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Azamara Journey: It's all about the destinations
Reading about how Azamara Club Cruises delivers destination-rich cruise experiences does not do the line justice. But when you are sailing to exotic ports of call or visiting places off the beaten path, then you get what all the buzz is about.
On board you will enjoy complimentary amenities that include select standard spirits, beer and wine. Also, your cruise fare includes 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.
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.
Who will like sailing on Azamara Journey
Longer stays with a focus on destination immersion and authentic cultural experiences, inclusive amenities, complimentary AzAmazing Evenings, and a warm, club-like onboard atmosphere make Azamara Club Cruises a standout value for up-market travelers.
Where Azamara Journey sails
Azamara Journey sails in and around Latin America, Europe, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and Antarctica. The cruise ship offers transatlantic voyages in between Europe and Brazil. Other top destinations that the ship visits are Greece, the Canary Islands and Singapore.
Destination-focused travel & club-like hospitality
Because of the size of the ship, you will grow to love the prime docking locations Journey gets, which tend to be close to city centers, shopping and nightlife.
Life on board Azamara Journey is relaxed. Since the ship tends to spend longer days in port, there is never the feeling that the ship is overrun with people. Also, the staff members go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Ways to connect
- Participate in AzAmazing Evenings. Azamara organizes these complimentary events that let you see authentic cultural entertainment.
- Book a Land Discovery tour purpose-built for small groups. Be on the lookout for the new Insider Access Land Discoveries that take small-group visits to private homes, estates and farms, where hosts bring local traditions to life through a shared meal.
- Choose a Nights and Cool Places group tour, which features arts, architecture and scenery after nightfall.
What it's like on board
Refurbished in late 2012, Azamara Journey features refreshed accommodations and an architecturally interesting interior design. At the heart of the ship is an impressive staircase that can't be missed.
Eating is an event on Azamara Journey, there are a variety of options that include the main dining room and two specialty restaurants. In addition there is 24-hour room service and a variety of bars (including a juice bar).
You can enjoy evening entertainment in the Casino, Cabaret Lounge and Mosaic Night. Complimentary daytime classes include yoga, nutrition and fitness instruction, travel seminars, cooking demonstrations and other activities tailored to specific regions.
Top dining options
Azamara features two specialty restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina. Aqualina is serving up fabulous Mediterranean seafood and Prime C is a steakhouse. Specialty dining is complimentary for suite guests (Club World Owner's Suites, Club Ocean Suites and Club Continent Suites). For others, there is a $25 per-person cover. Reservations are highly recommended, each cabin is guaranteed at least two seating's at the alternative venues. When not dining at a specialty restaurant or in port, your option is the Discoveries Restaurant or other casual eateries such as the Windows Cafe.
There are many daily enrichment opportunities available. Mostly held in the Cabaret Lounge you will see live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub setting. Tip: Don't miss the poolside party that takes place once during the cruise.
Interested in a cruise on this ship?
Interested in a cruise on this ship? Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773, or by email, to get additional information and to find the best rates and value for your vacation dollar.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Complimentary select standard spirits, international beers and boutique wines
- Pre-paid gratuities
- Complimentary shuttle service in ports from ship to town