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Azamara Quest Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Azamara Quest

24 Night Indian Ocean Adventure (Mumbai To Cape Town)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Azamara Quest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7067

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Liked the itinerary, with the exception of the Kenya stop being canceled. Security concerns were cited, but the ship sent overnight tours to Kenya anyway. Organization was not good. Had problems with my wife's initial registration on the ship. Numerous changes in instructions regarding visas and vaccinations for Tanzania. Excellent service, but I did not think the food was consistently good. Entertainment OK for a ship this size.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Ship did not properly register my wife and continued to check to see if she was really on board (check passport and ask for her to be physically present at checks) for the next two days.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in main dining room was uneven. Sometimes very good, sometimes bad. Food in buffet was mediocre. We both had terrible "Wagyu Beef" steaks at the specialty restaurant. Restaurant took the charge off for that meal.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness facility was OK. Pool was salt water, small but OK. Spa was OK.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Some shows very good, some mediocre. Local entertainment brought onto ship was the best.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service. Staff very friendly and interested in being helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Rooms are small. Ship is reasonably well maintained, but "showing its age." Windows in dining room were always dirty. Engine noise in rear of dining room is very loud.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was very clean. Bed was comfortable. Cabin was small. Shower small.

Ship tip

Small ship atmosphere, but not really a deluxe experience. I did not think it was a good value for the price.

Ports of call

Mumbai (Bombay), India

5 out of 5
Took private tour

Cochin, India

4 out of 5
Did our own excursions

Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles

4 out of 5
Did Viator boat excursion.

Praslin, Seychelles

5 out of 5
Did our own excursion with private guide. Very beautiful island.

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

2 out of 5
Not a lot to see. Very hot and humid. Essentially a substitution for Kenya stop which was canceled.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

4 out of 5
Would have been better as a one day stop. Stonetown more interesting than the rest of the island.

Maputo, Mozambique Did not visit port

We decided not to get off after hearing the port talk.

Richards Bay, South Africa

4 out of 5
Has excellent game reserve nearby. We did our own excursion, which unfortunately did not turn out well.

Durban, South Africa

4 out of 5
Very interesting city to visit. We took a private tour.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4 out of 5
Did ship's excursion to an excellent private game reserve

Cape Town, South Africa

5 out of 5
Took a private tour after the cruise.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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