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Azamara Quest Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Boutique Six star ! - head office needs to learn how to count stars!

Azamara Quest Cruise Review by soars

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

Did the immersive African Cape cruise Fe 2020. Booked it for 2 significant life anniversaries Boutique six star so didnt. Mind paying more,

WHAT A LET DOWN

Tired old ship with worn out carpets and furniture in public areas. Cabins compact not boutique. They said bathrooms were small - too right they were about the same size as an aircraft toilet. You couldn’t bend down in the shower unless you stuck your rear end out of the shower curtain. { no glass cubicle too small )

We’ve been on pads of cruises and had better for less

Food was good and on the upside it’s small and not rammed with passengers but on sea days you were struggling for sun bed space which despite a polic6 saying they couldn’t be retained or reserved this was not enforced so lots of books and towels had a good days sunbathing whilst their owners were elsewhere

Entertainment not good in fact on sea days we spent most of the time in our cabin due to the aforementioned sun bed issue watching very outdated films or CNN back to back - yippeee !

Wi fi was about 150 dollars for the cruise so we sacked that.

Land tours wer3 equally extortionate mostly consisting of long days on safari so we sacked them as well

Tge itinary ( cape of Africa Cape Town Richards bay Durban port Elizabeth ) was spoiled by constant warnings about safety and the possibility of getting robbed. Complimentary buses took you to shopping centre. - really immersive. - don’t think so!

Goodness knows why folks like Azamara in our view ( and we are both well travelled and well cruised ) its an overpriced mediocre overblown overrated little boat. We’ve been on much better for less not value boutique or six star. Put us off cruising again.


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Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom

Small small small. Bathroom tiny. You can’t swing a kitten let alone a cat

Tv services poor

Free films very old

Balcony small

Carpets worn

Clean and that’s about the best you can say but bed was comfy


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Cape Town

Cape Town is about the safest place in the tourist areas

There is a hop on hop off red bus much better value than ship excursions

Local tours and races are safe and about a third of the price of ship excursions

Lots to do and see in the area best part of the itinery

Port Elizabeth

Took the complimentary bus to a half closed shopping centre

Tours from ship wer3 exspensive andmostly safari tours

Ifyou are looking for safaris cruising is not the way to do it you need to do a land holiday

Port Elizabeth did not feel safe

Lots of homeless and r3fugees poor souls but cruise passengers seemed fair ‘ game

Constant warnings about not taking valuables ashore for fear of being relieved of them

South African economy is flar lining and poor poverty abounds and it is very apace this the local population are struggling

Life is cheap and so is yours !

Durban

Too exspensive ship tours

They do give you a complimentary bus to the aquarium and beach area which is Ok

Would be reluctant to go further would have liked to have gone to the local markets but the area was filled with homeless / refugees/ poor people begging/ soup kitchens / filth debris and rubbish

Don’t mind giving but felt unsafe and that’ locals were so desperate you weren’t safe

Such a shame

Colombo

Same as before

Not really save for tourists unless you are very savvy and experienced

Complimentary ships bus to yet another shopping centre.

Nice shopping centre but who wants to travel half way across the world to go to a modern shopping centre

Not us a,!


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