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Azamara Cruises

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About Azamara Cruises

Azamara's fleet serves up a delightful ambiance that's a hybrid of luxury and destination-immersive cruising. The ships, which hold only 690 passengers each, offer a superb blend of amenities, yet they are small enough to feel friendly and cozy.

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Azamara Journey
Azamara Journey

9 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

11 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

9 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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9 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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18 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Southeast Asia Cruise

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6 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Africa Cruise

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Africa Cruise

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South America Cruise

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Azamara Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Azamara cruise ships?

Azamara primarily attracts baby boomers who are active and well-traveled, and looking for port-intensive itineraries that include marquee cities and offbeat places. About 60 percent come from North America, 18 percent from the U.K., 11 percent from Australia and New Zealand, and the remainder from the rest of the world.

Do I have to dress up on a Azamara cruise?

Yes and no. The dress code does prohibit bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits and shorts in the dining room or specialty restaurants, and jeans are not permitted anywhere after 6 p.m., but formal wear is never required. In general, most women wear sundresses and pant and blouse outfits in the evening, while men will put on nice pants and collared shirts. In the casual Windows Cafe, cruisers can dress more casually even at dinner but are always required to wear shoes and a cover-up or shirt.

Is everything free on Azamara cruises?

No, but the fare is semi-inclusive, with items like select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, self-service laundry, shuttle service to and from port communities (where available) and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations all included.

All cruises, except transatlantic and transpacific sailings, also include one special evening shore excursion, referred to as an AzAmazing Evening, a private onshore experience that is specially arranged by the cruise line for its passengers.

On top of all the standard inclusions, suite passengers also receive English butler service and free dining in specialty restaurants.

Extra costs include specialty dining, shore excursions, Wi-Fi, spa treatments and retail store purchases.

What are Azamara’s most popular activities?

Azamara's shoreside activities are the real attention-getters. Shore excursions are divided into different types (Taste Local, Bike Local, Meet Local) and often sell out. Many passengers take advantage of overnight excursion options to inland cities like Berlin, Madrid and Moscow or to UNESCO World Heritage sites like Bagan and Angkor Wat that require full days or longer.

In the evening, passengers gather for shows, one of which is an at-sea version of New York supper club and cabaret, Feinstein's 54 Below with Broadway talent, along with local dancers and musicians from the destinations. Enrichment lectures with the World Wildlife Fund Guest Speaker Series are well attended, and foodies hit the culinary demonstrations and wine tastings. There are ship parties, like ABBA Night, dancing in the Living Room and occasionally karaoke, but destination immersion rules.

Why go with Azamara?

  • Itineraries in Europe, Asia, Australia, West Indies, Central and North America
  • Tips, all nonalcoholic and select alcoholic drinks, and more included in fares
  • Smaller vessels with personalized service

Best for: Baby boomers, older Gen Xers and foodies who prize destination immersion and experiences rather than things

Not for: Big-ship cruisers looking for lots onboard activities and late-night parties

Azamara Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Israel became Egypt/Rhodes/Crete

1) they did a good job with the last minute plans for Egypt, I would have been extremely disappointed if this had turned into a Greek island cruise 2) the ship was clean, food was good, service was very good 3) embarking without our full documents due to website challenges was very good 4) getting on/off for all excursions was good, always efficient 5) the basic drinks package does not include any liqueur so you need to either pay as you go or upgrade; we decided to upgrade and it was fun to enjoy the full list of available cocktails 6) you really have to persist to get the upgraded wines at meals, given the cost of the ultimate package this is unnecessary 7) we ate at Aqualina one night and were disappointed, the food was barely warm and pasta over cooked.We enjoyed dinner in the main dining room all other evenings 8) disembarking was very easy (especially compared to our experience in Copenhagen in 2018) 9) we booked our next cruise while on the ship - because they couldn't get us a Canadian price at the moment we signed on to the Azamara website to see the price.Read More
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travelfun001

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Azamara Mediterranean Greek and Egypt Cruise-Ancient civilizations

We chose this cruise over a year ago with the expectation of going to the Greek Isles and Israel.However, a week before the ship was due to leave on April 15th from Athens Greece, we were notified that our cruise has been redirected to Egypt with tours to Alexandria and Cairo to see the Pyramids due to the turmoil in Israel.Read More
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firebuffla

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Luxury Cruise, No. Quality Cruise, Yes.

This is a old ship that has had upgrades, but not to the degree that one would expect for a so called luxury class cruise.We are used to all inclusive amenities on a luxury cruise.Read More
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BMWrdr

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Mediocre

Staff have been remarkably polite and attentive.Again, staff from A to Z have been available, attentive, polite and professional.Read More
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Queequeg1851

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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