In all the hype and hullaballoo about world cruises, this one really stands out: guests will visit over 40 countries across six continents, seeing seven wonders of the world and more, aboard boutique luxury line, Azamara’s newest ship, Azamara Onward.
No wonder Azamara coined the phrase AzAmazing!
The line which pioneered destination immersion will launch a 155-night World Voyage on Azamara Onward departing Fort Lauderdale on January 5 2024.
From walking on 2000-year-old stones at the Great Wall of China, a stay at the Great Barrier Reef to standing in awe of Chile’s Easter Island’s Ahu Tongariki statue, there will not be a dull moment during this global odyssey.
Azamara’s immersive style of cruising will take passengers to watch with wonderment the blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos, explore Dracula’s Bran Castle in Transylvania and delve into the rich history of the mysterious Sphinx and great pyramids of Egypt’s Giza Plateau.
These are just a taste of the 75 unique destinations that Azamara Onward has on offer.
“Not only are we taking our guests further, but we also encouraging them to travel deeper with our unique overnight land experiences, designed to bring travellers to the heart of the destination and giving them enough time to appreciate its culture,” says Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara.
Highlights of the immersive shore excursions during the World Cruise include:
* Chichen Itza – guests will fly over Caribbean waters and the Mayan Riviera’s tropical jungle to Chichen Itza where a local guide will lead them through the ruins and immerse them in the ancient Mayan way of life.
*Petra – travellers will walk through Sid, the narrow, winding gorge that leads to the mysterious desert city of Petra in Jordan, home to ancient royal tombs.
* Christ the Redeemer – a six night land excursion where travellers will enjoy a full exploration of Rio de Janeiro including a visit to Corcovado to look at the towering Christ the Redeemer statue. There will also be a cable-car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and an amazing trip to Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls.
Azamara’s World Voyage comes with US$22,000 worth of exclusive amenities including the line’s signature AzAmazing Evenings, designed to connect guests to the local culture of the destination. This also includes US$7000 onboard credit per stateroom, business class air travel, pre-voyage hotel stay, transfers and a gala event.
If money is not an issue, book the Owner’s Suite for the World Cruise in 2024 at the grand price of $199,600 per person excluding taxes and fees. At the other end of the scale, you can pay $51,741 pp for an interior stateroom.