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“Azamara is providing serious competition for the established 6 star cruise lines. If you like luxury cruising, try them!”

Azamara Journey 04/06/11 to 11/06/11
Zippity click and I was on the ship – Embarkation was quick and easy. A champagne welcome and I was in my luxurious, balcony cabin within 15 minutes. Astounding personal service –Without doubt the best service I have received on any cruise ship or indeed in any hotel, from the moment I boarded. It was polished and genuinely friendly from all departments. A happy and interactive crew made me feel like I was the only person on the ship.The room service was exceptional. Mouth-watering fine dining – I managed to eat in every restaurant (in the name of research), and the simplest meal exceeded all my expectations. Intimate restaurants buzz with excitement as guests enjoy high quality complimentary boutique wines and eagerly anticipate the culinary delights that await them. Gastronomic excellence and sophisticated service the equal of any land based Michelin 3 star restaurant. Adventurous itineraries – I was provided with an immense amount of information regarding ports of call. A late stay in Taormina, and 2 nights in Sorrento, gave me plenty of time to plan and explore. Then I could return to my fabulous floating luxury boutique hotel. Zappy entertainers – so much going on in the evenings. I could choose from high quality Broadway style shows, singers of all genres, comics, and classical instrumentalists. Intimate atmosphere – I was on my own, but found it easy to make friends with both guests and crew. Everybody is so relaxed and contented. Nothing to pay – Azamara offers so many complimentary items, and the bar prices are so inexpensive that my on board account for 7 days was negligible Luxury does not cost a fortune, best value for money on the seven seas. Going home – all too easy to disembark, but couldn’t stow away. Azamara are providing serious competition for the established 6 star cruise lines. If you like luxury cruising, try them, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

You’ll Love What They’re Saying About Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises has received numerous awards, honors and accolades from major travel publications, guidebooks and authoritative industry organizations during its short history and we are extremely proud of them. They validate the dedication and attention to detail of staff members both at sea and ashore. But perhaps even more pleasing to us are the frequent unsolicited comments we receive from guests, travel professionals and members of the media. In short, we love what they’re saying about us and we’d like to share a few samples with you.

The Stars Are Shining

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Wonderful Time on Azamara Quest Voyage

Azamara Club “Quest” – what a great time we had on the ship!!  We loved the complimentary wine with lunch and dinner. The crew was fabulous, very friendly and always smiling.  If you had any questions or problems they were willing to help get it resolved. The food was excellent in all dining venues. What was really nice is that we had more time in each port of call, (often until 10 or 11PM), plus an overnight stay in Sorrento on the first leg of the cruise and another overnight in Florence (Livorno) on the second leg of our cruise.

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Tiramisù: A slice of Italian Folklore

Tiramisù

Traditional tiramisù is an Italian dessert similar to a parfait. It consists of Italian savoiardi or ladyfingers soaked in espresso and liquor and layered with a mascarpone and zabaglione cheese mixture. The final layer is often topped with cocoa powder, a bitter counterpoint to the sweetness of the ladyfingers and the lightness of the filling. The layered dessert is featured on Italian menus across the United States, though its history is difficult to pinpoint.

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