WHY IT RATES: Cruise travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-trail adventure should look into a sailing aboard the Azamara Quest.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer
We are excited to share that Azamara Club Cruises has finalized refurbishments to the Azamara Quest following its departure from dry dock in March, which took place in Singapore.
The boutique cruise line has confirmed enhancements, including the removal of its casino—replicating Azamara Pursuit’s “The Den,” a newly designed gift shop, and the addition of six new Ocean View staterooms, among more, all to ensure the boutique hotel at sea is continuing to improve the travel experience for its passengers.
Highlights of Azamara Quest’s enhancements are included below:
Casino Turned Lounge
Following the success and positive feedback of Azamara Pursuit’s The Den, Azamara Quest’s casino has been transformed into a similar lively lounge, which is equipped with comfortable seating, a piano, light “live” music in the evening, and a lengthy bar. To further the brand’s commitment to Destination Immersion experiences, “The Den” will also have a concierge desk staffed with destination-focused travel experts to help plan land excursions.
—In addition to “The Den,” Azamara Quest’s gift shop was re-designed and will provide guests with an immersive shopping experience, offering a variety of cosmetics, electronics, jewelry and perfumes, among other items to enjoy.
—The ship will now offer the addition of six new Ocean View staterooms on deck four, port side. As a result, the ship can now accommodate 702 guests as opposed to its previous 690 guests.
—Azamara Quest’s top ten suites as well as its two specialty dining restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina, are now equipped with brand new furniture.
Voyages on Azamara Quest
Azamara is currently sailing the brand’s first-ever 15-Night Circle Japan Intensive Voyage. The ship recently departed on April 27, and will be stopping at 8 maiden ports, totaling 12 altogether. Guests will have the chance to dive deep into Japan, from feudal Samurai towns to tech-driven Tokyo. This trip includes three late-nights and two overnight stays.
Azamara Quest will then set sail on May 25 for one of its first visits to Alaska on the 10-Night Alaska Intensive Voyage. Highlights of this sailing include exploring Icy Strait Point, with an array of activities indigenous to the area such as native dance performances, brown bear viewings, and whale watching, as well as discovering Ketchikan, dubbed the “Salmon Capital of the World.”
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