Azamara Quest Cruise Review by raeburn_smith
- Sail Date: October 2017
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom
The Silken Diagonal in Barcelona, is a modern design by their architect Juli Capella, located next to the impressive Torre Agbar.and within easy reach of the tube to downtown Barcelona. Lovely rooftop bar and pool.
We joined a walking tour of Barcelona with Nick Lloyd, author of "Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War", walking in the footsteps of George Orwell when he was fighting with the Republicans.
The Quest was a lovely ship, identical to other ex-Renaissance ships such as the Oceania's Insignia, small enough to get into the heart of the cities we visited such as Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Mahon in the Balearics,
Cagliari and Olbia, in Sardinia and Porto Vecchio in Corsica. The food and entertainment were fine, but service levels not quite unto the standards of Oceania or Seabourn. One of the highlights was the Azamazing evening of singing at Seu Cathedral in Majorca, followed by a chocolate fest back on board.
Entertainment on the Quest was very good, with dance and musical routines from the company and excellent guest musicians. The house band was also very versatile and talented but we were surprised that they were not in the lounge during the evening, which would have prompted more guest to dance there.
The hotel booked us in Rome, Baileys was also a lovely old world small hotel, where we had a double room overlooking the main street Via Flavia, well appointed and with excellent service.
Some of the surfaces are damaged and bathroom areas show signs of water damage.
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