Unleash Your Inner Explorer: Embark on an Azamara Cruise Adventure
Updated: Mar 20
Azamara is a luxury cruise line that offers unique itineraries to some of the world's most exotic destinations. Here is a guide to help you plan your Azamara cruise.
Azamara currently has three ships in its fleet: Azamara Quest (2007), Azamara Journey ( 2007), Azamara Pursuit (2018), and Azamara Onward (2022). All three Azamara ships are known for their intimate atmosphere and personalized service. The ships are small enough to navigate smaller ports and waterways that larger cruise ships can't access, making them a great option for travelers who want to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. The ships also feature a range of onboard activities and entertainment options, including live music, dance performances, and enrichment programs.
Azamara's commitment to community consciousness and personal wellness will deliver the peace-of-mind and safety you need when it comes to traveling. Plus, with a host of inclusive amenities such as beverages, paid gratuities, concierge services, self-service laundry, and more, everything you could ever want is within reach.
Now it’s even easier to receive exceptional value on your next Azamara voyage. Our Experience More packages* bundle some of our best services and amenities in one convenient and cost-effective collection. Enjoy unlimited WiFi, Azamara Shore Excursion credits, spa treatments, specialty dining, and more. Whether it’s just the essentials, a little extra enjoyment, or the height of indulgence, we have a package just for you. Pricing range from $599 - $1499 per cabin.
Partnership Azamara has partnered with various companies to bring you the immersive experience on the ship as well as off the ship on one the all-inclusive land programs.
Abercrombie & Kent
Venice Simplon Orient-Express
Choosing an Itinerary Azamara offers a wide range of itineraries, from Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises to South Pacific and Asia cruises. Choose an itinerary that matches your interests and preferences and check the port schedules to make sure the ship will be in port long enough to explore.
Best Time to Go The best time to go on an Azamara cruise depends on your itinerary. For Mediterranean cruises, the best time to go is typically from April to October, while for Caribbean cruises, the best time to go is typically from December to April. Research the climate and weather patterns of your destination to plan accordingly.
What to Pack Pack for both warm and cool weather, as well as formal and casual attire. Azamara has a casual dress code during the day and a more formal dress code in the evenings. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes for walking and exploring. The White Night Party turns the pool deck into a nightclub for an evening of dancing, singing, and plenty of good food served by the Azamara staff.
Day of Embarkation
1. 1:30pm-4:00pm: Suite Guests
2. 2:00pm-2:30pm: Discoverer Platinum, or Discoverer Plus tier levels
3. 2:30pm-3:30pm: Discoverer tier level
4. 3:30pm-4:00pm: Explorer tier level and all remaining guests
Day of Disembarkation
Guests are disembarked by number codes according to flight departure times.
Time to disembark varies based on how long it takes the ship to clear customs.
Bags will be collected from outside your stateroom on the last night onboard.
Make sure bags are properly tagged.
Keep a carry-on bag with things you'll need on the last night (clothes, medications, toiletries, etc.)
All guests will have to debark by 9:00 AM at the latest.
Onboard Activities Azamara offers a variety of onboard activities, including fitness classes, spa treatments, lectures, and entertainment. Make sure to take advantage of these activities to enhance your cruise experience.
Shore Excursions Azamara offers a variety of shore excursions, including cultural tours, adventure activities, and culinary experiences. Book your excursions in advance to ensure availability, and consider exploring on your own if you prefer a more independent experience.
These exclusive small group experiences allow you to get closer and in-depth with the local culture. These adventures are 1–3-night itineraries including a 4-5 star hotel, breakfast, transportation, and tour guided by experts.
Milan & Lake Como
Castellos & Wines of Tuscany
Venice Simplon Orient-Express
Dining Azamara offers a range of dining options, from casual buffets to fine dining restaurants. The cruise line also offers a Chef's Table experience, where guests can enjoy a multicourse meal paired with wine. Don't miss the opportunity to try local cuisine on shore excursions or at port stops.
Special Dietary Email: Special_Needs@AzamaraClubCruises.com
Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.
Discoveries Main Dining Room:
Discoveries is the main dining room on Azamara ships, and offers an elegant atmosphere and a diverse menu featuring a range of international and local cuisine. The menu changes daily, and guests can choose from appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Aqualina Specialty Restaurant - $35 per person
Aqualina is a specialty restaurant on Azamara ships, and features an Italian-inspired menu with dishes like seafood risotto, roasted lamb chops, and homemade pasta. The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere, and reservations are recommended.
Prime C Specialty Restaurant - $35 per person
Prime C is another specialty restaurant on Azamara ships, and focuses on serving top-quality steaks and seafood. The menu includes options like filet mignon, lobster tail, and surf and turf. Like Aqualina, Prime C has an intimate atmosphere and reservations are recommended.
The Patio is an outdoor grill located on the pool deck, and serves burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and other casual fare. Guests can enjoy their meals al fresco while taking in the ocean views.
Windows Cafe is a casual buffet-style restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes a variety of international dishes, as well as made-to-order omelets and pasta dishes.
Mosaic Cafe is a coffee and pastry shop located on Azamara ships, and serves specialty coffees, teas, and baked goods. Guests can also enjoy a selection of sandwiches and salads.
Azamara also offers 24-hour room service for guests who prefer to dine in their staterooms. The menu includes a range of options, including breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
Azamara accepts USD as the onboard currency, and most ports of call accept major credit cards. It's a good idea to have some cash on hand for small purchases and tipping.
A passport book that does not expire for a least 6 months after your cruise is required for US citizens. Non-US who reside in US must also bring the Permanent Resident card (Green Card) as well. First, Middle, and Last name must match your documents.
A visa may be required for certain countries as well as a passport book. Check your cruise itinerary and if you are unsure, please let us know. For US citizens, here are the countries below that will need a visa or E-visa.
Azamara offers internet access for a fee, and guests can choose from a variety of packages to suit their needs. However, internet service can be spotty in some areas, so be prepared for slow or limited connectivity.
Azamara Insurance with Allianz
Azamara Trip Protection by accessing https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-conditions/001005940.
Azamara offers a loyalty program called Azamara Circle (used to be called Le Club Voyage), which offers perks such as onboard credits, complimentary laundry service, internet, and priority check-in. Consider enrolling in the program to take advantage of these benefits. As of February 1, 2023, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean no longer offer reciprocal loyalty benefits.
To find your loyalty number and tier level, login to MyAccount
Adventurer: 0-149 points
Explorer: 150-299 points
Discoverer: 300-749 points
Discoverer Plus: 750-2999 points
Discoverer Platinum: 3000+ points
How are points awarded?
STATEROOM CATEGORY POINTS PER NIGHT ON SAILINGS DEPARTING ON OR
Club Oceanview- 3
Club Veranda- 5
Club Continent Suites- 8
Club Ocean, Club Spa and Club World Owner Suites- 18
Top Cruiser Recognition: This recognition only happens onboard. Since 2014, on every sailing, the member with the highest number of Azamara nights sailed will be chosen as the “Top Cruiser”. This member(s) will be recognized during the Azamara Circle Cocktail Party, which is an exclusive loyalty-only event.
Here are the Azamara Offers throughout the year offered to give you the best value for your luxury cruise. Send us an email if you want to price an Azamara cruise.
Last Minute Voyage (within one month of sailing)
Onboard booking savings 5% for Adventurer/Explorer members. Discoverer members will receive 6%, Discoverer Plus 7% and Discoverer Platinum 10%.
Solo Deals for 125% instead of the 200% rate
Back-to-Back Savings - Earn between $150-$400 per stateroom onboard credits!
American Express Platinum/Centurion members will receive $300/cabin shipboard credits, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, and one bottle of champagne delivered to your stateroom.
Traveling on an Azamara cruise is a luxurious and unique experience that offers the opportunity to explore some of the world's most fascinating destinations. With a little planning and research, you can make the most of your cruise and create memories that will last a lifetime.