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This is only our third cruise on this ship but felt like coming home when we boarded. The itinerary was fascinating: Penang, Colombo, Kerala, Goa, Mumbai, Oman to Dubai. We did not do ship excursions as we find arranging a small group ( 8 to 10) on the Roll Call is not only less costly, it makes the day easier and more relaxed. The highlight was Kerala where we had a three hour cruise with lunch on a private boat along the peaceful backwaters. Lots of complaints from passengers about the Indian immigration process but my view is that we are visitors and need to play by their rules. Food: We enjoyed evenings in the buffet some nights as we could sit outdoors and enjoy the tropical evenings. Dinner themes included Indian,Indonesian, American and Vietnamese food. Food was always fresh, tasty and plentiful. The food in the dining room was also excellent. We dined in Aqualina twice and the food was very good however the policy of staggering bookings meant that at times there were few diners and no atmosphere. We enjoyed a couple of wine tastings with the sommeliers which were fun and informative. Wines: Thought the standard of wines offered as complimentary were of lower quality than past cruises. Rather than inclusive fares, offering passengers a credit to use on drinks or other on board services would be fairer to non drinkers and give drinkers greater choice The Azamazing evening in Kerala was wonderful despite the heat and humidity. The garden of the hotel was decorated with lights and Indian themed decorations (including an Elephant) We were entertained by local artists, offered delicous foods and drinks (would not have bothered with dinner had we known) Azamara's reputation for excellent service continues. The crew from Captain Carl down were cheerful, friendly and helpful. Will be planning another cruise with Azamara soon however a couple of issues: We have seen small changes to the brand that detract from the feeling of luxury over the past few years, including replacing Elemis products with lesser quality ones, evening chocs in cabins replaced with tiny bits of cake, beef fillet and lobster no longer on dining room menu but replacing Twinings tea with a cheaper brand is a step too far!

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Azamara Quest Cruise Review by the2sues

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2015
  • Destination: Asia
This is only our third cruise on this ship but felt like coming home when we boarded.

The itinerary was fascinating: Penang, Colombo, Kerala, Goa, Mumbai, Oman to Dubai.

We did not do ship excursions as we find arranging a small group ( 8 to 10) on the Roll Call is not only less costly, it makes the day easier and more relaxed. The highlight was Kerala where we had a three hour cruise with lunch on a private boat along the peaceful backwaters. Lots of complaints from passengers about the Indian immigration process but my view is that we are visitors and need to play by their rules.

Food: We enjoyed evenings in the buffet some nights as we could sit outdoors and enjoy the tropical evenings. Dinner themes included Indian,Indonesian, American and Vietnamese food. Food was always fresh, tasty and plentiful. The food in the dining room was also excellent.

We dined in Aqualina twice and the food was very good however the policy of staggering bookings meant that at times there were few diners and no atmosphere.

We enjoyed a couple of wine tastings with the sommeliers which were fun and informative.

Wines: Thought the standard of wines offered as complimentary were of lower quality than past cruises. Rather than inclusive fares, offering passengers a credit to use on drinks or other on board services would be fairer to non drinkers and give drinkers greater choice

The Azamazing evening in Kerala was wonderful despite the heat and humidity. The garden of the hotel was decorated with lights and Indian themed decorations (including an Elephant) We were entertained by local artists, offered delicous foods and drinks (would not have bothered with dinner had we known)

Azamara's reputation for excellent service continues. The crew from Captain Carl down were cheerful, friendly and helpful.

Will be planning another cruise with Azamara soon however a couple of issues:

We have seen small changes to the brand that detract from the feeling of luxury over the past few years, including replacing Elemis products with lesser quality ones, evening chocs in cabins replaced with tiny bits of cake, beef fillet and lobster no longer on dining room menu but replacing Twinings tea with a cheaper brand is a step too far!
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Cabin 8093
Cabin faced the stern of ship so very quiet. More movement than in midships. Issue with air con was resolved after a couple of days.Richard the cabin steward and his assistant kept the cabin spotless.
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