Deirdre and Rob Sail Azamara for the First Time

Deirdre and Rob Sail Azamara for the First Time

On Board: My husband Rob and I came to Azamara by way of Celebrity and Royal Caribbean and as such had no experience of sailing on a small ship. “Small” to us meant 2000 passengers. We wondered how we’d adapt to the Quest. Quite well as it turned out! We loved the cozy, relaxing environment and the extra attention that this lovely ship afforded us. We got to know Captain Jose, many officers and crew. We were always met with a friendly smile and conversation. This is what, I believe, sets Azamara apart. There’s a feeling of being welcomed from the very minute you step on board. It’s the best way to spend a vacation!

Ports: One thing about a smaller ship is that she can visit islands that the bigger ships can’t. Every time we’ve been to St. Thomas we’ve made a beeline over to St. John Island on the ferry. The Quest brought us to both islands! We also went to Virgin Gorda and saw the famous Baths, and later, to Gustavia, St. Barts, the latter being one of our favorite islands on the cruise. It has a spectacular airport, great beaches, and luxurious shopping and yachts. Next time we sail Azamara to the West Indies, we’re looking for a day or even an overnight in glamorous, exotic St. St. Barts!