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Think Outside of the Ship

If you could stay in port longer, would you?  If you could tour at night, would you want to?  Are you ready to see some off-the-beaten-path ports?  If you answered yes to any or all of these, then Azamara Club Cruises is right for you!  Their motto is Destination Immersion, which means you are going to see, feel, taste and enjoy the ports you visit in an authentic and culturally rich way.  They expose you to the culture by taking you on shore excursions to places  where the locals go and keep you there later at night.  Exploring the cities you travel to and not seeing them at night, is leaving a huge experience out.  Some of the cities don’t even start until late at night.  With Azamara, you get to experience this.  It truly leaves you with an authentic experience.

What’s it like to be on an Azamara voyage?  It’s a place where staff and crew know your name, tastes and preferences, and their officers love to mingle with guests, pointing out special things at sea and onshore.  A bartender who knows your drink.  Cold bottled water and towels on the outdoor track.  Ice cream and a jazz band greeting you as you return to the ship at the end of a long day.  They anticipate your needs and meet them swiftly.  Azamara's destinations may bring you onboard, but their staff, crew and officers will keep you coming back.  That’s the Azamara difference!

A voyage with Azamara Club Cruises is like staying in a fine boutique hotel, only better.  Sparkling accommodations, 24-hour room service, a choice of excellent restaurants and an international cellar of fine wines will raise your spirits.  You will also enjoy many options for evening entertainment, first-rate spa services, and daily classes including fitness instruction.

Azamara Club Cruises has once again been recognized at the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.  Moving up from 3rd place in 2013, they were ranked 2nd overall in the Large-Ship Category for 2014 – a huge honor.

The twin-sister ships are not too big (you never feel lost).  And they’re not too small (you won’t run out of things to do).  With a capacity of 686 guests, Azamara’s mid-size ships are really just right.  You will love the genial club-like atmosphere and the way the staff and crew get to know you.  You will feel the same friendliness with your fellow voyagers.

Their smaller ships also offer the huge advantage of being able to sail to places that larger ships cannot access.  For instance, they sail to the doorstep of Bangkok, while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away.  They sail to the city center of Bordeaux, the heart of Seville, and within a short walk to Hong Kong’s buzzing nightlife and Shanghai’s famous Bund.  Being near the center of action is much more fun, don’t you agree?  It’s time for you to come aboard and see the layout of their two fine ships.

Inclusive amenities include an AzAmazing Evening event on every voyage, select standard spirits, international beers and wines at all ship bars during regular bar hours, gratuities, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, English-trained butlers for suite guests, self-service laundry, and so much more.

Azamara offers a choice of six distinctive dining optins, including room service.  Whether you are a fan of haute cuisine or down-home cooking, you will love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices.

Discoveries is their main dining option offering a wide variety of nightly selections like filet mignon with black truffle sauce and fresh fish prepared uniquely each day.

Prime C and Aqualina are the two proudly featured specialty restaurants onboard.  Specialty dining is complimentary for suite guests and for others; there is a $25 per-person cover.  Reservations are highly recommended as space books up quickly.

The Wine Cellar will impress you with their 8,000-bottle collection of limited production, small label and rare vintage wines.  Their knowledgeable sommeliers will help you pick the perfect wines for your evening meal.  And be sure you look to the daily onboard news for Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Café, where you can discover and sip new wines with the sommelier’s guidance.

Looking for a little something extra?  You can arrange your own private dinner or wine-tasting in the Wine Cellar.  Make sure you inquire onboard as soon as you arrive for the best availability and choices.

Azamara has recently improved on the traditional night cap.  Azamara’s Nights and Cool Places program features a thoughtfully curated selection of after-dinner tours designed to complement your daytime explorations.  The featured activities highlight the architecture, arts, and scenery that are best experienced after night falls, like a guided walk around illuminated landmarks, an after-hours museum visit, and live performances.

If you’ve ever wished for a free week or two to reboot, this is your chance.  Treat yourself to health, beauty and exotic massage treatments at the spa.  Launch a new personal training regimen, give acupuncture a try, and relax with sunset yoga.  A voyage is a great time to fit in all the things you never have time for at home.  It is also a great opportunity to try something new.

On Azamara you are sure to be impressed by the array of complimentary onboard fitness and nutrition classes.  Do something different every day of the week! 

Azamara Club Cruises is now offering a great opportunity to enrich your onboard experience by introducing guest lecturers to their voyages.  Considered experts in their respective fields, their carefully chosen speakers will share their vast knowledge on worldwide topics that range from politics to the environment, from tribal customs to ancient history.  Attend one of their presentations and see what you can learn from their distinguished onboard guest speakers.

Their beautiful twin ships cruise in Asia, South America, The Greek Isles, Italy, The French & Italian Riviera, The Holy Land, The British Isles, The Baltic Region, The Norwegian Fjords, Western Europe, the West Indies, Central America, Australia & New Zealand and The United States West Coast.


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