I was lucky enough to enjoy some 6* luxury with Azamara Club Cruises on board their luxurious Azamara Quest. Although sadly only on it for the day, whilst it was in port in Dublin ready to prepare for a 10 night cruise to Copenhagen, I had enough time to sample the 6* offering.
The dark attractive coloured hull surrounded this very modern vessel, on board there were plenty of places to sit back and enjoy a cocktail reflecting on a day’s exploration.
For lunch, we visited Aqualina speciality restaurant, this comes with a small cover charge but it was completely worth it for the quality and tastiness of the food served. If I were cruising for longer, I would like to have also tried the Prime C speciality restaurant to see how it compared. The staff on board were very friendly and helpful, the waiter at lunch was able to recommend wine to accompany our selection of cuisine.
It was a lovely sunny day in Dublin and we sat on the top deck by the pool, now with this being an intimate smaller vessel, it wasn’t over-crowed with sun loungers and hundreds of people. The pool was warm and sun loungers were so comfortable, the best I have ever sat on at sea!
There always seemed to be something to do around the ship, if you wanted to sit in the lounge with a cocktail you could, alternatively why not try an on board enrichment class, have a work out in the gym or get pampered in the well-equipped spa!
When it came to the accommodation, I was lucky enough to view all types of cabins ranging from insides right through to the top suite – I certainly know which one I would pick! The Club World Owner’s Suite offered two bathrooms and what looked like an arcade of wardrobes so you could take as much as you wanted, and of course you would also get your own butler to take care of everything from unpacking, booking a table for dinner and organising excursions.
I think that the Azamara experience is definitely something to try if you have been a past cruiser, its that extra special step up to more inclusive luxury. And with Azamara, they offer a selection of extras which other cruise lines don’t, including; afternoon tea, bottled water and soft drinks, house wine with lunch and dinner and complimentary shuttle bus in port. I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Dublin on board the Azamara Quest, and I think it’s now time for me to take that ultra-luxury 6* cruise experience…
Now for the technical buffs out there, she weights around 30,000 tonnes and is around 600ft long. She holds only 710 passengers and recently went an extensive dry dock refurbishment.