Third ship, Pursuit, adds 61 new destinations to Azamara roster

Azamara Pursuit will begin sailing in Europe in August 2018, then reposition to South America Azamara Pursuit will begin sailing in Europe in August 2018, then reposition to South America

Sailing in Europe then South America for its inaugural seasons, Azamara Pursuit will add 61 more destinations to Azamara Club Cruises' 2018/19 program.

Firsts for Azamara include Agadir, Morocco; Antofagasta and San Antonio, Chile; Fowey, UK; Callao (for Lima), Pisco (San Martin) and Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru; Maceió, Brazil; Monemvasia, Samos and Spetse, Greece; and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

Travelers sailing through South America will dock at marquee destinations such as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, while also traversing scenic routes such as the Chilean Fjords and Beagle Channel. There will be holiday stops at Rio de Janeiro for New Year’s Eve 2018 and for Carnaval in 2019.

Immersive experiences will include the opportunity to stargaze in the Atacama Desert (from Antofagasta, Chile), on a three-day experience via chartered plane to San Pedro de Atacama for a two-night stay. Travelers will visit Moon Valley, Quitor Fortress, Toconao Village and Chaxa Lagoon, then fly from Calama to La Serena via Santiago (on commercial air).

In Lima, passengers can dine in the oldest inhabited house in all of the Americas. Casa de Aliaga was built in 1536 during the Spanish conquest of Peru. A 17th generation family member and host will share this rich history of her family’s manor and the experiences of living there since she was 7.

From Pisco, passengers can practice take part in open-air yoga classes at Atenas Beach in the Paracas National Reserve.

Europe experiences include the chance to explore the inside of a volcano, from Reykjavik, Iceland. Passengers take an elevator into the magma chamber of dormant volcano, Thrihnukagigur, once filled with hot lava. The Three Peaks Crater erupted 4,000 years ago.

A one-night land program from Akureyri to Seydisfjordur, Iceland, will offer spectacular views of the Godafoss waterfall, the natural wonders of Lake Mývatn including Skútustaðir craters, Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth and Námaskarð thermal field. Tour participants will end the day with relaxation at Mývatn Nature Baths health spa. On the second day, they'll travel alongside Jökulsárgljúfur Glacial canyon to Seyðisfjörður, to see the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.

From Nauplion in Greece passengers can visit the Monastery of St. John (Prodromos), built on the side of a rock face around 1167. They’ll have a traditional Greek lunch at a wealthy Arcadian mansion of the 1840s.

This is followed by a complimentary AzAmazing Evening in Rhodes, where passengers will see an exclusive performance of the ancient Greek drama 'Antigone' by Sophocles at Tafros Theater.

Azamara Pursuit's detailed itineraries are now available at azamaraclubcruises.com.

Posted 25 October 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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