Azamara Unveils Four New Culturally Immersive Voyages for 2023-2024
Ahoy there, travelers and adventure seekers! Azamara, the small-ship cruise line that's synonymous with unforgettable Destination Immersion experiences, has just unveiled a quartet of dazzling voyages that promise to transport you deeper into the heart of each destination than ever before. These journeys are all about embracing unique cultures and offering you the chance to savor every moment. Picture yourself with more time on land, with Extended Destination Days that gift you a glorious 10 hours or more in port, and overnight stays, allowing you to truly savor the essence of each city at your own leisurely pace.
In the words of Michael Pawlus, the mastermind behind Azamara's itineraries, "We are thrilled to offer these new sailings, giving our guests the opportunity to experience some truly special celebrations around the world." And trust me, these itineraries are nothing short of spectacular. Let's embark on this virtual journey together!
First up, we have the Seven-Night Asian Holiday Voyage onboard Azamara Journey. This enchanting voyage sets sail from the vibrant city of Singapore on December 5, 2023. Brace yourself for a whopping 92 hours in port, with two glorious overnight stays in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – the bustling heart of the nation. Here, you'll saunter through local markets, soaking in the vibrant energy in the run-up to the celebrated Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Tet Nguyen Dan. But the festivities don't end there! You'll also experience an overnight stay in Singapore, where you can revel in the magic of Christmas on Great Street, with sparkling lights, enchanting decorations, and captivating local holiday performances.
Next on the maritime agenda is the Seven-Night St. Patrick's Day Iberian Voyage on Azamara Pursuit. Departing from Lisbon, Portugal on March 16, 2024, this voyage promises a generous 80 hours in port, allowing you to partake in the St. Patrick's Day festivities like a true Irish reveler. In Portimão, Portugal, you'll have the opportunity to explore Irish pubs alongside the locals. With four Extended Destination Days and an overnight stay in Lisbon, you'll have ample time to unearth the hidden gems of each enchanting destination.
For those with a penchant for history and Spanish culture, there's the Seven-Night Celebration of Spanish Culture & History Voyage on Azamara Quest. Departing from Lisbon, Portugal on April 1, 2024, this voyage grants you a splendid 66.5 hours in port, along with the unique privilege of small-ship cruising. An overnight stay in Seville is your golden ticket to explore the Seville Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece that houses historic treasures, including the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to wander through Bellver Castle in Palma, Majorca – one of Europe's few circular castles.
Lastly, but certainly not least, there's the Seven-Night Spanish Wine Discoveries Voyage on Azamara Quest. This journey sets sail from Barcelona, Spain, on April 8, 2024, and boasts a tantalizing 83 hours in port. The grand finale of this voyage is an overnight stay in Lisbon, Portugal. Picture this: celebrating the first day of Feria de Abril, the grandest and most vibrant festival in Seville. Think traditional music, mesmerizing flamenco dancers, and mouthwatering traditional meals – it's a Spanish fiesta you won't want to miss!
So, fellow travelers, the world beckons with open arms, and Azamara is your trusty ship to take you on these remarkable journeys. With each voyage, you'll have the chance to delve deeper into local cultures, savor unique celebrations, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Bon voyage!