GO WEST—AND NORTH—ON AN AZAMAZING JOURNEY THROUGH THE AGES OF EUROPE.
Pull up a chair and make yourself at home, because we’d like to take you back to a time when Vikings ruled the seas and kings and queens ruled the land. When a god could control the skies with a hammer, monsters were free to roam the lochs, and fairies cast their magical spells.
Because although the gods and monarchs may have changed over the centuries—and Nessie is now proving to be a little camera shy—Northern and Western Europe is still very much a place of enchantment, with a world of wonders waiting for you.
Imagine sailing through the Norwegian fjords with Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt as the soundtrack, trying to unravel the ancient mysteries of huge prehistoric stones, and not getting lost in the Hermitage Museum in the City of the Czars. Or turning the pages on the storybook places of Bruges and Wismar, taking an introspective walk through history on the beaches, battlefields, and bunkers of D-Day, and then going for a stroll on an Icelandic volcano, followed by a journey to the center of the Earth.
When it comes to exploring the countries of Northern and Western Europe, we can take you back in time, anytime you’d like.
While The Beatles may think, “Isn’t it good,” about “Norwegian Wood”, it’s the Norwegian fjords that we love, yeah, yeah, yeah! They are the soul of Norway, the pride of a nation, and best seen by water on an Azamara voyage—especially with our Norwegian Captain Johannes at the helm.
In between the fjords’ waterfalls, glaciers, and dramatic heights and depths, you can also see the Art Nouveau architecture of Alesund, take one of the world’s most exciting railway journeys in Aurland, and watch the King, Queen, and Bishop battle it out for mountain supremacy in Andalsnes. (By the way, those are just the A’s on our alphabetical list of Norwegian things to do.)
Travel back in time with us to a mystical place where you’ll be welcomed by mermaids and Vikings, amber and silver, and feasts of Swedish meatballs, Nordic lamb, and vodka. The Baltic Sea is one of our most popular cruise destinations, and its unique geographic location between Scandinavia and Mainland Europe promises one heck of an equally unique itinerary.
We’ll take you to the medieval core of Copenhagen, through the secret tunnels of Tallinn, and all the way to an ice bar in Stockholm, with plenty of palaces, fortresses, and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Finland, Germany, Poland, and Russia to see along the way. Vi ses snart!
BRITISH ISLES & IRELAND
BRITISH ISLES & IRELAND
Buckingham Palace. St. Andrews Links. Stonehenge. Guinness. The British Isles and Ireland are home to some of the most iconic sights—and tastes—in all of Europe. Separated from mainland Europe by the English Channel, they range in size from the larger islands of Great Britain and Ireland and about 6,000 much smaller gems like the Orkneys and the Isle of Man (where our own Captain Carl is from).
So come with us on a magical history tour through cities like London and Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Belfast and Dublin…with a whole lot of island hopping in between.
Taking an Azamara cruise through Western Europe is like a greatest hits package of everything you could ever want in a vacation: classic architecture and art, UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical landmarks, seaside resorts and villages, quaint towns and canals, and fabled wine regions paired with food glorious food. And that’s only on day one.
Think of what we’ll have in store for you on days two, three, and more in such countries as Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, with even a few stops in the Canary Islands while we’re in the neighborhood!
When it comes to crossing the Atlantic Ocean with Azamara, it really is about the journey and the destination. It’s also the perfect time to fit in all the things you never have time for at home, and a great opportunity to try something new.
So pamper yourself with breakfast in bed, enjoy a little poolside reading, relax and revitalize with spa treatments, hop on the Internet and catch up with family and friends back home, then do a little late-night stargazing. Join us as we follow in the footsteps (and wake?) of travelers past, when getting there was half the fun, and an ocean liner was “the only way to cross”.