Azamara Quest: After quake, complications at sea

By Arnie Weissmann Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann was sailing on the Azamara Quest in Japanese waters when northeastern Japan was hit with an earthquake and tsunami. His report on how those events impacted the bridge crew’s decision-making continues.   About three hours after a devastating earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, the Azamara Quest set sail … Read more

Will earthquake in Japan impact cruise ships?

By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY  Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2. Cruise lines with ships scheduled to call in Japan in coming days have yet to announce any changes to itineraries as a result of today’s devastating earthquake off the country’s coast. A spokeswoman for Cunard tells USA TODAY the line’s flagship, the 2,620-passenger Queen Mary 2, is going ahead with … Read more

Azamara Quest: In Japanese waters

By Arnie Weissman Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann is sailing onboard the Azamara Quest from Hong Kong to Osaka, Japan, and reporting back. His latest report, from Nagasaki, follows:   15:58 pm, local time: Azamara Quest is calling in Nagasaki, Japan, and Cruise Director Russ Grieve is in his cabin watching CNN. He sees a report that an … Read more