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Cruise on Azamara Quest. Monaco

o_l_g_a_r_i • 5 minutes read • November 30th, 2016
Now I'd like to tell you about gala evening, which 

Azamara

arranges for its guests on each cruise, and is included in the price of the cruise.
We really enjoyed it.
We had an evening out at the

Oceanographic Museum

in 

Monaco

.
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The event was brilliantly organized because everything was planned out to the smallest detail, so even some of the older guests were able to take part.
Shuttle buses made trips between the ship and museum from 7.30 p.m. until about 11 p.m.  You could decide on your own when to go and when to return.
Unfortunately, it was impossible to drive straight to the museum. We had to walk 3 minutes from the neigboring street while people, stationed every 6 feet (2 meters) along the route, guided us in the right direction.  
On the one hand, it turned out to be really very thoughtfully, perhaps a little too thoughtfully, nonetheless it was a pleasant experience. The entire staff were festively dressed while greeting guests. The party was a private event; only the guests and staff from the ship were present, as well as some museum emplyess of course. 
We had dinner on the ship, perhaps like the others because dinner in the restaurant started earlier than usual that evening, for convenience. We were also offered a variety of drinks (wine, etc.) and various canapés in the museum, so it was impossible to feel hungry even after the early dinner. 
Such strange costumes and singing greeted us at the entrance to the musuem.  They were probably tryingto portray themselves as Sirens :)
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Similar characters also waited for us inside the museum...
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The halls of the museum were decorated according to the theme...
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Musicians situated all around the museum also helped create a soothing atmosphere.
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People with glasses in their hands were walking from stand to stand, watching the fish, etc.
It was nice that some of the staff were always nearby and ready to answer any questions.
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It was very lively in the aquarium...
And it seemed that the captain of the ship, as well as other officers, were also as interested in everything as the audience :) By the way, this is a very distinctive feature of this particular ship. There was always a staff member present, happy to talk to us while sitting at our table and explaining the different parts of the musuem.  I understood that this was just part of the service, but I had the feeling that the staff members really loved their jobs. Everyone was satisfied, both passengers and staff :)
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I'm very fond of the aquariums. I even wanted to have something like it at home, with fish and corals and saltwater, but alas they need so much care :(
We spent at least three hours in this museum :)
There was also an interesting, small pool with tiny sharks. We were allowed to touch them, or rather pat them; they seemed to like it :) They were so funny, peeking out of the water with their slant-eyed faces and looking up at us! One museum employee told us that they were very curious creatures. . . . 
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When we returned to the ship, we were met by a red carpet and champagne. In short, it was a pleasant evening :)
Here are some more photos from aquarium.
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Here is a strange kind of fish. He looks offended . . .  
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Can you see the seahorse here?
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What about this picture?
They were so tiny...
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And these guys tasted delicious when they were served :) 
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And here are more photos . . .  
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In the end, I would like to say that, perhaps, even those who absolutely dread visiting museums would have enjoyed the event because all the artifacts are perceived in a whole new light through music, wine and a full stomach! :)
Author: O_L_G_A_R_I
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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