Azamara Club Cruises has recently revealed details of its 2015 voyages programme, which offers cruisers a choice of 52 voyages, ranging from five to 18 nights in duration.
The line’s luxury vessels, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, will visit 203 ports in 63 different countries, including 16 maiden port calls. The aim of the new programme is to offer cruisers a blend of the finest natural escapes, cultural-rich capitals and colonial towns in Europe, South America, the West Indies, the Far East, as well as a number of first-time destinations for the line in Australia.
Larry Pimentel, Azamara’s president and Chief Executive Officer said of the new 2015 voyages: “Azamara Club Cruises is delighted to announce our new year of destination-immersive voyages that are perfectly suited for up-market travellers. As a hallmark of the Azamara experience, many voyages are timed with major events and celebrations, so guests can join in the festivities. We are particularly delighted to bring Azamara Quest to Australia in late 2015 and expand our distinctive experience to a new continent.”
During Spring, Azamara Journey will visit a number of key South American ports, calling at such countries as Uruguay, Argentina and of course, Brazil, with one voyage making an overnight stop in Rio De Janeiro during the city’s iconic carnival. She will also explore the Spanish, French and Italian rivieras, the Adriatic and Black Seas and the Greek isles, including a voyage which visits Monte Carlo during the Legendary Monaco Grand Prix.
Azamara Quest will explore the Baltic, North and Mediterranean seas, with some sailings coinciding with seasonal events such as the 2015 British Open at St Andrews and the Sail Amsterdam Festival, while in the spring and winter seasons, she will visit such Asian countries as China and Japan, with Bali, Indonesia and Osaka, Japan as first-time embarkation ports for the line. One highlight is a New Year’s voyage to Australia and the Barrier Reef, when guests will make maiden calls at Puerto Princesa in the Philippines and Thursday Island.
By Simon Brotherton