Azamara Announces 2015 Destination Immersion
- Azamara to venture to Australia for the first time
- Voyages will include an overnight in Rio during carnival & a stop in Monte Carlo in the middle of Monaco Grand Prix
- 16 maiden port calls including – Osaka, Bali, Aruba & Curacao
Azamara today unveiled its 2015 voyages programme to some of the world’s most intriguing destinations including South America, the West Indies, the Far East and for the very first time, Australia. Catering to life’s curious explorers, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest will visit a total of 203 ports in 62 countries over 52 voyages, as part of the new 2015 programme. The 2015 voyages are now available to book via azamaraclubcruises.co.uk.
On every Azamara voyage, guests can take advantage of longer stays and more overnights in port so they can partake in night touring and join in the authentic experience of a destination. Guests also can delve deeper into each destination with Azamara’s Azamara Shore Excursions shore excursions* and with AzAmazing Evenings, an inclusive night tour on each voyage that provides guests with an exclusive and bespoke slice of a destination’s authentic culture and character.
Richard Twynam, Managing Director, Azamara UK & Ireland says “We’re delighted to announce our 2015 programme that has been curated especially for our UK guests who like to immerse themselves in destinations. In keeping with the Azamara ethos, many voyages are timed with major events and celebrations, so guests can join in the local festivities. We are particularly excited to bring Azamara Quest to Australia in late 2015 and expand our distinctive cruise experience to a new continent.”
Throughout spring 2015, Azamara Journey will sail 11-18 night voyages throughout Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, the Antarctic Sound, Panama Canal and West Indian islands that larger ships cannot go. One voyage overnights at Rio De Janeiro during the city’s world-famous Carnival, where Azamara offers prime seating in the stands of the sambadrome* to witness the spectacle of competing samba schools. Azamara Journey will also make maiden port calls at Aruba and Curacao.
Travellers have a choice of both Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest for immersive Europe adventures throughout the summer and autumn seasons. Azamara Quest will sail the Baltic, North and Mediterranean seas on seven-18 night itineraries, some that coincide with major seasonal events, such as the 2015 British Open at historic St. Andrews Links, and the Sail Amsterdam Festival, a nautical celebration held once every five years.
Azamara Journey will sail the Spanish, French and Italian Riviera’s, the Adriatic and Black seas and Greek Isles on seven-16 night itineraries that take guests to the playgrounds of the jet set. On one voyage, Azamara Journey calls at Monte Carlo during the annual Monaco Grand Prix, with tickets for prime seating along the race route for guests*. Maiden European port calls include Argostoli and Delos, Greece; Tarragona, Almeria, Alicante and Huelva, Spain; Stornoway, Scotland; and Cobh, Ireland.
Azamara Quest will sail Asian voyages in the spring and winter seasons. Travellers will enjoy plenty of overnights to delve into the colourful and historic cultures of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Osaka, Japan and Bali, Indonesia, also will be an Azamara embarkation port for the first time in February 2015.
In late December, Azamara Quest will sail from the Bali Sea on a 14-night holiday and New Year’s voyage to Australia and the Barrier Reef. On this ‘immersion Down Under,’ guests will make maiden port calls at Puerto Princesa, Philippines; and Thursday Island and Darwin, Australia, as well as at Great Barrier Reef-destinations Cooktown, Port Douglas and Cairns, Australia.
More about Azamara
Azamara offers a richer travel experience for the discerning traveller. The voyages are emphasised with Azamara’s focus on ‘Destination Immersion’ which means longer stays, more overnight stays in port, and night touring. Every Azamara voyage combines sophisticated sailing with authentic cultural experiences that will deepen guests’ understanding and appreciation of our amazing world. They visit some of the most compelling destinations of Europe, Asia, South America, West Indies, as well as Central and North America. On board the intimate Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, guests receive exceptional, personal service and the cruise line’s authentic, exclusive and bespoke AzAmazing Evenings’ events that showcase the unexpected colours and flavours of a destination.
Guests also enjoy fine cuisine and wines from around the world, as well as more inclusive amenities, such as included gratuities; complimentary bottled water, sodas, speciality coffee, and teas, plus complimentary wines, international beers and selected standard spirits in the ships’ bars, lounges and restaurants when open; complimentary self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle transportation to city centres in ports, where available.
*Available for an additional charge