Azamara Quest

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Azamara Quest as seen in Split, on 29 September 2013
Career
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,  Liberia
2001–2006: Majuro,  Marshall Islands
2006 onwards: Valletta,  Malta
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Yard number: Y31[1]
Completed: 2000
Acquired: 28 September 2000[1]
Identification: Call sign: 9HOM8
IMO number: 9210218
MMSI number: 256216000
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: R-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 30,277 GT[2]
Length: 181.00 m (593 ft 10 in)
Beam: 25.46 m (83 ft 6 in)
Depth: 5.95 m (20 ft)[2]
Decks: 11 (9 passenger decks)[3]
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Capacity: 702 passengers[4]
Crew: 408 [5]

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. 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.

Sisterships: Azamara Journey, MS Insignia, MS Regatta, Ocean Princess, Pacific Princess, MV Adonia, MS Nautica.

Mechanical specifications[edit]

  • Main engines: 4 x Wartsila Vasa 12V32 diesel engines installed power each 18596kW
  • Generators: 4 x Cegelec Alstom each 4650kW
  • Propulsion: 2 x GEC Alstom electric motors power each 6750kW

Amenities[edit]

Features include a cyber cafe, a martini bar, a casino, pool, shopping area, gymnasium and several restaurants including Prime C and the Aqualina restaurant. Azamara Quest also offers a 24-hour butler service.

2012 Fire[edit]

In March 2012 the ship suffered a fire in one of the engine rooms.[6]

A fire temporarily disabled the Azamara Quest cruise ship, carrying 1,001 people (passengers and crew) in waters south of the Philippines.

Five crew were injured in the fire, which broke out on 30 March 2012 at 8:19pm ship's time (8:19pm EDT), a day after the ship left Manila for Sandakan, Malaysia. It was limited to the engine room and "quickly contained", according to Azamara. None of the passengers was injured.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Asklander, Micke. "M/S R Seven (2000)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Azamara Quest (33494)". DNV Exchange. Det Norske Veritas. https://exchange.dnv.com/exchange/main.aspx?extool=vessel&subview=summary&vesselid=33494. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  3. ^ "Azamara Cruises: Azamara Quest (Deck plans)". Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Royal Caribbean - Part 4 - SN Guides". Shipsnostalgia.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  5. ^ Azamara Quest® Ship Facts
  6. ^ "BBC News - Fire disables Azamara cruise ship near Philippines". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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