In 2021 we received the greatest gift of all, the opportunity to return to the seas with you — exploring all the wonder the world has to offer. So while our gift came a little early this year, you might just be starting to look for the perfect holiday presents for the ones you love. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for the traveler in your life or just doing a little shopping for yourself, here are our top picks for gifts that are sure to put a smile on every face this holiday season.
So make your list and check it twice. Here is the Azamara 2021 Holiday Gift Guide For Travel Lovers.
Apple AirPods Max
These days, traveling without a pair of quality headphones sounds about as strange as traveling without a change of clothes — they’re an essential item to have in your luggage. And this year, we couldn’t get enough of the Apple AirPods Max. These headphones feature best-in-class noise cancellation and incredible sound quality. What does that mean for you? It means you’ll enjoy every note of your favorite song and every word of your next binge-worthy podcast — without any other noise getting in the way. Best of all, these headphones move from device to device with you. So if you sit down and start listening to something on your iPad, then continue on to your iPhone, these wireless headphones automatically connect and pick up right where you left off. It’s conveniences like that that make them absolutely essential.
If you’re an experienced traveler (or a frequent reader of our gift guides), you probably already have a fantastic DSLR camera, as well as your trusty phone camera for quick shots. But if you want to take your memory-making skills to the next level, you’ll love the GoPro MAX. This versatile, compact, and rugged camera makes it easy to take in everything around you — literally! The GoPro MAX is a 360° camera that offers a whole new perspective on the world. So whether you’re hiking a remote trail or strolling through the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the GoPro MAX lets you capture the complete picture. Plus, with voice control and a touch screen, this camera is as convenient as it is capable of capturing jaw-dropping shots.
And speaking of jaw-dropping shots…
An Adventure Photography Course
There’s an old saying that a camera is only as good as its photographer. While technology has evolved over the years, we think that adage holds true. Yes, a camera might be top of the line, but the person behind the lens needs to know how to make the most of it. That’s where Jimmy Chin’s Adventure Photography Course from Masterclass comes in. Jimmy’s photos are legendary and have graced the cover of National Geographic on more than one occasion. And in this class, he teaches the techniques needed for capturing awe-inspiring shots. And once your budding photographer takes their skills to the next level, there are hundreds of other Masterclass classes for them to enjoy — teaching everything from cooking to philosophy.
An organized traveler is a happy traveler, and there’s no better way to organize your luggage than with a set of packing cubes. When it’s time to fill our suitcase for the next big adventure, we turn to the Paravel Packing Cube Quad to make sure everything is in the right place. This sustainably made organization system features four cubes in three sizes, and is perfect for everything from undergarments and t-shirts to light jackets and towels. Not only does this system make it easy to pack, it also makes it easier to unpack when you arrive aboard your Azamara ship. And, as an added touch, Paravel offers a personalized embroidery option upon purchase, so you can add a monogram for a totally unique look.
A Passport Wallet With Vaccine Card Holder
When traveling these days, no two documents are as important as your passport and your CDC vaccination card. This affordable passport wallet from TIGARI ensures you have easy access to both at all times. Upgraded to include a clear plastic slot for your vaccination card, this wallet is a simple convenience that will be invaluable to the traveler in your life. And with its slim design, it’s easy to store anywhere. We think this wallet is a perfect stocking stuffer for anybody with dreams of travel on the horizon.
Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles
Keeping comfy while you travel is a must, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Allbirds know that, which is why their Wool Runner Mizzles are sure to be popular this holiday season. Available for men and women, these water-repellent sneakers are made from thick wool for warm comfort and feature a no-slip natural rubber grip. Lightweight and effortlessly stylish, these sneakers will have you feeling your best as you explore the world around you.
A Portable Charger
It’s been a while since many of us traveled, so there’s plenty of catching up to do. And the last thing you want is for your phone’s battery to run out of juice just as you’re about to take that amazing photo or look up directions to that must-try restaurant. That’s why we always travel with a fast-charging portable battery like the Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K. This portable charger provides 17+ hours of battery life — ensuring your phone always has the power it needs to see you through those late-night stays our cruises are known for. And, as an added bonus, the PowerCore features MagSafe technology, meaning it can magnetically connect to your compatible phone to charge — no cords required!
It’s okay to admit it, you’re feeling a little rusty after not traveling for a while. Maybe you’re not as confident in your ability to remember where you put everything — and the last thing you want to do is lose something important on vacation. AirTag take all the worry out of misplacing your stuff while you’re out exploring the world. These convenient accessories work with the Find My app on your iPhone to track down anything you may have misplaced while you’re out and about. With a simple ping, the AirTag will play a noise alerting you to its — and your missing item’s — location. Simply slip one in your backpack, your glasses case, or your wallet, and say goodbye to your habit of misplacing things forever!
A Kindle eReader
Whether you’re researching future cruises or diving into a good old-fashioned mystery, choosing which books to bring with you on vacation can be challenging. That’s why an 8G Kindle Paperwhite is an essential item for any traveler who’s also an avid reader. This Kindle can store thousands of books at once, so you’ll never run out of things to read. In addition, its glare-free display reads like real paper, even if you’re enjoying a few chapters on a sunny day on deck. And speaking of on deck, this Kindle is waterproof, so no need to worry about splashes from the pool.
The Gift Of Travel
Now, more than ever, the best gift you can give a natural-born explorer is the gift of travel. The world is opening up again, and we’re returning to the places we loved and new destinations alike. To paraphrase a famous holiday song, all we want for Christmas is you… aboard an Azamara ship and seeing the wonders of the world with us. In 2022 — and beyond — we have some incredible voyages planned, including first-time visits to three dozen maiden ports worldwide.
Looking for some help with choosing where to travel? Check out our cruise deals for a bit of inspiration and a whole lot of wanderlust.
From all of us at Azamara, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season! We’re so excited to be sailing with you once again, and look forward to more adventures in the future.
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