Italian Adventure - paradise!: Azamara Quest Cruise Review by PilatesNut
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Italian Adventure - paradise!
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Of special note for the other staff: Eric (magician More extraordinaire, and all-round nice guy), Sam (very talented singer ... his cabaret was great), Lindsay Hamilton (guest artist - unbelieveable singer), Jim Badger (nightly informal cabaret ... an incredibly talented pianist, singer and funny enough to split our sides each and every night), Pinto (waiter in the dining room - very, very sweet man), and countless other staff who remember our names (so I'm embarassed I don't remember theirs) and always greeted us with smiles and conversation. Because the ship is so small (approx. 650 passengers, 400 staff), you see everyone all the time. As the captain said, "we can't hide", so they were out socializing with passengers on their off hours, greeting us in ports, and making us feel completely at home. Our girls had a wonderful time ... of course they did - they were on a ship with a few hundred grandmothers :-)
We highly recommend Azamara, and the Quest in particular. Worth every penny. We'll be back! Less
Cabin review: 1A
Not a cabin comment, but the fitness centre has a Pilates Reformer - awesome!
Port and Shore Excursions
Also stopped at La Spezia and Livorno. In Livorno we trained to Florence - great way to get there - and shopped like maniacs.
Did not pay a lot, did not get...
I would advise not to waste an...
First Solo Cruise
First class, but NOT pretentio...
Great itinerary on a smaller s...