Most cruises boast luxury, but the meaning of the word is taken quite seriously on cruises on Azamara Quest, and guests seeking the quiet attention and intuitive service expected on a luxury cruise are not disappointed. The Azamara Quest is small by most cruise standards, at 593 feet and 30,277 tons, she carries a 19.85-foot draft, but her size and power allow ports of call that large cruise ships can only dream of. Additionally, her crew size, at 350, serves the Azamara Quest’s 694 guests with astonishing memory and smile-making detail.
Itinerary and Ports of Call
As if the on board luxury and service would not be enough, the Azamara Quest cruise ship calls on fabulous ports along the Amalfi Coast, Black Sea, Greek Isles, Italy, France and Croatia, with special voyages planned to include a Christmas cruise following the South American coastline, and New Years Eve in Rio de Janiero. To assist guests in connecting to home and business, and coordinating plans, the Azamara Quest offers AT&T and Wireless Maritime Service roaming networks, allowing calls to be made and received from guests’ personal cell phones.
Inclusive amenities on board the Azamara Quest include boutique wines with afternoon and evening meals; bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas; self service laundry; English butlers for suite guests; specialty dining and complementary on shore shuttles where available. Additionally, gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff are included in fares. Traditional English butlers on board the Azamara Quest are trained in housekeeping, valet, mixology, oenology, and event/destination and personnel organization.
Azamara Club Cruises finds personal fitness and wellness of importance, and honors guest’s needs to maintain rigorous schedules attending to health. The spa features a traditional menu of services, in addition to a thalassotherapy pool; anti-aging skin treatments, acupuncture, and tooth whitening, along with delicious ways to pamper that include a lime and ginger salt body scrub. The fitness center has all of the de rigeur equipment of stationary bikes, treadmills, stair climbers and weights, plus Pilates, sunset yoga and an on board personal trainer. Spa services are also available en suite.
Staterooms carry the luxurious theme of the Azamara Quest seamlessly, with European bedding, Egyptian cotton robes, 24-hour room service, fresh cut flowers and nightly turn down service. The understated elegance of both the private and public rooms on board the Azamara Quest exude refinement and sophistication, promoting relaxation in one of the most luxurious atmospheres aboard a ship at sea.
Other Special Features
Pools, whirlpools, theatre, library and film rooms are all on board cruises on Azamara Quest, as are retail shops and specialty dining, but the main dining room, Discoveries, offers impressive classic cuisine.
As might be expected, guests are requested to dress in resort casual. Formal attire, however, is not required. The Azamara Quest’s traditional steakhouse, Prime C, offers prime cuts cooked to order and creative accompaniments and desserts, paired with fine wines. Aqualina offers Mediterranean cuisine in a calm, pristine blue and white atmosphere, pleasing to both eye and palate. The Pool Grill, Windows Café, Mosaic Café and Looking Glass Lounge offer a wealth of options as well.
Azamara Quest prefers its guests head to on shore excursions with a little background, and provide on board lectures with first-hand knowledge from guides that know the ropes. These talks offer useful and educational information on history, culture, food and fashion to insure guests of the Azamara Quest experience life to the fullest, both on shore excursions and on board one of the most preferred ships in the industry. There is something to do for the whole family.
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Posted On Friday, October 19, 2012