Cruising in style

I must smile when I hear people say they just can’t imagine doing a cruise of any kind. I’ve learned over the many years in this industry that it’s a matter of matching the right cruise product to the individual. 

In today’s world of mega ships, small luxury retreats, expedition-style vessels and spectacular yachts and sailboats there truly is the right mix of comfort, activity and ambiance out there for each traveller.

Qualification is key. The first question I ask when offering Azamara Club Cruises is:

“Do you want more time in port or more time aboard ship?”

The two sister ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, are lovely mid-size carrying approximately 700 passengers. 

They're large enough to offer lots in the way of restaurant choices, entertainment venues and pool deck, but also small enough to venture into lesser known ports and offer unique, culturally immersive itineraries.

Due to the inclusion of these smaller ports, Azamara can tailor their itineraries to include more overnight stays, later departure times from port and wonderful evening tour options. 

Their vision is that the greatest pleasure of travel comes from connecting with people and cultures thru authentic local experiences. 

These longer stays allow for exploration of neighbouring villages and countryside rather than simply the port of call.

Longer stays aside, Azamara also includes a complimentary AZA-Mazing Evening excursion in each of her voyages of seven nights or more. A specially crafted experience guaranteed to become a favourite travel memory.

Imagine a star-filled sky in the Tuscan countryside. Soft lights illuminate the courtyard of the ancient olive farmhouse. 

You sample the exquisite appetizers and with champagne in hand you relax and enjoy being serenaded by a local performance of three tenors. This is just one of many unforgettable occasions.

Their Land Discoveries program is their exceptional choice of shore excursions. Not your run of the mill-shopping trip. 

Azamara offers one of the most intensive and immersive programs for exploration in the industry. You can tailor make your touring based on your personal interests and activity levels. 

Culinary adventures, wildlife exploration, history lectures. So many options and opportunities in which to get acquainted with your destination of choice.

Azamara is for people who love to travel. People who want to fully experience the culture, cuisine, scenery and people of their chosen destination. 

While aboard you have everything, you need at your fingertips. All gratuities, standard spirits, international beer and wines are included. Specialty coffees and teas, bottled water, self serve laundry as well. 

So, are you an Azamara client? There has never been a better time to find out. Azamara has announced an incredible offer. 

Book a Club Verandah for the price of a club Interior stateroom. Pricing from $2415CAD (7-day W Med).  Bookings must be made prior to Nov. 30. 

Offer is valid on a huge selection of 2017 and 2018 voyages.

Azamara. Go further. Stay longer. Discover more.


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Joy has long been a believer in the art of travel: the belief that a vacation is something to be anticipated savored and then long remembered as one of life’s great adventures. 
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