Azamara Club Cruises reveals the 2020 itineraries that will take guests to new destinations in South Africa, French Polynesia, and Hawaii.
The cruises have a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports, 303 late night stays, 170 overnight stays and 40 country-intensive voyages.
“Our guests spoke and we listened; the addition of our third ship, the Azamara Pursuit, has allowed us to expand our footprint across all seven continents, bringing guests to new destinations, new experiences, and new opportunities,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.
“In 2020, Azamara will offer a total of 473 late night and overnight stays, a 12% increase from 2019, which will allow us to provide our guests with the opportunity to experience night touring at some of the most compelling destinations,” he added.
Azamara is expanding its global coverage with the inclusion of South Africa and the African Continent for the first time that will take travellers to the heart of Zulu culture, South Africa’s most famous wine region, and beyond.
The new South Africa itineraries will coincide with pre-and post-cruise packages from Micato Safaris, including the two following tours:
Five-Night Kruger to Cape: A Wildlife & Culinary Safari
Before or after embarking on a voyage with Azamara, meet the Micato team in Johannesburg for an exploration from Kruger to Cape Town with stops along the way at a notable game reserve and a visit to the Western Cape, known for its world-class wines and restaurants.
Five-Night Wild Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari
Travel through Zimbabwe to Botswana to set sight on the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls, with an optional helicopter tour of the falls.
Aside from exploration of Africa’s savannahs, Azamara is also expanding its Destination Immersion programming, in which guests can fully immerse themselves in the city they are visiting through these tour packages:
Cruise Global, Stay Local – Kenya
Fly past Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara to spend the night in Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp.
Cruise Global, Meet Local – South Africa
Know more about the Zulu culture by meeting a Zulu guide that will also act as an interpreter while in the village. Guests will learn how to make a sword and shield as well as build a traditional Zulu “beehive” grass hut.
Cruise Global, Taste Local – South Africa
Taste the finest wines in South Africa’s most famous wine-producing areas, the Paarl region.
Cruise Global, Eco Local – French Polynesia
Join a marine biologist in this ecotourism and research project on wild, free-ranging dolphins. Learn about the geology of French Polynesia while viewing the dramatic beauty of Moorea from the water.
Cruise Global, Adventure Local – Hawaii
Embark on an underwater exploration of Maui onboard a high-tech passenger submarine. The expedition will pass the “Brig Carthaginian,” a sunken ship built in the 1920s that now acts as an artificial reef off of the coast of Maui’s Puamana Beach Park.