• Readers Vote Azamara Club Cruises Tops In Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2014

Readers Vote Azamara Club Cruises Tops In Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2014

Azamara Club Cruises Takes Second Spot in Top Ten Best Large Ship Cruise Lines List Moving Up One Place From 2013

MIAMI, July 9, 2014—Azamara Club Cruises has been named one of the top two large ship cruise lines by Travel + Leisure readers. In the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards survey, the cruise line earned the second spot title with a combined score of 91.53 which was judged on categories including, cabins/facilities, restaurants/food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities and value.

The award recognizes Azamara Club Cruises commitment to providing a unique travel experience, on and off the ship, with longer stays and more overnights at port for guests to experience destinations during day and at night. “We would like to thank our guests who have supported Azamara Club Cruises through the years by consistently awarding our ships top ratings,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “We are thrilled to be climbing up the rankings in such a prestigious reader’s poll and appreciate our guests’ unwavering loyalty. It’s an honor for us to be ranked tops by experienced consumers who have also sailed on other extraordinary cruise lines.”

Not resting on its laurels, Azamara Club Cruises recently announced the 2016 line up of voyages that will take up-market travelers to some of the most intriguing locales in Australia and New Zealand, new destinations for Azamara Club Cruises, Northern and Western Europe and the Mediterranean, Northern and Western Europe and the Mediterranean, the Far East and Southeast Asia, the Arabian Gulf, and the West Indies, totaling 204 ports of call in 70 countries. In addition, the new and improved Azamara Insider AccessSM and Nights and Cool PlacesSM Land Discoveries programs feature a thoughtfully curated selection of behind the scenes and after-dinner events designed to provide a destination immersive experience. The featured activities highlight the architecture, arts, and scenery that are best experienced after night falls, like a guided walk around illuminated landmarks, an after-hours museum visit, and live performances, something that is not usually experienced by most travelers that embark on a cruising vacation.

For more information, travelers can call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit www.AzamaraClubCruises.com. Connect with Azamara Club Cruises on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AzamaraClubCruises ,on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel. Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations at www.CruisingPower.com.

About Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises is a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL), a global cruise vacation company that also owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, the six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460 destinations on all seven continents.

About Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
The annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey poll analyzes the travel preferences of the magazine’s readership in various categories including cruises, hotels, islands, cities and airlines. The ratings are based on the responses of readers magazine subscribers invited to participate in this questionnaire in which they can rate candidates from one (poor) to five (excellent). The online poll was monitored and tallied by Harris Interactive, an independent research firm. For full survey methodology, visit: http://www.travelandleisure.com/promo/pdfs/Worlds-Best-Methodology-2014.pdf. Complete award results will be featured in the magazine’s August issue on newsstands on July 18.

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