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Day Three of the 8 Night Coastal California Voyage!

Our first day in San Francisco!

San Francisco Fog

The fog over the beautiful city of San Francisco certainly didn’t stop guests from gathering on the top deck to take in the amazing views as we sailed past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

As we sailed in, classic songs about San Francisco played loudly, really adding something special to the experience. We even saw two guests waltzing together on deck! And then they kissed under the Golden Gate Bridge — so romantic!

Golden Gate Bridge

Now that we’re docked, we’re here for three whole days! Talk about destination immersion. It’s easy for guests to get out and explore the city on their own, or book some of the fantastic Land Discoveries we have planned.

San Francisco Water

We hosted our third #CruiseChat of the week with Land Discoveries Manager Monica, and a very special guest — Azamara’s President and CEO @LarryPimentel!

She shared her experiences planning Land Discoveries, and what makes Azamara’s shore excursions truly special and immersive:

Since the AzAmazing Evening was tonight, most guests opted for the “Hop On, Hop Off” tour of the city today, which allows lots of flexibility and makes it easy to get around and see the sights.

On our way to the Inglenook Winery in Napa Valley, the site of this voyage’s AzAmazing Evening, we sat with Boban, the ship’s sommelier, to get some wine tips. Here are some of the best tweets from that:

Captain Jose, Winery
Captain Jose AzAmazing Evening guests as they arrive at the Inglenook Winery

The Inglenook Winery’s estate was beautiful, and large enough to easily accommodate hundreds of guests without ever feeling crowded. In every room, there was different wine, food and music.

Italian Food

One room had an Italian theme, with chefs making fresh mozzarella right in front of us, and delicious beef and butternut squash ravioli dishes. There were pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, and dumplings as well as artisanal cheeses and lots of sweets. The outdoor areas were lit beautifully, and heat lamps kept guests warm.

Piano, Wine, Music
Everywhere we went, there was more food, wine, and music!

It was truly a great opportunity for guests to meet Captain Jose, as well as some of the other Azamara crew members.

And then, with the AzAmazing evening over, we returned back to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge.

See more photos on our Instagram page!

Once again, keep following the Azamara Quest on Twitter, and stay tuned for Day Three!

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