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Just returned from a 2 week Christmas and New Year sailing in Caribbean on Azamara Quest. Wow, what can I say. Absolutely fantastic. We stayed 2 nights in Miami before sailing. Not overly impressed with South Beach, over-rated and very over priced, but did enjoy our time in Miami in general. Loved watching the famous Miami sunrise from the Beach and did the open top bus tours which was great and showed you the whole city. Would choose to stay downtown pre or post cruise in future. Beautiful mid size ship with lots of space. Fantastic facilities, food and drink options and very attentive staff. Basic alcoholic drinks, soda's etc are all included in price or you can upgrade for a larger selection of beers and top shelf spirits, but we didn;t bother as even the basic package offered smirnoff vodka, bombay sapphire gin etc and there was a different choice of 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 sparkling wine every day, so you never got bored of drinking the same every day. On board we opted for a club continent suite and were very impressed at the overall space and storage available. I have sailed on same sized ship before in a balcony cabin and found it very small and claustrophobic, and the bathroom/shower tiny but the club continent suite was fabulous with a larger bathroom with large double, glass shower, large double wardrobe, extra cupboard space and 3 huge drawers, with lots of worktop/desk space too. It also comes with lovely extras such as priority embarkation and disembarktion, free speciality dining reservations for whole voyage, packing and unpacking service, free laundry, access to spa terrace and a butler. There was entertainment of some sort on every night and i have to admit that my expectations were very low before sailing, as Azamara is renowned for many things, entertainment NOT being one of them, but was very pleasantly surprised at how good and varied it was. Being a smaller ship, it can get into ports, and/or better docking location than many of the larger ships and the variety and quality of excursions it offered was excellent. There was a great mix of people and ages on board too, although I would take a stab at the average age being about 60+ There were quite a number of single travellers as well as a large number of lgbt couples too. Overall extremely impressed with everything. Would I sail with Azamara again - ALREADY BOOKED :)

Fantastic

Azamara Quest Cruise Review by KimboRob

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Club Continent Suite
Just returned from a 2 week Christmas and New Year sailing in Caribbean on Azamara Quest. Wow, what can I say. Absolutely fantastic.

We stayed 2 nights in Miami before sailing. Not overly impressed with South Beach, over-rated and very over priced, but did enjoy our time in Miami in general. Loved watching the famous Miami sunrise from the Beach and did the open top bus tours which was great and showed you the whole city. Would choose to stay downtown pre or post cruise in future.

Beautiful mid size ship with lots of space. Fantastic facilities, food and drink options and very attentive staff.

Basic alcoholic drinks, soda's etc are all included in price or you can upgrade for a larger selection of beers and top shelf spirits, but we didn;t bother as even the basic package offered smirnoff vodka, bombay sapphire gin etc and there was a different choice of 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 sparkling wine every day, so you never got bored of drinking the same every day.

On board we opted for a club continent suite and were very impressed at the overall space and storage available. I have sailed on same sized ship before in a balcony cabin and found it very small and claustrophobic, and the bathroom/shower tiny but the club continent suite was fabulous with a larger bathroom with large double, glass shower, large double wardrobe, extra cupboard space and 3 huge drawers, with lots of worktop/desk space too. It also comes with lovely extras such as priority embarkation and disembarktion, free speciality dining reservations for whole voyage, packing and unpacking service, free laundry, access to spa terrace and a butler.

There was entertainment of some sort on every night and i have to admit that my expectations were very low before sailing, as Azamara is renowned for many things, entertainment NOT being one of them, but was very pleasantly surprised at how good and varied it was.

Being a smaller ship, it can get into ports, and/or better docking location than many of the larger ships and the variety and quality of excursions it offered was excellent.

There was a great mix of people and ages on board too, although I would take a stab at the average age being about 60+ There were quite a number of single travellers as well as a large number of lgbt couples too.

Overall extremely impressed with everything.

Would I sail with Azamara again - ALREADY BOOKED :)
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Cabin Review

Club Continent Suite
Cabin N2 8066
Beautiful, comfortable, spacious with plenty of storage space and a nice large lass shower enclosure.
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