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August 2019

Azamara® debuts the largest selection of land programs

With the addition of 1600+ new land programs, and over 1700 land offerings in total, Azamara® (formerly Azamara Club Cruises®) now offers the largest selection of pre- and post-voyage land programs in the cruise industry. To ensure travelers receive first-class service and the most immersive destination experience, Azamara collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned luxury travel companies including Cox & Kings, PerryGolfTM, Micato, and COLTUR Peru.

Azamara has always prided themselves on being a destination-focused brand, and with this newly expanded destination portfolio they are enhancing their focus on Destination Immersion. Azamara’s commitment to connecting guests to both iconic and lesser-known destinations has always been a pivotal selling point of an Azamara cruise which is why every sailing, on every ship, will now offer a land package either before or after the cruise.

All land packages include:*

  • Most breakfast and a variety of authentic meals
  • All transfers to/from voyage, airport, and between land tour cities
  • Dedicated Tour Directors
  • Expert-led explorations

Land Program Options

AzAmazing Journeys – Intimate, Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

AzAmazing Journeys are carefully curated programs consisting of small, intimate groups (average of 12-18 guests) led by expert guides. Lasting three to six days (with the exception of long train journeys), these experiences allow guests to fully dive into local culture through up-close explanations and interactive experiences with local specialists. Each AzAmazing Journey will also include AzAmazing moments which are off-the-beaten-path experiences and accommodations in the world’s most breathtaking corners.

Land Journeys – Unique Adventures with Like-Minded Travelers

Previously known as “City Stays”, Land Journeys allow guests to see cities from different vantage points and offer a specialized travel experience that reveals not only iconic landmarks, but also the hidden gems of each captivating destination visited. These programs last anywhere from three to six nights, offer a wider group size filled with like-minded travel enthusiasts, and include accommodations in four to five-star hotels, boutique inns, luxury lodges, and more!

Stay Local – An In-Depth Exploration of One City

Stay Local programs offer cruisers an intensive crash-course in the city of embarkation or disembarkation with an in-depth exploration of a single city. Meant for those cruisers who have less time to explore but still want to experience a destination, each Stay Local program offers a two to three-night stay in the city and takes guests far beyond typical city highlights by allowing them to experience life as a local. New Stay Local cities include: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; Bordeaux, France; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Hong Kong, China; Lima, (Callao) Peru; and many more!

Featured Land Program Highlights

AzAmazing in Asia: In Search of Orangutan in Borneo

Environmentally and consciously led, this 2.5-hour speedboat journey goes deep into the jungle where eco-friendly accommodations will be provided. Guests will have the opportunity to see orangutans as they venture into the Borneo Rainforest, which is one of the few places in the world where people are able to see these magnificent creatures. The excursions will be led by local independent naturalists who will introduce travelers to the MariMari people —the area’s indigenous people who rarely share encounters with tourists.

AzAmazing in Africa: Micato Safaris

The ultimate safari ride where guests, led by an independent ranger, have the potential to experience up-close viewings of lions, leopards, African Buffalos, rhinoceros, and African Elephants at Kruger National Park. Not only will participants have the chance to see the beautiful preserve, they will also visit the South African winelands, river cruise on the Zambezi River, and take a railway journey to iconic Victoria Falls. This land program also offers luxurious accommodations that range from the Four Seasons to the Kapama River Lodge.

Land Journey in Europe: Norway En Route

Starting in Oslo, guests will journey by train to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, across one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus. Making a detour in Myrdal, guests will board the Flåm Railway and experience stunning views of the seven fjords and mountains. Once in Bergen, a ferry will take guests to Stavanger where they can choose to hike Preikestolen or spend time at the Maritime Museum and the Norwegian Fish Canning Museum.

Land Journey in South America: In Search of Jaguar: Pantanal

Over the course of two and a half days in Brazil’s verdant Pantanal region, guests on the Pantanal Safari will have the chance to spot the area’s native jaguars and other exotic creatures such as howler monkeys and black vultures. On the water, nature enthusiasts guided by an expert will delve into the area’s diverse wetland biosystem with boat trips in search of stingray and giant otters.

Don’t wait – contact your Vacation Consultant to book your next journey with Azamara and enjoy these exclusive land programs.

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