Azamara Club Cruises is to include the new AzAmazing Evening, an immersive complimentary destination event ashore featured on every sailing. In addition, the cruise line is introducing a selection of complimentary standard spirits, wines and international beers throughout the ship during the bars’ opening hours. Both offerings will begin with Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey’s next Europe season, commencing 27th March and 15th May 2013 respectively.
“Azamara Club Cruises’ guests have an unquenchable desire to immerse themselves in the history, culture and night life of the destinations we visit, which is why we offer them longer stays, more overnights and night touring,” said Larry Pimentel, President and Chief Executive. “This new concept is an evolution of Azamara Club Cruises’ core differentiator that resonates with our guests, who love their time onboard, but have made it clear that the cruise experience extends to their time ashore. With these new amenities added to Azamara Club Cruises, guests are offered an unmatched holiday experience at tremendous value.”
All Azamara Club Cruises’ 2013 itineraries feature late-night departures and overnight port stays, some as long as two or three days. This concept of slowing the ships down to offer guests the opportunity to experience a city’s nightlife is an almost unique concept in the cruise industry that will now be further showcased through AzAmazing Evening.
The new AzAmazing Evening events will replace the current 50% savings on Land Discovery shore excursions programme and provide guests with even greater value that further emphasises the night touring concept and highlights a region’s culture and distinct personality with a customised event exclusively for Azamara Club Cruises guests.
The complimentary evening ashore varies from voyage to voyage, offering guests sailing consecutive voyages a wide variety of experiences. Guests sailing and pre-booking Land Discoveries before 2nd March 2013 for Azamara Quest or 17th April 2013 for Azamara Journey can still save 50% on most Land Discoveries when booking online at least four days prior to their sailing date.
During the events, all interested guests will be transported via private coaches. Guests sailing a Baltic voyage, for example, could enjoy a private ballet performance in St Petersburg (Russia), while walking the red carpet and sipping champagne. Or those on a Mediterranean voyage may find themselves sampling Jerez’s (Spain) famous sherry wine at Gonzalez Byass and later enjoying a private equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
Also new, beginning with the 2013 Europe season, is the expansion of Azamara Club Cruises’ complimentary beverage offerings. In addition to Azamara Club Cruises’ existing selection of complimentary boutique wines, served at lunch and dinner, guests will enjoy a wider complimentary selection that includes a selection of standard spirits, wines and international beers throughout the day at any of the ships’ bars and lounges.