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Sunday, December 15, 2019

    Azamara Quest

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    Azamara Quest
    Azamara Quest at sea

    Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises)

    Overview

    Azamara Quest is one of two identical ships belonging to Azamara Club Cruises. Originally built as R Seven in 2000 for now defunct Renaissance Cruises. Later, she spent a portion of her time with Pullmantur (2003-2007) – a Royal Caribbean sister brand (like Azamara Club Cruises) before transferring over to her current status as Azamara Quest in 2007.

    Azamara Quest offers a small boutique-hotel like cruise experience. With a higher than average crew:passenger ratio she offers more attention to detail on service, excursions, dining and also due to the size of the ship – smaller ports that can’t be visited by the larger cruise ships.

    She doesn’t generally homeport in any region. Instead, she moves around the world to different regions throughout the year and runs longer than average cruises from them (14-28 days) – as most of the costs in a cruise are included in the fares, combined with the aforementioned crew ratio and ports – she appeals to the luxury or well-travelled cruise passenger, usually without children.

    Trivia

    In 2015, the Azamara Quest and her sister ship were used by television presenter and biologist Nigel Marven for his documentary/travel program “Cruise Ship Adventures with Nigel Marven”, during which Nigel showed areas with outstanding wildlife that can be visited in popular cruise destinations.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Azamara Club Cruises
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Boutique ship
    Ship class:R
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:686
    Staterooms:338
    Total crew:408
    Ship length:181.0 m
    Ship beam:25.5 m
    Ship draft:5.8 m
    Tonnage:30,277
    No. of decks:11
    Elevators:4
    Service speed:18.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Valletta (Malta)
    IMO number:9210218
    Call sign:9HOM8
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:1999
    Build cost:$150 million USD
    Entered service:2007