Cruising on the Azamara Journey
One of the newest kids on the block, Azamara Club Cruise Lines, is intent on bringing back old style service and tradition to premium cruise bookings. Originally built in 2000 and refurbished in 2007, the Azamara Journey is one of two ships in the Azamara Club Cruise line. Azamara is owned by parent company Royal Caribbean.
This transatlantic steamship-style vessel kept most of her golden age glamour while adding modern conveniences. This cruise ship is readying for an ambitious, exotic itineraries. Cruises on Azamara Journey offer a more intimate experience than the large cruise ships. The Azamara Journey cruise ship has proven attractive to well-traveled North American passengers. This ship is perfect for those seeking an out of the ordinary destination.
Relatively small as cruise ships go, the Azamara Journey measures 592 feet and weighs 30,277 tons. Her 408 crew members lavish 694 passengers with excellent service and attention to detail. The service on board is second to none.
Aboard the Azamara Journey cruises, suite passengers will be treated to the services of a true English butler. Traditional afternoon tea service greets guests either in the Looking Glass or en suite. Boutique wines, specialty coffees and teas, bottled water and soft drinks are complimentary during lunch and dinner on the Azamara Journey. Shuttles, when available in ports of call, are included in the fares, as are gratuities for dining, bar and housekeeping staff.
With an elevated level of service, the Azamara Journey serves classic menus with a modern twist in Discoveries, the main dining room. Aqualina, with a soothing blue and white décor, is the Azamara Journey's Mediterranean themed a la carte dining option. Prime C is the Azamara Journey signature steakhouse. For casual dining choice, passengers can choose Windows Café, the Pool Grill and Mosaic Café.
Well-appointed Azamara Journey suites and staterooms are equipped with European bedding, luxury Elemis spa and skincare products, flat screen television, Wi-Fi, and most have private verandahs. Amenities and service are aimed at making guests comfortable on board. Azamara makes sure that the cruise adventure is about the journey itself. You will love cruising to new destinations, new cultures, sights and sounds.
Itinerary and Ports of Call
The Journey’s Northern and Western European ports include Southampton, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Lisbon; Mediterranean ports at Monte Carlo, Rome, Athens and Venice. Asian ports include Mumbai, Chenna and Singapore. Truly the Azamara Journey’s itinerary is an enviable one. The combination of interesting on shore cultural experiences and the attentive atmosphere aboard ship brings her passengers a unique, destination-driven combination.
Experience Something Special
Azamara Journey’s offers high quality shore excursions that lead guests to local, out of the way, lesser known sites, offering a richer cultural experience.
Azamara Journey and its sister ship, the Azamara Quest, earned top honors in the small ships category of Cruise Critic’s 2012 Global Cruisers’ Choice. After planned refurbishment to install some “wow” factors on both ships after the last quarter this year, demand for passage on the Azamara Journey may soar even higher.
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Posted On Friday, October 19, 2012