Azamara Club Cruises, the boutique cruise line delivering an up-market experience at sea with unparalleled destination immersion on land, unveiled today its brand-new portfolio of tours in Australia and New Zealand for 2016.
For the first time, luxury travel provider Abercrombie & Kent will operate Azamara’s signature tours, limited to Australia. “Abercrombie & Kent will be sharing its singular service and luxury amenities with Azamara travellers on these voyages,” says Roberta Jacoby, Managing Director, Global Tour Operations for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “Their experience bringing the real Australia to life on land complements Azamara’s standard of excellence at sea.”
Azamara debuts in Australia on 28 December 2016, when the 686-passenger Azamara Quest arrives in Darwin.
Over 75 unique excursions include Azamara signatures, like Insider Access, an immersion in local daily lifestyles, or Nights and Cool Places, after-sunset tours of local hotspots plus AzAmazing Evenings, Azamara’s signature, complimentary nights of fabulous cultural entertainment.
- Insider Access: Kazu and the Cultured Pearls of Friday Island (Thursday Island, Australia) – Journey to Friday Island, a remote island in the Torres Strait to visit the Kazu Pearls farm and see pearl culture and enjoy a Japanese lunch.
- Nights and Cool Places: Crocodile Watch River Cruise (Port Douglas, Australia) – Keep a lookout for crocs on a leisurely float along the lush mangrove channels of Dickson Inlet on a traditional paddleboat with cocktails and music.
- AzAmazing Evenings: Parade Grounds At Fort Scratchley (Newcastle, Australia) – Enjoy didgeridoo, jazz instrumentals and singing by the Australian James Morrison and others at historic Fort Scratchley with a fireworks finale.
- AzAmazing Evenings: A Night with The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Hobart, Tasmania) – Listen to a night of beautiful music with a performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, plus meet the orchestra.
“We’re very excited to take our guests to a new region of the world starting in January 2016. These voyages to Australia, New Zealand and its cultures, like Bali, Singapore and more, are exclusive experiences for our guests to immerse themselves beyond all they imagined,” says Jacoby.
Azamara Quest will offer five local sailings around Australia, New Zealand and Asia from late December 2015 to February 2016. The boutique brand has also confirmed it will return to the region in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018.
To make a booking or for further information visit www.azamaraclubcruises.com, phone 1800 754 500 or contact your local travel agent. Travel professionals can call 1300 754 500 or visit cruisingpower.com.