We cruised on Azamara Journey almost 9 years ago and so when we were looking for a Panama Canal cruise to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday, we looked at Azamara and Oceania (who we have sailed with more recently). The Quest cruise matched our dates and what we wanted to do and see best.
The crew are the absolute best. Captain Jose was the most friendly and down to earth Captain that we have ever experienced on a cruise and with leadership like that you are only ever going to find happy and proffesional crew.
The food in the Windows buffet was generally very good. The breakfasts were far better than in the main dining room and the choices were vast. The only negative we have is the live cooking station, was not usually live. Food was still being pre cooked and placed into the covered servers. If it says live people don't mind waiting..... why not cook it to order.
Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises
Small but perfectly formed! Shower curtains should be abolished... yuk
Did the ship snorkelling trip. Guides with sense of humour and good on health and safety. Saw loads of fish/coral in Entrega Bay. Boats not good to get on and off.
Could have spent more time here..... Did ship excursion. Full day hike Pacaya Volcano, good transport, superb guide.
Dock is very close to small town, which has many bars and restaurants. Some shopping, easy to wander round.
Roll call arranged tour with Thumbs up Tours (10 in 1 Combo) was the best. Ali our guide went out of her way to make sure we had the best day and saw plenty of wildlife. My favourite day!
A private tour arranged through roll call. Marely Pena Hall, 4 1/2 hour tour, which covered alot, don't hesitate to use this small company, highly professional.