This was our first cruise on the Azamara Quest (Greek Islands and the Holy Land, 26th October, 2011, sailing from Athens). We found the organisation at Athens Airport chaotic, as was the embarkation procedure. The Quest is a small ship with a maximum of about 700 passengers and, accordingly, we found the cabin to be on the small side and generally in need of some tlc.
Now for the good news: service was impeccable from the cabin steward right up to the captain. The food was of the highest quality and we appreciated the fact that we had the benefit of open seating and no formal nights!!
Unfortunately, the evening entertainment was very poor indeed but this did not detract from our overall enjoyment and generally we can honestly say that our satisfaction level far outweighed the negatives.
The itinerary was unfortunately changed due to Hamas shelling Ashdod, where we were due to be for 2 days; therefore, our excursions were restricted but this, of course, was no fault of the cruise line.
Finally, we would like to extend our thanks to David Broad for all his help in arranging this holiday for us.
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Times cruised before: 10+ Sailed: October, 2011
Occasion: Family holiday
Quality of Food
Only did one because of change of itinerary - we had also been to certain ports before.
The Captain, restaurant receptionist, Daniel (self-service restaurant).