Azamara was formed in 2007, when Royal Caribbean acquired 2 ships from a now defunct cruise line. The ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are small weighing in at 30,277 tons and only carry 686 passengers, offer a more intimate onboard experience and take you to ports where larger ships won’t fit like the heart of Marseille, Amalfi, Crete or Bangkok – while larger ships dock hours away. Guests have more time to spend in port to fully experience the culture, cuisine, scenery and people. In 2018 they acquired another ship and renovated to become Azamara Pursuit.
In 2021 Royal Caribbean International sold Azamara Cruises to Sycamore Partners, and there will be a brand new ship entering service in 2022, Azamara Onward.
Azamara includes amenities that other cruise likes charge for such as standard alcoholic beverages, beer and wine, specialty coffee and teas, self service laundry, transportation from the ship to the town center in most ports, and gratuities
Azamara ships often spend longer days and overnights in popular and exotic ports of call and offer a complimentary evening event ashore on each voyage.
A virtually smoke free environment, smokers on Azamara ships are restricted to a small section of the pool deck.
Azamara doesn’t quite hit the luxury mark, but it is a high end cruise at a more affordable price.
Azamara is ideal for those who enjoy the finer things, both in life and in their travel experiences.
Azamara Club Cruises is adult-focused and not the best choice for families who depend on child focused activities. There are no facilities or programs for children.