We flew to Hamburg from London on the day of the cruise. We had arranged a Transfer from the airport to the ship by Azamara. The Quest staff was waiting for us at the bottom of the Baggage Claim escalator. They grabbed our bags and off we went. We got a scenic tour of Hamburg on the way to the Port.
Check-in took all of 1-minute and took place on the ship (we had done the registration on the Internet site before the trip).
The itinerary focused exclusively on Norway, with 3 stops above the Artic Circle including a side trip to the Arctic Circle Monument where we had a party.