We have recently returned from two 7-day back-to-back cruises on Azamara Quest. We had previously sailed twice on Azamara Quest and once on Azamara Journey but this was the first time since the Azamara Club Cruises changes were implemented.
We boarded in Civitavecchia in mid afternoon and this went very smoothly, as by this time most passengers had already embarked. Our stateroom, which we knew would be fairly small, with a very compact bathroom in need of updating, was by this time ready for us. Our stateroom attendant Ikadek and his assistant Bengie looked after us very well throughout the cruise and replenished water, fruit and toiletries as and when necessary.
Captain Carl Smith was very personable and approachable and we enjoyed his informative commentary from the bridge prior to leaving each port. It was a great pleasure to find that the Hotel Director, Ryszard Gusman and the Cruise Director, Tony Markey were on board, both of whom we had previously met on Azamara Journey. The senior officers and indeed all the crew were very friendly. The second week of our cruise, which commenced in Barcelona, was the President's Voyage and we were pleased to meet the CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, Mr Larry Pimentel and his wife Sandi and to participate in some of the additional events arranged during that week.
Cabin 6078 on Azamara Quest is towards the rear of the ship in a quiet position but the air conditioning is rather noisy on occasions. The bathroom is small and clean but dated.