inside cabins (158 square feet), outside cabins (170 square feet), verandah cabins (175 square feet with 40-square-foot balconies) and sunset verandah cabins (same size cabin with larger 46- to 64-square-foot balconies) have more or less the same layout, each featuring a bed, desk, closet and sitting area with a loveseat and small table. All are decorated in soft tones of blue, beige and light green and feature dark wooden furnishings. They also have electric outlets that accommodate both 110 and 220 volts.
Beds are comfortable. In fact, every mattress was replaced in the 2012 refurbishment. However, between the two regular pillows and two decorative pillows on each bed, as well as the loveseat's throw pillows, the small cabins can often feel overwhelmed with them. Outside and balcony cabins that sleep three will typically have pullout sofas, while inside cabins have beds that pull down from the ceiling. Balconies are each furnished with two chairs and a table -- great for eating, bad for lounging. Storage is adequate and got better in 2012 with an adjustment to beds, which now permits luggage storage below.
Bathrooms are smaller than average; toilets face at odd angles, and tiny showers have the dreaded clingy curtains. Bathrooms come with bottles of About Rose brand shampoo, conditioner, foaming body wash and body lotion, and there's a hairdryer in one of the desk cabinets. Safes and mini-fridges with complimentary sodas and water can be found in the closets. There are also alcoholic beverages for purchase. Passengers are welcome to bring their own wine, beer or spirits onboard to consume in their cabins without incurring extra fees. Flat-screen TV's offer interactive features that allow passengers to view their bills or order room service on screen.
All cabins on Azamara Quest receive fruit baskets, replenished daily; free bottles of water; fresh-cut flowers; turn-down sweets; afternoon canapes (you must request them); shoe-shine service; personal stationery; and complimentary use of bathrobes, binoculars and umbrellas.
At 266 square feet with 60-square-foot verandahs, Club Continent Suites are extra-spacious verandah cabins. The color scheme is red and beige. These staterooms have extra-large sitting areas with sofas and chairs, as well as larger closets. Bathrooms are huge, compared to those in regular cabins, and they feature tubs.
In a nod to luxury, Azamara Quest offers Club Ocean and Club World Suites. The Ocean Suites, ranging from 440 to 501 square feet, each feature a separate living/dining room and master bedroom, a master bath with whirlpool tub and shower, guest bathroom and a 105- to 156-square-foot verandah. The World Suites, at 560 square feet, have a separate living/dining room and master bedroom, walk-in closet, dressing room with vanity, master bathroom with marble features and a whirlpool tub, guest bathroom and a 233-square-foot verandah.
Suite passengers receive priority check-in, luggage delivery and priority debarkation; butler service; free garment-pressing of two items per person; in-suite spa services (for a fee); a welcome bottle of Champagne; specialty in-suite coffees; and complimentary dinners in the two specialty restaurants.
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