Azamara's Quest Launches Today

October 22, 2007
Azamara Quest, Azamara's newest addition to the fleet, begins sailing today. The 30,277-ton, 694-passenger ship arrived in Miami on Sunday. Azamara Quest will offer a pair of two-night promotional sailings before beginning its maiden season of Caribbean and Panama Canal voyages.

The ship is largely identical to Azamara Journey, which debuted as the line's first in May. Features include all-open seating dining, and specialty restaurants such as Aqualina, with a Mediterranean influence, and Prime C, a steakhouse. The casual, top-deck eatery has been slightly tweaked on Azamara Quest; it's called Mosaic Cafe and will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily.

Azamara Quest is a ship with several past identities. Originally built for Renaissance Cruises, as was its sibling Azamara Journey, the vessel most recently served for Pullmantur, the Spain-based cruise line. Pullmantur is now owned by Azamara parent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Prior to its arrival in Miami this weekend, the ship underwent a major refurbishment that included the conversion of 48 staterooms into 32 suites in addition to upgrades to public areas.

--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor