If you crave true destination immersion, Azamara might be perfect for you.
When you’re in the midst of some of the most dazzling cities, renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites, and “I can’t believe we’re here!” places on Earth, the last thing you want to do is rush back to the ship for a 4:00 PM departure (or 5:00 PM if you’re lucky).
Our friends at Azamara Club Cruises®, not only take you to awe-inspiring destinations, but they also give you more time to fall in love with them. It's called Destination Immersion®, and they’ve evolved the concept so you can stay longer and experience more than ever before, both onboard and on shore.
This time of year is considered "Wave Season" for many of our preferred cruise lines, because some of the very best offers of the year are published in addition to our private offers and our Virtuoso Voyages Perks.
If you book a voyage in a Club Oceanview stateroom (or higher) by February 28, 2018, your second guest's cruise fare is half off, and you'll get to share your travel photos with complimentary Internet as well! In addition, exclusively through Cadence, you're getting an extra $250 onboard spending money per stateroom! Also, aboard Virutoso voyages, you get your choice of a complimentary shore excursion or additional onboard spending money.
We asked our Azamara friends to share dazzling destination immersion moments on a few of their itineraries- here's what they picked:
Nov 20,2018: 11 Night Colombia, Panama & Peru Voyage
Itinerary: Miami, FL - Cartagena, Colombia - Panama Canal, Panama - Fuerte Amador, Panama - Salaverry, Peru - Callao, Peru
Ship: Azamara Pursuit (their newest ship!)
Virtuoso Voyage Complimentary Shore Excursion: Historica Cartagena with Dinner (5 hours, 45 minutes)
Destination Immersion: Travel by dugout canoe deep into the heart of the rainforest to connect with Panama's native Embera Tribe. Relax on a one-hour trip that takes you through the untamed wilderness into the protected territory of Chagres National Park. Upon reaching the Embera Indian Village, go ashore to a warm welcome from the Tribal Chief, who'll invite you to enjoy a captivating performance of native songs and dances. Afterwards, feel free to mingle with the villagers who are quite happy to share their rich heritage with newfound friends. Watch, listen, laugh and learn as you enjoy a first-hand account of native Panamanian culture. Be sure to stroll over to the handicraft area, where tribal artisans sell all sorts of unique keepsakes. Finally, sit down to a meal of fresh fish and fried plantains prepared in the traditional Indian way, before bidding the Embera farewell and canoeing back to civilization.
June 29, 2018, 12 Night Baltic & World Cup Voyage
Itinerary: Stockholm, Sweden - Helsinki, Finland - St. Petersburg, Russia - Tallinn, Estonia - Copenhagen, Denmark - Kiel Canal, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium - Southampton, England
Ship: Azamara Journey
Virtuoso Voyage Complimentary Shore Excursion: Highlights of Tallinn, Maarjamäe Palace and Lunch (6 hours, 30 minutes)
Destination Immersion: In St. Petersburg, Russia, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to walk the red carpet and see a beautiful ballet at Mikhailovsky Theater. A fanfare from the Russia Horn Capella Orchestra trumpets its welcome in honor of this glamorous night. The exquisite Mikhailovsky Theater is one of the oldest opera and ballet houses in Russia. Resplendent in red and gold with a mirrored ceiling and sparkling chandeliers, the theater is nearing 200 seasons. Lean back in the comfort of elegant seating for a beautiful ballet by professional Russian dancers. Colorful costumes and stage sets add to the romance of this unforgettable evening.
September 12, 2018, 10 Night Jewels of the Med Voyage
Itinerary: Barcelona, Spain - St. Tropez, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco (#104) - Livorno, Italy - Civitavecchia, Italy - Sorrento, Italy - Amalfi, Italy - Nauplion, Greece - Piraeus, Greece
Ship: Azamara Pursuit (their newest ship!)
Destination Immersion: Experience Sorrento, Italy authentically with an Alfonso Wine Cellar and Cooking Class. Prepare a mouthwatering meal under instruction of a world-renowned chef. Venture through the Sorrentine hills to the Hotel Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890. Run by the Iaccarino family, this beautiful Neapolitan hotel is home to a Michelin-starred farm-to-table restaurant — the Iaccorinos also own the adjacent organic farm, Le Peracciole. A member of the family provides a warm welcome and introduces an expert sommelier, who leads a tour of the restaurant’s amazing wine cellar, a Pre-Roman tunnel with over twenty five thousand wines and a cheese-aging room. After a sample of the wines, learn the Iaccarino’s culinary secrets. The lesson, presented in a colorfully tiled, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, affords a sneak peek at the restaurant’s upcoming dishes. Savor this delicious meal during a relaxing lunch before winding down the day with an independent stroll through Sorrento.
Interested in experiencing new destinations the Azamara way? Get in touch with us to book with exclusive shipboard credits and Virtuoso Voyages perks.
*Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid through February 28, 2018.