My fiance and I choose cruises based on the quality of the cruise line and the itinerary. This is the second time I have sailed on the Azamara Quest, and I would describe it as a country club yacht sort of ship. It does not feel as glitzy as the usual cruise ship, but it is well done in decor and service.
We quite enjoyed the food in the MDR, but the buffet had poor quality. We had a hard time finding food we liked in that dining venue. I also think that the sushi had sat out too long and I had food poisoning from it. We liked the Mosaic Cafe for specialty coffees and a quick snack. It was definitely the better option when we needed some "fast" food.
The service was wonderful from all the staff. They seemed to enjoy their jobs.