Azamara Club Cruises announces 2021-2022 sailings
Azamara Club Cruises revealed details of its global 2021 and early 2022 deployment, featuring brand new destinations, more overnights and new Grand Voyages.
The cruise line will offer over 140 overnight stays around the world. In particular, guests on Azamara will discover expanded itineraries to Eastern Europe in the Black Sea and Turkey, including overnights in Istanbul and calls to hidden gems including Antalya and Sinop.
10 Maiden Ports Include:
- Amami, Japan
- Arica, Chile
- Brest, France
- Fraser Island, Australia
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Manta, Ecuador
- Milos, Greece
- Pylos, Greece
- Tema (Accra), Ghana
- Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
Here are the highlights from the newly released sailings:
In 2021, Azamara will double its overnights in France and Spain since 2015. Examples of shore excursions include:
- Andalusian Gastronomy Experience in Seville, Spain – Among the warm Mudéjar and Gothic style buildings of Seville, guests will learn how to cook like Sevillanos at the Taller Andaluz de Cocina. The Andalusian Cooking Workshop is located near the Mercado de Triano—a historical food market located a short distance from the city’s center. An unforgettable experience guided by a local, professional chef, participants will prepare the region’s quintessential dishes, later tasting them with the group.
- Nantes/Loire Valley – A returning port for Azamara guests, travelers will experience old-world French culture with a visit to the privately owned, Chateau de Goulaine, which has been home to the Goulaine Family for over 1,000 years. Chateau-goers will marvel at splendors like the 15th century kitchen and winery; a local white wine tasting is included. Immediately after, visitors will drive 45-minutes to Clisson, a town known for its Medieval, Italian atmosphere and former middle ages fortress, Castle of Clisson.
Azamara Travels Deeper into Turkey. Highlights of the shore excursion programming include:
- Complete Istanbul, Turkey – Azamara will spend three overnights in Turkey’s largest city, providing guests with an action-packed one-and-a-half-day tour. Highlights include a trip to the ancient Hippodrome; St. Sophia Museum, which originated as a church in 360 AD under Constantine; and Topkapi Palace, a great walled complex hugging the shores of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn and also the residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
- Returning Ports: Antalya and Sinop - Azamara will be returning to two of Turkey’s hidden gems, Antalya and Sinop. Nestled on the coast of the Mediterranean, guests going ashore in Antalya will discover the world-famous Greco-Roman amphitheater, Aspendos— one of the world’s most well-preserved theaters, with a seating for 15,000 people, which is still being used today.
New Grand Voyages:
Azamara will offer new Grand Voyages where guests can book back-to-back sailings across the globe and receive Onboard Credit for each leg of their voyage plus free WiFi. Azamara’s Grand Voyages are designed for guests to opt in for longer sailings by visiting more destinations, connecting with locals and their culture, while simultaneously saving money on their booking. One example of a new Grand Voyage includes: 69-night circumnavigation of South America: Roundtrip out of Miami, starting January 2022, this voyage will give guests an immersive experience of South America, covering 32 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, and sails through Antarctic Sound.
More information about the Australasian 2021/22 summer cruise season will be revealed soon.
Meanwhile, Australian cruisers can look forward to Azamara’s local 2020/21 summer cruise season, which will see Azamara Pursuit sail local waters for the very first time. Azamara Club Cruises’ newest cruise ship will offer six Australian sailings between December 2020 and March 2021, departing from Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. The season will see over 15 late night port calls as well as visits to off-the-beaten-track destinations such as Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Fraser Island in Queensland and Gisborne in New Zealand.