Like her sister ship, the Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. In addition to going to the most celebrated destinations on Earth, youll also go to less-traveled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and sail to the doorstep of great cities like Seville, Hong Kong, and Bordeaux.
You'll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of her bars, restaurants, and lounges. Youll love the genial club-like atmosphere and the way the attentive staff and crew get to know you. And youll feel the same friendliness with your fellow voyagers.
Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There's nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views.
Azamara's friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
More cruises featuring Azamara Quest
|Jun 14||Fri||1||Vancouver, British Columbia||5:00PM|
|Jun 15||Sat||2||At Sea|
|Jun 16||Sun||3||Ketchikan, Alaska||8:00AM||3:00PM|
|Jun 17||Mon||4||Juneau, Alaska||10:00AM||11:00PM|
|Jun 18||Tue||5||Haines - alaska||8:00AM||5:00PM|
|Jun 19||Wed||6||Sitka, Alaska||8:30AM||10:00PM|
|Jun 20||Thu||7||Icy Strait Point, Alaska||port: Hoonah||10:00AM||5:00PM|
|Jun 21||Fri||8||Hubbard Glacier, Alaska||7:00AM||11:00AM|
|Jun 22||Sat||9||Seward, Alaska||7:00AM|
Depart Seward for the artists' community of Homer, Alaska. From stunning paintings done in octopus ink to thespian performances at the Pier One Theater, this tiny community is big on creativity. On the way to Homer, you'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in town, you'll have free time to browse the local shops and galleries, or take a stroll along the Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile stretch of sand and gravel jutting into Kachemak Bay. Then regroup on the dock for a fascinating talk about the commercial fishing industry in Alaska.
Enjoy breakfast before setting out on a wildlife watching cruise. Keep your eyes peeled for whales, seals, porpoises and other marine wildlife as your Captain navigates across the blue waters of Kachemak Bay. You'll cruise in the shadows of majestic volcanoes before going ashore in the former Russian Orthodox community of Seldovia. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery, and then head back to Homer for some free time to visit the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, a research and education facility focused on the wonders of the ocean. Return to the hotel or continue exploring on your own.
After breakfast you'll travel to Girdwood, home of Alaska's premier hotel. Along the way, you'll visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you'll see Grizzly Bears, Bison, Moose and other animals in their natural habitat. Arrive in Girdwood in time for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, head to the Crow Creek Mine and test your skills at the prospector's art of gold panning. Lucky or not, the experience is sure to be enriching. Afterwards, check into the Hotel Alyeska and take the aerial tram up 2,300 feet to the summit of Mount Alyeska for stunning panoramas.
After breakfast, travel from Alyeska to historic Palmer, a bedroom community that sprung up as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" relief program at the height of the Great Depression. Today, Palmer is part of Alaska's breadbasket, a thriving farming community set in the Mat-Su-Valley and famed for its 90lb. cabbages. Enjoy a special presentation about farm life in Alaska from some locals who live it every day. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your journey to Denali National Park, where you'll check into your hotel upon arrival.
After breakfast set off on an exhilarating Tundra Wilderness Tour that travels through the unspoiled wilderness of interior Alaska. You'll journey deep into the park with Mt. Denali, rising over 20,000 feet overhead. Watch for moose and caribou. In the high mountain passes you might spot Dall Sheep and, with a little luck, a roaming bear or two. Perhaps the best views are found along Polychrome Pass, where the Plains of Murie stretch to the Alaska Range on the horizon. Back at the hotel unwind or join the optional evening activities.
Join the group for breakfast at the hotel before boarding the Wilderness Express, a domed train that winds through the Alaska wilds on a panoramic 4-hour trip to Talkeetna, a remote little wilderness town. Transfer to a comfortable coach for the scenic drive to Anchorage. Check into your hotel and get ready for a Closing Night Dinner featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and plenty of stories to share with new friends.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before traveling to the Anchorage Airport to catch your outbound flight - with plenty of unforgettable memories to take home with you.
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|June 14, 2019||$6,789|
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Discover the foragers, fisherfolk, and farmers behind Alaska's cuisine. Guided by the harvest, this truly seasonal tour may either start on the dock, where you'll meet the captain of a commercial fishing boat and peer in on the lifestyle of an Alaskan fishing family. Tour the living quarters and learn about sustainable salmon harvesting, and select fresh salmon from the onboard ice cooler to take to our cooking class. Or you may first meet with a local kelp or oyster farmer, or foraging expert to learn about how the landscape shapes the natural ingredients that flavor southeast Alaska's regional fare.
We'll transfer to the kitchen at Jorgenson House, a gorgeous inn owned by a fourth-generation family of Juneauites. Here, we'll discover how to cook with the whole salmon, showcasing recipes that fully-utilize every part of the fish. We'll enjoy lunch on the deck with stunning mountain views, with seafood as well as locally harvest greens, berries, and more. We'll meet with an Alaskan native cultural ambassador to understand the importance of the local harvest on our plate.
Note: In case of inclement weather, we will forgo the fishing boat visit and instead have a presentation at Jorgenson House on harvesting local ingredients including kelp, oysters, devil's club buds, fiddlehead ferns, and other products, and prepare a recipe to take home. We'll also have a tasting of products made with Alaska kelp. The tour will then proceed with the salmon cooking class and lunch.
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