This was our first with Azamara, a repo from New Orleans to Miami. Part of our promotion was a overnite in NO with a dinner cruise on the Natchez Queen which was lovely. We stayed at the Doubletree Inn in the French Quarter -- good location, clean room. We had a handicapped accessible room due to DH use of a scooter which was on the 7th floor.
First morning there -- a power failure (30 sec.) caused ALL elevators to stop working and we were stuck in our room for 5 hours. Why the designers of this hotel had all elevators on one system was extremely poor planning not to mention dangerous for safety reasons.
After complimentary room service --- manager was finally able to get us on one of the service elevators so we could catch our Gray Line tour --- only for the elevator to quit between the second and first floor !! As the manager was with us --- staff on the other side of the door were finally able to get us out --- really funny when we talked about it later but not at that moment.
The Big Easy is "OK" -- we really didn't get too see very much -- would have liked to see a plantation or two and more of the country. Bourbon Street is just a dark, dirty,narrow alley IMO. Didn't impress us at all.
The Quest is a lovely ship -- the smallest we have cruised on to date. The service is OUTSTANDING. You couldn't ask for a more happy and accommodating crew !! Our Club Continental suite was wonderful -- so much more room than the original V 2 balcony I had booked. Actually was able to look into one and I have never seen such a small, cramped room and balcony. Of course, the CC came with a much higher price tag but we would have been very uncomfortable in the first one not to mention no space for DH's scooter ! Only drawback to Suite 8063 were the loud noises during the night from the deck above (Windows Cafe) from rolling carts and furniture.
Islands: Were "ok" --- poor planning on Azamara's Itinerary Dept. to schedule Jamaica and St. Bart on Sundays when everything is closed -- not even a mini mart to grab a snack or two.
Would choose the Quest again but i will look for better prices in the future.
Lovely cabin -- plenty of space and storage. Even # of CC suites have stall shower and the odd's have a tub. Wish I had known that beforehand but we managed. Loved The afternoon tea service every day about 3 pm and the shrimp cocktail at 5 pm was great, too. You only had to request something once and it was done! Raphael and Girlie were great -- kept our suite immaculate. Never got the name of our other room helper but he was great, too. Only drawback were the loud noises during the night from the Windows Cafe above. Why cruiselines place the most expensive suites and cabins below the pool and restauranr decks which are always noisey is beyond me !
As the ship docked in a different area -- tour driver was not able to find us but after a few phone calls -- the manager actually drove us around himself. Very pleasant and informative.View All 53 City Tour Reviews
Been here before -- just walked around the shops in dock area.
Spent the afternoon at the Dreams resort -- beautiful place -- buffet lunch was wonderful -- however rain cut our stay short.
As ship docked in the commercial area -- tour driver was not able to pick us up. After a few phone calls, tour company manager drove us around the island himself.
Very pleasant and informative. Booked through Shore trips, online.View All undefined undefined Reviews
As ship docked on a Sunday -- all shops and restaurants around the dock area were closed. Poor planning on Azamara's part, IMO.
This was the night of the Azamara Amazing Evening which was held on board due very rainy weather. The local artists were very good and the theater was "standing room only".
Just walked around -- not much to see or do unless you took some type of water excursion.