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Azamara Club Cruises
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Larry Pimentel, President and CEO, Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara introduces all-inclusive drink options
October 1, 2012
Azamara will offer passengers a selection of wines, beers and spirits at bars and eateries at no extra cost starting early next year. The new policy will take effect on March 27 on the Azamara Quest and on May 15 on the Azamara Journey.
Smoking is not permitted except in two designated areas onboard Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco.
Smoking is not permitted inside any guest stateroom; nor on any guest veranda. If a guest is in violation of this policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to their SeaPass account and the guest may be subject to further action pursuant to the “Consequences Section” of this Guest Interaction Standards.
Bottled water offered at no charge throughout the voyage, whether in public venues or in staterooms, specialty coffees and teas, gratuities included, shuttlebus service to/from port communities, where available, destination-influenced entertainment and enrichment programs, most meals and room service, house wine at lunches and dinners; self-service laundry. Suite guests enjoy complimentary specialty dining in Azamara's intimate Prime C steakhouse and the Mediterranean-influenced Aqualina Restaurant.
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Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Cruises is a destination-immersive cruise line for upmarket travelers who want to not only see the places and cultures they visit, but to live them. Launched in 2007, Azamara offers a boutique European hotel ambience with extraordinary service, fine cuisine and wines from around the world, and wellness and vigor programs. Azamara Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Each can carry 694 fortunate guests and because they are smaller and sleeker than larger ships, they can sail to ports that others cannot reach. Azamara focuses on immersive experiences with longer stays and overnight visits in ports of call. Many services are included, like gratuities, bottled water, coffee, teas, wines, and self-service laundry.
Praised for its dining experience since its founding, Azamara places a heavy emphasis on fine cuisine with a focus on wine. Featured wines are offered complimentary at lunches and dinners on every sailing.
Azamara Cruises offers international liquors, wines, and beer onboard. Passengers may bring liquor, beer, or wine onboard. A $10 corkage fee applies to shipboard restaurants, bar, or dining venues unless gifted from Azamara's Bon Voyage Gift selection.
Basic stateroom amenities include flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, desk, in-room safe, hand-held hairdryer, Egyptian cotton bed linen with duvet, terry bathrobes and slippers, 24-hour room service, welcome fruit basket at embarkation, fresh-cut flowers, tote bag, complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars, complimentary shoe shine-service, turndown treats, daily news bulletin.
Additional Suite amenities include English butler service, priority check-in and departure, unpacking and packing of luggage, complimentary garment pressing for two items, welcome sparkling wine and fruit basket, daily savories between 4-6 pm, en-suite afternoon tea service, en-suite dinning from restaurant menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary seating throughout the voyage in specialty dining restaurants, opportunity to book en-suite spa services (additional charges for some amenities may apply), one bottle of Vodka and one bottle of Scotch Whiskey.
Azamara Club Cruises sails European destinations, including the Baltic and Scandinavia, British Isles, Western Europe, French and Italian Rivieras, Greek Isles, Croatia, Holy Land and Black Sea, as well as Asia, South America and lesser-traveled islands of the West Indies, with more overnight and late-night stays in every region. Travelers also can choose even more immersive experiences with Azamara cruisetours in eight of the world's most exciting destinations, including Rome, Athens, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Istanbul, Jordan and Israel, India, and China.
Azamara offers two programs to provide passengers with a more immersive experience in their ports of call. Insider Access brings culture seekers into an ancestral home, workshop, or place of business of a local insider who will share stories of the destination. Nights and Cool Places takes advantage of Azamara's overnight visits of ports of call with special excursions after dinner hours.
AzAmazing Evenings provide a unique, cultural experience in destinations around the globe. The night-touring events are custom-made for Azamara Club Cruises. "AzAmazing Evenings are authentic, exclusive, and bespoke experiences that showcase the best of local life and often times, surprising and delightful colors and flavors of intriguing destinations around the world," said Edie Bornstein, senior vice president of Marketing and Sales, Azamara Club Cruises. Example of AzAmazing Evening events include: a 60s-inspired party at the Nassau Beach Club, a Neopolitan medieval festival in Naples, ringside seats at the Cote D'Azur, and a special wine-tasting in Spain.
Founded in May 2007 as a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Celebrity Cruises brand, Azamara Club Cruises was originally envisioned as an expansion of the Celebrity Cruises' sub-brand Celebrity Expeditions. However, because these ships were so distinct, it was decided that they deserved a line of their own.
As of April 2010, Azamara Club Cruises revamped operations by rebranding itself and its product. The line now focuses on becoming a value leader in premium cruising. Azamara Club Cruises offers overnight stays at a range ports of call in an effort to promote their foremost brand pillar "destination immersion."
Azamara Club Cruises raised cruise fares with the rebranding, but now includes complimentary wines during lunch and dinner, English Butler service in suites and beverages such as soda, water and coffee.
While onboard, connect via your personal laptop, tablet, smartphone or
other device. Or log on at one of the eConnections workstations onboard. Due
to the nature of Internet access at sea, service interruptions may occur.
Onboard Internet access is available 24 hours a day in eConnections (Deck Nine), from the day of departure until 6:00 AM on debarkation day. WiFi (Wireless Internet access) is also available throughout the ship. To take advantage of WiFi service, bring your own laptop, which must be equipped with a wireless network card. If using an Apple® computer, the Safari® browser must be Version 3.0 or higher to ensure compatibility with the onboard wireless network.
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