A division of Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises is a newer cruise line offering deluxe accommodations along with unique cruise experiences to exotic and off-the-beaten path locations. While the term deluxe is used to describe Azamara Cruises, a more appropriate term would be luxury. Azamara takes luxury service a step further by offering butler service in every stateroom and shore “immersions” that are designed to give every guest the opportunity to become a part of each destination, and not just a spectator. Azamara Cruise enrichment programs feature everything from culinary to photographic exploration. Other Azamara shore and land excursions include adventure tours, golf, snorkel & scuba tours, wilderness and wildlife tours, flightseeing, and more.
Azamara Cruises has two cruise ships â€“ the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. These smaller ships are excellent at navigating to and through the waters surrounding some of the most remote locations â€“ places the larger ships just canâ€™t reach. Each Azamara ship can accommodate 694 guests — which creates an intimate environment. The types of rooms include: inside rooms, ocean view rooms, veranda rooms, and suites. Fortunately, 93% of the staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda. Rooms feature European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless Internet service. Internet service is also offered in all public areas.
During your days at sea, you can enjoy numerous onboard amenities and entertainment. Azamara Cruises house several specialty restaurants offering fine cuisine, live entertainment including cabaret shows, a casino, martini bars and lounges, and a world-class spa and fitness center where you can do Yoga or enjoy a private treatment such as microderm abrasion or acupuncture. Youâ€™ll also find plenty of shopping, activities such as mind exercises and game shows, and even onboard art auctions.
When it comes to destinations, Azamara Cruises offers the best of the best. Guests will explore places like Asia (Bangkok, Kyoto, Puson), the Caribbean (Cabrits, Gustavia), Europe (Barcelona, Greece), the Panama Canal (Cartagena, Santa Marta), and South America. The places listed for each destination represent only a handful of areas Azamara visits. Azamara also features Transatlantic cruises featuring local guides to take you on exciting shore excursions such as bicycling tours and other guided journeys. Departure ports run the gamut from Portugal and Spain to China and Chile.
Because Azamara Cruises is a luxury cruise line, expect step prices. Even so, the vast majority of Azamara Cruise fans will agree that the prices are well worth the experience. To get an idea of how much an Azamara Cruise may cost, here is an example of a 14-night Northeast Asia cruise aboard the Azamara Quest. This cruise will take you to nine exciting ports of call including: Tianjin, China, Dalian, China, Seoul (Incheon), South Korea, Kyoto (Osaka), Japan, Hiroshima, Japan, Fukuoka, Japan, Busan, South Korea, Shanghai, China, and Hong Kong, China. Inside staterooms start at $2,499, ocean view staterooms start at $2,699, veranda staterooms start at $3,399, and suites start at $4,799. Prices are per person and they include most meals, shipboard accommodations, some beverages, ocean transportation, and most onboard entertainment. Prices do not include air transportation, transfers, optional shore and land excursions, and travel insurance.
If you would like to book an Azamara cruise, call 1-877-999-9553 to speak with an Azamara certified vacation planner. You can also plan your cruise online using Azamara Cruises cruise planner. If you prefer, feel free to contact your local cruise travel agent.