Azamara Quest

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Azamara Quest off the coast of Santorini
Name: 2000—2003: R Seven
2003—2006: Delphin Renaissance
2006—2007: Blue Moon
2007 onwards: Azamara Quest
Owner: 2000—2001: Renaissance Cruises
2001—2006: Cruiseinvest
2006—2007: Pullmantur Cruises
2007 onwards: Azamara Cruises[1]
Operator: 2000—2001: Renaissance Cruises
2003—2006: Delphin Seereisen
2006—2007: Pullmantur Cruises
2007 onwards: Azamara Cruises[1]
Port of registry: 2000—2001: Monrovia, 22x20px Liberia
2001—2006: Majuro, 22x20px Marshall Islands
2006 onwards: Valletta,  Malta[1]
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Yard number: Y31[1]
Completed: 2000
Acquired: 28 September 2000[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9210218[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: R-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 30,277 GT (gross tonnage)
Displacement: 2,000 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 181.00 metres (593 ft 10 in)
Beam: 25.46 metres (83 ft 6 in)
Depth: 5.80 metres (19 ft)
Decks: 11 (9 passenger decks)[2]
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Capacity: 702 passengers[3]
Crew: 355[citation needed]

Azamara Quest is an R-class cruise ship that entered service for Azamara Cruises on October 24, 2007. She was built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises as R Seven. Following the collapse of Renaissance Cruises in 2001 she was laid up for two years, until chartered to the Germany-based Delphin Seereisen as Delphin Renaissance. In 2006 she was sold to the Spain-based Pullmantur Cruises and renamed Blue Moon. She sailed for Pullmantur until 2007 when she was transferred to Azamara Cruises.[1]

The Azamara Quest carries about 710 passengers (double occupancy) plus 410 crew members (1:2 staff to guest ratio). Her first season will be in the Caribbean; however, due to her small size, she will be able to call at some of the lesser visited ports such as St. Barts and Guadeloupe. She will then offer some Panama Canal sailings.


Features include a cyber cafe, a martini bar, a casino, pool, shopping, art auctions, and other on-board activities.



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