Magic in the Mediterranean
CRUISING the Mediterranean is dream holiday for many. Recently Alan and I were lucky to cruise from Rome to Barcelona on the lovely Azamara Quest. We stopped each day, cruising to the next port of call at night. Having all day to explore on land was a great way to enjoy the local sights and discover new experiences.
It was delightful to wake at sun rise as we sailed into pretty ports of the Italian and French Rivieras. In port we enjoyed the passing parade of water craft from our balcony stateroom. The cruise felt like we were on a floating hotel taking us daily from one beautiful location to another.
While anchored off the port of Monaco we joined the White Party on the pool deck. All guests wore white, the tables and chairs were covered in white and, after a delicious dinner, the dancing and fun began. On this night the captain delayed the departure so everyone could enjoy the balmy evening while the lights of Monaco twinkled.
Another fabulous evening was the AzAmazing night when we visited a castle on the outskirts of Barcelona and enjoyed a short version of the classical Spanish opera, Carmen. These nights are exclusive to Azamara guests and are an ideal way to immerse yourself in local culture, cuisine and history.
Azamara is a charming mid-sized vessel, perfect for travellers who want to really immerse themselves in the destinations visited. With just 694 passengers you never feel lost in the crowd. The Azamara Quest has an intimate and up-market vibe.
On board there is a range of boutique amenities from comfortable public areas to a sumptuous spa. Six dining venues include chic establishments like the Italian restaurant Aqualina and the exclusive Discoveries.
Azamara Quest cabins are modern, comfy and stylish. Some suites feature exclusive high-end perks such as an English-trained butler service. Azamara's friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home. Alan and I had a perfect holiday.