'Azamara is known for offering more time in port with late nights and overnights, and now we are taking that even further with our new double night stays, allowing our guests plenty of time to travel further and dive deeper into each destination,' Azamara President Carol Cabezas said.
This translates into three days at destinations like Bordeaux, France, where Azamara ships are small enough to dock in the city center. The line also sails seven hours along the Guadalquivir River for an extended stay in the heart of Seville, Spain.
As for Canada, 'We’re excited for our guests to experience these unique itineraries visiting lesser traveled ports in Québec and Newfoundland as well as Iceland and Greenland,' said Michael Pawlus, head of itinerary planning.
The Canadian ports include the small fishing village of Cap-aux-Meules in Québec's Magdalen Islands; Newfoundland's L’Anse aux Meadows, believed to be the first Viking settlement in the New World; and Québec's Havre-Saint Pierre, gateway to the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, home to abundant wildlife.
All are maiden calls for Azamara.
More country-intensive voyages in Europe
Pawlus added that as demand for Azamara's country-intensive sailings 'remains strong, we’ve also added a range of these specialty voyages across Europe for 2025, so our guests can discover smaller ports and hidden gems within a single country.'
In fact, country-intensive voyages make up more than half of the newly released 2025 itineraries. They focus on Italy, Spain, France, Norway, Ireland and Scotland. And two of Azamara's four ships will delve into Greece in 2025.
The 2025 itineraries also include a record number of 15 golf cruises in collaboration with longtime partner PerryGolf. Among the choices is the '2025 British Isles Golf Cruise,' which includes weekend attendance at the final two rounds of the 153rd Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Azamara's 'Early Booking Bonus' provides up to 20% savings on select cruises if booked before Aug. 31, 2023. Travelers who choose a veranda room or a suite will also receive a free 'Experience More' package, including a $300 onboard credit, Wi-Fi and a premium beverage package for two.