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ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Azamara Club
Experience Longer Stays and More Overnight stays at ports of call.
Upmarket Boutique Cruise Line
Azamara Club Cruises launched in 2007 as the upmarket boutique cruise line owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. During 2010, under new leadership, it changed its name to Azamara Club Cruises, and is offering an inclusive price to cover gratuities, house wine, coffee and mineral water.
Two Smaller Ships carrying only 694 guests
The fleet consists of two smaller ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, each carrying 694 guests. Only 593ft in length, they can enter ports that others never reach, in places like Vietnam and the Ukraine.
Guests are well looked after
Lecturers onboard share their knowledge before reaching each destination. There is informal dining, with open seating and no formal dress code. They offer a choice of two speciality restaurants: Aqualine, inspired by the coastal cuisines of the Mediterranean and North Africa, or Prime C, which offers tender cuts of premium beef and fine seafood.
The line is noted for offering imaginative excursions (sometimes with overnight stops at ports), such as a Ferrari driving tour from Civitavecchia, night tours which include a private visits to the Sistine Chapel and overnight tours which include a visit to Hiroshima from Osaka on the Bullet Train.
‘All Inclusive’ Experience in 2013.
Azamara Cruises became an all-inclusive line from 2013 adding premium drinks and a destination event to its two ships’ existing packages. Guests receive selected ‘standard’ spirits, wine and international beers as part of the package. ‘AzAmazing Evening’ port excursion is included in each sailing. The company has also been introducing many different extras included in the cruise cost on selected departures – ask for further details.
Major refurbishment of both ships 2016
Staterooms have new furniture, textured wall coverings, flat screen TVs and new bathrooms with marble-esque tile surrounds. Continental Suites offer a choice between bathtub or walk-in shower. The Restaurant and Discover Bar have both had a makeover with new carpets and varied table sizes. The Windows Café for buffet meals has received modern furniture and tables for 2, and the Pool Grill has been transformed into The Patio and in evenings offers Al fresco Dining with an A La Carte Menu.
Contact Simon at Designer Travel Tailor-made Holidays & Cruises
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Photo: Aqualina Restaurant (AZ) 59
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