• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Azamara Quest Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
707 Reviews

Beautiful St. Petersburg

Azamara Quest Cruise Review by Elipete

1 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2016
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Our first time to the Baltic before. All the ports of call were new to us.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary because the ship stayed in St. Petersburg 3 full days and Azamara stays longer times in the various ports of call. We like Azamara because it is a small ship (approx. 650 passengers) and it feels like a boutique hotel. Staff and crew are friendly and attentive. Food is very good. A basic beverage package and the gratuities were also included in the price.The ship had just been refurbished, it was very nicely done, except for the wallpaper in our cabin was already peeling off.The oceanview cabin was very well appointed and comfortable. However, the shower is small and has shower curtains, which we dislike.

We were disappointed with the cruise director, Tony and the entertainment. Having been on Azamara previously, the production shows were the same as our past three cruises.

The rest of the entertainment was frankly quite boring with the exception of a comedian/magician show which was hilarious. Some entertainers performed two shows each; one each would have been sufficient.

There seemed to be a problem with temperature on board, both the dining room and theatre. It was either extremely cold or hot.

We booked private tours in St. Petersburg with SPB tours, which also covered the Russian visa. The ship's excursions were too expensive. SPB tours were fabulous! It was easy to manage all the other ports on our own; London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.

We will most likely cruise with Azamara again in the future.

Elipete's Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Buy your tickets online before your trip to the Anne Frank house- well worth the visit!

take a canal ride

watch out for those bikes!!!


Beautiful walking city!

Have a drink at Nyhavn!


Beautiful, clean and expensive city.

Don't miss the Vasa museum!


very easy to visit 'old town' on your own- watch out for pickpockets!

Amber Room


View All 114 Amber Room Reviews
Catherine Palace

simply amazing!

View All 226 Catherine Palace Reviews
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

If you think the outside is pretty, wait until you enter!

View All 210 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Reviews
Hermitage Museum

what can I say...if you are an art lover, you will not want to leave.

View All 377 Hermitage Museum Reviews
Peter & Paul Fortress

tombstones of the Royals

View All 114 Peter & Paul Fortress Reviews
Peterhof Palace

Fantastic fountains and gardens. You will find out what a prankster Peter the Great was!

View All 231 Peterhof Palace Reviews
St. Isaac's Cathedral

beautiful to see

View All 113 St. Isaac's Cathedral Reviews
Yusupov Palace

This is where Rasputin was murderd

View All 65 Yusupov Palace Reviews
Neva River Cruise

lovely water view of St. Petersburg-

View All 152 Neva River Cruise Reviews

Previous ReviewNext Review
3 Reviews Written
10 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Azamara Quest Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.