Posted on 01/25/2018
10 Night Adriatic to Amalfi Coast Voyage
This was my first time experiencing an Azamara cruise. When I embarked the Azamara Quest (Azamara Journey's sister ship) in Venice I had high expectations and when I disembarked 10 days later in Rome I was thrilled with my Azamara experience. From the moment we boarded the Quest the crew were attentive and eager to be of service. The main dining room offered an array of options, featuring themes focused on the ports visited each day. Their two specialty restaurants Prime C and Aqualina are both worth visiting and were very popular. It is best to make reservations ahead of time so that you are not disappointed.
The Azamara Quest is a small luxury ship. Even carrying her maximum 686 passengers, embarkation and disembarkation is executed smoothly and quickly. Due to the smaller size of the ship, the Azamara Quest is able to navigate ports that other large cruise ships cannot. With most of the ports that we visited we anchored just off shore and tendered into port. This was definitely a highlight. Azamara uses their own lifeboats operating continuously from the ship to port, so it felt like we had our own private water taxi. Don't be nervous about tendering - the crew make it very easy to get in and out of the lifeboat. I had knee surgery 4 months prior to the trip and had no issues. The view from the ship looking onto the Amalfi coast was like a picture postcard.
My most memorable experience of all was the AzAmazing Night in Old Town Dubrovnik. Everyone onboard was invited to an exclusive private concert by Ana Rucner. She is an extraordinary cello player and it truly was a magical evening! Also not to be missed is the White Night Party, where guests are lavished with amazing food and entertained into the night. Don't forget to pack your "whites"; yes everyone does dress in white for the party!Margaret Barrie
Director, Planning & Development