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The cruise left from New Orleans and we had two days cruising to the first port of call - Grand Cayman, the weather on the second day was not good wind and rain. The itinerary was very good and being a smaller ship the Quest can dock closer in many occasions to the centre of the port, from Grand Cayman we proceeded to Jamaica (San Antonio), not much to do in this port, then it was onto Dominican Republic (La Ramona) there was a shuttle to a very expensive beach resort, only marred by a cloud burst mid morning, Willemstad Curacao was next - very pretty, Gustavia St Barts was next - very expensive port, Charlestown Nevis was next - tour of the island by taxi was an experience, Philipsburg St.Maarten was a good shopping port, the island is divided by the oldest world treaty and you require Euro's or Dollars, the final port was Virgin Gorda B.V.I. a trip to the Volcanic boulder beach is a must. In all ports we did our own thing and with others hired taxis to tour the locations - very much cheaper than the organised tours. Crew - cannot fault their friendliness and willingness to help and always smiling Food - the quality and variety was never below excellent in all dining locations over the 16 nights of the cruise. They had a number of special lunches or dinners with the White Night being superb. Cannot fault the quality of the wines, spirits, cocktails and beers included in the price and no restrictions on the quantity. Stateroom - we had a balcony cabin and this was very nice following the refurbishment last year, cleanliness could not be faulted and the 2 stewards could not be more attentive. Entertainment - having limited facilities did not dilute the focus and quality of the performances which varied from the standard ship troupe to comedian to pianist to violin duo, all top quality Azamazing Evening - one on every cruise - unfortunately the weather turned foul on the evening for the quayside show, this was changed to onboard the ship so the overall experience was slightly curtailed - the performers were excellent especially the light sabre juggler. Enrichment - there were a number of speakers over the 16 days, best being the music professor on the history of music, the port speaker was good and informative. Embarkation / Disembarkation procedures were very smooth and we had very little waiting on each occasion Overall you cannot fault the Azamara cruise experience for value, diversity and quality included in the price. I now detest having to sign for every drink, coffee etc which is the norm now on most other cruise lines.

Excellent Cruise on the Quest

Azamara Quest Cruise Review by Scottish Lad

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom
The cruise left from New Orleans and we had two days cruising to the first port of call - Grand Cayman, the weather on the second day was not good wind and rain.

The itinerary was very good and being a smaller ship the Quest can dock closer in many occasions to the centre of the port, from Grand Cayman we proceeded to Jamaica (San Antonio), not much to do in this port, then it was onto Dominican Republic (La Ramona) there was a shuttle to a very expensive beach resort, only marred by a cloud burst mid morning, Willemstad Curacao was next - very pretty, Gustavia St Barts was next - very expensive port, Charlestown Nevis was next - tour of the island by taxi was an experience, Philipsburg St.Maarten was a good shopping port, the island is divided by the oldest world treaty and you require Euro's or Dollars, the final port was Virgin Gorda B.V.I. a trip to the Volcanic boulder beach is a must.

In all ports we did our own thing and with others hired taxis to tour the locations - very much cheaper than the organised tours.

Crew - cannot fault their friendliness and willingness to help and always smiling

Food - the quality and variety was never below excellent in all dining locations over the 16 nights of the cruise. They had a number of special lunches or dinners with the White Night being superb. Cannot fault the quality of the wines, spirits, cocktails and beers included in the price and no restrictions on the quantity.

Stateroom - we had a balcony cabin and this was very nice following the refurbishment last year, cleanliness could not be faulted and the 2 stewards could not be more attentive.

Entertainment - having limited facilities did not dilute the focus and quality of the performances which varied from the standard ship troupe to comedian to pianist to violin duo, all top quality

Azamazing Evening - one on every cruise - unfortunately the weather turned foul on the evening for the quayside show, this was changed to onboard the ship so the overall experience was slightly curtailed - the performers were excellent especially the light sabre juggler.

Enrichment - there were a number of speakers over the 16 days, best being the music professor on the history of music, the port speaker was good and informative.

Embarkation / Disembarkation procedures were very smooth and we had very little waiting on each occasion

Overall you cannot fault the Azamara cruise experience for value, diversity and quality included in the price.

I now detest having to sign for every drink, coffee etc which is the norm now on most other cruise lines.
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Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom
Cabin V3 7021
The cabin has benefitted from the ship refurbishment in the last year, this size of ship does not provide very large cabins but saying that it was more and adequate.
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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