Destination-Immersion Cruise Line to
Sail Australia in late 2015
MIAMI – Azamara Club
Cruises has unveiled its 2015 voyages program, comprising 52 voyages,
ranging from five- to 18-night itineraries to some of the world’s most
Catering to up-market travelers, Azamara Journey
and Azamara Quest will visit a total of 203 ports in 62 countries, destinations
that have been made famous by myths and legends, history and beauty.
part of the new 2015 program, Azamara will make 16 maiden port calls among
an expansive, curated collection of culture-rich metropolises, charming
colonial towns, stunning beaches and unsurpassed natural preserves in South
America, the West Indies, Europe, the Far East and – for the first time
On every Azamara voyage, guests can take advantage of longer
stays and more overnights in port so they can partake of night touring
and join in the authentic nightlife of a destination. Guests also can delve
deeper into each destination 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, and a wide variety
of exclusive Azamara Land Discoveries shore excursions (for an additional
charge). Azamara Club Cruises 2015 voyages are now open for sale.
“Azamara Club Cruises is delighted
to announce our new year of destination-immersive voyages that are perfectly
suited for up-market travelers,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO
of Azamara Club Cruises. “As a hallmark of the Azamara experience, many
voyages are timed with major events and celebrations, so guests can join
in the festivities. We are particularly delighted to bring Azamara Quest
to Australia in late 2015 and expand our distinctive experience to a new
Throughout spring 2015, Azamara Journey
will sail 11- to 18-night voyages throughout Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina,
the Antarctic Sound, Panama Canal, and West Indian islands to ports that
larger ships cannot go. One voyage overnights at Rio De Janeiro during
the city’s world-famous Carnival, where Azamara can offer prime seating
in the stands of the sambadrome (for an additional charge) to witness the
spectacle of competing samba schools. Azamara Journey also will make maiden
port calls at Aruba and Curacao.
Travelers 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- to 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 rivieras, the Adriatic and Black seas, and Greek Isles on seven-
to 16-night itineraries that take guests to the playgrounds of the jetset.
On one voyage, Azamara Journey calls at Monte Carlo during the annual Monaco
Grand Prix, where Azamara has obtained tickets for prime seating along
the race route for guests (for an additional charge). Maiden European port
calls include Argostoli and Delos, Greece; Tarragona, Almeria, Alticante
and Huelva, Spain; Stornoway, Scotland; and Cobh, Ireland.
For its part, Azamara Quest will sail
Asia voyages in the spring and winter seasons. Travelers will enjoy plenty
of overnights to delve into the colorful 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.
Azamara Club Cruises offers distinct
destination-immersive experiences for up-market travelers. The cruise line
uniquely features voyages with longer stays and more overnights at ports
to provide guests the opportunity to experience night touring at 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 and personal service
and the cruise line’s authentic, exclusive and bespoke AzAmazing Evenings
events that showcase the unexpected colors and flavors of a destination.
Guests also enjoy fine cuisine and boutique wines from around the
world, as well as more inclusive amenities, such as included gratuities;
complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee, and teas, as well
as complimentary boutique wines, international beers and select 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 centers in ports, where available.
For more information, travelers can
call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit www.AzamaraClubCruises.com.
Connect with Azamara Club Cruises on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AzamaraClubCruises,
on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel.
Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations
Azamara Club Cruises is a brand of Royal
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL), a global cruise vacation company
that also owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur,
and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent
joint venture. Together, the six brands operate a combined total
of 41 ships with four under construction. They operate diverse itineraries
around the world that call on approximately 460 destinations on all seven