A holiday with Azamara Club Cruises is always a getaway to remember. The line bills their product as "the voyage for those who love to travel" and that's exactly what they offer. Their journeys are intimate in all respects - smaller ships, ports off the beaten path and a strong connection with the destinations they visit. Read more
What's more, Azamara knows how to add a bit of luxury to a cruise, mixing the intrepid with the indulgent. Almost all onboard amenities are included in the cruise fare, so there's no need to worry about charges for anything including drinks. Their gourmet fare, top-notch decor and great service will have you feeling on top of the world!
Azamara ships: dynamic duo
The two boutique Azamara ships have been in for a refreshing refit in 2016, and are looking spiffy. Not too big, not too small - they are just right for a luxury cruising adventure.
Azamara Journey: Dark-hulled and good-looking, this ship is uncrowded and quickly becomes a home away from home. Her itineraries include the various coastlines of Europe, excursions in Asia and forays to the antipodes for a look at Australia and New Zealand.
Azamara Quest: Just as dark and handsome as the Journey, the Quest is another friendly vessel with touches of luxury. This ship is also spotted in the many ports of the Mediterranean and Europe, around the Caribbean and in the northern reaches of South America.
Life on an Azamara voyage
With inclusive fares and amenities, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, you'll find that life onboard with Azamara is quite pleasant. A casual dress code, low-key entertainment options and comfortable spaces make it a truly relaxing experience.
The main dining venues included in your cruise fare are enough to keep any food lover happy for a whole voyage. These include the gorgeous Discoveries Restaurant, with its delicious bread baskets, extensive and exciting menu and attentive service, the casual Patio which transforms from pool grill during the day to laidback al fresco dining at night, and the Windows Cafe buffet with international-themed evenings. There are coffees and snacks in the Mosaic Cafe and complimentary room service 24/7. Spirits, wine and beers with meals and in the bars are also included.
The two specialty restaurants really take dining to the next level! Aqualina features modern and innovative Italian cuisine, with all the favourites and more. Prime C is a steakhouse, with atmospheric wood-panelled decor and some unforgettable cuts of meat.
Entertained with Azamara
Learning, discovery and connections are the theme of the entertainment and activities onboard an Azamara ship. Enrichment programs include classes, seminars, tastings, demonstrations and lectures by onboard experts, often focused on the uniques destinations the cruise visits. There is a library for reading, a pool, a spa and some fun activities like trivia, darts and poker tournaments organised by the crew.
The evenings bring all kinds of fun in the Cabaret Lounge, the main show venues which feature a range of entertainers. There are also plenty of low-key options for a relaxed night out, bars and lounges with drinks flowing and the occasional bit of live music. The ships each have a casino, and a "White Nights" poolside party and buffet held once on each cruise.
Of course, the highlight of any Azamara voyage is the adventures you'll have onshore. These are hugely varied, immersive and create amazing memories. Besides the range of great shore tours, there is an "Azamazing Evening" event included in each cruise, which is a bespoke evening onshore experiencing the culture in a unique way - included in the cruise fare.
Staterooms on Azamara are havens, well-appointed and well-serviced. Inside, Oceanview and Balcony categories all come with flat screens, minibars stocked with free soda and beer, Egyptian cotton linens, bathrobes, slippers, premium toiletries, flowers, use of binoculars and an umbrella, and a welcome fruit basket.
The suites step it up a notch, providing a real "weet life" for their occupants. Their private verandahs, fridges stocked with spirits and mixers and English-trained butlers make for a "home away from home" which is much more luxurious than the original version.
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