2023 Asian Odyssey – Score Card

My 2023 Asian Odyssey Score Card has been a long time in coming… I guess I need to get this out before my 2024 cruise starts.

Azamara,  Azamara Quest, Hong Kong,  2023 Asian Odyssey,

First up though was is my arrival in Singapore.

Singapore Arrival

My 2023 Asian Odyssey was the first non-working cruise or one that went somewhere, that I arrived in Singapore onboard a sea going vessel.

We arrived at the Habourfront Cruise Terminal, which is definitely not as good a place to dock as the Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Nice view though.

The baggage handling is probably as bad as what a third rate airport, maybe even a fourth rate, would provide. Not a great way to finish a very good cruise.

Oz’s Score Card

Purely subjective and also influenced by a glass or two.


ItemScore out of 5Comment
Cabin 4 Similar to a decent 4 star hotel room.
View7An uninterrupted view across the bow… WoW.
Bathroom2The shower was about the same width as the shower on an Oberon Submarine, so tiny. At least there is a lot more water than on a boat which is why I went with a 2
Cabin Service5Excellent, could not ask for more

Food / Restaurants

ItemScore out of 5Comment
Discoveries2.5Good service, ok food. Nothing special
Windows Cafe3Functional, decent food.
The Sunset Bar is a great spot for breakfast. Looks out over the stern of the ship.
Pool Deck Grill3.5Good BBQ, and service. The place for lunch onboard.
Mosaic Cafe3Ok coffee, decent selection of snacks, good service
Aqualina4.5The specialty Italian restaurant on board. This was my favourite restaurant on the ship. Great food and service.
Prime C4Good food and service, just not as interesting as Aqualina
Asian Chef’s Table3.5With exception of the pork, the food was great and the wine pairing was fairly good.
Italian Chef’s Table4Great food and wine pairing, the best wine pairing of the three.
French Chef’s Table4.5Best of the three, excellent food and good wine pairing.

Drinks / Bars

ItemScore out of 5Comment
Bar Service7Awesome through out the ship, went out of their way to help, even bringing us drinks on the pool deck when the pool bar was closed
Pool Bar8These guys looked after us. Great proactive service and poured a great drink
They also helped me sort out my drink package status.
The Living Room4.5Great service, a good selection of cocktails to chose from. Awesome view over the bow. The place for the sail away or a pre-dinner cocktail. Also where the wine events happen.
Not a bad Espresso Martini
The Den3.5Good cocktails, great service
Wine Education4.5 – presentation
2.5 – wine
Silas, the Head Sommelier onboard, and his team were great. They made sure that the education sessions were fun, imaginative and informative.
The only down side was the quality of the wine, a little better quality and these would have been more enjoyable
Drinks Packages:
— Standard2Included in all tickets
Very average
—Premium3Decent booze coverage
—Ultimate3.5Pretty good, a few extras wine wise would be good
Wine Packages1This is for both of the wine packages. Not worth it as the good wine, which were decently priced, were not included in the packages.
Wine Corkage5USD20 per bottle. Very easy to work with, especially if you have on board credit

I know a couple of scores exceeded 5, will call it poetic license. Somethings exceeded my expectations, so called them out.

One thing I did not score was Azamara’s Digital Channels, their web-portal. It was very poor and has improved very slightly this year. Left it out as the crew onboard did everything that they could to sort things out, but there is not much they can do from the high-seas to fix the portal itself.

I have also left the ship arranged excursions out of the scoring as I have already written posts about them and they were also arranged by third parties. Please check out the posts below for more

2023 Asian Odyssey – Score Card

Azamara is definitely good value for money, especially when compared to the cost of a cruise on a luxury cruise line these days. A similar cruise, duration, itinerary and suite, on a luxury line can be up to 100% more. Hard to justify the extra when the gap in service and quality between Azamara and a luxury cruise lines is not that significant.

Tokyo, Tokyo Japan, Azamara, Azamara Quest,  2023 Asian Odyssey,

The service on board an Azamara is great. The only areas I would like to see improvements would be the main dining room and a bigger shower in the standard sized suites. Would also like a better selection of wines by the glass.

Azamara, Azamara Quest,  2023 Asian Odyssey, Kyoto, Kyoto Japan

Out of 5 I would rate my 2023 Asian Odyssey on Azamara Quest a 4.

What’s Next?

Looking forward to my next cruise, which is soon… more on that shortly

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