Destination Focus Wars Continue With Azamara Overnights


On the heels of partnering with luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent to breathe new life into their signature destination immersion focus, Azamara Club Cruises is back with even more. Just today, Azamara Club Cruises released its new Overnight Adventures program allowing guests to enjoy unique, immersive two and three-day land excursions while sailing across international seas. The introduction of the Overnight Adventures program is designed to expand on-land opportunities by providing cruise enthusiasts with bucket-list worthy experiences.

“We’re excited to announce this new initiative that truly speaks to Azamara’s Destination Immersion platform,” -Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.

Here is how this works: Once in port, Azamara guests are encouraged to explore more with an overnight stay.  After that,  guests will rejoin the ship at the next port of call to continue their journey.  Of particular interest: Expert guides lead each adventure ensuring that guests fully experience their days and nights ashore. Sort of like an escorted land tour, Overnight Adventures program includes transportation, hotel and meal accommodations planned to bring immersive expeditions on land during their cruise.

The Overnight Adventures program promises to provide an enhanced, onshore service for guests who want to elevate their travel experiences within the destination during their voyage. Already known for destination immersion, this takes it to a new truly immersed level.

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Azamara Overnight Adventures, Detailed

If the actual experience comes close to the detailed description of what Azamara Overnight Adventures promise, this could be an additional differentiating factor to consider when choosing a luxury cruise travel product.  Let’s see what they have to say about these interesting experiences:

Yangon, Myanmar- This two-day expedition reveals the countless mysteries hidden within the richest archeological site in Asia. Bagan was founded in 849AD and its home to 3,000 ancient pagodas, temples and monuments spread out over 26 square miles. Stand at the Sunset Temple and watch in amazement as the sky bursts into color, just as the ancients once did. One morning visit a bustling local market, and by afternoon be exploring a collection of ruins that make up one of the architectural and archeological wonders of the world.

Nazareth, Galilee and Jerusalem- For history buffs and biblical scholars, this is a moving opportunity to retrace the life of Christ and explore the world’s holiest city. Travel to the River Jordan and set foot on the very shores where Jesus was baptized. Later, imagine hearing Christ’s famed sermon given at the Mount of Beatitudes and visit the ruins of a synagogue where he once preached. Come nightfall, arrive in Jerusalem. Day two is spent on the narrow streets of the Old City. Visit the Western Wall and follow the Stations of the Cross on a journey that travels back thousands of years.

Venice and Florence: Grand Italian Adventure- Guests will experience Italy’s most architecturally rich and artful cities beginning with a full day in Venice. Climb the great staircase of the ornate Doge’s Palace on a guided tour, and then, join the clamoring performers in St. Mark’s Square. Of course, no visit would be complete without a look inside St. Mark’s Cathedral. On day two, it’s off to Florence for a stroll along its Renaissance streets and a day brimming with works by Michelangelo and other masters. The day includes ample time to shop Florentine jewelers and the city’s famed boutiques.

Desert Night in Oman- Bound across the rolling dunes of Oman on an unforgettable Bedouin adventure, this desert spectacular starts with a journey to breathtaking lagoons, cascading waterfalls and seaside retreats. Come afternoon, guests will venture across the sands to a Bedouin camp to enjoy an evening of drinking, dancing and traditional barbecue. The night’s accommodations? A resplendent Bedouin tent filled with every appointment for extreme comfort and oneness with the desert.

 

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Whether it’s one of the world’s great cities or a hidden gem found along the road less traveled, Overnight Adventures promise uniquely immersive experiences. Azamara Club Cruises is pleased to offer guests this exciting new land experience to cruising itineraries around the world.  See more about Azamara Overnight Adventures