Through December 15, Azamara Club Cruises is offering travelers who book select 2014 Mediterranean voyages complimentary Land Discoveries shore excursions. The program allows guests to choose from three excursions per port, which adds considerable value to a product that is becoming increasingly inclusive.
On all of its cruises, Azamara now includes gratuities; complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee and teas, as well as complimentary boutique wines, international beers and select standard spirits in the ships’ bars, lounges and restaurants when open; complimentary self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle transportation to city centers in ports, where available. In addition, Azamara offers complimentary AzAmazing Evenings on every voyage.
Each voyage features longer stays and more overnights in port than most other cruise lines. Increasingly, Azamara is hanging its hat on being a destination-immersive cruise product, so if your main motivation is to see and experience destinations, Azamara would be a good choice.
The Land Discoveries are designed to create authentic moments for guests, by using local expert guides who may take guests on adventurous hikes and bike rides, shopping and dining, historic sites and neighborhoods and vineyard tours, to name a few.
Further enhancing the destination-immersion experience are Azamara’s AzAmazing Evenings, special events that are held on each voyage to bring destinations to life exclusively for Azamara’s guests.
An example of how all of this is executed: On Azamara Quest’s April 11 voyage, “A Mediterranean Easter,” guests have the opportunity to discover the historical sites of the Mediterranean, while coinciding with the regions elaborate Easter festivities.
To start, guests will enjoy two days in Rome where church bells peal out across the city as Palm Sunday is celebrated. During the voyage, guests also will visit the stunning Amalfi coast with an overnight in Sorrento, before heading to Siracusa where a visit to the catacombs of St. John is in order. Concluding the 11-night voyage are port calls at Trapani on Good Friday, where guests can enjoy the lifelike floats and processions, and Livorno on Easter, where guests can explore Tuscany and Florence.