My wife and I were very pleased when we came home one evening and found a voice mail from Celebrity's Captain Club inviting us on the two night inaugural cruise of Azamara Quest. We are frequent cruisers on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, and looked forward to trying out a smaller ship, with a more upscale reputation. We were not in the least bit disappointed.
The Quest is indeed a beautiful ship, decorated tastefully and impressively. All the public rooms and facilities are more intimate than those you will find on larger ships, and have a deluxe feel to them that is both comfortable and appealing. The service throughout was excellent, with a staff very eager to please, very much consistent with what we have found cruising on Celebrity.
We were able to board the ship early. By 11 am, we were sitting by the plush pool area, each lounge chair with a thick pad that more resembles a bed mattress than a pool chair. The pool area was surprisingly spacious given that Quest is smaller than the typical cruise ship we have sailed on.