Azamara has opened bookings for its new winter 2021/22 itineraries, encompassing the Caribbean and Canary Islands. Voyages will operate between 30 November through to early June next year.
The sailings aboard Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest range from seven- to 16-nights duration and include four ‘Country-Intensive’ voyages and two holiday sailings.
“While we are still navigating the changing environment, we are happy to be able to connect our guests with the rich culture and welcoming people of the islands in these two regions,” said Carol Cabezas, President Azamara.
On Azamara’s Caribbean itineraries, guests have the chance to get up close and interact with stingrays in the crystal-clear waters of Georgetown, Gran Cayman. Guests interested in expanding their culinary skills can participate in an interactive cooking experience at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park in Cozumel, Mexico, where a local chef will lead a workshop on how to prepare an exquisite, three-course Mexican meal. After indulging in the day’s preparations, guests can sit back and relax on the soft sands of Playa Mia.
On board in St. Maarten, Azamara will host a complimentary Destination Celebration event featuring St. Maarten’s steelpan orchestra, performed by children and directed by St. Maarten’s local calypso legend Isidore York. After enjoying an authentic display of Caribbean culture, guests will be transported through time by the Soul sisters along with St. Maarten’s “Mosaic Band,” who will perform classics from Ike and Tina Turner, Etta James, James Brown and more.
Azamara’s voyages in the Canary Islands will call at El Hierro, offering guests the unique opportunity to participate in the local life and culture. In Tenerife, Azamara guests are invited to experience genuine Canarian hospitality with a home-hosted lunch at “Mama’s.” Housewives of Tenerife will open their homes to share their home-cooked meals, giving guests a true taste of the Canary Islands. Guests will then be taken to viewpoint Mirador La Baranda, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of Tenerife’s spectacular coastline and the Orotava Valley.
The launch of the winter 2021/2022 sailings are a result of Azamara’s redeployment due to the ongoing complexities of cruise operations in certain regions.
Azamara Pursuit is slated to resume operations in January.
Meanwhile, Azamara Quest departed Glasgow bound for Cadiz, Spain late last week after her cold lay up on the River Clyde alongside Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit. Quest will return to service in the Greek Isles later this month.
Azamara’s fourth ship, Azamara Onward, is slated to commence operation on 2 May 2022, with an 11-night inauguration sailing from Monte-Carlo to Venice.
View the full Winter 2021/22 program at www.azamara.com/redeployment