In a surprise move, two ships destined for
service in the Celebrity Cruises fleet were spun off to create
Azamara Cruises. Dedicated to offering professional service and culinary
excellence, the new cruise line is setting the bar high.
Signature amenities include butler service for all
passengers, destination-intensive itineraries, and fully equipped
spas with an acupuncture suite, therapy pool, and relaxation area.
Contemporary art collections grace both ships.
Smoking is limited to a small area of the observation lounge as well
as a spot adjacent to the pool bar.
Aside from the upscale ambiance, the menus
designed by culinary partner Elizabeth Blau for the main dining
rooms and specialty restaurants offer an incentive to cruise on an
Azamara ship. Modern
flavors add zip to the lighter, contemporary dishes,
yet passengers will find a mix of classic choices along with the
trendier cuisine. Unique
menus have been created for 14 nights so there is plenty of choice
on longer sailings. Alternative restaurants
are Prime C, serving steaks and seafood, and Aqualina, which
American favorites with a Mediterranean flair.
All passengers receive one night of
complimentary dining in a specialty restaurant, while guests who
book suites are entitled to two. Additional fees: Prime C is $25 per person
(including gratuity but excluding alcoholic beverages); Aqualina is
$20 per person (including gratuity but excluding alcoholic
beverages); for Aqualina's tastings menu, a multi-course meal
featuring food-and-wine pairings, the fee is $50 per person (this
does not include gratuity but includes wine).
Country club casual attire is suggested for all
evenings; dining is open seating, with reservations required in
specialty restaurants. Casual evening dining is also available.
Azamara cruisers are experienced travelers,
primarily couples ranging from their mid-30’s to mid-50’s who
wish to visit exotic ports of call. Lengthier
cruises attract passengers in the over-60 age group.
Families are welcomed, but there is
no dedicated children's program or play area.
Caribbean; Europe; South America; Antarctica; Asia;
Transatlantic; World Cruises.
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