Sailing To The Samba Beat

Sailing To The Samba Beat

Sailing To The Samba Beat, Azamara Delivers Carnival In Rio

Up-Market Cruise Line Creates Immersive 2015 South America Voyage with Unique Carnival Experience

MIAMI, May 27, 2014 – Carnival in Rio, with its contagious excitement and colorful sambadrome parties is on every adventurous traveler’s must-see list. Azamara® understands that need to see and experience world celebrations and has carefully crafted a 12-night voyage which, not only provides insider access to Carnival in Rio, but also to some of the most striking and intriguing destinations in South America. Guests setting sail on Azamara Journey’s roundtrip Rio de Janeiro voyage, departing Feb. 7, 2015, are in for an unforgettable experience, visiting several jewels of South America, including Montevideo, and Punta del Este, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Rio de Janeiro and Buzio, Brazil. Up-market travelers can still join in this once-in-a-lifetime celebration with Azamara. For more information on Azamara’s 12-night Rio Carnival & Buenos Aires voyage and the cruise line’s Azamara Shore Excursions (shore excursion) offerings, please visit

The highlight of the voyage is certainly the elaborate celebration which overtakes Rio de Janeiro and Brazil for the four days marking Carnival. With an overnight stay, Azamara’s guests will have ample time to explore famous landmarks like Sugarloaf and the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the sprawling city, or perhaps take a stroll along Copacabana Beach, before the evening’s excitement begins. Through Azamara’s Azamara Shore Excursions (shore excursions), guests will have exclusive access to the highly sought-after reserved VIP and grandstand seating in the sambadrome to catch the incredible floats and performers, as well as join in the enthusiastic dancing and revelry that continues well into the night or until guests are ready to head back to Azamara Journey, their home away from home.

After the excitement of Rio, Azamara Journey makes its way to captivating Buenos Aires for an overnight stay. With nearly two days in port, up-market travelers are able to explore this Paris of South America at their leisure. Azamara’s distinctive longer stays and more overnights in port offers guests the opportunity to explore destinations by day and night, as well as enjoy dinner in one of the city’s world-class restaurants and maybe take in an evening tango performance. An optional tour to the Mendoza region allows wine lovers to further explore the stunning landscapes and enjoy the wines, which make the region famous world-wide.

Following the cosmopolitan cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, Azamara Journey treats guests to two beautiful cities known for their seaside towns and beautiful beaches – Punta del Este and Buzio. Punta del Este, known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, will delight guests with its wide avenues and sidewalk cafes. Azamara Journey then makes it way to the beachside town of Buzio for guests to relax and soak up the sun after the excitement of Carnival in true Brazilian fashion.

About Azamara:

Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences. With a fleet of four intimate-style ships, Azamara Journey®, Azamara Quest®, Azamara Pursuit®, and its latest ship, Azamara Onward, the cruise line allows travelers to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller, hidden gem destinations. Azamara aims to Change the Way You Sea, through its commitment to creating immersive experiences for guests through longer stays, more overnights and night touring for a deeper and more meaningful travel experience. Guests can experience an intimate hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, cultural events and can take advantage of exclusive loyalty membership benefits through the Azamara Circle Program.

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