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Cruising with Azamara

Azamara Club Cruises garners high praise from cruisers and critics for its upscale cabins and trips to far-flung destinations. The line's three ships – Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit – sail to more than 260 ports across 80 countries, with popular stops in the U.S., South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia. With Azamara's ship capacity limited to about 700 guests, it's easy to steer clear of crowds and locate crew members (each ship has approximately one staff member to every two passengers).

While docked at different ports, Azamara voyages offer shore excursions that vary by activity level, including museum visits and walking tours. The cruise line also offers restaurant recommendations for those who’d like to explore the local dining scene. Whether you choose the shortest three-night cruise or the longest 26-night voyage, you can take advantage of each ship's onboard casino, fitness center and nightly musical and dance performances.

You'll also find several dining options on all three ships, ranging from casual buffets to specialty restaurants like Aqualina and Prime C steakhouse. In addition to beverages and meals in the main dining room, cafe and buffet, Azamara cruise fares include onboard enrichment programs like culinary demonstrations, wine tastings and lectures.

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Azamara Club Cruises garners high praise from cruisers and critics for its upscale cabins and trips to far-flung destinations. The line's three ships – Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit – sail to more than 260 ports across 80 countries, with popular stops in the U.S., South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia. With Azamara's ship capacity limited to about 700 guests, it's easy to steer clear of crowds and locate crew members (each ship has approximately one staff member to every two passengers).

While docked at different ports, Azamara voyages offer shore excursions that vary by activity level, including museum visits and walking tours. The cruise line also offers restaurant recommendations for those who’d like to explore the local dining scene. Whether you choose the shortest three-night cruise or the longest 26-night voyage, you can take advantage of each ship's onboard casino, fitness center and nightly musical and dance performances.

You'll also find several dining options on all three ships, ranging from casual buffets to specialty restaurants like Aqualina and Prime C steakhouse. In addition to beverages and meals in the main dining room, cafe and buffet, Azamara cruise fares include onboard enrichment programs like culinary demonstrations, wine tastings and lectures.

Pros & Cons

  • Encourages destination immersion through AzAmazing Evenings (one complimentary excursion on most cruises)

  • Relatively small ship, creating an intimate atmosphere

  • Fare covers most alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as gratuities

  • Only luxury cruises available; high prices year-round

  • Shore excursions (beyond one complimentary AzAmazing Evening) not included in cruise fare

  • Limited onboard activities compared to larger cruise lines

Rankings

Azamara Club Cruises has been ranked based on an expert evaluation of the line's level of luxury, as well as an assessment of user reviews and health ratings.

4.43Scorecard
  • 4.3Expert Rating »
  • 4.3Traveler Rating »
  • 5.0Health Rating »

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Azamara Journey
The 690-passenger Azamara Journey attracts travelers who like large-ship amenities and enriching onboard programs (think a guest lecture series, culinary demonstrations and sommelier-led wine tastings) without the crowds. Plus, with 408 crew members on board, Journey offers a higher level ...
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On Board

Journeys with Azamara Club Cruises are geared toward travelers age 45 and older. While Caribbean voyages attract younger crowds, longer itineraries attract retirees with more time to spare. Most cruises explore less-frequented ports of call – a benefit of the line's smaller ships.
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On Shore

Azamara's Cruise Global, Connect Local shore excursions offer diverse activities and events focused on cultural immersion. Popular excursions include walking tours, local food tastings and panoramic drives. Shore excursions vary by location (cruises visit more than 260 destinations) and differ in price and duration. To secure a spot fora shore excursion, Azamara advises booking your reservations online at least four...
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Before You Book

  • If you require special medical services or equipment on the ship, you must contact Azamara Club Cruises between 30 and 60 days prior to your voyage. Guests can fill out a special needs form on the cruise line’s website, here.
  • If you cancel your reservation for a 2018, 2019 or 2020 sailing 121 days or more before your departure, you'll incur a $50 to $75 fee per person. If you cancel your reservation 120 to 31 days prior to departure, you'll be charged between 25 and 75 percent of your booked fare. If you cancel within 30 days of the ship's departure, you'll forfeit any refund. For more information, check out the line's cancellation policy.
  • To guarantee reservations, Azamara Club Cruises requires a deposit of $1,100 per person for Club Suite guests and $550 per person for guests staying in all other cabin types. The remaining balance must be paid 120 days prior to departure.

Before You Board

  • You can expedite your boarding process by checking in online up to three days prior to your embarkation date.
  • Azamara electronically sends a list of required travel documents for your itinerary, including ticket contracts and payment receipts, 20 to 50 days before departure. Before you board, you must present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of the cruise.
  • You must check in 90 minutes before the ship is scheduled to depart or your reservation will be automatically canceled. Boarding procedures and department times will be included in your travel documents.
  • The cruise line recommends passengers consult their physicians at least four to six weeks prior to embarkation to ensure they are up-to-date on required vaccinations. The World Health Organization lists vaccination recommendations on its site.
  • Passengers are limited to one or two pieces of larger luggage and are encouraged to bring a small overnight carry-on bag for their last night at sea.

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.