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Azamara Quest Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Azamara Quest

10 Night Azamazing Costa Rica (Puerto Caldera Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 15, 2018

Ship: Azamara Quest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8031

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I highly recommend the Azamara Quest even though Captain Carl is moving to the Pursuit. The crew is very personable except for the Shore Excursions group. We really missed Carina.


5 out of 5
The embarkation port was changed due to high winds but everything went smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I felt that the buffet food in Windows Cafe was a little better than the dining room. However, we did use the dining room quite often as I like being served. The patio food was very good and the white night was amazing.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Liked the pool. Would have liked more bingo but at a lower price. Enjoyed the spa.


4 out of 5
The violinist was excellent. And, of course, the Quest singers and dancers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire crew was exceptional except for the shore excursions. I don't even remember her name but she was not very personable. Her intonation was monotone and it felt like she was just doing a job and not really caring about the passengers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable and clean. It was a little difficult where the bathroom door, if left open, hit the closet door.

Ship tip

Check third party tours as some are much cheaper that the ship's excursions.

Ports of call

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica Did not visit port

Nothing there.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
We did two tours and one of our tour guides was excellent; the other spoke English but didn't understand it very well to answer any questions that were posed.

Golfito, Costa Rica

2 out of 5
Did not do an excursion so there was nothing to do at the port.

Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Did a third party tour to Manuel Park which was very good.


4 out of 5
The Liberia tour was fine.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
The visit to Granada was the best tour on the cruise.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
Immigration was very late getting onboard so our tour was cut short. We didn't get to do everything that was planned.


5 out of 5
We had our own transportation but the pier shuttle was great.
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