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Intimate Luxury with Destination Immersion.
With Azamara Club Cruises the world is meant to be experienced, and not merely viewed from the deck. Thus, their “Destination Immersion” programme, meaning longer stays, more overnights, and night touring. More time in port means more time to enjoy exclusive tours, which take you behind the scenes of local destinations. Or “Nights and Cool Places”, which offer an after-dinner experience. That is in addition to the complimentary “AzAmazing Evenings” events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture and, of course, fun.
A voyage with Azamara is like staying in a fine boutique hotel, only better. Sparkling accommodations, 24-hour room service, a choice of excellent restaurants and an international cellar of fine wines will raise your spirits. You’ll also enjoy many options for evening entertainment, first-rate spa services, and daily classes including fitness instruction. Included in your price will be an “AzAmazing Evenings” event (on most voyages), select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, self-service laundry and shuttle service to and from port communities, where available.
Azamara ships are not too big so you’ll never feel lost. And they’re not too small, so you won’t run out of new things to do and new people to meet. With a capacity of 686 guests, Azamara’s two mid-sized ships are really just right. You’ll love the genial club-like atmosphere and the way the staff and crew get to know you. Azamara’s smaller ships also offer the big advantage of being able to sail to places larger cruise lines cannot. For instance, they sail to the doorstep of Bangkok, while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away. They sail to the city centre of Bordeaux, the heart of Seville, and within a short walk to Hong Kong’s buzzing nightlife and Shanghai’s famous Bund.
Every voyage includes a complimentary “AzAmazing Evenings” event. These authentic, exclusive and bespoke hosted evenings are a unique opportunity to enjoy the advantages of longer stays in port and experience a destination to its fullest. Whether it’s the ballet at Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, a polo match and reception in Saint Tropez, or a gala affair at the Belfast Titanic Museum, each event reflects the beauty and culture of a specific destination. And each is a night you’ll never forget.
Azamara visits a variety of fascinating ports in the Mediterranean, The Black Sea, Northern and Western Europe, Asia, South America, the West Indies and North America. Nearly half of all Azamara port stops feature overnight or late night stays.
Whether you book a stateroom or a suite, you’ll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. Stateroom Amenities include Egyptian cotton bed linens with duvet, Terry bathrobes and slippers, 24-hour room service, “About Rose” toiletries—sophisticated luxury soaps and fine toiletries, Welcome fruit basket at embarkation, Fresh-cut flowers, Tote bag, Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars, Complimentary shoe-shine service, Turndown treats, Daily news bulletin, Floor-to-ceiling glass doors in veranda staterooms. Your veranda is perfect for dining, reading, sipping a glass of wine before dinner, or gazing at the stars. In larger suites, verandas open into living spaces that are perfect for parties.
Entertainment and Activities
Discoveries Lounge. Located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant, this congenial bar is a favorite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation.
Mosaic Café and Mosaic@Night. This centrally located coffee and tea bar is a favorite onboard hub, and chances are you’ll find yourself here frequently. Want to grab a quick bite before heading off the ship in the morning? Head by the Mosaic for a steaming latte and fresh baked baby quiches (very addictive). In the afternoon the Mosaic Café attracts friendly competitors for trivia and board games and tea-time sandwiches, sweets, and savory bites. And after dinner, Mosaic@Night is a great place to socialize while enjoying live music and a selection of fine liqueurs.
Looking Glass Lounge. Floor to ceiling views and Murano glass lighting set the mood for this elegant evening club featuring live music or DJs spinning favorite hits. Head to the dance floor, or settle in at the beautiful bar. (You’ll be impressed by the bartenders’ mixology skills.) Occasionally the Looking Glass features special local dance and musical troupe performances. This venue also plays host to culinary classes and other onboard demonstrations.
Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar and cozy tables. You could see as many as three distinctly different shows while onboard. And considering the cost of theater and entertainment tickets in Ireland, isn’t that nice?
Casino Luxe. The Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge—a great way to learn gaming strategy! And for sports fans, the Casino features a flat-screen TV and full bar.
Poolside Parties. Azamara’s famous poolside buffet and party is held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Colourful décor and linen-draped tables, a fabulous buffet feast, and boutique wines on the house make this an event like no other. Dance late into the night under the stars.
Enrichment Programmes & Classes – These include Seminars and lectures by onboard experts, Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, history and culture, Land Discoveries seminars to help you learn about particular excursions, Wine tastings hosted by sommeliers, Culinary demonstrations, Computer classes(nominal charge applies),
E-Connections – In eConnections you’ll find a number of computer stations and 24-hour access to Internet and email (charge). WiFi service is available throughout most of the ship.
Drawing Room by Assouline – This library is one of the quiet jewels of Azamara. A peaceful and beautifully appointed space for reading or relaxing. Browse the collection and feel free to borrow the library books.
Mediterranean & Black Sea – Explore the playgrounds of the super-rich along the Riviera, sunny Greek isles of legend, and famous Black Sea ports.
Northern & Western Europe – Centuries of intrigue await you in St Petersburg’s Palace of the Tsars, the Tower of London, and medieval cathedrals.
Asia & The Pacific – Mysterious and exotic, Asia begs to be explored in depth… from the sophistication of Shanghai to the temples of Bangkok.
South America – Marvel at the mighty Amazon and amazing wildlife. No less enthralling: stunning beaches, charming colonial towns, and elegant cities.
West Indies – Each Caribbean isle offers timeless beauty, stately palms, rich rums, and a blend of European and African influences.
Transoceanic – Savor the aura of romance of an ocean voyage: star-spangled skies, endless blue water and the tang of sea air.
Panama Canal & Central America – Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal and enjoy a medley of experiences from white beaches to volcanic landscapes to wildly lush rainforests.
Australia & New Zealand – Sail to the Great Barrier Reef and the dazzling diversity of the Land Down Under. And to picture-perfect New Zealand, with its lakes, mountains and of course, wine.
Azamara Club Golf Cruises – Play your way around the world at some of the most renowned courses in golf, from the comfort of one of our award-winning ships.
John Galligan Travel are proud to bring this superb cruise product to our discerning cruise clients.
Azamara Club Cruises Ships
Azamara’s fleet consists of two sister ships – Azamara Journey & Azamara Quest. Both are mid-sized beauties, well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of the bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where attentive staff are always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of the ships is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and enjoy the views.
Azamara offers a choice of six distinctive dining options, including room service. Whether you’re a fan of haute cuisine or down-home cooking, you’ll love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices. There are two specialty restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina ($25 pp).
Aqualina – Enjoy a fresh experience of Italy’s most famous dishes including pastas, poultry, fish and veal. Starters include beef tenderloin carpaccio with orange oil, lobster ravioli, and seared tuna wrapped in veal. Followed by second courses such as sweet pea and fennel soup or delicious salads of watermelon and tomato or arugula and radicchio with prosciutto chips. Main courses include forest mushroom risotto, a perfectly grilled veal chop, a Venetian seafood platter or delicate dover sole. Save room for Azamara’s famous desserts like marsala custard, lemon soufflé, tiramisu and chocolate torte.
Prime C – Settle in for a marvelous evening at Azamara’s classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn décor. The menu includes steaks in a variety of cuts cooked to perfection, along with starters like crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and more. Other entrée choices may include lamb, pork, veal chops, game hens and seafood. Indulge in the famous mini cinnamon-sugar donuts with a trio of dipping sauces.
The Wine Cellar – From France to California, and Argentina to South Africa, the Azamara Wine Cellar will delight your palate with an 8,000-bottle collection of limited production, small label and rare vintage wines. Knowledgeable sommeliers will help you pick the perfect wines for your evening meal. And be sure to look to the daily onboard news for Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Cafe, when you can discover and sip new wines with the sommelier’s guidance.
Discoveries Restaurant – With a wide variety of nightly selections like filet mignon with black truffle sauce, Discoveries Restaurant is a hands-down favorite for an elegant yet lively dining scene. Reservations are not accepted, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests, which is a great way to meet new people. Discoveries Bar is also a great gathering spot for drinks before or after dinner.
Windows Café – Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table in Windows Café, the casual buffet offering made-to-order breakfasts and a large variety of lunch and dinner options. Choices change daily and include fresh sushi, stir-fries and pastas, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and sumptuous desserts.
Pool Grill – Dine poolside on made-to-order fish-kababs, burgers, fries and salads.
Mosaic Café – Sink into a comfortable chair at the Mosaic Café and enjoy an espresso or hot tea with fresh biscotti, tea sandwiches or scones. Centrally located on deck five, the Mosaic’s congenial service and atmosphere make it a favorite gathering spot for conversation, cards and trivia games.
Looking Glass – Mid-afternoon is tea-time in the Looking Glass Lounge. Refresh yourself with elegant pastries, hand-made tea sandwiches, and tea or champagne while enjoying the beautiful views.
Room service – Available 24-hours a day. Stay in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
In all dining rooms, guests are encouraged to follow a “resort casual” dress code, following good taste and common sense. In Prime C, Aqualina and Discoveries Restaurant, many guests enjoying dressing up. Formal evening wear (tuxedos and gowns) is not expected. Men should bring a sports jacket or suit. For women, dining attire includes dresses, skirts, blouses with pants and capris, and other appropriate attire.
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