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6 reasons to cruise with Azamara Club Cruises

21st April 2017

Updated July 2019

Azamara Club Cruises offer luxury cruises that are well loved by many. We explore some of the reasons to cruise with this prestigious luxury cruise line.

 

 

1. Reimagine Azamara

Two ships in the Azamara fleet underwent an extensive refurbishment to encompass and enhance the Destination Immersion® experience onboard, drawing upon the four natural elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Contemporary yet classic designs, innovative technologies, upgraded staterooms and suites, plus a brand new Sanctum Spa; nothing has been forgotten when it comes to reimagining Azamara Club Cruises®.

2. A culinary treat 

There’s something to suit all tastes aboard an Azamara ship, with dining options ranging from casual eateries to speciality restaurants. The onboard dining experience is lovingly and proudly curated, with the use of fresh ingredients, careful preparation and a variety of menu choices. To accompany your meal, The Wine Cellar offers the perfect choice of fine wines - your taste buds are in for a real treat.

 

 

3. More inclusive cruising

With Azamara you’ll enjoy many inclusive amenities during your holiday, with almost everything you can think of included in your cruise fare. From drinks and onboard gratuities to fine dining and land transfers, it’s all covered. With one staff member for every two guests, you’ll love the attentive and personal service too. Plus, an immersive AzAmazing EveningsSM event is yours to enjoy on most voyages.

4. Your home at sea

Azamara have reimagined the onboard experience, with their intimately sized ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest reaching a capacity for just 690 pampered guests on each. Relax and unwind in a club-like atmosphere, as the crew get to know you and you get to know your fellow guests alike. Onboard, expect a variety of exceptional restaurants, one swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a Thalassotherapy pool, a luxurious spa, a fitness centre, hair salon, and casino.

 

 

5. Boutique accommodation

Experience the exquisite service and luxurious touches onboard such as plush bath robes and slippers, French bath products stocked in your bathroom, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. You’re sure to get a great night’s sleep with luxurious cotton linens and duvets. If you choose the ultimate luxury of a suite, you’ll even have the personal service of your own butler.

6. Destination Immersion®

With Destination Immersion®—stay longer, experience moreSM. Azamara have made it possible to enjoy the ports you love for that little bit longer. Over half of all Azamara port stops feature late night or overnight stays, meaning you can savour the last hours of the day without rushing back to the ship. Enjoy a richer travel experience with Destination Immersion® tours, travelling to private homes, farms and villas to discover the authentic local cultures.

 

 

To experience this blissful holiday environment for yourself, browse through our collection of Azamara Club Cruises deals.


We explore Azamara Quest Reimagined

7th December 2016

Updated July 2019

 

A few years ago multi-award winning luxury cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises took steps to evolve it’s destination immersion offerings, and enhance onboard experiences fleet wide. Both Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest underwent an extensive refurbishment project titled Azamara Remagined, which gave each ship a complete bow to stern overhaul. Nothing was untouched and upgrades were applied to staterooms, suites, and public areas.

 

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The creative concept behind the reimagining was to bring the organic essence of destination immersion onboard using the four elements of nature. Earthy muted tones add a relaxing element whilst an enhanced outdoor pool grill brings the fire. Airy new outdoor venues and new tranquil spa suites complete the full circle.

Eager to know more about the revitalisation programme, we sent some of our team onboard so that they could report back on the newly upgraded Azamara Quest. Find out more about what they thought;

 

Azamara's Suites and Staterooms

 

Azamara Club Cruises have added two “Spa Suites” to the forward section on the upper deck next to the Spa. These allow direct access to the Spa and Gym with one “Night in Private Places” experience included per cruise. This means private use of the whirlpool and sunbeds on the viewing deck of the Spa, overlooking the bow with a butler who’ll cater to your every need. Those who would like to experience a “Night in a Private Place” can do so for around $60.

 

azamara cruises cabin

 

All staterooms have had an extensive makeover. We saw a refurbished Deck Four forward Oceanview room, which was very spacious even with a double bed, armchair, minibar, and all the usual features. All staterooms now feature a top of the range interactive TV, and bathrooms have been rebuilt with upgraded stone and porcelain surfaces.

 

Azamara's Inspiration Centre

 

The Inspiration Centre on Deck Four features a giant screen much like a big iPad. It has touch screen technology and tells you all about future Azamara Cruises itineraries all over the world, including ports of call, future cruise prices and so on. Touch anywhere on the map to to view videos, see beautiful photography and destination information.

 

Azamara's Living Room

 

What was the Looking Glass lounge at the top of the ship (forward), is now called the Living Room. Here you’ll find touch screen tables where you can send a digital postcard to relatives via email from the comfort of your couch. In fact, the WiFi has been improved ship-wide with a faster and more reliable connection. A small food station and coffee machine in the Living Room make it a convenient hangout in the mornings or late afternoons. The vibe is quirky and elegant with suspended birdcage chairs for fun.

 

azamara cruises lounge

 

Dining with Azamara Club Cruises

 

Main Dining is in the Discoveries Restaurant which now has additional seating. The grand Tiffany chandelier hangs from the ceiling and is apparently the most expensive feature on the ship. Both speciality dining restaurants feature the same cuisine but have been refurbished. 

The Pool Grill is now known as The Patio; a refined outdoor dining experience with a new menu and sophisticated ambiance. Occasionally you’ll also be able to enjoy live music or open air movies from across the pool as you dine.

If you're curious to explore the very special refurbishments for yourself, take a look through our range of cruises onboard Azamara Quest. Or, find out more about the cruise line's latest vessel: Azamara Persuit, which came over from the P&O Cruises fleet in 2019.


Azamara Club Cruises – Murder Mystery Rail and Sail

12th October 2015

Luxury cruise line Azamara recently welcomed a group of Iglu Cruise agents on a murder mystery train journey onboard the exquisite Belmond British Pullman.

The Belmond British Pullman is the sister train to the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express and transports passengers’ country wide through stunning scenic destinations in vintage 1920’s carriages. The experience onboard is absolute luxury with white gloved waiters serving delicious gourmet cuisine and topping up champagne throughout.


Iglu Cruise agent Nikki tells us all about her first class experience.

“I had a lovely day on Friday. We checked in at the Belmond British Pullman’s dedicated check in area at Victoria and received our individual ticket boxes. These contained our route, details of the trip and seat details.


Onboard we were lucky enough to have a private booth just for the four of us! We had champagne and canapes as we started to leave Victoria station. We were heading for Kent and did a loop back to Victoria making the total journey duration 5 hours.

The theme was murder mystery ‘who dunnit’ and fairly soon into our journey a lady staggered past our booth shouting that she had been stabbed! She then apparently died at the end of the train.


After this we had a number of visitors from Journalists to Secret Agents giving us information so that we could try to work out the culprit. Whilst this was happening we were being served a wonderful five course lunch with wine, a bit of essential brain food needed.


After gathering all the clues we were unfortunate in solving the murder mystery but still thoroughly enjoyed the day trip. The experience, food and company were wonderful and it was a perfectly indulgent day out”.


Azamara will soon be featuring the opulent Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express rail experience as a journey highlight combined with selected Venice sailings.


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