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4 Tips to Book an Amazing Labor Day Sale on a Cruise in 2023

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Seven Things to do in Croatia

Croatia has seen a sort of transformation recently, one that has taken it from a hidden gem of coastal delights to one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. What makes this small Balkan nation so appealing? It could be the brilliant sapphire waters of the Adriatic and spectacular white beaches. Or maybe it’s the medieval architecture and walled towns steeped in history begging to be uncovered. Or perhaps it’s the friendly, welcoming people and unique folk culture.

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Highlights of the 2025 Azamara World Voyage

155 nights. 37 countries. Explore every corner of the globe on Azamara’s 2025 World Voyage. A leader in Destination Immersion® experiences, Azamara continues to bring guests to bucket-list destinations, providing immersive travel moments while delivering service excellence. 

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Just like every snowflake is unique, so is every individual and their approach to travel. Some people value staying connected while they travel, while the fashionista in your life might prioritize wardrobe changes. The aspiring photographer might have a carry-on filled with camera equipment, and someone drawn to wellness may need their portable workout gear on every trip! 

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Ten Haunted Travel Destinations

The world is full of fascinating stories — whether shared in books, on the silver screen, or over a pint in the pub. And, for many, the best stories always include a little thrill or twist that chills.


Exploring The Arabian Gulf By Air, Land, and Sea

This fall, we’re embarking on the adventure of a lifetime with some very special guests: our loyalty members! The 10-Night Arabian Gulf & Emirates Voyage features onboard perks for LCV members, and carefully curated onshore experiences that are bound to blow our guests away.


Get to Know Azamara Onward

It’s an exciting time for all of us here at Azamara. Along with our triumphant return to sailing last summer, we announced a fantastic new addition to our growing fleet: Azamara Onward. Since then, it’s been a year of thrilling preparations as we ready ourselves for Onward’s maiden voyage along the Italian coast this spring.


Six Places We’re Excited to Visit in 2024

At Azamara, we’re always looking ahead and excited for the future. This forward-looking spirit is right in the names of our ships – Journey®, Onward®, Pursuit®, and Quest® – each reflecting our unending desire to explore, find new paths and passages, and take in all that this glorious globe has to offer. 


Setting Sail Aboard Azamara Onward

One month ago, we christened our newest ship, Azamara Onward, and set sail on a whole new adventure. Travelers from around the world joined us for her Maiden Voyage through the Mediterranean to explore cities and cultures, sample fresh, fantastic flavors, and celebrate a return to the seas. It was a special journey, and we want to share its highlights with you (and give you a peek at where Azamara Onward is heading next). 


The Architecture of Spain

Sunny, spectacular Spain. It’s a country known for its passion and lust for life. Everywhere you look, you’ll find breathtaking sights, incredible food, and a diversity of culture that charms and captivates in equal measure. And it’s this combination of attributes — passion, diversity, creativity — that has made Spain one of the most architecturally fascinating countries in Europe and, indeed, on Earth. From towering churches to twisting terraces, you’re never far from a building in Spain that will stop you in your tracks in wonder. And today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Spanish architecture with you — all of which you can see when you cruise to Spain with us. 


The Seven Best Cities for Photography

Travel is the gift that keeps on giving. Ask any avid explorer, and they’ll tell you: the real value of a journey goes far beyond a handful of days spent in a foreign land. It’s also in the excitement of planning, the anticipation, and the priceless memories that remain long after the suitcases are unpacked. It’s the reason we’re so eager to immortalize our most cherished adventures through souvenirs, stories, and of course, snapshots.


The Five Ports in the Mediterranean With the Most to do According to Azamara Guests

Traveling the world is about more than just seeing new cities, countries, and cultures — it’s about experiencing them. When you cruise with Azamara, we make sure ports are more than just a stamp on your passport — they are unforgettable moments filled with memories that will stay with you long after your journey has concluded. By sharing fascinating ports — from iconic cities to more secluded spots larger ships can’t reach — we at Azamara are proud to offer guests endless opportunities to see the beauty of the world from different perspectives.


Seven Things to do in Iceland

A rugged volcanic island in the middle of the North Atlantic, Iceland has long held a special allure to outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and cultural connoisseurs alike. A world apart from mainland Europe in both geography and custom, Iceland’s breathtaking landscape of towering glaciers, plunging waterfalls, verdant valleys, and black-sand beaches is second only to its charming towns, intriguing folklore, welcoming locals, and cosmopolitan capital.


The Five Most Friendly Ports in the Mediterranean According to Azamara Guests

For as long as we’ve been exploring the world, Azamara guests have known that the thing setting us apart is how friendly our staff and fellow travelers are. When you set sail on an Azamara cruise, it can feel like you’re joining a community — forging bonds that will last long after your adventure has finished. And that sense of joy and community spills over to the ports we visit. Let’s face it, there’s something special about being welcomed to a destination with open arms. You feel more comfortable, more at home, and more open to experiencing everything the port and its people have to offer. 


Packing Guide: South America Edition

Ancient history and modern marvels come together on the continent of South America. It’s a destination where your mornings can be spent exploring ancient ruins, towering waterfalls, and wonders of the world, while your evenings may find you embracing the vibrant cultural rhythms of its cities and dining in world-class restaurants. The continent is as diverse as the countries that inhabit it. Spend enough time in South America, and you’ll discover everything from tropical rainforests to colossal glaciers — and amazing photo opportunities at every turn. 


7 Golf Courses to Play on Your Azamara Golf Cruise

If you’re a golf lover, a golf cruise just makes sense. After all, what better way to see the world while also playing some of its finest courses? At Azamara, we’re proud to offer you the opportunity to tee off at some of the most outstanding courses on Earth. Having partnered with PerryGolf — a leading operator of international golf travel — we deliver an all-inclusive golf experience that’s so much more than par for the course. 


Christmas in July

It might not be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but with the year halfway over, it certainly is the time to start thinking about how you plan to spend the holiday season.


Seven Things to Do in Africa

Exploring the vast wilderness and fascinating cultural sites of Africa should be on every traveler’s bucket list. The world’s second-largest continent offers endless opportunities to discover its richness: from the wild West Coast to the untouched Indian Ocean islands and everything in between. Africa is a wonderland of stunning beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unforgettable cuisine, safaris, and so much more.


Spots to Sail This Summer

Ah, summertime… No matter where you live, there’s something undeniably magical about it. Leisurely days, warm nights, a world around us in full bloom — it’s the perfect time to explore a new destination or revisit an old favorite from days gone by. 


Our Favorite South American Shore Excursions

There’s something magical about South America. The lust for life every local has, the diverse landscapes that range from windswept deserts to sun-soaked beaches, the cities that could be plucked straight from Europe. It’s all incredibly captivating.


Azamara Ashore Land Experiences: Highlights of Europe

Our Azamara Ashore Land Experiences combine land and sea travel in a way that promises authentic, enriching experiences for explorers across the globe. Immerse yourself in the cultures and traditions of cities, countries, and continents, forging deep connections with locals and embracing all the thrills of travel (and Azamara’s legendary service and amenities) along the way.


Five Reasons Why Golf Cruises Make The Best Vacations

Planning a vacation can be hard. You not only have to decide what kind of getaway you want, your vacation plans often have to appeal to more than one person’s travel preferences as well.


The Monaco Grand Prix: When a Country Turns into a Race Track

If you watch Netflix, you’ve probably seen the trailer, an episode, or a season or two of Formula 1: Drive to Survive. This thrilling docuseries gives an intimate behind-the-wheel look at life in the very fast lane of F1 racing. While the cast of characters and cars changes from year to year, one legendary event reigns supreme.“The crown jewel of F1.”“The race that every single driver wants to win.”“The best sporting event on the planet.”


Azamara Ashore Land Experiences: South America Highlights

Do you long to go beyond the beautiful ports of the world? To travel across the sea and on land in a way that promises authentic, enriching experiences? Our Azamara Ashore Land Experiences will immerse you in the cultures and traditions of cities, countries, and continents around the world — forging deep connections with locals and embracing all the thrills of travel along the way.


South American Movie Magic

You know what they say about sequels — they need to think bigger, be bolder, and double down on more of what made the original so popular.


Seven Things to do in Italy

Ah, Italy. There’s nowhere else on earth quite like it. The boot-shaped country’s 20 regions are as varied as their landscapes, cuisine, and architecture. But one quality remains consistent. Italy is beautiful.


Nice, France: Hub of the French Riviera

Looking at its name, you might think Nice is selling itself a little short. After all, this is a city that basks in year-round sunshine and sensational seaside sights. It’s a manicured city, one full of opulent structures and colorful palm-lined streets. But look a little deeper, and you’ll discover an impressive authenticity in this Queen of the Riviera. Simply put, Nice is more than another beautiful Mediterranean city with a lot to see and do; it is the hub of the French Riviera. Nice brings the world to the South of France and gives it a reason to stay awhile.


Azamara Ashore Land Experiences: Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Highlights

Azamara Ashore Land Experiences combine land and sea travel in a way that promises authentic, enriching experiences for explorers across the globe. Going beyond the beautiful ports of the world, our Land Experiences immerse you in the cultures and traditions of cities, countries, and continents — forging deep connections with locals and embracing all the thrills of travel along the way. We cannot wait to share these new moments with you. 


The Architecture of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Ireland is known for its wide-open spaces, with lush green fields and gently flowing rivers balanced by the rocky and rugged coastlines shaped by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. With a rich palette of green colors making up its landscape, it makes perfect sense that Ireland is so often referred to as the Emerald Isle.


5 Mediterranean Azamara Ashore Land Experiences We Are Excited About

There’s a reason the Mediterranean is one of cruising’s hottest destinations year after year — it’s simply marvelous. The rich history, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes all create an endlessly explorable place. Of course, popular ports like VeniceRome, and Athens always impress, but we want you to explore incredible places that exist beyond the shorelines. Those that are more than a day trip away and other cruise lines can only dream of.That’s where our immersive Azamara Ashore Land Experiences come into play. Before or after your Mediterranean cruise, set out on an overland adventure where we take care of every detail. Meaning you can take more pictures, take time for yourself, and take in all the incredible experiences we have in store.


Seven Places We’re Excited to Visit in 2022

2022 is shaping up to be an incredible year for Azamara! We’re back on the water exploring the world, we have a new addition to our fleet, the Azamara Onward, and we’re looking forward to returning to some of our favorite places on Earth, as well as visiting many maiden ports for the first time! From South America to Europe, Asia to the Mediterranean, we’re making our way across the world this year, and we want to share a bit of that excitement with you! Here are seven ports we’re excited to visit in 2022. 


Holiday Traditions Around the World

When you travel to as many incredible global destinations as we do, you learn a lot about common customs across cultures. One thing is certain: no matter where in the world we’re from, we all find happiness in gathering with our loved ones to feast, sing, dance, and create meaningful memories.


The Best Things to do in Peru

Peru might not be as famous a travel destination as South American neighbors like Brazil and Argentina, but if you ask us, that simply adds to its charm. Cruise to Peru with us and you’ll come to understand why. Peru is a kaleidoscope of complex cultures, mystical ancient history, sophisticated cities, and astounding natural wonders.


The Landmarks of Japan

When it comes to visual feasts, few countries are as enticing as Japan. From the natural beauty of its countryside to its ancient castles, shrines, and temples, to boldly rising futuristic cityscapes, Japan is a country that every traveler should see in their lifetime.


2023 and 2024 Itinerary Highlights

Here at Azamara, we love to live in the present and experience each moment as it comes. But lately, we can’t help but be excited to look ahead toward the future. Recently, we announced 39 incredible new itineraries for late 2023 and early 2024. These journeys will take us all across the globe — returning to old favorites and exploring new treasures for the first time. We’re also introducing new shore excursions and land programs, which will allow you to delve deeper into the cultures, countries, and communities that make the world so unique. Perhaps best of all, we’re also developing an all-new collection of AzAmazing Evenings. These carefully crafted immersive experiences bring you closer to local life — allowing you to embrace the spirit of each destination like never before.


Azamara World Voyage 2024: The Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World are extraordinary. They encapsulate so much of the magic, the ingenuity, and, well, the wonder of not just the human imagination, but also the human spirit’s innate drive to leave a lasting impression. Of course, it’s not every day you get to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. But you’ll have the opportunity to see each of them on our incredible upcoming World Voyage. That’s right, all Seven Wonders in one trip — from the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico to the ancient gladiator grounds of the Colosseum in Rome. You’ll walk through timeless monuments and iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have inspired awe and wonder for centuries. 


Wining and Dining Down Under

Not too long ago, we checked a big item off our travel bucket list: cruising to Australia and New Zealand. When the Azamara Quest made her maiden voyage Down Under, our guests loved this unique destination! One of those guests was travel expert Scott Eddy, who joined us for a special 16-Night voyage. “It’s been at the top of my bucket list for quite some time,” Scott said.


Can You Get 12/15 Correct On This World Geography Quiz?

Azamara guests are a well-traveled bunch. After all, we’ve been taking you to some of the most amazing destinations on earth since 2007. Our three boutique cruise ships call on hundreds of ports across the globe, in all seven continents.


Cuban Cigars 101

Can anything compare to the mystique of a Cuban cigar?


The Stories & Spirits Club With Fabio D’Agosta

The Stories & Spirits Club explores our love of world travels, literature, cinema, and cocktails with you. During this special series, we’re catching up with different Azamara crew members and asking them to share what they’ve been reading, watching, and enjoying during this time.    


12 Books To Inspire Wanderlust

One of the best ways you can prepare for vacation is to read. Read travel guides, read blogs (like this one!), read online forums, etc. But what you should read while on vacation is just as important! After all, is anything better than relaxing in a lounge chair, sipping a cocktail and getting lost in a book? Days at sea are absolutely perfect for book lovers.


#ForeverForward: A Recap of Our Return to Sail

519 days. 12456 hours. Over 17 long months. That’s how much time has passed since we last explored the world with you. Over that time, we’ve kept busy, reminisced, and waited ever so patiently for the day to arrive when we would once again set sail. 


Best of the Caribbean and the Canary Islands

Lush green forests, beautiful blue waters, endless white-sand beaches — the Caribbean and the Canary Islands are both mosaics of color. But, perhaps, more importantly, they're also mosaics of culture. An ocean apart, these archipelagos are home to a wealth of heritage, history, and stunning natural landscapes. Oh, and let's not forget the food! 


Beyond the Beach: National Park of Garajonay

One of the most fascinating things about the Canary Islands is that even though they are close together, each one is like its own little world. This archipelago of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean is home to endless beaches, an amazing assortment of culture, and geographical features that make each island genuinely unique.


Africa 2020 Land & Sea Highlights

In 2020, we’re cruising to Africa, and our excitement is building! From the rugged and lush western shores to vibrant South Africa, we’re taking it all in. And when you travel to Africa with us, you’ll see even more of this unforgettable continent with our in-depth Land Programs.


Seven Things to do in New Zealand

They say, “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” This wisdom particularly applies to New Zealand, an otherworldly destination of glacial fjords, bubbling mud pools, rolling hills, and ancient forests. It’s a place so different, so unique, that it has served as the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings fantasy films.


Ten Unique Shore Excursions in the Arabian Gulf and Emirates

The Middle East and Arabian Gulf have so much to offer travelers. Yes, there’s luxury and opulence. But there’s also history, culture, and incredible cuisine. During your voyage, it’s possible to soak up all aspects of the region by selecting a variety of onshore activities. Azamara’s unique Azamara Shore Excursions tours provide an immersive cultural experience, without all the hassle of working out the details yourself. We’ve done all the research, planning, and preparation – all you have to do is show up!


Five Things to do in Dubai

To suggest there are only five things to do in Dubai would be a blunder. This extravagant city has so much to offer, which makes selecting a sightseeing itinerary difficult. Dubai is famous for incredible manmade landmarks like the world’s tallest building and the picturesque Palm Islands. But there’s much more to this destination than flash.


Exploring Azamara Destinations at Night

If you’ve cruised with Azamara before, you already know there’s so much that sets us apart. From our unparalleled service to our Destination Immersion® experiences — we strive to give you an adventure unlike any other. And one of the best ways we do that is by offering you more time to explore our ports of call with overnight and late night stays. In fact, many times we’re the only ship in port at night. You know the old expression, “So much to do, but so little time”? Well, that doesn’t apply to us.


Everything You Want To Know About Cuban Music and Dance

Cuba is a country with a palpable rhythm. Music and dance are the heart and soul of the island. It’s an energetic mix of soulful Spanish melodies and lyrical traditions, and dynamic African percussion and beats.


Amazing Cuban Food and Drink You Have To Try

There are many reasons to look forward to calling on Cuba. From music and dance to cigars and Hemingway, the island has so much to offer. One aspect of Cuban culture we’re most excited to explore is cuisine. You’ve heard the phrase “the way to the heart is through the stomach”. Well, we believe the way to the heart of a culture is through food. When you cruise to Cuba with Azamara, you’ll experience the island as a local would – and that includes tasting delicious Cuban dishes!


5 Mediterranean Land Programs We’re Excited About

There’s a reason the Med is one of cruising’s hottest destinations year after year—it’s simply marvelous. The rich history, the vibrant culture, the delicious cuisine, the welcoming people, the stunning landscapes all create an endlessly explorable place. Popular ports like Venice, Rome, and Athens always impress, but we want you to explore those incredible places that exist beyond the shorelines. Those that are more than a day trip away. Those that other cruise lines can only dream of.


Experience Greece #AzaLocal with Heike Berdos

Beautiful beaches. Incredible islands. Fantastic food. And a legendary history that encompasses everything from “the birthplace of democracy” to the gods and goddesses of ancient mythology. When it comes to must-visit destinations, Greece is high on the list.


Returning to Greece: Five Destinations We’re Excited to Visit

The news is out! In August of 2021, we’re once again setting sail to uncover the beauty of the world around us. And our first stop is one of our favorite places on Earth, Greece. Sun-kissed and sensational, with sparkling blue waters, Greece has earned its reputation as a destination for explorers and merry-makers alike. But there’s more to this nation than endless beaches and beautiful views. Vibrant culture, rich history, delicious food, and an unmistakable love of life blanket every inch of the country — from the myriad of islands to the magnificent mainland. 


Why a Spice Route Cruise Should Be Your Next Vacation

They say variety is the spice of life, and it’s certainly true when it comes to a cruise along the legendary Spice Route. Connecting Europe, Africa, and Asia, the Spice Route certainly offers plenty of variety across its ports. There are lush, green rainforests teeming with wildlife, dusty, pink desert rock with ancient tales to tell, and everything in between — all waiting for you. 


Seven Things to do in Greece

Ah, Greece. The birthplace of democracy is an alluring travel hotspot for many reasons. The incredible history, beautiful landscapes, sun-kissed beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine make the Greek Isles one of the world's most popular cruise destinations.


Five Countries We Can't Wait to Visit in 2022 - Mediterranean Edition

Susan Sontag once said, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” And here at Azamara, we’re happy to embrace this mindset. We’re always excited to visit different places. New places. Old places. Places both well known and off the beaten path. And that’s why we’re so excited about what’s on the horizon. 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for us, and for our guests. We’re welcoming a new ship into our fleet, the Azamara Onward. And with her, we’ll explore more destinations, immerse ourselves in more cultures, and discover more of this beautiful world than ever before. 


Seven Reasons Why A South American Cruise Should Be Your Next Vacation

South America is a continent of contrast, many times extreme. Dense tropics give way to rolling grasslands and rugged mountains. Waves lap the pristine beaches of Uruguay’s resort towns while the rhythms of Samba rattle windows in Rio.


The Best of Bermuda

When it comes to island destinations, what springs to mind? For many, it’s the sandy shores of beautiful, balmy Bermuda. The beaches are the picture of paradise, and one could easily spend a lifetime with their toes in the sand and a drink in their hand. But move beyond the pink sand and turquoise waters, and you’ll discover an island nation that packs an entire world’s worth of cultural influence into 20 miles tip to tip.


Catching Up With Heike Berdos in Scotland

Have you taken a moment to wonder where the Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Journey, and Azamara Quest have been docked over the last year? The answer may surprise you! Since June of 2020, the Three Sisters have called King George V Dock in Glasgow, Scotland home. Located along the River Clyde, these are uncharted waters for our ships! Typically, when we cruise to Glasgow, we dock our ships elsewhere — but this is no ordinary visit. 


The South American Churches You Can’t Miss

When making your way through South America, you’re never too far from a stunning church — or the history, artifacts, and beauty they contain. Whether you’re a religious person, or simply an admirer of iconic landmarks, South America’s spiritual houses of the holy offer a perfect balance to the hustle and bustle of the continent’s major metropolises.


Santorini, Greece: A Photographer's Utopia

Sun-kissed and soaring out of the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a special place. It’s equal parts rugged and romantic, spectacular and secluded — and those sunsets are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. There are two things every person who travels to Santorini needs to take along for the journey: a sense of adventure, and a camera. Simply put, Santorini is a photographer’s utopia. And whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur making memories every step of the way, you’ll find photo opportunities here that will leave you in awe.