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2 Azamara Quest Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Transatlantic

This was our fourth cruise with Azamara, in fact the only cruise line we have ever been on. We decided on a transatlantic, because what could be better than cruising into the old port of Montreal where we live! My father also did a similar ... Read More
This was our fourth cruise with Azamara, in fact the only cruise line we have ever been on. We decided on a transatlantic, because what could be better than cruising into the old port of Montreal where we live! My father also did a similar trek ages ago when he came to Canada from Ireland. We did not stay in Southampton before the cruise began, we flew into Heathrow, and taxied to the ship. We were booked in the Spa suite, one of the new suites added on during dry dock renovations. The spa suite is beautiful and spacious. There are a few things I will suggest to the company though, the table they had in the room originally, is too small. we love to eat breakfast in our room, alone. So I asked them for a bigger table and they brought one up right away...a beautiful mahogany table, perfect size. They need a bigger table on the balcony as well, which I will suggest as well. I know the soaking tub took up room on the balcony, but it is still big enough for a nice size table. I found the spa music a nice touch, the only problem was the music would start playing all of a sudden, and whenever the captain addressed the ship all we could hear was the spa music. They did have their electrician come in and fix the issue. The double sink vanity was superb. i am not a fan of the modern sinks being on top of the counter and not sunk in, but this one worked! All they need for the older women is a magnifying mirror. We did have one major issue with the shower door. First the good stuff, the shower is amazing, the rain shower and side jets, just wonderful. Now our cruise was a little rough in the north Atlantic, there were two tropical storms churning away, making for a rough ride. Our shower door had a very small magnetic strip to hold it closed, well that little magnetic strip failed miserably. I had to call the maintenance crew more than once to try to fix it, it never really was fixed by the way. I had to rig the door closed when not in use with a chair, our camera bag and a towel. This door was swinging open and slamming closed and I thought it would break at one point, not to mention it was loud as well. We did complain to the hotel manager and he was very generous with a settlement. The ports of call were well planned out and the excursions well done. The entertainment on board was just excellent. Their cruise director, Russ, is a super sweet, very knowledgeable and friendly person to chat with, his entertainment crew were fantastic. I would absolutely cruise with them again, not a trans ocean cruise though. The food, we ate only in the specialty dining rooms, their chef, Iwan pennings is absolutely amazing. The flavors and the quality of the food was perfect.The sommeliers were excellent in anticipating what wines we would like. All in all, we enjoyed this experience and we will cruise with Azamara again in the near future. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We have been fortunate to cruise with lovely Azamara several times before, and are very fond of these lovely comfortable ships, whose staff excel at making guests feel comfortably at home. This time, we chose Quest for a favourite ... Read More
We have been fortunate to cruise with lovely Azamara several times before, and are very fond of these lovely comfortable ships, whose staff excel at making guests feel comfortably at home. This time, we chose Quest for a favourite Transatlantic crossing, embarking right in the heart of gorgeous Seville. We were welcomed by name by cruise staff who remembered us from previous cruises, and made our home in a comfortable deck 8 cabin. The cabins are on the small side, comfortably furnished , with subtle shades of taupe and navy accenting the dark cherry cabinetry. The one downside is the small bathroom, which only has a shower. After a recent makeover, the balcony furniture is much more comfortable rattan, and the balcony is a pleasant place to relax and read. Dining on Azamara is always a delightful occasion, with a spacious main dining room , 2 wonderful speciality restaurants, Prime C , a traditional steakhouse restaurant, and Aqualina serving a delightful menu of Mediterranean inspired dishes. At lunchtime, and for casual evening dining, the Ocean View cafe offers excellent choices, varying daily. We avail ourselves of the splendid room service breakfast menus, offering a better choice than many other cruise lines, and served promptly, and piping hot. Azamara have now adopted a policy of being more inclusive, so wines, spirits and cocktails are on offer all day long, from a list of complimentary drinks. In reality, daily wine choices are made by the bar manager, though favourites can usually be chosen, and we noted that fellow guests were disappointed by the limited beer choices. Azamara has a wide selection of evening entertainment , to suit all tastes, but we felt it a pity they have moved the grand piano away from the lovely Mosaic cafe where guest tend to gather in the evening, and formerly enjoyed listening to delightful piano melodies. This line excels in organising a myriad of daily activities during transatlantic crossings, keeping guests as busy as they chose to be. The lovely stately home style library has far too few books for the number of guests, relying on too many coffee table type books. A cruise is when many people love to indulge a love of reading, and enjoy the opportunity to choose in a pleasant library. We were delighted to be invited to join the new Captain for dinner, his first hosted dinner on Azamara, and believe future guests sailing under his command will have a wonderful experience. Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Azamara Quest Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.2
Dining 4.5 4.4
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.5 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.5 4.1
Family N/A 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.8
Service 5.0 4.6
Value For Money 3.5 4.2
Rates N/A 4.3

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