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Founded: 2007

Phone: 877.999.9553

Customer Service: 866.592.7225

Websiteazamaraclubcruises.com

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Ships in Fleet: 2

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About Azamara Club Cruises 

Azamara focuses on offering "destination immersion" experiences, a trademarked term that describes the line's focus on facilitating passengers' unique engagement with the places they visit. To deepen the cultural opportunities, Azamara offers longer stays at its ports of call than any other cruise line does. While its voyages provide passengers many luxurious amenities, Azamara also encourages them to dig deep into the culture, food and scenery of every destination. Nighttime tours, called "Nights and Cool Places," are offered at many ports of call, giving passengers a chance to experience curated evening events. Azamara's two ships each carry 686 passengers, which makes them large enough to offer plenty of new faces and opportunities for solitude, while being small enough to enter the heart of cities around the world. Unlike larger cruise ships, which are often forced to dock at a distance from the city center, Azamara ships are maneuverable enough to come right into ports such as Amalfi, Marseilles and Bangkok.

The intent of Azamara Club Cruises is to recreate the experience of staying at one of the best boutique hotels, except floating on the sea. Twenty-four-hour room service is part of your cruising package, and you can refresh yourself with optional spa treatments, fitness classes and many choices for evening entertainment. Specialty and casual restaurants are part of your shipboard experience, as are parties and lecture programs. Each cruise features expert guest lecturers who provide you with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of your destination. Beverages, butler service, concierge and shuttle services are all included as part of Azamara's guest amenities, ensuring every passenger will have his or her needs met. 

Azamara cruises have won a long list of awards. Their 2015 awards include Cruise Critic Editor's Pick for Best Itineraries and Best Shore Excursions. Other current awards include 11 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, as well as ranking in the top three for U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines for Romance.

Where They Cruise

Azamara travels the world. Their ships visit ports on every continent except Antarctica. Many towns on the French and Italian Riviera are featured, as are 15 stops in the Greek Islands. In addition to well-loved ports such as Saint-Tropez, Corfu, Barcelona and the Canary Islands, you will also find hints of the exotic and undiscovered when you read Azamara's destination lists. Have you considered visiting Limassol (Cyprus), Zadar (Croatia), or Ephesus (Turkey)?

New Ship Upgrades

Early in 2016, Azamara is performing extensive bow-to-stern upgrades on both its vessels. These upgrades will add exciting new features to the cruising environment. Every stateroom and suite will be redone, and new spa suites will be installed with outdoor Jacuzzi tubs, ocean views, rain showers and double vanities. A new outdoor pool grill and bar is being created, and the deck spaces are being redesigned to incorporate new fresh-air venues and entertainment areas. The color palette throughout the ships is being changed to muted, rich earth tones, and new technology is being installed throughout both vessels. Passengers who schedule cruises in 2016 will have the opportunity to experience an entirely reimagined on-board experience.

Fun Facts

Once on board, you can reserve one of Azamara's "Nights in Private Places." This absolutely unique experience is for only one couple each night. You will have an unforgettable private evening experience, attended by your own personal butler. In a secluded section of the ship you will be served canapes, champagne and a dinner all to yourselves. After dinner, you'll have exclusive use of the Thalassotherapy pool by candlelight. Finally, at bedtime, you'll spend the night in an outstanding bed under the stars, with optional curtains and a canopy. You'll be welcomed in the morning with breakfast in bed, completing this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Private tours of any destination can be designed through Azamara's luxury tour service. These are arranged with the help of specialized local guides who are fluent in English. Your customized tour or excursion can be for any number of people--even just for you alone!

As a feature of its philosophy of immersing you in local culture, Azamara offers a special extra for one evening of every cruise, The "AzAmazing Evening." These events combine exceptional sensory and cultural opportunities unique to each destination and are available as part of your cruise package. Examples of AzAmazing Evenings include a concert by three tenors on a hillside in Tuscany or tasting a storied wine while enjoying a concert in an ancient fort in Cyprus. When you are choosing which cruise interests you most, be sure to check the AzAmazing Evening feature for each vacation.

Azamara's air-booking tool guarantees its U.S. and Canadian passengers the lowest airfare from their point of origin. You can use the optional assistance of a travel professional or make your own flight arrangements, but if you subsequently discover a flight for less, Azamara will match the airfare. Travel support is also available from Azamara in case your flight is delayed or canceled. While these services go a long way toward providing peace of mind, it is also essential to protect your vacation investment with Allianz Cruise Travel Insurance. Have a great cruise!


Mar 01, 2016