Boutique cruise line Azamara Club Cruises has announced its 2019 voyages, with its worldwide program featuring a record total of 250 ports of call, across 69 countries, including a range of comprehensive New Zealand and Australian itineraries.
Azamara Quest will commence her 2019 Australia and New Zealand season on 6 January 2019 when she takes the cruise line’s first ever voyage from Melbourne for a 16-night cruise to Auckland.
Other highlights include on her season down under include maiden calls to New Zealand’s Gisborne, Nelson and Stewart Island, and a unique 15-night voyage from Auckland to Cairns.
In addition to the new Australia and New Zealand voyages, another major highlight in the 2019 program is the cruise line’s first ever sailing to Alaska.
Offering a variety of Alaska experiences through 11 dynamic voyage each spanning eight to 10 days between May and September 2019, these new voyages will feature more time in port with many late night stays, visits to a combination of marquee as well as out-of-the-ordinary ports, and unique shore excursions and signature AzAmazing Evenings events.
These carefully curated, localised shore excursions include tasting authentic local Alaskan cuisine, a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier followed by a dog sled ride, a riverboat cruise, a visit to local native villages, communities, art galleries and museums, a luxury rail journey through Southeast Alaska, and much more.
Renowned for its immersive approach to travel, Azamara Club Cruises prides itself on staying longer and allowing guests to experience more through a range of intimate shore excursions, custom created by Azamara’s expert team together with locals of the destinations visited.
Additionally, the complimentary, bespoke AzAmazing Evenings offer true cultural immersion and local entertainment in the evenings.
The recently redesigned Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest offer a boutique hotel atmosphere and guests onboard can enjoy a high level of service, fine wine and cuisine, inclusive amenities, Butler service for suit guests, and shuttle transportation to city centres in ports, where available.