High-end cruise line supplements authentic destination excursions in Australia with superlative amenities from world-class travel provider.

MIAMI, December 4, 2015 - Azamara Club Cruises, the boutique cruise line delivering an up-market experience at sea with unparalleled Destination Immersion® excursions on land, unveiled today its brand-new portfolio of tours in Australia and New Zealand for 2016.

For the first time, luxury travel provider Abercrombie & Kent will operate Azamara’s signature tours, limited to Australia. “Abercrombie & Kent will be sharing its singular service and luxury amenities with Azamara travelers on these voyages,” says Roberta Jacoby, Managing Director, Global Tour Operations for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “Their experience bringing the real Australia to life on land complements Azamara’s standard of excellence at sea.”

Azamara introduces its Australian voyages — along with the brand’s proprietary Cruise Global, Connect LocalSM shore excursions authentic destination excursions -— with its newest destination campaign “Beyond All You Imagined,” promoting its uniquely Oceanic experiences that reveal the region’s true culture beyond the traditional landmarks.

Over 75 unique excursions include Azamara signatures, like Cruise Global, Meet Local, an immersion in local daily lifestyles, or Cruise Global, Nights Local, after-sunset tours of local hotspots, plus AzAmazing Evenings, complimentary nights of fabulous cultural entertainment.

Cruise Global, Meet Local: Kazu and the Cultured Pearls of Friday Island (Thursday Island, Australia) - Journey to Friday Island, a remote island in the Torres Strait to visit the Kazu Pearls farm and see pearl culture and enjoy a Japanese lunch.

Cruise Global, Nights Local: Crocodile Watch River Cruise (Port Douglas, Australia) - Keep a lookout for crocs on a leisurely float along the lush mangrove channels of Dickson Inlet on a traditional paddleboat with cocktails and music.

AzAmazing Evenings: Parade Grounds At Fort Scratchley (Newcastle, Australia) - Enjoy didgeridoo, jazz instrumentals and singing by the Australian James Morrison and others at historic Fort Scratchley with a fireworks finale.

AzAmazing Evenings: A Night with The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Hobart, Tasmania) - Listen to a night of beautiful music with a performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, plus meet the orchestra.

“We’re very excited to take our guests to a new region of the world starting in January 2016. These voyages to Australia, New Zealand and its cultures, like Bali, Singapore and more, are exclusive experiences for our guests to immerse themselves beyond all they imagined,” says Jacoby.

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For more information, travelers can call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit https://www.azamaraclubcruises.com/ReimaginingAzamara. 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.

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