This is our first Azamara Cruise but our 4th different cruise line. We did NOT have small children with us so my advice is that the Quest is Not a cruise ship for small children. (Try Carnival for those). But the party we were with ranged in age from 14 to active seniors. We had a blast. The passenger number was big enough to feel fun, festive but never crowded nor were we ever in a long line for anything. There was no feeling of being in a "herd" of folks at an "all you can eat" buffet. Much more tasteful and refined.
RE: the ship itself, it was beautifully built and designed. No expense was spared and no detail was overlooked. Our accommodations were the best we've had on any ship.
We had a veranda (w/balcony) large enough for 3 of us to sit and eat breakfast outside each moning. WHILE watching the Adriatic Sea or Meditteranean islands come to view. Though all cabins are not as big as hotel rooms, we were pleasantly surprised at how comparatively roomy our cabin was.
Having a veranda is wonderful. We had outdoor "privacy" with a constantly spectacular view..But inside our room late at night, we did hear noise from the band playing above us. That would be one negative.
As usual on a ship, the bathroom needs more space
AND OR the closet needs room for the empty luggage/suitcases...(maybe under the bed??)
The TV service, excellent. Loved the safe for valuables, and the room service was THE BEST I've had anywhere, land or sea. The term "Butler service" was accurate and treasured AND included in the cost.
Felt well treated and felt safe. Passengers were fun and not snobby, but acted with tact & courtesy.