A vintage vessel with a fresh makeover, this ship is cruising the world for Azamara

 Cruise line pursues upscale, bespoke-style on its boutique ships On the new Azamara Pursuit, docked for the day at Cherbourg, France, an engaging breakfast waiter brought me coffee, placing a cup and saucer at the table. After sipping, I set the cup directly onto the table. Later, when I asked for a refill, the waiter lifted my cup, filled it, and placed it back onto the saucer. “Yes,” she said, laughing, when I asked whether most Americans …

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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. approved to begin Cuba service

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  today announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. “Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “Our discussions with our travel partners …

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Tour of the newly refurbished Azamara Quest

PORT OF MIAMI –Gleaming, shiny and newly refurbished, Azamara Quest is docked here at Terminal B, preparing to depart for the West Indies and ready for her close-up. A group of travel agents and invited media are here early to view what’s new and improved. Quest, along with her sister ship, Journey, both received makeovers earflier this year. Together, the two ships comprise Azamara Club Cruises, since 2007 the “up-market” brand of parent company, Royal Caribbean. As …

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Azamara Club Cruises announces 2015 voyage program-Destination immersion cruise line to sail Australia in late 2015

Azamara Club Cruises unveiled its 2015 voyages program, comprising 52 voyages, ranging from five- to 18-night itineraries to some of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Catering to up-market travelers, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest will visit a total of 203 ports in 62 countries, destinations that have been made famous by myths and legends, history and beauty. As part of the new 2015 program, Azamara will make 16 maiden port calls among an expansive, curated collection of …

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Azamara Quest visits the Arctic Circle globe

Guests Azamara Quest’s current Norwegian Fjords and The North Cape voyage, guests had the opportunity to experience how unique an Azamara Club Cruises voyage can be. Azamara Quest’s Captain Stig took advantage of the day at sea to provide guests with the opportunity to see the Arctic Circle Globe on Vikingen Island in Norway, which marks a crossing into the Arctic Ocean.On behalf of Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Quest, and Captain Stig and his Officers and Crew, …

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Azamara Quest Cruises to Antarctica

Story and Photos by Judy Zimmerman Special to AllThingsCruise Many cruise passengers are more interested in the quality of their ship-board experiences than the ports of call, but my top three priorities in selecting a cruise are: 1) The ship is the most convenient transportation to the ports I want to visit 2) It’s a small ship (500 or less passengers) and 3) It provides excellent on-board learning opportunities. In the past several years, the frequent rave …

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Azamara’s delectable itineraries entice gourmands with European culinary-immersive voyages

Azamara Club Cruises knows that travelers not only want to visit destinations, but also want to immerse themselves in the wealth of cultures and nightlife found there. Among those are individuals who revel in a destination’s unique culinary offerings and seek out vacations that can whet their appetite.  Azamara, as a result, has hand-crafted a variety of diverse and enticing voyages that will take gourmands on a trip of a lifetime. From Bordeaux vineyards at their peak …

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Azamara Club Cruises inaugurates Azamazing Evenings

Marking another ‘first’ for Azamara Club Cruises, the destination-immersion cruise line inaugurates its new industry-differentiating inclusive program AzAmazing Evenings, authentic, exclusive and bespoke night touring events that are inclusive for all guests aboard every Azamara voyage. The latest AzAmazing Evenings event took place at Sete, France, during the cruise line’s President’s Voyage, where President and CEO Larry Pimentel and wife Sandi are currently hosting a very special itinerary along the Cote D’Azur. Throughout the President’s Voyage, which …

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Tanja, martini master on the Azamara Quest

If you are ever on the Azamara Quest, and love a good martini (and who doesn’t?), you should go straight-away to the Casino Luxe Bar on deck 5 and see Tanja from Macedonia. Besides being a true martini master, her friendly, accommodating service creates a relaxing, glad-you-are-here experience. One of the specialties there is the “Martini Flight” — a sampler of five different martinis for $15. Of course we had to try it. It added to the …

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AzAmazing evenings create exclusive opportunities for culture-seekers to embrace destinations

Culture encompasses a wealth of experiences to different people, from dining, to music, art or history and from local activities to traditional festivities. Azamara Club Cruises’, soon-to-premiere, exclusive and custom-made night-touring events, AzAmazing Evenings delivers that range of experiences for the passionate up-market traveler.  From an exclusive night at the ballet, to reveling at a waterfront party at Chanai, Crete, guests on a destination-immersive voyage with the cruise line will now not only enjoy longer stays, more …

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