Quest Refit

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#1
London, UK
699 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Have just received confirmation from rccl, in response to my email to them, that the refit for Quest has commenced.

HOORAY!!! Only just over 9 weeks to our sailing and counting.....
#2
128 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Did RCCI give any indication where the work was being done. I checked out the web sites and schedules (as much as you can on the internet) for the big yards on the French coast, Germany and Finland and couldn't find her. With the declining $ (euro 1.406 today) did RCCI move her up on the big dock in Freeport for better contract pricing?
#3
Beverly Hills, Calif.
405 Posts
Joined May 2007
factor30,

Thanks for heads up on Quest refit.
it will be interesting to see if there are any
subtle differences between Quest and Journey.

laura
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#4
Boca Raton, FL
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Joined Mar 2002
Hi Everyone !

Unless plans have changed, Quest's drydock is taking place in Hamburg. I have not confirmed this, but CC Member Moeve had mentioned it in another Azamara thread. I hope this helps a bit !

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=623228
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#5
London, UK
699 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Re: QUEST REFIT - It's like trying to get blood out of a stone sometimes with rccl as far as their UK office is concerned particularly when sending them emails. They're very economic with their information in my experience. If I can get any further info, fair means or foul, I will let you know. In the meantime, Andy might hear something more.

Rita
#6
Germany
3,114 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
It looks like she is slated for Elbe Dock 17 in Hamburg as of the 24 September and due to leave again on the 9 October. Unfortunately the Blue moon is not big enough for the outside (the one across the harbour) Webcams to be able to "watch" her.
#7
London, UK
699 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by Moeve
It looks like she is slated for Elbe Dock 17 in Hamburg as of the 24 September and due to leave again on the 9 October. Unfortunately the Blue moon is not big enough for the outside (the one across the harbour) Webcams to be able to "watch" her.
Where is your information located? I'm curious as, try as I may, I couldn't find any other info on the net. Obviously, I wasn't looking in the right place. Also, do you know the website for the shipyard webcam?
Thanks.
#8
Wisconsin
114 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
On the Pullmantur Cruises website, the Blue Moon (Quest) has a listing for a 9/16 special sailing. It seems likely that she is traveling for the last time this week under the Blue Moon name to end at the shipyard for the refit.

So, it appears that the ship may not quite be in dry dock yet.

Carol
#9
Germany
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Joined Dec 2001
Another poster on a german board works in a building across form the the dock and he is a very avid ship photographer who has his ties into what is coming in to dock... We will have to see what he comes up with today....
#10
88 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
Azamara Quest is currently off the Fresian islands, off the north west coast of Holland according to AISlive.com - 17.05 hrs BST.

Regards

Chris
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#13
London, UK
699 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Hi Chris

Thank you for the information. I'll be keeping an eye on the boards regarding Quest's progress and passing on anything I get wind of.
Rita
#15
Hamburg/Germany
1,225 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Originally posted by Albert Ross
Quest is in drydock in Hamburg - will be there till Oct 5 then she will cross over to Miami arriving Oct 15.
Unfortunately there is no better webcam of dock 17 at B&V than this one available, where you can see Azamara Quest´s aft on the left side.


http://www.corporate-planning.com/d/...fenhamburg.php


BTW, Fred Olsen´s Black Prince is in Hamburg at B&V for repair as well.
#16
Florida (formerly Colorado)
686 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by petergrebe
Unfortunately there is no better webcam of dock 17 at B&V than this one available, where you can see Azamara Quest´s aft on the left side.


http://www.corporate-planning.com/d/...fenhamburg.php
Thanks, Peter. Wish it was a better view, but "we takes what we can gets". Thank you for putting this on the boards for us.

Marti
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#17
128 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Great investigation Peter: 10 days up on the dock. A paint job, some below waterline mechanical work and a thorough inspection. Sounds like most of the interior work will be done westbound across the pond. Let us know what progress you see.
#18
Germany
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Joined Dec 2001
Pinot 10 days is quite alot of time for an interior refit. Remember many of the changes are soft goods that are all prepared in advance. Curtains, bedskirtings etc just need to hung up or attached. Changing carperts is actually a quick job anboard.... One will see a heck of a difference in 10 days.
#19
315 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Thanks gentlemen....it is so exciting to hear of the refit of Blue Moon to Quest.

We are booked in January...and are fascinated by your reports. Keep up the good work.