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Azamara Ventures

Azamara Ventures

Azamara has announced the largest selection of pre- and post- cruise land programmes in the industry. The destination-focused company offers a total of over 1,700 land programmes, which complement the brand’s immersive voyages concept and further enhances its commitment to bringing guests closer to the heart of a destination.

“Our passion for discoveries ashore has allowed our Destination Immersion programming to evolve over the past ten years, from ‘You’ll Love Where We Take You’ to ‘Stay Longer, Experience More’ to now ‘Explore Further’. Destination Immersion (Longer Stays, More Overnights and Night Touring) is what makes Azamara unique within the industry,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara. “This is just the beginning; we expect our land programming to grow even more as we continue to augment our services. That said, it was a natural next step to take these custom-designed destination itineraries one step further on land and expand our strategy.”

Larry Pimentel continues, “Now available on every single voyage starting October 2019 and available throughout future deployments, we will provide a variety of uniquely curated products, which emphasise our Explore Further identity through benefits such as longer stays, more overnights and night touring. These bucket-list type experiences are all made possible in collaboration with reputable, independent travel experts to show the Azamara traveller ‘a whole new world.’

To ensure travellers receive first-class service delivered by a specialized independent team, Azamara has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned luxury travel companies, including Cox & Kings.  Propelling the brand’s reputation as ‘the no cruise, cruise,’ these independent travel experts will help expand Azamara’s portfolio of Land Programmes by providing guests with the opportunity to visit over 41 countries and six continents in the next two years. From behind the scenes to exploring with locals, Azamara’s new selection of land programming will offer an extensive collection of experiences designed to bring guests deeper into the heart of local life, offering exclusivity and insider access from local guides and experts around the world.

Offering the experience of a boutique hotel at sea, Azamara’s ships can nudge into unique ports that larger ships are unable to reach. Together, the three ships in the Azamara fleet will enhance the unique ‘Destination Immersion’ concept that has proved such a hit with passengers who prefer their ships to be small and club-like.

  • 27th September 2019

Gary Buchanan

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.