Catering to up-market travelers, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest will visit a total of 203 ports in 62 countries. As part of the new 2015 program, Azamara will make 16 maiden port calls among an expansive, curated collection of culture-rich metropolises, charming colonial towns, stunning beaches and unsurpassed natural preserves in South America, the West Indies, Europe, the Far East and – for the first time – Australia.
Azamara distinguishes itself by long stays and overnights in port, plus AzAmazing Evenings, an inclusive night tour on each voyage that provides guests with an exclusive experience highlighting the destination’s authentic culture and character.
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Throughout spring 2015, Azamara Journey will sail 11- to 18-night voyages throughout Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, the Antarctic Sound, Panama Canal, and West Indian islands. One voyage overnights at Rio De Janeiro during the city’s Carnival, where Azamara can offer prime seating in the stands of the sambadrome (for an additional charge) to witness the spectacle of competing samba schools. Azamara Journey also will make maiden port calls at Aruba and Curacao.
Travelers have a choice of both Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest for Europe adventures throughout the summer and autumn seasons.
Azamara Quest will sail the Baltic, North and Mediterranean seas on seven- to 18-night itineraries, some that coincide with major seasonal events, such as the 2015 British Open at historic St. Andrews Links, and the Sail Amsterdam Festival, a nautical celebration held once every five years.
Azamara Journey will sail the Spanish, French and Italian rivieras, the Adriatic and Black seas, and Greek Isles on seven- to 16-night itineraries. On one voyage, Azamara Journey calls at Monte Carlo during the annual Monaco Grand Prix, where Azamara has obtained tickets for prime seating along the race route for guests (for an additional charge). Maiden European port calls include Argostoli and Delos, Greece; Tarragona, Almeria, Alticante and Huelva, Spain; Stornoway, Scotland; and Cobh, Ireland.
Azamara Quest also will sail Asia voyages in the spring and winter seasons, with plenty of overnights while visiting the historic cultures of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Osaka, Japan and Bali, Indonesia, also will be an Azamara embarkation port for the first time in February 2015.
In late December, Azamara Quest will sail from the Bali Sea on a 14-night holiday and New Year’s voyage to Australia and the Barrier Reef. On this ‘immersion Down Under,’ guests will make maiden port calls at Puerto Princesa, Philippines; and ThursdayIsland and Darwin, Australia, as well as at Great Barrier Reef-destinations Cooktown, Port Douglas and Cairns, Australia.