Azamara Quest Review

Excellent Transatlantic Cruise

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Azamara Quest
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2024
Traveled with children

Excellent cruise from Rio to Lisbon. Very friendly staff. Atmosphere is upscale-casual: Few men wore sport jackets at any time. Ship was about 3/4 full, with almost all passengers being in their fifties and up. There were no children. Large mix of nationalities (US, UK, Canada, Australia, etc.). It got a bit rocky towards the end of the cruise and the captain chose to skip the Madeira port of call. Cabins are nice and clean, but on the small side, especially the shower. Balconies are nice, with a table and two comfortable chairs. Entertainment was exellent considering the small size of the ship.

Food was excellent. Azamara cruise fares include gratuities, a variety of house wines at all dining rooms and bars, beer, and a variety of drinks. The prices for upper alcohol packages were recently increased. The premium package sticks with house wines but adds several brands of beer and spirits. Not worth it unless you are picky about your brands and both cabin mates drink enough of it on a daily basis. Few passengers seemed to be on this package. The ultimate package makes more sense for serious wine drinkers as it includes name brand wines and higher-level spirits.

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Bahia de Salvador

Cruise dock is close to the lower town souvenir and craft market. We went up to the historic centre with the free elevator across from the market, apparently the safest way to get up there. The old town is well indicated on the small map available at the information center and it is very well patrolled by police. Visited the Sao Francisco chuch - well worth the 10R$ entry price.

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