Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest Review and Specifications

Specifications of Azamara Quest

Year built2000  /  Age : 18
Flag state Malta
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassRenaissance / R-Class
Building costGBP 150 million (USD 200 million)
Owner(RCCL) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorAzamara Club Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)181 m / 594 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage30277 gt
Passengers710 - 781
Crew408
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Decks11
Cabins355
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2016
Former namesR Seven (Renaissance Cruises)

Current itinerary of Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest current cruise is 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Fremantle. Prices start from USD 3399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 06 Dec, 2018 and ends on 22 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
06 Dec 18:00      Departing from Singapore   
08 Dec 07:30 - 14:30     Jakarta, Java, Indonesia   
09 Dec 07:30 - 18:00     Semarang, Java, Indonesia   
10 Dec 08:00 - 13:00     Surabaya, Java, Indonesia   
11 Dec - 12 Dec     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
13 Dec 12:00 - 18:00     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
17 Dec - 18 Dec     Geraldton, Western Australia   
19 Dec 13:00 - 22:00     Bunbury, Western Australia   
20 Dec 07:30 - 20:00     Margaret River, Western Australia   
22 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

Review of Azamara Quest

Launched in 2000, Azamara Quest is the second of three identical Azamara Cruises R-class ships, together with the fleetmates Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit.

History - construction and ownership

Azamara Club Cruises is a subsidiary company of RCCL-Royal Caribbean (shipowner). Founded in 2007 as "Azamara Cruises", the company was rebranded in 2009. Azamara liners were originally built as R-Class vessels for Renaissance Cruises (company operational between 1989-2001). Other RCCL-owned cruise companies (sister-brands) are Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Pullmantur, TUI, Marella (UK).

Azamara Quest cruise ship

The 30,277-ton, 694-passenger cruise ship Azamara Quest was formerly sailing as R Seven (Renaissance), Delphin Renaissance (Cruiseinvest), and Blue Moon (Pullmantur). The vessel was renamed to “Azamara Quest” in 2007, when joining Azamara Cruises fleet.

In 2001, the original vessel’s owner Renaissance Cruises ceased operations due to liquidity. The vessel was launched in 2003 to be operated under charter by Delphin Seereisen under the name “Delphin Renaissance”. In 2006, Pullmantur bought the ship and renamed it to “Blue Moon”. In 2007, Pullmantur’s owner RCCL (Royal Caribbean) transferred the ship to its new subsidiary company “Azamara Cruises” and renamed it to “Azamara Quest”.

Onboard Azamara Journey passengers can find out why Azamara services are one of the best in the world. The award-winning boutique ship amazes with lots of dining options, unforgettable spa and wellness facilities, friendly staff always in place to help passengers, and destinations that guests would love to visit.

On March 30, 2012, a fire stopped Azamara Quest, while transporting one thousand passengers south of the Philippines. Five crew members were injured in the accident, a day after the ship left Manila for Sandakan, Malaysia.

Azamara Quest cruise ship

Azamara Quest starts her dry dock in Singapore April 2016. During the 5-day process, she will receive a host of refurbishments and upgrades, announced previously in June, as well as a technology overhaul. The brand new "Pervasive Wi-Fi" system provides faster Internet connectivity from any place on board the ship. Interactive TVs in all staterooms will feature new options including live TV, movies on demand, lecturer schedules, weather updates, navigational and port information. Passengers will be able to book shore excursion through their TVs, as well as to order room service. In the Inspiration Center on Deck 4, Azamara guests will be able to plan their next voyage by a 98-inch touchscreen to learn about future sailings and the ports visited. Passengers in The Drawing Room and Living Room will use interactive tabletops to send digital postcards, design their own art by a Scribble app, or surf social media sites.

Cruise itinerary program

Azamara Quest itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises leaving mainly from Miami FL, voyages to Asia (with departures from Singapore) and Europe (Baltic Sea and Mediterranean). When changing regions, the ship offers repositioning sailings through Suez Canal and Transatlantic crossings.

Cabins

Most Azamara Quest staterooms are 175-sq.foot Balcony rooms (209). Azamara Quest has a total number of 355 cabins (of which 42 Suite, 209 Balcony, 48 Inside rooms) in 23 grades. The Wheelchair accessible cabins are 6. The largest aboard Azamara Quest are the Club World Owner’s Suites (560 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

For a small ship, Azamara Quest features plenty of options for each meal. The passengers are also encouraged to explore local cuisine when on shore. The line plans adding a complimentary tapas bar when the ship goes into dry dock in 2016. Overall, food onboard is quite good. There are rotating themes in the buffet. The main dining room pampers with an entree salad every night.

Follows the complete list of Azamara Quest restaurants and food bars.

  • Discoveries Restaurant (aft Dining Room, complimentary, with waiter service; offers open seating Breakfast 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., and Dinner 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Pool Grill (lunch-only casual dining restaurant with fast food menu, made-to-order - pizza, pasta, burgers, fries, salads; complimentary)
  • Windows Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant; has indoor seating and portside/starboard terraces; open between 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; offers early, buffet and late breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and casual dinner)
  • Aqualina (dinner-only specialty restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and seafood; offers free dining for Club Suite passengers; reservations recommended)
  • Prime C (dinner-only specialty restaurant with seafood and steakhouse menu; operates at surcharge, but it’s free of charge for “Club Suite” guests; outside the Prime C there is a Wine Cellar with 8000+ bottles collection; hosts the Wine Corner evening events and offers wine-tastings and private dinner arrangements).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Because the ship focuses very much on destinations, Azamara Journey does not have as many daily activities as passengers might find on mainstream cruise ships. There are a couple of trivia sessions each day and some other pastimes, such as origami and Bridge.

Other amenities include: 24-Hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi, Laundry/Self-Serve Laundromats. The Quest ship is not recommended for families with kids.

Azamara Quest cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Azamara Quest lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Le Boutique (duty-free luxury shop for bags, gifts, brand jewelry)
  • Cabaret Lounge & Bar (theatre and main show lounge for musical and show productions, cabaret performances, comedy acts; hosts the “AzAmazing Evenings” enrichment program; serves as a nightclub in the evenings)
  • Casino Luxe (also serves as sports bar)
  • Photo Shop (photo-video services, accessories, equipment)
  • The Quest shop (convenience goods store)
  • Indulgences (luxury boutique shop)
  • Mosaic Cafe (complimentary patisserie & bar; in the evening becomes a nightclub with live music - Mosaic@Night)
  • Discoveries Lounge & Bar (Martini Bar)
  • Thalassotherapy Pool (salt water pool, part of the Spa complex; with water jets; operates at surcharge)
  • Hair salon (Beauty Salon offering hair and barber services, manicure, pedicure, massages)
  • Astral Spa (wellness centre featuring Elemis Spa products and treatments)
  • Gym (starboard Fitness Room with panoramic windows and modern equipment; also hosts various complimentary group classes)
  • Acupuncture Room (serviced by NCCAOM certified acupuncturists)
  • eConnections (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Pool area (with an outdoor swimming pool, 2 Whirlpools, poolside bar, loungers, Tennis tables; served by Grill station; hosts themed pool deck parties)
  • Sunset Bar (outdoor bar; serves the Windows Cafe terrace area)
  • Looking Glass (observation lounge & bar with panoramic windows, sculptures made of Murano glass, comfortable leather sofas; in the evenings becomes a nightclub; serves afternoon tea with sandwiches, pastries, champagne - complimentary)
  • The Drawing Room (library)
  • Sun Deck (open-air area with sunloungers)
  • Shuffleboard (Deck Games playing area)
  • Jogging/Power Walking Track.

Azamara Quest wiki

  • Azamara Quest cruise ship is the 2nd of the line's two R-class (Renaissance Cruises) vessels. Her sister in the fleet is Azamara Journey. In the fleets of other cruise lines the Quest ship is sister to InsigniaNauticaRegattaSirenaPacific Princess, and Azamara Pursuit.
  • Azamara Cruises Quest ship was ordered and operated as "R Seven" by the Renaissance Cruises in the period 2000-2003. After the Renaissance line's bankruptcy in 2003, the ship was operated by Delphin Kreuzfahrten under the name Delphin Renaissance (2003 to 2006) and by the Royal Caribbean's Pullmantur line for an year under the name "Blue Moon" (2006-2007).
  • The vessel is powered by four WARTSILA marine diesel engines (model 12V32E). Its propulsion consists of 2 propeller shafts and 2 fixed pitch propeller (FPP).
  • Azamara ship Quest is a mid-size vessel and that is a big part of her charm. You may liken her to a boutique hotel on the sea. In 2012, Azamara Club spent USD 10 million to refurbish the Quest ship with new equipment in the fitness center, new chaise lounges on the pool deck, design changes in the Windows buffet restaurant, new furniture and carpets in public areas. This vessel's small size gives it the opportunity to call lesser-visited ports located in many exotic destinations.
  • In 2015, both Azamara ships (Quest and Journey) were featured in the UK TV’s travel documentary “Cruise Ship Adventures with Nigel Marven”.
  • In March 2017, Azamara Quest visited Havana Cuba as part of 13-night Miami roundtrip itinerary (themed "Hemingway Hideaways"). The Cuban voyage included port stops in Key West FL, Tampa FL, New Orleans (2 overnights), Cozumel Mexico and Havana (overnight).

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Azamara Quest Itineraries

The below listed Azamara Quest cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Azamara Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 07 19 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai
2018 Nov 26 10 days, round-trip Thailand & Vietnam Voyage Singapore$3749
2018 Dec 06 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Fremantle Singapore$3399
2018 Dec 22 15 days, one-way from Fremantle to Melbourne Fremantle$7749
2019 Jan 06 16 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne$2399
2019 Jan 22 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$3399
2019 Feb 07 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2499
2019 Feb 21 15 days, one-way from Auckland to Cairns Auckland$2799
2019 Mar 08 14 days, one-way from Cairns to Singapore Cairns$2499
2019 Mar 29 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Tokyo Singapore$2599
2019 Apr 14 13 days, one-way from Tokyo to Yokohama Tokyo$5149
2019 Apr 27 15 days, one-way from Yokohama to Tokyo Yokohama$6999
2019 May 12 13 days, one-way from Tokyo to Seward Tokyo$3999
2019 May 25 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$4099
2019 Jun 04 10 days, round-trip Alaska Showcase Voyage Vancouver$2899
2019 Jun 14 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$3199
2019 Jun 22 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$3499
2019 Jul 02 10 days, round-trip Alaska Showcase Voyage Vancouver$2699
2019 Jul 12 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$2799
2019 Jul 20 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$3899
2019 Jul 30 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$3399
2019 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Seward to Tokyo Seward$2899
2019 Aug 21 14 days, round-trip Circle Japan Intensive Voyage Tokyo$4999
2019 Sep 04 14 days, round-trip Circle Japan Intensive Voyage Tokyo$6199
2019 Sep 18 16 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo$4499
2019 Oct 04 12 days, round-trip Philippines & China Voyage Hong Kong$3199
2019 Oct 16 15 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong$4999
2019 Oct 31 12 days, round-trip Myanmar's Mysteries Voyage Singapore$3199
2019 Nov 12 17 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore$4499
2019 Nov 29 11 days, round-trip Arabian Gulf & Emirates Voyage Dubai$3199
2019 Dec 17 11 days, one-way from Dubai to Mumbai Dubai$2699
2019 Dec 28 24 days, one-way from Mumbai to Cape Town Mumbai$7999
2020 Jan 21 10 days, round-trip South Africa Intensive Voyage Cape Town$3999
2020 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip South Africa Intensive Voyage Cape Town$3999
2020 Feb 10 10 days, round-trip South Africa Intensive Voyage Cape Town$3999
2020 Feb 20 26 days, one-way from Cape Town to Dubai Cape Town$7499
2020 Mar 17 11 days, round-trip Arabia Intensive Voyage Dubai$3199
2020 Mar 28 17 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai$4499
2020 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip Israel Intensive Voyage Piraeus$2899
2020 Apr 23 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus$2999
2020 May 02 7 days, round-trip Croatia Intensive Voyage Venice$2699
2020 May 26 13 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona$4199
2020 Jun 08 10 days, one-way from Southampton to Stockholm Southampton$3299
2020 Jun 18 8 days, round-trip Baltic Intensive Voyage Stockholm$2999
2020 Jul 08 18 days, one-way from Oslo to Copenhagen Oslo$7799
2020 Jul 26 11 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$3999
2020 Aug 06 12 days, one-way from Stockholm to Amsterdam Stockholm$4399
2020 Aug 18 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Dublin Amsterdam$3899
2020 Aug 29 12 days, one-way from Dublin to Southampton Dublin$4299
2020 Sep 10 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Barcelona Southampton$5799
2020 Sep 25 3 days, round-trip Weekend Getaway Voyage Barcelona$1299
2020 Sep 28 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$4399
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Croatia Intensive Voyage Venice$2699
2020 Oct 17 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$3399
2020 Oct 27 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2599
2020 Nov 04 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona$3099
2020 Nov 14 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro Lisbon$2799
2020 Nov 30 9 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro$1999
2020 Dec 09 12 days, round-trip Rio Intensive Voyage Buenos Aires$2699
2020 Dec 21 15 days, round-trip New Year's Eve In Rio Voyage Buenos Aires$5099
2021 Jan 05 17 days, round-trip Antarctica Quest Voyage Buenos Aires$4999
2021 Jan 22 16 days, round-trip Argentina & Uruguay Voyage Buenos Aires$3999
2021 Feb 07 13 days, round-trip Carnivale In Rio Voyage Buenos Aires$3699
2021 Feb 20 21 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Callao Buenos Aires$4999