A new guest writer, Gerry Barker, begins his Caribbean cruise on the Azamara Quest

By Gerry Barker ABOARD AZAMARA QUEST, DAY ONE – It’s the first day of our 12-night “Virgin Islands and Frenchmen Voyage” to the West Indies on Azamara Quest, departing from the Port of Miami. This voyage is our first on Azamara, and my wife and I have been eagerly anticipating cruising on a scale that is both smaller and “up.” The Quest and her sister ship, Journey, comprise the whole Azamara fleet, part of the Royal Caribbean …

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Gerry Barker’s Bio

Gerry — spelled like “Jerry” but pronounced “Gary” — is a lifelong journalist, with stops at The Austin American-Statesman, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, the Tampa Tribune and The Palm Beach Post. For more than a decade, he’s been writing about travel and cruising, and was a recent recipient of All Things Cruise 10 Year Writing Award. He and his wife Pam have taken over 40 cruises. His work has …

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