The 10 most popular cruise ships, by category, for 2014

What do passengers really think about their cruise experiences? AllThingsCruise.com asks travelers to review their cruises right after they return, while impressions are still fresh on their minds. Over the past few years, several thousand consumers have done so and this has provided insight as to their favorite ships and cruise lines. “Not only is this information helpful to those who write and report on the industry, but the first-hand reviews give real insight to the onboard …

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Azamara Club Cruises highlights European and Central America voyages with double stateroom upgrade-guests booking an interior stateroom enjoy double upgrade to a room with a view and veranda

Up-market travelers can immerse themselves in vibrant histories, heralded traditions and colorful cultures – and receive a double-category upgrade – when booking a 2014 Azamara Club Cruises voyage to destinations around the world. From August 1 through September 30, 2013, travelers making a new booking will enjoy a Club Veranda Stateroom for the price of a Club Interior Stateroom aboard select Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest Europe and Central America voyages in 2014. Azamara’s Double Upgrade Offer …

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Azamara’s Fascinating Evening Adventures

Shore excursions are very high on the list of reasons why people take cruise vacations; with such a fascinating array of options available worldwide, I am always looking to find new experiences for our AllThingsCruise readers. The latest to catch my eye is from Azamara; they have a series of excursions called the AzAmazing Evening adventures, which are now included in all Azamara voyages except transatlantic.  These adventures truly have some unique offerings. Here’s the information from the …

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Azamara: more inclusive amenities

Although I have not had the pleasure of cruising on Azamara, I thought this was interesting news we received it from the line. This is one of the lines I would love to experience.  My friends who have sailed with Azamara really loved the ship, the voyage and all of the amenities they offered.  I thought you might enjoy this news! Warmest regards, Heidi   AZAMARA RETURNS TO EUROPE IN 2013 WITH THE MOST EXTENSIVE LINE-UP OF …

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“Le Club Voyage” with Azamara Club Cruises

Most of the cruise lines have a loyalty program, which is a program set up for the consumer that rewards them as a repeat customer of the line.  We have a whole section on ATC dedicated to information on these programs, but I want to take a moment to review the loyalty program from Azamara Club Cruises, called “Le Club Voyage”, and it’s wonderful benefits. “Le Club Voyage”  launched in April 2010, and is designed for guests …

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Azamara passengers like wine and gratuities changes

Voyages end.  Our bubble of civility burst in Miami, as Azamara Journey docked after two weeks at sea from Rome last December. We arrived in Miami, about 600 of us aboard the cruise ship (right, docked in Tenerife) that had become a temporary home. An old friend once described traveling in luxury as being a part-time millionaire. One day you are treated like royalty, cruising or resort-sitting where your comforts and attitude are someone else’s concern, your …

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If you are sailing on these lines, you may have trouble getting luggage tags in advance

This news came to us from the Cruise Brothers online travel agency. It is worth sharing: Several weeks ago a new process for cruise line luggage tags was introduced by Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara cruise lines. This new process took away the agency’s ability to print luggage tags in advance and it put the cruise line in charge of printing and mailing luggage tags for its clients. This new process worked very well at first (for …

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