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This was not the best cruise we have been on. We were in a suite on deck 8 and it was clearly not worth the price. Every morning we were wakened between 6:00 and 6:30 by banging of tables and chairs in the pool deck over our heads. The gap under our door was large enough that hall noise disturbed us and the whistle of the wind reminded us of an Oklahoma tornado. We had to roll up a towel and cram under the door to reduce the noise to a more acceptable level. The tub was raised too high and I had to shower bent over. Lighting was poor and there was only a single plug-in available for curling irons or charging electronics. Service on the Journey was noticeably better than the Quest. Often our water glass was often empty and there were long pauses before you could get your wine glass filled. Not all tables, some had superb waiters but many were not as capable. Shore excursions were usually not worth their high cost. We took a few walking tours (our favorites) but groups were too large and you rarely could hear the tour guide. None of them used electronic devices such as a radio and ear buds for tour members. I have no idea why such a simple thing was not available. Often there were guests that had limited walking ability on a tour defined as strenuous. This shortened the tour as much time was spent waiting and made it boring. They need tours that cater to people with limited motor skills, especially given the age demographic that is always on their ships. Enjoyed the tours in Shanghai and Singapore and Hong Kong. The rest they could have kept. Interesting that several very senior officers and often the captain of the Journey met passengers returning from shore excursions. Made you feel valuable. Didn't happen on the Quest. The food was good as was bar service. Speciality restaurants were satisfactory but could use a little more diversity in their menus. Cabin steward and butler were fantastic (as they seem to be on every cruise we've ever been on). Shows were pretty much exactly what we saw on the Journey ten months earlier. The band drown out the stars and the drummer drowned out the band. Not very good quality. The ship is due for a refit so maybe it'll improve.

2nd Azamara Cruise; 1st on Quest

Azamara Quest Cruise Review by AvastMate

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2015
  • Destination: Asia
This was not the best cruise we have been on. We were in a suite on deck 8 and it was clearly not worth the price. Every morning we were wakened between 6:00 and 6:30 by banging of tables and chairs in the pool deck over our heads. The gap under our door was large enough that hall noise disturbed us and the whistle of the wind reminded us of an Oklahoma tornado. We had to roll up a towel and cram under the door to reduce the noise to a more acceptable level. The tub was raised too high and I had to shower bent over. Lighting was poor and there was only a single plug-in available for curling irons or charging electronics.
Service on the Journey was noticeably better than the Quest. Often our water glass was often empty and there were long pauses before you could get your wine glass filled. Not all tables, some had superb waiters but many were not as capable.
Shore excursions were usually not worth their high cost. We took a few walking tours (our favorites) but groups were too large and you rarely could hear the tour guide. None of them used electronic devices such as a radio and ear buds for tour members. I have no idea why such a simple thing was not available. Often there were guests that had limited walking ability on a tour defined as strenuous. This shortened the tour as much time was spent waiting and made it boring. They need tours that cater to people with limited motor skills, especially given the age demographic that is always on their ships. Enjoyed the tours in Shanghai and Singapore and Hong Kong. The rest they could have kept. Interesting that several very senior officers and often the captain of the Journey met passengers returning from shore excursions. Made you feel valuable. Didn't happen on the Quest.
The food was good as was bar service. Speciality restaurants were satisfactory but could use a little more diversity in their menus. Cabin steward and butler were fantastic (as they seem to be on every cruise we've ever been on). Shows were pretty much exactly what we saw on the Journey ten months earlier. The band drown out the stars and the drummer drowned out the band. Not very good quality.
The ship is due for a refit so maybe it'll improve.
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We were in a suite on deck 8 and it was clearly not worth the price. Every morning we were wakened between 6:00 and 6:30 by banging of tables and chairs in the pool deck over our heads. The gap under our door was large that hall noise disturbed us and the whistle of the wind reminded us of an Oklahoma tornado. Had to roll up a towel and shove it under the door to make the wind and hall noise acceptable. The tub was raised to high I had to shower bent over. Lighting was poor and there was only a single plug in available for curling irons or charging electronics. There were three deck chairs. Too few for company and too many for just us.
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