I’ve cruised Alaska a dozen times and would gladly do so again. There are six Alaska cruises that would make my list for 2019, and one that would not.
“Stay Longer, Experience More.” It’s the tag-line for Azamara Club Cruises newest cruise itineraries, but the catchy slogan is more than just slick marketing hyperbole. It is the very essence of what the line believes in – and delivers upon. In addition to a dramatically-retooled print brochure that will be categorized by country, Azamara is… [Read More]
Azamara Journey and Oceania’s Regatta: two similarly designed ships that offer a similar-styled cruise experience. For prospective cruisers who’ve narrowed their choices down to these two vessels, deciding on one particular ship can be tough; after all, when it comes to these two gorgeous midsize ships, there’s no such thing as a wrong choice. Despite… [Read More]
An Upcoming Drydock Will Make Azamara Quest Really Sparkle Overview Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Quest originally entered service as R7 for now-defunct Renaissance Cruises. Following the bankruptcy of Renaissance, she was passed around to two other operators before finally being acquired by Azamara in 2007. Originally slated to enter service for Celebrity Cruises , Royal… [Read More]
The launch of Azamara Club Cruises back in 2007 came almost as a complete surprise. Originally intended to be part of the Celebrity Cruises fleet, the two ships that would come to form the backbone of the Azamara fleet were suddenly repainted and rebranded. Two former R-Class ships built for Renaissance Cruises, the Azamara Journey… [Read More]
Larry Pimentel discusses how he is revitalizing Azamara Club Cruises.
On Friday, I’ll be posting an interview with Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, about how Azamara is defining its niche. The following post describes Azamara’s journey, after being launched in 2007. To know the history of Azamara Club Cruises it helps to know the history of Renaissance Cruises. Originally founded in 1989 by a concern… [Read More]
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,… [Read More]