CRUISING WITH AZAMARA CRUISES
Welcome to Azamara Club Cruises, a boutique cruise line of distinction. It's a sophisticated yet relaxed way of travelling that delivers unique destinations. Azamara know every port of call intimately and share insider's knowledge of the best sights, museums, shops and restaurants, allowing their guests to immerse themselves in the destination.
Azamara Club Cruises takes their guests to destinations, and creates experiences that are once in a lifetime. See the world through the local culture and its music, dance, art and history, or enjoy a more active excursion on extended biking trips, golf, walking or hiking. Shopping and dining are musts, of course, and the local experts can prepare you for your time ashore with insights about the right local flavours and tastes, as well as in-depth knowledge about local artisans and shops.
Not only are Azamara destination specialists, they also provide an onboard environment of wellness and vitality with a relaxing and pampering spa, multiple gourmet dining options, specialty wines from around the globe, extraordinary service and an amazingly social environment.
Why Azamara Club Cruises? Because guests are truly part of a club whose members love to explore the globe, and enjoy being treated to the warmth and hospitality of the onboard staff, on smaller, more intimate ships.
If you're on a quest to see the world, journey onboard the Azamara Club Cruises ships.
AZAMARA CRUISES LIFE ONBOARD SHIPS
Whatever your interests, you can indulge them aboard Azamara. Enrich yourself with an informative lecture, shop leisurely in the boutiques, or add to your art collection (or start one) during an onboard art auction.
If you're feeling lucky, step into the casino or relax and take in a live show. The array of entertaining options will ensure a most delightful cruise experience.
Make your cruise holiday the best it can be by participating in Azamara's many onboard events and programs. From dance lessons to spirited competitions, you will find a variety of fun and exciting things to do, no matter what your skill level. Each evening a program will be delivered to your stateroom listing the activities for the upcoming day.
Put your mind to good use and join Azamara staff for brain teasers, trivia contests, Name That Tune, movie theme songs, TV tunes and more.
Come relive your favourite games show with Azamara. Who'll also introduce you to the all new "original" entertainment game show, "Star Struck," featuring movies and music of your generation.
Social Staff Enrichment Program
Each member of the entertainment team on Azamara plays an integral role in the enrichment program onboard, offering guest's insight into several topics including travel, art, leisure, fashion, literature and more.
Social Fun Fitness
Have fun and get in a little bit of exercise as well with the line-up of onboard activities. It's also a wonderful way to meet your fellow travellers.
The showcase theatre features a talented cast of singers performing some of the hottest shows at sea as well as a host of variety entertainers that will be sure to make sure that your cruise isn't just a relaxing one, but also an entertaining one as well. Best of all, no matter where you choose to sit in the comfortable cabaret, you'll enjoy an excellent view and incomparable service as well.
Marvel at the talent of Azamara's singers and dancers as you are transported to another world. Soft, comfortable seating and Azamara-style cocktail service highlight this elegant showroom.
Azamara's onboard Enrichment Programs are chocked full of knowledge, know-how, and unexpected fun. Each sailing, Azamara Club Cruises invites a destination expert to enlighten guests in a wide variety of topics, including history, culture, art, food and etiquette, natural sciences, marine wildlife, maritime history.
For instance, one evening you may attend a lecture about the Oriental culture or the food of the Caribbean. Azamara's Enrichment Programs are customized to suit guests and you are sure to find several that pique your interest.
Expand your horizons by attending the informative onboard lecture series. Gain new perspective on a wide range of topics presented by experienced guides sharing their vast knowledge. Hear from hard-hitting experts in a wide array of fields during these captivating talks.
Add even more to your cruise experience by expanding your computer knowledge. Polish your PowerPoint skills or share your journey with friends and family via email. Interested in digital photography? Participate in the onboard class or sit in on a lecture to learn more about capturing and enhancing your memories digitally.
It's a grand feeling when Lady Luck decides to stand by your side; we invite you to experience the adrenaline rush for yourself in Luxe, our onboard casino. With European-style ambiance and captivating sights and sounds, the casino offers exhilaration for experienced high rollers and those trying their luck for the first time.
Services and Guidelines
Everything you need to know for an unforgettable gaming experience, from casino credits to hours of operation.
Aboard Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, you'll find the signature shops that hold the promise of discovery and delight. From a sophisticated boutique to fine jewellery and stylish clothing to fragrances, a wealth of treasures is just waiting to be discovered. Window shop or select gifts for friends and family. Then, indulge yourself as you encounter the ideal memento of your truly extraordinary cruise experience.
Appropriately named, our onboard shop, Indulgences, has everything from fine cognac to designer eyewear. Sundries to swimwear and everything in between can be found in our onboard ship store. You're sure to find the perfect little something to bring home.
As your ship moves toward the moonlit horizon and a distant sunrise, feel the evening come to life in Azamara's alluring nightspots. Make new friends or bond with old ones in one of our comfortable destinations. Elegant décor coupled with live music make these the perfect beginning or ending to a memorable evening.
Soak up the sounds of a grand piano as you share an intimate nightcap in this locale. The rich tones and deep, welcoming chairs of Michael's Club also make it the ideal spot to curl up with a good book. Bring your own novel or choose from our extensive collection
A chilled glass, the purest gin, a touch of dry vermouth, vigorously shaken - not stirred - and three plump green olives. Perhaps a sweeter "Chocolate Kiss" is more your style. Our Martini Bar offers 26 varieties of this quintessential beverage, one is sure to hit the spot.
Comfortable leathers sofas, Murano glass sculptures and an absolutely fantastic view from the floor-to-ceiling windows will make the "Looking Glass" your favourite place to sip your favourite beverage or dance the night away.
Health & Beauty
Expect much more than head-to-toe pampering, for here at Azamara Club Cruises, they offer a world-class spa, with the finest therapists and aestheticians, featuring exclusive Elemis treatments. So whether you prefer aroma stone therapy, body sculpting, an exotic lime and ginger salt glow or a tri-enzyme resurfacing facial, you can treat yourself to a day of relaxation - all in a tranquil setting.
What's more, for those who prefer, Azamara offer in-suite spa treatments and the aesthetic suite offers acupuncture, facials and more. For couples, the "Journey for Two" treatments are a wonderful way to lavish yourselves for a few hours, and includes tooth whitening, DermaNew Microdermabrasion and a Swedish massage - for both.
For those looking to stay in shape, Azamara Club Cruises offers yoga at sunset, Pilates, and access to the onboard Wellness consultant. You'll also find an assortment of the finest spa products, apparel and more. Live well and find your inner peace, with Azamara.
AZAMARA CRUISES CASUAL DRESS CODE
Appropriate attire onboard Azamara Cruises is always resort casual; there aren't any scheduled formal nights. However, guests should always feel comfortable in wearing formal attire if they so desire. No bare feet, tank tops, caps, bathing suits, shorts, or jeans are allowed in the dining room or specialty restaurants. Additionally, due to the recommended attire for Azamara, no tuxedo rentals will be available onboard. Example of Resort Casual Attire:
- Sportswear, casual dresses, skirts, trousers
- Light fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk and wool gabardine.
- Sportswear, golf shirts, trousers, sport coat (if desired, but not required)
- Light fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk and wool gabardine.
AZAMARA CRUISES DINING OPTIONS
Each meal aboard Azamara, no matter where you choose to dine, will be as memorable as it will be fantastically delicious. With the finest chefs and most creative menus, you are certain to find whatever it is you happen to be craving. Best of all, you can dine whenever you wish with our open seating policy - and the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the beauty of the experience.
With open seating and stellar nightly selections, the main dining room, Discoveries, is not to be missed. Serving all the classic dinner favourites, as well as a deliciously different twist to each, like drunken shrimp linguini with ancho chilli-tequila sauce or a filet mignon with black truffle sauce. What's more, open seating provides you the opportunity to dine at your leisure.
On Azamara, no matter where you dine, you are in for a delicious and delightful meal. Casual dining can include the poolside grill, Windows Café or complimentary 24-hour room service. Whichever you choose, the experience and attention to every detail remain unparalleled.
Casual Dining Restaurant
At Windows Café, you'll enjoy the same world-class cuisine Azamara is known for in a more relaxed environment. You'll find yourself going back for more - but remember to save room for dessert. You'll find many delectable treats you won't want to miss.
Let your cravings go wild. Order up a pizza of your choice. Grab a burger and fries or pasta dish in a relaxed, poolside environment serving lunch and dinner.
Relax while enjoying a cappuccino and a European pastry with a friend at the Cova Café. Featuring Cova liqueurs, chocolates, and fresh pastries, this jewel offers a scrumptious taste of decadence.
Simply upon entering one of Azamara's specialty restaurants, you will know that something extraordinary is about to happen, and you are in the fortunate position to reap some very delicious rewards. Aqualina and Prime C, our two specialty venues, offering guests a dining experience unlike anything else at sea (as well as rivalling those on land).
Club Suite guests are welcome to dine in the Specialty dining restaurants every night of the voyage at no charge. Guests booked in Club Veranda, Club Oceanview and Club Interior staterooms will have two nights guaranteed seating. For the remainder of the voyage, stateroom guests are welcome in the Specialty restaurants based on availability.
Inspired by the coastal cuisines of Italy, Greece, France, Spain, and northern Africa, one could best describe the fare of Aqualina as a grand fusion of Mediterranean flavours. Savour dishes drawn from the abundance of the region's seas, simply prepared yet exceedingly delicious. The atmosphere is every bit as tasteful, with accents of silver, cream and blue, all surrounded by breathtaking ocean views.
Amid the glorious dark woods, warm lighting and soft leather chairs at Prime C, you will find tender cuts of prime beef and fresh seafood that have been transformed into epicurean works of art. The sauces and garni are bold and innovative. The floor-to-ceiling ocean views, magnificent. Relax, sip your favourite wine and enjoy a dining experience that's sure to exceed your expectations, every time.
Select from zesty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts on the room-service menu. Should you decide to dine-in during restaurant luncheon and dinner hours, you can enjoy your selection from the restaurant menu. Simply request the menus of the day from your butler or stateroom attendant.
Morning meals include Continental breakfast served, on request, in your stateroom between 6:30am and 10:00am. Full breakfast is served between 7:30am and 10:00am.
AZAMARA CRUISES LOYALTY CLUB - "LE CLUB VOYAGES"
In April 2010, Azamara Club Cruises launched a new loyalty program for Azamara past guests – "Le Club Voyage." With the membership in "Le Club Voyage" comes a host of exclusive benefits:-
Guests who sail with Azamara Club Cruises for the first time and are not members of either the Celebrity Cruises' Captain's Club or Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor programs will automatically become a member of Azamara's loyalty program, "Le Club Voyage," after their first sailing and have the opportunity to enjoy a host of rewards, gifts, amenities and services associated with membership on their next Azamara Club Cruises voyage.
Adventurer: (After 1st sailing) 1 - 4 Credits
- Exclusive Le Club hostess available to you through out the voyage
- Le Club Voyage onboard party
- Le Club Voyage "Happy Hour," 2 – 3 times per week • Welcome back gift sent to your home after your 1st voyage
- Onboard booking savings for future voyages
- 89 Minutes Free Internet per Voyage
- Bonus sailing credit of 12 nights or more
- Bonus sailing credit for booking a suite
Explorer: 5 - 9 Credits (Includes all the benefits of the Adventurer level plus):
- Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
- A bottle of champagne on arrival, compliments of the Captain
- Upon reaching this level, a welcome back gift will be sent to your home after your voyage
- Private and exclusive cocktail party with Senior Officers and staff
- One complimentary bag of laundry wash, dry, and press per week
- 150 Minutes Free Internet per Voyage
- Exclusive club specialty coffee and tea tasting
Discoverer: 10+ Credits (Includes all the benefits of the Adventurer and Explorer levels plus):
- Upon reaching this level, a welcome back gift will be sent to your home after your voyage
- Champagne brunch with our Senior Officers
- 237 Minutes Free Internet per Voyage
- Complimentary wine tasting
- Savings on select onboard purchases
Earning "Le Club Voyage" Credits
- Earning Begins With Your First Voyage
- Earn 1 credit - When booking a voyage of up to 11 nights
- Earn 1 additional credit - When booking a voyage of 12 nights or more
- Earn 1 additional credit - When booking in a Club Suite category
TIPS & GRATUITIES ONBOARD AZAMARA CRUISES SHIPS
Your "Seapass" Account
Each Azamara ship operates on a cashless system. For onboard purchases, you will be provided with a "Seapass" Account. This account can be validated with a Visa, MasterCard, Novus, or American Express card, or you may arrange to pay this account by cash or traveller's check. All onboard services and purchases may then be signed for and charged to your "Seapass" Account. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a completely itemized statement reflecting your charges.
Paying for Shore Excursions
Please remember that you will have up to 10 days prior to your sail date to purchase your excursions online. If you are within the 10 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard the ship, which will be charged to your "Seapass" Account.
As a convenience to all guests, gratuities for your stateroom attendants, dining and bar staff will be included in the price of your cruise fare at the time of booking.
NOTE: For your convenience, Azamara will automatically add 18% gratuities to your folio for spa services.
Recommended Cruise Tour Gratuities Per Guest, Per Day
Europe Tour Director EU €5.00
Asia Tour Director US $5.00
Please note that cruise tour gratuities will not be automatically added to your stateroom account.
Currency RequirementsOnly U.S. currency is accepted aboard the ships, and personal checks are not accepted. Credit cards can be used to secure cash by using the ATM located near the casino onboard.
Currency exchange services are available onboard at the Guest Relations Desk. The shops, lounges, shore excursions, and Spa operate on a cashless system; therefore you must use your "Seapass" Account when purchasing beverages and services throughout the ship.
An ATM machine is available on board each Azamara ship. You may obtain cash by using your MasterCard, VISA or American Express card, or you may use a bank card belonging to systems such as Cirrus-Plus, Honors, Shazam, Alert, Yankee 24, Pulse, ATH, NYCE, MAC, Magicline, Star System, Oath and Tyme.
AZAMARA CRUISES SPECIAL OCCASIONS CRUISE
Azamara Weddings & Vow Renewals
Azamara Weddings & Vow Renewals at Sea allow you to be the architect of your dreams by offering almost endless options. Whether it is planning a dream ceremony perched high above blue waters, at an exotic castle in Europe or with a Captain-officiated ceremony while sailing, Azamara Weddings & Vow Renewals at Sea make it easy for you to create memories of a lifetime.
Whether celebrating your Paper Anniversary or your Golden Anniversary, commemorate this loving occasion by renewing your vows at sea. Accent this special ceremony with your choice of flowers, photography and a reception as large or as intimate as you desire.
Aisle to Isle Renewal
Renew your commitment to each other as you sail off to explore new exotic territories.
- Pre-cruise Event Manager
- Romantic Wedding Location onboard the Ship
- Shipboard Ceremony Helper
- Recorded Ceremony Music
- Bottle of champagne
- Cake for two
- Commemorative Vow Renewal Certificate
- Single stem rose for Bride*
- Matching boutonniere for Groom
- One hour of photography service -Photos not included, but may be purchased separately
- *Floral upgrade available
Package Cost: $475.00
True Love Knot Renewal
Unique Captain performed ceremony reinforcing the bonds that brought you together from the beginning.
- Pre-cruise Event Manager
- Intimate Wedding Location on board the Ship
- Special Nautical Renewal Ceremony Officiated by Ship's Captain
- Commemorative Vow Renewal Certificate signed by the Captain
- Recorded ceremony music
- Petite Bouquet for Bride*
- Matching Boutonniere for Groom
- One hour Photography Service
- 1–8x10 photograph of the couple with Captain, signed by the Captain
- 1-8x10 photograph of the ship
- Bottle of Champagne
- 2 "Special Memories" engraved champagne flutes
- Cake for Two
- Breakfast for two, delivered to your stateroom
- *Floral upgrade available
Package Cost: $650.00
Weddings and Wedding Receptions
It's the beginning of a whole new life together; your celebration of love. With Azamara Club Cruises, you can create a unique and memorable wedding in the destination of your choice, almost anywhere. Whether it's a stunning cliff-top wedding in Greece or an elegant affair onboard the ship, we believe your wedding day should be everything and anything you desire. Azamara's attentive staff will attend to every detail so you can concentrate on the only thing that matters - each other.
Envision a reception where every guest is welcomed and indulged in true Azamara style. Select gourmet cuisine from a menu of options and ensure the wedding of your dreams with Azamara's devoted and attentive staff.
- Wedding or Vow Renewal receptions may be held in the specialty restaurants during regular operating hours or as a private function
- Minimum of 25 guests needed for a private dining reception with a choice from three set menu options also including desserts and wine
- Set menus or a buffet will be offered for private functions only
- Regular menu or Menu Exceptional choices will be offered for functions occurring during regular hours
- Maximum of 24 guests can be accommodated for a reception during regular operating hours
AZAMARA CRUISES - SPECIAL NEEDS
Every ship in the Azamara fleet was designed with your every need in mind. You'll find wide, spacious corridors, to allow 180° turns for wheelchairs. Most decks are accessible through automatic doors and all public rooms feature entrances with gradual inclines. Azamara offers the following for Special Needs guests:-
- Early boarding
- Cruise transfers utilizing wheelchair accessible vehicles
- Boarding and departure assistance
- Scooter access
- Accessible Blackjack tables in the casino
Guests with Visual Impairments
Azamara has made the cruise experience as effortless as possible for guests with visual impairments. Each of the staterooms, dining areas and public areas are designed to incorporate Braille wherever possible. As always, crew and staff are on hand to assist in every way.
- Service animals allowed onboard: a 4' x 4' wooden box with cypress mulch is provided
- Early boarding available for orientation tours
Guests with Hearing Impairments
Azamara accommodates guests who have hearing impairments by providing them with technological advancements wherever and whenever possible.
- A portable room kit is available upon request. The kit includes alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, smoke detector and alarm clock. It comes with an under-pillow or under-mattress vibrator.
- An optional stateroom TTY (Text Telephone) is also available upon request. The TTY in your stateroom interfaces with the TTY at the Guest Relations Desk to meet all of your in-stateroom needs.
- Sign language interpreting services will be provided upon request for deaf guests who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication. Sign language interpreting services are provided for main production shows, port and shopping presentations and other major activities on a shared basis for all deaf guests onboard. A request for sign language interpreting services should be made with the Access Department at time of booking but no later than 60 days prior to sailing. Requests are subject to availability of interpreters. Sign language interpreting services are provided on cruises that depart from and/or return to the U.S. and Canada.
- Closed-captioned televisions are available in all staterooms across the fleet.
Guests with Dialysis or Oxygen Needs
Azamara Club Cruises accommodates guests with medical conditions that require the use of dialysis or oxygen. These guests should contact Azamara to discuss policies and procedures for bringing the appropriate equipment onboard.
Guests requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are welcome to board all Azamara Club Cruises® vessels. However, Azamara Club Cruises does not have the ability to assist or administer hemo-dialysis treatments. Those guests using peritoneal dialysis should have all solutions and equipment needed to perform the dialysis delivered to the vessel on the day of sailing at least two hours prior to sailing. Please contact us for more information on policies and procedures.
All types of oxygen are permitted onboard. Please notify us as to quantity, type and delivery schedule. Each vessel has a different storage policy; however, you will be able to keep some or all of your cylinders in the stateroom.
Azamara Club Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise or cruise tour. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that you are in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
Onboard Medical Services
Every Azamara ship offers limited professional medical services - for a reasonable fee - through independently contracted, licensed (international or domestic) physicians and nurses.
If requested in advance, Azamara can arrange for lift-equipped vehicles to transfer guests between the airport and the pier. This service is offered at no extra charge to our air/sea guests or those who have purchased cruise-only transfers.
Azamara Club Cruises has a variety of equipment available onboard, such as shower stools, bed extensions, adjustable height commode chairs and transfer benches. Please contact us prior to boarding if interested.
One of the things that makes Azamara Club Cruises so special is the off-the-beaten-path destinations that they will travel to. While not every port of call may be conducive to wheelchair transportation, Azamara Club Cruises will make every effort to accommodate guests wherever and whenever possible. Experienced staff can help you choose tours that are best suited to your particular needs.
Occasionally, port facilities, congestion and weather make it impossible to berth at a particular port of call, at which point the ship will be anchored offshore and small boats (tenders) are used to travel back and forth. Azamara Club Cruises will make every attempt to accommodate each guest at every port. However, at some tendered ports, guests may find some difficulty in transferring from the ship to the tender. The safety of guests and crew is always foremost and the decision to tender any guest is made by Azamara in each case. Tender status of all ports is subject to change without notice.
An Azamara cruise, first and foremost, is about feeling relaxed. And in order to feel relaxed you have to be comfortable. Each ship was designed with that very attribute in mind. On board you'll find wide, spacious corridors, to allow access for wheel chairs. The accessible staterooms range from 272 square feet to 381 square feet, offering a generous five-foot turning radius in sleeping areas, bathrooms and sitting areas for easy manoeuvrability. Features include:-
- Stateroom door width: at least 32 inches
- Bathroom door width: at least 32 inches
- No doorsill to get into stateroom
- Ramped bathroom thresholds
- Bathroom grab bars
- Lowered sink and vanity
- Roll-in showers
- Fold-down shower stool
- Hand-held showerheads
- Lowered closet bars
- Refrigerator in stateroom (upon request)
- Adjustable height commode chairs (upon request)
- Accessible balconies (selected staterooms)