Australians take great joy and pride cruising in local waters and venturing to one of their favourite destinations – the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Now Azamara is offering a 17-night Australia & New Zealand itinerary on the gorgeous Azamara Quest with prices starting from $5810 per person, departing Melbourne on 4 January 2023. And for a limited time only, the boutique luxury line is offering US$500 Shore Excursion Credit on selected voyages this year and in 2023. In addition, you will also receive an extra US$500 Shore Excursion Credit*, making it a total of US$1000 to spend on immersive shore excursions, provided bookings are made by 10 June 2022.
One of the greatest joys of cruising with Azamara is that you get to spend more time immersing in the cultural and nocturnal activities in the cities and towns you visit as Azamara always makes sure there are more late-night departures and overnight stays in ports.
Your Australia/New Zealand adventure kicks off when you embark Azamara Quest in Melbourne, sailing gently up the coast to Sydney where you will enjoy an overnight stay and learn how to live life to the fullest. Make sure you take the ambience of strolling to Sydney Opera House, the Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Your next stop is Eden, where golden beaches, Mykonos-coloured, crystal clear waters and lush green forests await. Keep an eye out for humpback whales and tuck into a plate of fresh mussels at the wharf.
You will then spend two days at sea where you can indulge in a soothing body massage or facial at The Sanctum Spa while Azamara Quest crosses the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.
The first thing you see when you arrive in New Zealand’s south island is the jaw-dropping Milford Sound, enveloped in a series of towering mountains and cascading waterfalls.
Over the next few days, you’ll experience the Scottish-influenced Victorian and Edwardian buildings of Dunedin, the colonial architecture of Akaroa and the breathtaking views of Wellington, with a late-night stay enroute to the artists’ haven of Nelson, where you can shop for once-in-a-kind souvenirs for family and friends.
If you like wine, you will adore Picton. Located close to the legendary Marlborough wine region, here you will discover handcrafted, award-winning wines with an unmistakable sense of place at “County Terroir.”
Next, you will visit Napier and it is almost like stepping back in time to the Roaring Twenties with its Art Deco buildings and ambience. When the ship overnights at Tauranga, you will have lots of time to relax and unwind as you soak in thermal pools. You can also learn more about Maori culture in the nearby Bay of Islands before your cruise ends in Auckland, filled with wonderful memories of your sensational holiday onboard Azamara Quest.
To book, visit Azamara.com/en-au/MayFlash, call 1800 570 552 or contact your travel advisor. Book before 10 June to get up to US$1000 Shore Excursion Credit.
Azamara Quest is a stylish, mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded. It attracts well-heeled travellers as the line offers some unexpected extras as you will always enjoy select beverages, exclusive cultural events and included gratuities.
Azamara also offer various dining packages to help you elevate your culinary experience with exceptional dishes, crafted to perfection. From handmade pasta at the Italian Aqualina and steaks cooked to perfection at Prime C to an intimate six-course meal curated by the line’s executive chef – every dish is an opportunity to discover a world of new flavours. For guests who prefer plant-based foods, Azamara now offers a new vegan menu.
The line will also sail to Asia with a 17-night itinerary to take in the joys and beauty of Japan in springtime aboard Azamara Quest,departing on 18 April 2023. The cruise will visit Taipei, Hong Kong, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
*Prices include taxes, fees and port charges. Prices are subject to change and availability. Shore Excursion credit is applicable on select voyages only. See Azamara.com/en-au/MayFlashfor full Terms and Conditions and details.