Small ship with big problems

Azamara Quest (RETIRED) 578 Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2007
Ship: Azamara Quest (RETIRED) 578
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Overall, the ship is average at most. Not a "luxury" liner but has some nice touches like very confortable deck chairs. Cabin is small, smaller than most cabins on the big ships from RCCL, Carnival and Princess. Shower room is VERY small and unconfortable. Staff was not well trainned ,though very friendly. One of the public restrooms had no water ! AC on our cabin could not be controlled and we didn't sleep well for 2 nights until they fixed the problem.Specialty restaurants were fully bucked day one for the rest of the cruise. We couldn't even try them.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I have to rate the food very high. Probably the best we have ever had on a cruise ship. 55 minutes waiting for a table in the main dining room is unbearable, though.


3 out of 5
We were not expecting anything very good here, since this is not what a small ship is all about, but the piano player Antonio Solci was surprisingly excellent.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We can't blame the staff for the lack of trainning. They were mostly very friendly and helpful but things like 30 minutes between the appetizer and the main course makes the dining experience a bit annoying. Our buttler couldn't solve most of the problems we faced with the cabin and couldn't do anything to get us a specialty restaurant reservation.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Lack of water in one of the public restrooms is hard to forgive. Decor is nothing special and layout is good.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Bathroom (or showerroom) is the smallest we have seen on a ship. You 'd better be fit or you can't move inside. Cabin is small, although ours was one of the best non-suite. Balcony is only enough for a little table and two chairs but is nice nevertheless.

Pros: Food in main dinning room is excellent

Cons: Lines, big lines to get a table at the dining room. Very small shower room.

Recommends Azamara Quest (RETIRED) 578? No.

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