Azamara Club Cruises has announced the launch of three new Land and Sea packages in South America that explore bucket list destinations with the brand’s signature passion for Destination Immersion®cruise experiences.
These exciting new packages include a Galapagos immersion with award-winning sister brand, Celebrity Cruises. Azamara provides guests with the opportunity to discover exotic ports and extend their voyage in some of 2018’s top regions to visit.
All three locations – the Galapagos in Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil – are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while Machu Picchu is acknowledged as one of the New Wonders of the World. For both first-time South America travellers and return visitors, these experiences provide guests a chance to fully connect with locals and discover the local heritage, art and culture.
“The new pre-and-post-South American experiences are an exciting and natural extension of the Azamara brand, celebrating local cultures and encouraging travellers to take a deep dive into the destinations they visit,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “With the new addition of our third ship, Azamara Pursuit, we look forward to offering our guests more Land and Sea packages, and to continue to push the boundaries of what unique locations are accessible from our intimate ships. Machu Picchu will also enable us to visit all Seven New Wonders of the World in 2018-2019, yet another milestone that our brand will be celebrating as we look to explore all corners of the world.”
The Galapagos: In partnership with sister brand Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Pursuit guests are afforded a post cruise experience in the Galapagos. The 11 Night Colombia, Panama & Peru voyage takes travellers to experience the islands on a 10-Night Galapagos Inner Loop, all-inclusive package, on the 100-passenger Celebrity Xpedition. Guests will explore two destinations per day with several options for activities on the island with all tours led by a certified Galapagos National Park naturalist. As the Galapagos were deemed the “living laboratory of evolution” by Charles Darwin, guests will take in the pristine environment and unique wildlife first hand, enjoy the chance to swim with sea lions, walk along barren volcanic landscapes and snorkel with penguins.
Machu Picchu: The five-night Machu Picchu package follows the footsteps of the ancient Incans and tells the story of Peru’s rich history through the eyes of local communities, ancient ruins and artists continuing the legacy of their ancestors. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with local Peruvian artists at both a ceramic and weaver’s workshop, to explore the Maras Salt Mines and to view the Huaypo Lagoon. Visits to the religious site of Machu Picchu, the Temple of the Sun and Inca Bridge will take up the second half of the land stays that ends in Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire.
Iguazu Falls: The four-night Iguazu Falls experience will explore the most expansive waterfalls in the world through both the Argentinian and Brazilian perspective. Guests will embark on an exhilarating boat ride through the water formations, journey to the Jasy Pora Guarani Indigenous Village in the middle of the Yriapu rain forest and learn about the Guarani way of life that emphasizes a self-sustainable mindset.