Azamara, the boutique cruise line, unveiled highlights of its 2020 and 2021 seasons, with new maiden ports for 2020 and the debut of 27 new itineraries for 2021.
In 2020, Azamara will travel for the first time to 41 maiden ports across the world. Over the course of the year, Azamara’s fleet of luxury ships will visit 294 ports in 76 countries. And as part of Azamara’s commitment to destination immersion, the 2020 itineraries will include 279 late nights and 162 overnights.
Highlights of a few of the destinations Azamara will visit in 2020 include:
- Guests will visit Abardeen, Scotland, a new destination for Azamara, on the 11-Night Scotland Intensive Voyage can participate in a “Castle Crawl” to the areas collection of fortresses, including Craigievar Castle and Drum Castle.
- Passengers on the 13-Night Iceland Intensive Voyage will stop in Husavik, Iceland and visit the famous Whale Museum, where they will learn about the history, habits, and ongoing conservation efforts to protect the local population.
- Sun-seeking cruisers on the 22-Night Western Africa Journey can visit Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and make their way to the nearby former French Colonial Capital of Grand Bassam, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the National Costume Museum.
2021 and Winter/Spring 2022 Voyages
With the addition of 27 new itineraries to Azamara’s 2021 and winter/spring 2022 sailings, the brand is taking exploration to new heights with over 140 overnight stays around the world, including Eastern Europe.
For example, guests sailing on the 14-Night Black Sea Voyage, which departs on July 20, 2021, will uncover the ancient secrets of the region. Travelers will journey to the Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, followed by a visit to the resort town of Varna, Bulgaria; Constanta, Romana; and opulent, Odessa, Ukraine. While in Odessa, guests can visit Shustov Cognac Museum to learn about its history and dynasty, wine making and distillation of spirits, followed by a tasting of four different brandies in the tasting room.
Azamara’s smaller boutique ships can reach marquee ports around the world as well as dock in smaller less-visited hidden gems. Azamara’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for travelers to connect with local cultures, allows guests to travel deeper with longer stays, more overnights, and night touring.
SOURCE: Azamara press release