Azamara Club Cruises aim is to challenge your perception of cruising, no matter where in the world you travel with them, their focus is on making sure you can experience each destination in-depth, and return home enriched with memories. Their small and luxurious ships are your boutique hotel at sea, taking you to destinations around the world that other larger ships can't. And with so much included, an Azamara cruise holiday has so much to offer.
Smaller Ships, Bigger Experiences
Azamara's ships are just the right size for visiting the smaller ports larger ships can't sail to, making it easier to experience destinations like Venice, Bangkok, Nice, Sydney and St. Petersburg right from your doorstep.
Longer Stays & More Overnights
With more late departures (8pm or later) and more overnight stays than other cruise lines, you'll have more time to explore onshore and see destinations come to life after dark.
World Events & Themed Voyages
Wear your country colours for the World Cup, experience the thrill of the Monaco Grand Prix or get your taste buds ready for a wine-themed voyages.
Introducing Country Intensive Voyages
Azamara's new Country-Intensive Voyages offer an in-depth travel experience with itineraries consisting of most, if not all ports of call within one country. You'll stay late or overnight in most ports, allowing you plenty of opportunity to experience a country after dark and also as the sun rises.
Your Boutique Hotel at Sea
Azamara's two ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, are your perfect sized boutique hotels at sea. Carrying only 690 guests, you'll enjoy a relaxed and refined atmosphere, attentive service from our staff and camaraderie with your fellow guests. In 2016 both ships underwent US$25 million contemporary revitalisations to make your onboard experience more luxurious than ever before. New enhancements include the new Club spa suites with bathrooms overlooking the ocean; a fresh updates of all stateroom; the Living Room, a new space where you can enjoy afternoon wine tasting and tapas; and an 'Inspiration Centre' featuring a 100 inch screen and more.
Distinctive Dining Options
Discoveries Restaurant - Enjoy table service for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner in this beautiful main dining venue.
The Patio - Casual "pool grill" by day and a sit-down al fresco dining experience by night.
Aqualina - Speciality dining featuring a contemporary take on some of Italy's most celebrated dishes
Prime C - Delectable dining in warm wood-panelled ambiance, serving steaks cooked to perfection, lobster and much more
Windows Cafe - This casual dining option offers freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Mosaic Cafe - Start your day with barista-made coffees and teas, and be tempted by the sweets at Mosaic Cafe.
Your Kind of Inclusions
Every Azamara Club Cruises voyage is packed with complimentary, high-value amenities and services so you won't have to worry about a thing.
INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:
PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS FOR SUITE GUESTS
Cruise Global Connect Local
Azamara's Cruise Global, Connect Local Collection of excursions and activities will take you deeper into the heart of local life. Experience exclusive events and activities, all with a focus on the immersive culture and natural beauty of your destinations. Most group sizes are a maximum of just 25 guests and are designed and delivered by trusted local operators.
Created solely for Azamara guests, complimentary AzAmazing evenings share Azamara's love of local culture through an exclusive, bespoke and fun evening of local entertainment. One AzAmazing Evening event is included on most voyages. And you won't find them on any other cruise line.
With so many amazing Cruise Lines on offer it can be hard to pick which cruise to take, but maybe this list of enticing pools will help. From tranquil escapes to adventure spaces, these top pools will ensure you will be picking a cruise for your next trip away.
1. Solarium Pools - Solstice Class Ships
For a private escape the peaceful Solarium is the place to be, being the adults-only pool complex aboard Solstice-class ships, including Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette, and Reflection. This space is protected from the elements by a glass atrium and includes a pool and two hot tubs.
2. Infinity Pool - Viking Star and Sea Ships
Viking Ocean Cruises
Located at the ship's stern you will find a pool like no other with incredible views. With the glass-wall of the infinity pool you feel like you're floating in the ocean and at night the green-tiled pools shimmer in the inky night.
3. FlowRider - Quantum, Freedom and Voyager Class Ships
One of Royal Caribbean's iconic activities on their ship is the wild 40-foot surf simulator, FlowRider. Surfing and boogie boarding is free, though if you want to make the most of this experience pay for some time with an instructor and learn to master those waves.
4. Cleopatra's Oasis - Sun Boat III
Sanctuary Sun Boat
Inspired by its surrounding, the heated, oasis-style plunge pool on the Sun Boat III, which sails exclusively on Egypt's Nile River, is framed by palms and papyrus and has all the colours and contours of the desert. And at night the staff can arrange a private dinner under the stars, next to a pool covered with floating candles.
5. Aqua Park - Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Cruise Line
The two pools on Norwegian's newest ship are part of the largest water park at sea, which also includes two racing slides, a family slide, plus Freefall - the fastest waterslide on a cruise ship. Also you will find a Kids's Water Park, Two Movie Screens and four hot tubs.
6. Bar du Leopard Pool - S.S. Catherine
Travelling the Saone and Rhone Rivers on the S.S. Catherine you will find a river cruise ship with a pool in the bar. Sitting behind glass walls in the ship's jungle-themed Bar du Leopard, the soaking pool is backed by palms and a jungle mosaic and glows green at night adding a cool touch to the leopard-printed lounge.
7. Aqua Duck - Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream
Disney Cruise Line
With a water filled adventure park that is sure to delight any child, you will find a pool named after Donald Duck, a wading pool emblazoned with Mickey's face, and a kids' water slide held up by a giant cartoon mouse's hand. But the most exciting part is the translucent Aqua Duck water coaster, which looks even more dramatic at night when the ride is lit up.
8. Retreat Pool - Royal Princess
Reserve a cabana by the adults-only Retreat Pool on Royal Princess and order a Cabana Picnic for two featuring a bottle of wine, antipasti, artisan sandwiches and pizza, and decadent sweets to finish the meal. A perfect way to relax and unwind in this beautiful oasis.
9. The Showtime Pool / Aqua Theater - Oasis of the Seas
One of the deepest freshwater pools at sea, but this one is not for passengers to swim in! However as the sun sets, a choreographed fountain show comes into its own with jets, music and light and water acrobats performing dizzying high dives and underwater feats (viewed from giant screens).
10. River Cruise Pool - Emerald Sky, Star, Sun and Dawn
Not only does these River Cruise Ships come complete with a pool with views of the passing scenery but it also comes complete with a retractable roof and in the evening the swimming pool base rises to create a floor. The space then becomes transformed into a movie theater complete with bags of popcorn and comfy lounge chairs
Imagine a tropical paradise of mythical islands fringed by elegant palms, silky white sand beaches and impossibly-blue lagoons. Every island is a masterpiece of colour, and every onboard moment is a marvel made real. There is no better way to discover the fabled islands of the South Pacific than with Paul Gauguin Cruises.
Paul Gauguin is a luxury leader in French Polynesia with winning endless awards such as Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards, Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards and Porthole Readers' Choice Awards.
The Value of Luxury - What is included with Paul Gauguin Cruises?
Cruise to exotic Destionations including Motus on Taha'a and Bora Bora. Savour the delights available exclusively at Paul Gauguin's own private retreats including:
Set sail for an adventure of epic proportions on an ocean expedition. Experience the thrill of being up close to witness the crack and thunder as a glacier calves into the water in Alaska's Inside Passage; discover the azure waters, changing landscapes and prolific marine life of Central America and the Galapagos Islands; encounter gargantuan icebergs on a polar exploration; or relax and unwind aboard a tall ship as she plies the warms waters of Southeast Asia.
Find the Ocean Expedition to Suit YOU
If you like: Adventure, Spectacular Scenery, Wildlife, and Culture
Grizzly bears lumber across the land, bald eagles soar through the sky, sea lions laze on floating ice and whales frolic in the icy waters. An expedition or small ship Alaskan cruise gives you the opportunity to experience all of this wildlife and more
The Galapagos Islands
If you like: Unique Geology, Marine Life, Snorkelling and Close Encounters with Wildlife
Straddling the equator and lying 100 kilometres off the coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands are home to unique wildlife that has been so isolated they have no fear of humans. These 'enchanted isles' were the first place to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978
If you like: Breathtaking Natural Landscapes, Glaciers, Mountains, Lake and Marine Life
There is no better way to experience the dramatic scenery of southern Patagonia than on an expedition cruise. Navigate the icy waters of the legendary Beagle Channel and Straits of Magellan, get up close to penguins and whales and listen for the tell-tale crack of calving glaciers tumbling into the sea.
The Arctic & Antarctica
If you like: Unique Wildlife, Pristine Landscapes, and Bucket List Destinations
Towering ice, pristine landscapes and enchanting wildlife make the polar regions a photographers dream - many expeditions offer specialist photography departures. Emperor penguins by the thousands on South Georgia Island or polar bears prowling in Svalbard; the iconic wildlife of the polar regions is a highlight of polar travel. Marine mammals are active in these icy, nutrient-rich waters and birders should keep an eye on the sky for the myriad migratory birds that visit these regions.
If you like: Tropical Islands, Unique Cultures, Bustling Cities, Historical Temples and Sites
Sailing from Phuket to Thailand, explore the pristine white sands of the islands and little ports of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay and continue along the western coast of Malaysia via Penang and Langkawi to Malacca before reaching cosmopolitan Singapore. Star Clippers' Indonesia program features three exciting itineraries exploring the islands of the Indonesian archipelago from Bali. These voyages provide a vibrant mix of culture and natural beauty; from the dramatic scenery of Mount Bromo and the spectacular site of Borobudur Temple in central Java to the dragons of Komodo and beautiful corals and sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.
For over 25 years Aurora Expeditions have pioneered ship-based adventure and exploration in Antarctica and the Arctic, to become a leader in polar travel. Along the way, they've earned a reputation for friendly, active, small-group voyages that strive to connect with and protect, the wild places they visit. Check out this quick list of what Aurora Expeditions has to offer their guests onboard.
Destinations: Western Mediterranean (French Riviera, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Morocco), Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey), Caribbean, Panama (Including Panama Canal), SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) and Ocean Crossings.
Star Clippers Guests: Well-heeled travellers who enjoy engaging in the travel experience. Couples, singles, friends and family, groups, etc. Children of all ages are welcome (Recommended age would be 7 and up, as Star Clippers do not offer Specific Kids' Club activities). Average age is approx. 55yrs from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, followed by other parts of the world.
Inclusions: All Meals (B,L,D), tea, coffee, entertainment, water sports*
Dining: Daily Gourmet cuisine - Breakfast, Lunch (buffet) and a 5 course 'a la carte' Dinner. Early morning pastries available for early risers, midnight snacks and afternoon canapes. Open seating dining. Smart casual dress code with one gala evening.
Free Activities & Entertainment: Water Sports* - snorkelling, kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfing, water skiing (*scuba diving is excl.), Resident Pianist, Evening Shows/Music/Trivia/Local Performers (in select ports), Library, Board Games, DVD's
Cabins: TV, DVD Player (except Cat 6 on Star Clipper/Flyer), phone, thermostat control, private safer, hair dryer, en-suite bathrooms with shower (Cat 2-6), with baths (Cat 1 & Suites) and either 220 voit/European outlets (Royal Clipper) or 110 Volt/American Outlets (Star Clipper/Flyer)
Gratuities & Port Charges: Pre-paid and included on booking invoice
Currency on Board: Euro
Short Excursions: Are bookable on board only. Prices and description are available approx. 3 months prior to departure online and with final documents
Other Services at Cost: Short Excursions, Spa (Royal Clipper Only), Bar/Beverages, Sloop Shop