Azamara's new S. America packages offer Galápagos via Celebrity and more

The Galápagos add-on features an inner loop itinerary aboard Celebrity Xpedition The Galápagos add-on features an inner loop itinerary aboard Celebrity Xpedition (Photos: Celebrity Cruises)

With Azamara Club Cruises' third ship to sail a South America season in 2018/19, the line unveiled new add-on packages including the Galápagos via sister brand Celebrity Cruises.

Other new pre-/post-cruise packages for Azamara Pursuit feature Machu Picchu in Peru and Iguazú Falls in Argentina and Brazil.

The Galápagos, Machu Picchu and Iguazú are all UNESCO World Heritage listed, plus with Machu Picchu the brand will be able to offer all Seven New Wonders of the World in 2018/19, according to Azamara president and CEO Larry Pimentel.

Azamara Pursuit passengers can add a post-cruise experience in the Galápagos to the 11-night 'Colombia, Panama & Peru' voyage that sails Nov. 20 from Miami to Callao (for Lima). The islands are visited on a 10-night inner loop, all-inclusive package aboard the 100-passenger Celebrity Xpedition.

The five-night Machu Picchu package starts with the opportunity to visit Peruvian artists ceramics and weavers' workshops, to explore the Maras Salt Mines and to view the Huaypo Lagoon. Visits to Machu Picchu, the Temple of the Sun and Inca Bridge will take up the second half of the land stay that ends in Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire.

The four-night Iguazu Falls experience will explore the most expansive waterfalls in the world from both the Argentine and Brazilian perspectives. An exhilarating boat ride and a journey to the Jasy Pora Guaraní Indigenous Village in the middle of the Yriapu rain forest are other highlights.

These 'Land and Sea' packages can only be purchased through Azamara’s call center and can be added to sailings already purchased.

Posted 12 January 2018

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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