Azamara Club Cruises is creating even more destination-immersive opportunities for guests looking to experience the azure waters and picturesque coastal ports of the Mediterranean. From today through December 15, travelers who book select 2014 Mediterranean voyages can enjoy a complimentary Land Discoveries shore excursion at each port of call to further delve into a destination’s cultures and ambiance. This Land Discoveries opportunity allows guests to choose from amongst three excursions per port and also complements Azamara’s AzAmazing Evenings events, which are held on each voyage and brings destination to life exclusively for the cruise line’s guests.
From April through November 2014, both of Azamara’s boutique-style ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, will sail the Mediterranean on a variety of itineraries from the Spanish, French and Italian Rivieras to the Greek Isles. —Following the cruise line’s guiding principle of destination immersion, each voyage features longer stays and more overnights in port, which provides the opportunity for night touring to experience authentic nightlife. —Land Discoveries further —help create those authentic moments for guests, by using local expert guides to take them on adventurous hikes and bike rides, shopping and dining, historic sites and neighborhoods, vineyard tours, to name a few.
An example of how the cruise line is crafting voyages to reflect this philosophy is Azamara Quest’s April 11 voyage A Mediterranean Easter. This voyage offers guests the unique opportunity to discover the great historical sites of the Mediterranean, while coinciding with the regions elaborate Easter festivities. To start, guests will enjoy two days in Rome where church bells peal out across the city as Palm Sunday is celebrated. —During the voyage, guests also will visit the stunning Amalfi coast with an overnight in Sorrento, before heading to Siracusa where a visit to the catacombs of St. John is in order. —Concluding the 11-night voyage are port calls at Trapani on Good Friday, where guests can enjoy the lifelike floats and processions, and Livorno on Easter, where guests can explore Tuscany and Florence. —