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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 Quest

15 Night
South America Cruise

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Azamara Quest

17 Night
South America Cruise

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Azamara Quest

7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Azamara Quest

18 Night
Africa Cruise

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17 Night
Australia Cruise

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12 Night
Africa Cruise

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9 Night
Transatlantic Cruise

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6 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Southeast Asia Cruise

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Transcanal Cruise

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13 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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21 Night
Australia Cruise

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18 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Transatlantic Cruise

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Azamara Cruises 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

As other reviewer said, dreadful start but got better!

00am so we were tired, hungry and thirsty - NOT a good first impression of Azamara ships, Sadly my balcony had an obscured view (I was NOT made aware of this when I booked) so was really disappointed when I get in my cabin.The buffet though wasn’t good - I only ate there twice and the food was tepid.Read More
Cruise2Cathy

10+ Cruises

Age 69s

Shaky start, strong finish.

Simply boarding the ship took us 2 hours, a truly dreadful impression to give guests who had chosen a small ship company to precisely avoid this type of experience.The main dining space suffered a little with the quality of its meat on one occasion however the menu, presentation and service were all excellent.Read More
P.O.S.H

10+ Cruises

Age 24s

Fantastic cruise in a beautiful ship with friendly, helpful crew and delicious food

We went on a Silversea cruise last year - our first cruise - which was lovely but we decided to try another cruise line and after reading so many good reviews with comparisons made to Silversea we booked this one.From the very beginning the Azamara crew were so helpful right from the wonderful lady of the loo, Lec who is totally wasted cleaning toilets and ought to be hostessing at least to Darius our room steward who went above and beyond his duties to help out when both my parents became ill, one through extreme seasickness and the other acute bronchitis.Read More
Whitley555

2-5 Cruises

Age 62s

Wonderful itinerary, excellent crew, all round enjoyable

There was great attention to food intolerances.Desserts in the dining room were ok but not great.Read More
stanjs

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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