The already beautiful Azamara Quest is receiving a variety of exciting enhancements. Starting on March 29th the ship will offer upgraded accommodations, lounge areas and dining venues.
Early 2016 Azamara Club Cruises transformed Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest from bow to stern. As part of the “Reimagine Azamara” project the two ships received new staterooms and suites, new dining and entertainment areas and new services and amenities.
The ships received a new interior design inspired by beautiful landscapes, flowing waters and refreshing earth tones. The Living Room, a fresh and vibrant lounge to relax, play cards, enjoy live music (while having a bite to eat from the Wine & Tapas Bar) or simply gaze out over the bow of the ship was introduced. Also introduced were the Club Spa Suites. These suites are located next to the Sanctum Spa and feature a spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub.
Last year, when Azamara Pursuit joined the fleet, the cruise line removed the casino and introduced The Den a new lounge concept in collaboration with AFAR – a publication focused on experiential travel.
And now the lounge from the Pursuit is making its way to the Quest by replacing the Casino area on Deck 5. The Den Powered by AFAR will feature an AFAR Magazine Library and be the new home to the Shore Excursions and Cruise Again desks. In the evenings The Den will feature live music and drinks from the neighboring Spirits bar.
Why is Azamara replacing the onboard casino?
According to maritime law, cruise line are only allowed to operate the onboard casino when in international waters. As Azamara’s ships offer longer stays in port and more overnight stays than other cruise lines, and therefore spend less time in international waters, the onboard casino offers little value for the cruise line.
The shopping venues will be completely renovated and restocked with a number of stylish new brands making finding the perfect gift easier than ever before.
Portside on Deck 4 where the Shore Excursions and Concierge Desk used to be Azamara is installing six new Oceanview Staterooms.
The Specialty Restaurants, as well as the Club World Owner’s and Club Ocean suite balconies, are receiving new furniture.
To cap off the Quest’s ship-wide enhancements Azamara is also renovating the standard stateroom shower walls and adding new carpets in all corridors.