The taste, quality, and variety of the ship's food is exceptional at every meal.
At Discoveries, Azamara Quest's traditional white-tablecloth main dining room, there is open seating — meaning that you can eat when and with whom you like. Request to be seated with other passengers or alone at a table for two, and the maitre d’ makes your wish his command.
Azamara Quest features two smaller specialty restaurants. Unlike other cruise ships, on Azamara there is no charge for a couple to eat one meal at Aqualina (seafood a specialty) and Prime C for meat lovers. There are no formal nights on Azamara Quest, although passengers tend to dress up more when dining at one of these eateries.
Even the buffet line at Windows café achieves gourmet quality with some dishes. At different times, delicacies include Beef Wellington with black truffle sauce, restaurant-quality sushi, and chocolate fondue.
Theme nights, whether they focus on Turkish delights or Indian fare, introduce new tastes in both Discoveries and the Windows Café while still offering regular meat, pasta, chicken, and fish selections. Tip: Meat, which comes from the line's own ranch, is superior.
Breakfasts tempt with an array that includes fresh croissants, bagels, and brioche; pancakes or waffles made while you watched; smoked salmon; quiche; blintzes; fruit, yogurt, cheese, and cold cuts; and bacon and eggs.
The only bitter note in the ship’s food and beverage service is the coffee. Quality is uneven, and morning java was weak, watery, and rarely satisfying. There is a small café on deck 5 that brews coffee, espresso, and specialty drinks for a fee.