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  • Dispatches from the Azamara Quest - 1 of 25

    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Travel Weekly's editor in chief, Arnie Weissmann, sailed on the Azamara Quest from Hong Kong to Osaka, Japan, and reported back on the experience, with a focus on the Quest's ports of call. Above, Azamara Quest Captain Carl Smith waves to well-wishers just before the Quest departed Hong Kong. Photos by Arnie Weissmann

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The entrance to Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A Hong Kong resident performs Tai Chi in Kowloon Park.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A sign in Chungking Mansions lists the Disney Deluxe Guesthouse.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The interior of the Bombay Club (or restaurant) in Chungking Mansions.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The view from the stairwell in Chungking Mansions' "F" tower.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Colonial-style architecture -- and KFC -- are the first things to greet visitors arriving at Gulangyu island.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A cook pulls lunch out of a tub in front of his restaurant.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A portion of Shuzhuang Gardens.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A man poses for a photo, displaying the Asian gesture meaning, "I'm having my photo taken."

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann posing with a Chinese tourist.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A former diplomatic villa, now serving as a hotel.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A woman selling jewelry on the street in Gulangyu.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The Azamara Quest was calling in Nagasaki when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Capt. Carl Smith, left, contacted RCCL's emergency response team when he became aware of the earthquake and tsunami.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    First Officer Divo Bosolt prepared itinerary options when the next port of call, in Osaka, was canceled.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A column of smoke and ash rise from Mount Sakurajima, near Kagoshima, the day before the quake.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    People get "sand baths" in Ibusuki.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Captain Carl Smith explains how to use a sextant to passengers of the Quest before a call in Kagoshima, Japan.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The Azamara Quest in port in Nagasaki on the day the earthquake struck off the northeastern coast.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A black column marks ground zero below where an atomic bomb detonated above Nagasaki.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    A model of "Fatboy," the bomb that exploded over Nagasaki, in that city's Atomic Bomb Museum.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    Strands of colorful origami cranes are left behind at sites related to the atomic bomb in Nagasaki.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The cranes represent a wish for peace.

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    Dispatches from the Azamara Quest

    The "Peace Statue" in Nagasaki's Peace Park.

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