19 Apr Destination Immersion Experiences | Azamara Club Cruises
The World’s Most Unparalleled Destinations
When you’re in the midst of some of the most dazzling cities, renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites, and “I can’t believe we’re here!” hidden gems on Earth, the last thing you want to do is rush back to the ship for a 4:00 p.m. departure (or 5:00 p.m., if you’re lucky).
Azamara Club Cruises takes you to awe-inspiring locations and gives you more time to fall in love with them. These unparalleled destinations allow you to cruise global and immerse yourself in fascinating cultures all over the globe, all while enjoying authentic service on your boutique hotel at sea.
You won’t find any run-of-the-mill, milk run voyages here. Your time is best spent soaking in every travel experience possible—not shuttling from point A to B. Thanks to Azamara’s smaller ships, idyllic scenery, breathtaking views, and extended stays at less-traveled destinations are easily within reach.
With more late departures and overnight stays than other cruise lines, you’ll see destinations come to life after dark and experience exciting cities in a whole new light. Intimate but never crowded, their ships are just the right size for visiting smaller ports that larger ships can’t, and deliver marquee destinations like Venice, Bangkok, St. Petersburg and many more right to your doorstep.
Featured Destination – Africa
In Zanzibar, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and breathe in fields scented with cardamom, cinnamon, and clove with an immersive visit to a local spice plantation. Climb into a traditional dhow and set sail to Prison Island to explore a 19th-century prison, then spend the afternoon mingling with locals and haggling for stunning textiles, jewelry, and wood carvings at the Darajani Bazaar.
Journey to South Africa’s Mother City of Cape Town and experience the vast beauty of a land shaped by two oceans. Set your sites on the iconic Table Mountain for a day spent hiking and picnicking across this stunning mountain range. Cruise through the river port of East London or walk on the wild side with a safari in Richards Bay—home to hundreds of thousands of hectares of
African backcountry. Embark on a once in a lifetime journey to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, for the chance to see hippos, crocodiles, and the Big Five in their natural habitat. Or, explore South Africa’s exotically rugged lands with the insider-access and luxury accommodations of Micato Safaris before or after your voyage with one of Azamara’s South African Land and Sea packages.
Tolagnaro, Madagascar is still relatively undiscovered by most travelers—but Azamara will introduce you to South Africa’s “Friendly City” of Port Elizabeth and show you the way around Mozambique’s bustling capital with high tea and panoramic sightseeing drive.
No matter where you go, you’ll love the stunning beaches, exotic wildlife, charming towns, and sophisticated cities of Azamara’s African cruise destinations.
Featured Destination: Semarang, Indonesia
The commercial port of Semarang might be better known as a hub for one of Indonesia’s most important exports—the beans for your next cup of jo—but it’s also an important gateway to two of the area’s most spectacular sights—Borobudur and Prambanan.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prambanan is a collection of massive Hindu temples and a national symbol of Indonesia. Wander the grounds and gaze at the huge collection of sharp, jaggedly sculpted towers that dot the landscape.
And then for something completely different, but no less awe-inspiring, head to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, nearby Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Marvel at the incredible attention to detail while embracing the feeling of being dwarfed by the massive structures of this incredible site. The single most popular tourist site in all of Indonesia, Borobudur contains no less than 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues to explore. The twin soaring—and active—volcanoes on the horizon is the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset over this fertile landscape. And because Azamara stays later in port than any other cruise ship, you just might get to experience this incredible sight.
Featured Destination: Cuba
Sun-bleached buildings, swaying palms, Afro-beats, and exotic flavors. Azamara has set the standard for breathtaking Caribbean voyages with their smaller ships, more overnights in Havana than anyone else, and immersive experiences to help you connect with the local culture onboard and onshore, as well as all-inclusive amenities and club-like service, you can cruise to Cuba and bring your favorite boutique hotel along with you.
Soak up the sun, feel the rhythmic beats of Cuba and Miami and relax on powdery white sands in Labadee® and George Town. Big and small, iconic and exclusive – no matter what kind of adventure you’re seeking, you’re sure to find it with our Cuba cruise itineraries.
One of the most idiosyncratic places in the world, Cuba is somewhere that every open-minded traveler – whatever their usual tastes – should take the time to explore. With Azamara Club Cruises, you can do so in ways that will make you think and feel like a lifelong Havana resident.