Azamara Quest joined the Azamara Club Cruises fleet in 2007 and proudly offers her guests a sophisticated yet casual cruise experience. This mid-sized ship combines comfortable restaurants, bars, and lounges with amazing leisure facilities and well-equipped and luxurious staterooms. The attentive crew are close by to look after your every wish, from a refreshing drink served to your sunbed to an extra pillow on your bed.
Days at sea are your chance to relax and make the most of the ship's amenities. Unwind by the pool in the sunshine or indulge in a hot stone massage in the Sanctum Spa. Shape up with a toning Pilates class in the Fitness Centre or enjoy a touch of retail therapy at the on-board boutiques. Surf the web at the In Touch centre or lose yourself in a book in the Drawing Room. Learn how to create a new dish at a culinary demonstration or taste vintages from around the globe at a wine tasting. Days in port open up a world of culture, local dining experiences, and adventurous activities.
Culinary experiences on Azamara Quest encompass round-the-world flavours. Take your seat in the elegant Discoveries Restaurant to enjoy destination-inspired cuisine from either the Destination Immersion dinner buffet or dinner menu. The informal Windows Cafe presents fresh sushi, stir-fries, pasta, salads and freshly carved meats during the daytime; followed by a daily-themed dinner and a live station with freshly-sourced, local ingredients in the evening. The Patio is a casual 'pool grill' by day, transforming into an alfresco dining venue after dark. The adjoining Swirl & Top features a self-serve frozen yoghurt station with a variety of flavours and toppings to enjoy.
Reserve a table at Aqualina to savour Italian-inspired contemporary cuisine and speciality dishes including lobster ravioli and Venetian seafood platters. From crab cakes and lobster bisque to steaks cooked to perfection on the grill, dining in the wood-panelled surroundings of Prime C is a unique experience. 'Nights in Private Places' is an unforgettable experience for two which includes champagne and canapes, fresh seafood and meats cooked on a hot stone grill, drinks on The Sanctum Terrace, a night under the stars in a private outdoor bed, and breakfast in bed the following morning.
Azamara Quest presents bars and lounges to suit your every mood. Mosaic Cafe and Mosaic @ Night is the perfect spot to relax from dawn until dusk with a cup of speciality coffee. Unwind with a pot of tea or wine and tapas in the casual surroundings of the Living Room. Sip cocktails just steps from your sun lounger at the Pool Bar. Enjoy pre and post-dinner drinks in the friendly ambiance of Discoveries Bar. Spirits features a flat-screen TV to watch your favourite sports with a glass of ice-cold beer. The wine cellar offers a fine selection of limited production, rare vintage and small label wines to add that extra special touch to any meal.
The entertainment on Azamara Quest caters to every taste. Full-stage musical revues, live bands and classical soloists entertain you in the Cabaret Lounge. Themed events such as the famous White Night party also add to the fun after dark. Risk a few coins at the slot machines or dice with Lady Luck at the blackjack and roulette tables in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Vancouver, Canada
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Vancouver and be transferred to your hotel for a mandatory pre-night stay.
Day 2: Vancouver, Canada
After check-out, be transferred to the port to board Azamara Quest for your 10-night Alaskan cruise.
Day 4: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan can be described as the first city of Alaska. Situated in the most southern part of the state and surrounded by deep fjords and lush forests, this small fishing town is a popular stop with cruise lines. Take a walk down the waterfront and admire the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy a tour to the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to view bald eagles and black bears. Visit the totem poles at Totem Bight State Park and Potlatch Totem Park or journey to the glacier-carved wilderness at the Misty Fiords National Monument. You can also ride an off-road vehicle and try zip lining, kayaking and hiking.
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, and it is not hard for guests to see why people would want to settle here. Juneau is one of the natural beauty hotspots of the world. Take a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most awe-inspiring in the area, and yet accessible in the area. Being over half a mile wide and 2000 feet deep, this is a sight you will surely not want to miss.
Day 6: Skagway, Alaska
Skagway, commonly known as 'The Gateway to the Klondike' was born out of the Kondike Gold rush of the 1890s. Once home to saloons, dance halls and gambling houses, Skagway now has only about 1,000 residents. Relive the town's 'heyday' with an interesting downtown walking tour and gold panning excursion. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to see thousands of historic photos and archaeological artefacts. For the little more adventurous, take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad past glistening glaciers and picturesque waterfalls.
Day 7: Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Icy Strait Point is located on Chichagof Island just outside the small village of Hoonah. This privately-owned resort is named after the nearby Icy Strait. Step ashore to experience authentic regional culture, incredible natural beauty and indigenous wildlife, Tlingit art and dancing, and to taste fresh Dungeness crab. Take a cruise from Icy Strait Point to get an up close view of the dramatic scenery, humpback whales and brown bears. Ride the bus to the top of Hoonah Mountain for far-reaching views, before descending on the world's largest ZipRider which soars 300 feet above the rainforest below.
Day 8: Sitka, Alaska
Sitka is an Alaskan city and borough close to the state capital of Juneau; it's located on Baranof Island and was once the capital of Russian America. The main attraction here is Sitka National Historical Park which was established in 1804 and since then has preserved the culture of the local Tlingit people and Russian and American settlers. The park houses a collection of rare artefacts including the preserved remains of the Tlingit fort and a Russian house. A visit to the Sitka Cultural Centre with allow insight into the history of the region and a vast display of movie presentations, walking trails lined with totem poles and art work enhances this experience. If you're a thrill seeker, explore the pristine bays by kayak or hike through one of the many forest trails.
Day 11: Seattle, Washington
Your journey begins in uber-trendy and cosmopolitan Seattle, the home of great coffee. There’s so much more to this cultural highlight of the Pacific Northwest though; Seattle’s a Mecca not only for sporting enthusiasts, but also for art and music buffs.
Day 12: Vancouver, Canada to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Vancouver where you disembark the ship. Enjoy a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.