Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and the leader in Destination Immersion. The brand’s four mid-sized ships – Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Quest, Azamara Journey and Azamara Onward – sail to all seven continents of the world.
Founded in 2007 and rebranded in 2019, Azamara has earned a loyal following of discerning up‐market travelers and won dozens of top travel awards. Today the company is recognized for its engaging onboard lifestyle and focus on Destination Immersion, made possible with longer stays, more overnights and night touring.
Life onboard an Azamara voyage is a unique experience, with a warm and welcoming club‐like atmosphere and service that’s always cordial. Azamara guests may come for the destinations, but they return for the award‐winning staff and crew who make them feel at home anywhere on earth.
Azamara operates four mid‐sized ships, the Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Onward*, each carrying up to 686 guests at full capacity. The company serves an up‐market segment of international travelers, with approximately 40 percent from the Americas, 40 percent from Europe, and 20 percent from other countries. Guests tend to be curious and well traveled, and as a whole are eager to explore new destinations and cultures. Azamara’s staff, crew and headquarters team are equally international, hailing from more than 60 nations.
Azamara is known for onboard hospitality, attentive service, and a playful spirit that adds to the joy of travel. The ships’ intimate size fosters a feeling of community. Staff and crew quickly learn guests’ names and interests, and guests develop easy friendships with each other and with their favorite bartenders, waiters and attendants. Azamara officers are a big part of ship life, frequently joining guests on deck, in dining rooms and at social events.
Generosity is the norm on Azamara voyages. Onboard hospitality includes complimentary select standard spirits, beer and wine, gratuities, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, English butler service for suite guests, self‐service laundry, shuttle service to and from most port communities, and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations. A complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event is also included on most voyages.
Sailing on mid‐sized ships enables guests to visit smaller, less‐traveled ports and explore rivers, fjords and bays that are off‐limits to larger vessels. Guests also reap the advantages of prime docking locations close to town centers, shopping and nightlife. The cruise line also offers an extensive palette of World Events and Themed Voyages, including Monaco Grand Prix, the World Cup, British Open, the Venice Redentore Festival, as well as New Years in Rio, and more.
Azamara offers voyages featuring classic and less‐traveled destinations in Asia and Indonesia, North, South and Central America, the West Indies, Northern Europe (including the British Isles, Scandinavia, Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea), Western Europe and the Mediterranean.
Azamara is devoted to the idea that the greatest pleasure of travel is connecting with cultures and people through authentic experiences. With more time in port, Azamara guests often have time to visit nearby towns and countryside. Plus, they get to experience a completely different side of local culture at night, such as elegant dining in Saint‐Tropez, nightclubs in Ibiza, night markets in Hong Kong, and music clubs in Rio de Janeiro. They have options for overnight excursions to inland cities like Berlin, Madrid and Moscow, and trips to UNESCO World Heritage sites like Bagan and Angkor Wat that require full days or longer.
Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings are a unique experience of cultural immersion. Offered on most voyages, these exclusive, bespoke events showcase authentic cultural entertainment to guests in remarkable venues like French chateaux, Caribbean gardens, Spanish forts, Russian ballet halls and Roman amphitheaters.
Onboard accommodations are similar to a European boutique hotel, with fine bed linens, French bath products, plush towels, robes and slippers and 24‐hour room service. Suite guests enjoy English butler service as well.
Dining choices include five restaurants, from casual to elegant, plus 24‐hour room service. Two specialty restaurants (included for suite guests, small surcharge for others) feature fine Mediterranean cuisine and classic steakhouse fare. Dining is enhanced by an international Wine Cellar stocked with distinguished vintages and small production wines. Other options (for added cost) include an elegant champagne and caviar bar and exclusive Chef’s Table that pairs multiple courses with fine wines.
Evening entertainment ranges from an elegant nightclub to a big stage show or favorite bar stool. The Cabaret Lounge features professional musical revues; the Living Room is the perfect space for guests throughout the day and evening to engage in lively conversations, take in interesting speakers, peruse art, play a game of cards, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, wines & tapas, delightful music, or simply relax with a good book. At night it becomes an elegant bar with dancing to live music or DJ‐spun tunes. Another favorite evening gathering place is Mosaic Café, where guests can relax with drinks and enjoy live after‐dinner music.
A full service spa and salon help guests look and feel their best. Options include exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture and a full menu of salon services. All treatments are delivered by certified professionals. Guests will find modern equipment and spectacular views in Azamara’s 24‐hour fitness center. Voyages feature a selection of complimentary yoga, nutrition and training classes, and guests can also opt for one‐on‐one sessions with a personal trainer (for added cost).
*Updated 19 March 2021: Azamara Onward is scheduled to sail for its inaugural season around Europe in 2022.