Boutique cruise line Azamara Cruises is renowned for its unforgettable voyages, which give guests the opportunity to delve deeper into destinations across the globe. Whether it’s enjoying a cooking lesson in Dominica’s dense rainforest, mastering the art of batik-making in Indonesia or indulging in beer and wine tasting at a Brisbane brewery and winery, Azamara’s shore excursion programme – Cruise Global, Connect Local – gives discerning travellers a plethora of options to get under the skin of local cultures.
Azamara’s unrivalled range of late night and overnight stays allow guests to get to know the ship’s ports of call as they come alive after dark; from the vibrant nightlife of Dubai, to relaxing evenings along the beachfronts of Italy. Additionally, the line’s signature AzAmazing Evenings offer complimentary, exclusive and locally-immersive entertainment in venues including a French chateaux, Caribbean gardens, Spanish forts, Russian ballet halls and Roman amphitheatres.
Azamara also gives its guests access to world-renowned events; sports fans will love the chance to experience a FIFA World Cup match in St Petersburg in 2018, while history fans can enjoy the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in 2019. Azamara’s highly successful partnership with Perry Golf also continues to go from strength-to-strength, offering sailings to The British Open in Portrush and The Masters Tournament in Augusta.
The two 690-passenger ships – Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey – sail to the world’s most-loved destinations, enjoying the added benefits of visiting smaller ports not accessible to larger vessels, such as Bangkok, Seville and Kotor. Both ships were completely reimagined in 2016, and offer destination-focused programming onboard, ranging from local culinary and beverage selections, to travel films, lectures and panel discussions on destinations.