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The opportunity to be on board in Venice for entire duration of the 'Festa del Redentore' was the principal attraction for us. We have travelled with Azamara before and we have found the atmosphere on board to be really, really delightful. The staff are universally helpful, and the service is beyond reproach. We met many lovely people, and were able to feel 'special'. The food in the specialty restaurants, particularly Prime C, is outstanding, and even though we did not opt for a drinks upgrade (in my opinion Azamara should abandon this unnecessary policy and make the experience truly all-inclusive), we found the complimentary wines perfectly acceptable. On this cruise, Corfu was possibly a stretch too far as it meant the we had less time in some ports-of-call than Azamara usually provide, hence the 4-star rating. We are looking forward to our next cruise with Azamara next May, and then a longer one, further from home late next year.

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Azamara Quest Cruise Review by blag

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The opportunity to be on board in Venice for entire duration of the 'Festa del Redentore' was the principal attraction for us.

We have travelled with Azamara before and we have found the atmosphere on board to be really, really delightful. The staff are universally helpful, and the service is beyond reproach.

We met many lovely people, and were able to feel 'special'. The food in the specialty restaurants, particularly Prime C, is outstanding, and even though we did not opt for a drinks upgrade (in my opinion Azamara should abandon this unnecessary policy and make the experience truly all-inclusive), we found the complimentary wines perfectly acceptable.

On this cruise, Corfu was possibly a stretch too far as it meant the we had less time in some ports-of-call than Azamara usually provide, hence the 4-star rating.

We are looking forward to our next cruise with Azamara next May, and then a longer one, further from home late next year.
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Cabin Review

Club Continent Suite
Cabin N2 8066
Clean, spacious stateroom, with all the facilities you are likely to need. Walk-in shower in this suite. One minor niggle: for this grade of travel, the bath-towels could be larger.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Panoramic Corfu
    Quite good, but would have preferred a few more stops to take photos. The guide spent a lot of time reviewing the complex history of Corfu. A lot of coach travel!!
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  • Giardini Naxos (Sicily)
    We took the tender and strolled along the Lungomare for an hour or so. Very pleasant, but Giardini Naxos is 'touristy'
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  • Montenegro Highlights
    Montenegro seems quite unsophisticated, and the tour was quite a lot of travel in a coach with not a great deal to see or experience. The tour itself was not expensive, but I did find it difficult to follow some of what the tour guide was telling us, because she could see through clear glass, whilst our view was different through the tinted glass of the coach.
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  • Positano (Amalfi)
    First class, if a little strenuous. We were whisked up to the far end of Amalfi's main street on near-silent golf carts. Our enthusiastic guide is the sixth-generation (currently working with his father, 82, and his son) farmer of lemon groves, together with the family dog who followed us throughout, although he seemed to be rather blase about the whole affair! The lemons grow on the steep slopes of the narrow valley, and as we progressed up the hill, we were treated to samples and explanations of the process of growing and harvesting lemons. Our guide explained the whole process and the difficulties of producing these delicious fruit. Before descending back through the grove, we had a brief break for refreshing lemon juice, and lemon cake. descending we were given a brief resume of haw the limoncello is made, with a tour of the the family's museum of historic artefacts associated with their business.
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  • Venice Walking Tour
    Although quite a long walk, Federico, our guide was excellent. the itinerary was well-thought-out and never less than fascinating. Thou=roughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend to anyone who can walk for two or three hours without difficulty.
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I would add that the wi-fi internet service was at best patchy, with little or no information available. The service was improved when the ship was stationary i.e. near land, but when at sea, it was pretty hopeless.
Also the ship seems to have a bit of a 'shimmy' in some seas when going at full-speed it lasts about 10-15 seconds, and occurs intermittently. It's almost as if the ship is shuddering from stem to stern.