Upon boarding the Quest for our first Azamara cruise we met so many people who were on their 4th,5th or 6th (and in some cases more) cruise which is always a good sign. We had a mini suite on the 8th deck (8053) and everything was very good. The staff were excellent, the senior staff including the Captain were personable, friendly, helpful and communicative (quite the opposite to the cruise we took immediately prior to this on Silver Wind - for all we saw the senior crew on that ship it might just have well been on 'automatic pilot'') the food was superb and the staff most attentive at all times. It would help if there was more than one choice of red and white wines at dinner. We will travel with Azamara again and have no hesitation in recommending this ship on the basis of this most enjoyable experience. The entertainment was very good orchestrated by the personable Cruise Director who also did a 'one man' show which was excellent - the activities including the Bridge lessons were just what was wanted. The purpose of the cruise was to relax after 16 months in the Middle east - this was easily achieved. The Azamazing experience was exactly that - the staff are to be commended in organising a most enjoyable evening in the grounds of the Cochin Meridien hotel for 500 passengers - the dancing and the food were excellent.We had been to most ports of call before and arranged our own trips locally. Some public areas were a little too cold but that is exteremely subjective!
Adequate space and well looked after with a large balcony. Tvery goodowels and bed linen
We joined the ship here having stayed in a hotel for 2 nights - we had been here before and only ventured locally having just disembarked from a 9 day cruise from Hong Kong
There were a number of excursions but we had spent a 2 week holiday in Penang a few years ago and only wished to venture into Georgetown and wander through the market and old part of the town which was most interesting
We did not take a ship excursion but hired a taxi ourselves. We have been here before and knew where we wished to go. The taxi driver was helpful and did exactly as we asked - we saw w=exactly what we wanted.
We had spent a week here several years ago and had visited most sites. We knew where we wanted to go and spent time in the Taj hotel and enjoyed a lunch with a few fellow passengers.
Having lived for some time in Dubai and visited here for several weekends we know Muscat quite well so we hired a local taxi and did our own thing. We wished to see the Opera House and were fortunate enough to witness toe rehearsal for a military tattoo/ Unfortunately the Opera House was closed for Opera rehearsal but we will return. Muscat is a lovely place and is well worth a longer visit.