The stylish Azamara Club Cruises offers a wealth of added elements that passengers are increasingly appreciating. This company has just announced their 2020 itineraries which highlight their commitment to creating immersive experiences for travellers to connect with local cultures. With a total of 92 individual cruises across their three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports and 40 country-intensive voyages, where guests can explore numerous ports within one country and stay late or overnight in most cities.
Azamara will be sailing to the African Continent for the first time with two itineraries that dovetail with pre- and post-cruise packages from renowned Micato Safaris. The five-night ‘Kruger to Cape: A Wildlife & Culinary Safari’ includes an exploration from Kruger to Cape Town with stops at a game reserve and a visit to the Western Cape, known for its superb wines and fine restaurants. The five-night ‘Wild Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari’ travels through Zimbabwe to Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls. This expedition also includes a dawn game drive through Botswana’s Chobe Game Reserve and an optional helicopter tour of the falls.
The 2020 itineraries will also feature an 18-night voyage to French Polynesia and Hawaii, visiting the unique Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Oahu and Hilo. During this voyage guests can shop for Polynesian silk or Tahitian black pearls. Land experiences include ‘Cruise Global, Eco Local – French Polynesia’ were guests join a marine biologist in an ecotourism and research project on wild dolphins. Spinner dolphins, rough-tooth dolphins and pilot whales are seen around Moorea and a commentary provides details on the remarkable life and society of these wonderful mammals. ‘Cruise Global, Adventure Local – Hawaii’ is an underwater exploration of Maui onboard a high-tech passenger submarine. The expedition will pass the ‘Brig Carthaginian,’ a sunken ship built in the 1920s that now acts as an artificial reef off the coast of Maui’s Puamana Beach Park.
For the first time, Azamara’s three sister ships will meet on 8th October 2020 in Koper, Slovenia; where the cruise line will host a grand ‘AzAmazing Evening’ in port for all guests on all three ships, and then sail together to Venice.
Starting in 2020, Azamara will offer guests a more inclusive stateroom category called Veranda Plus. The new accommodation will have the same dimensions and features as a regular Veranda stateroom but includes additional benefits such as internet minutes, a night of speciality dining, priority embarkation and more. For more details about this much-loved cruise line and their exciting new voyages, call our knowledgeable team on 0800 484 0370.
- 6th July 2018
Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.