Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises is the small ship luxury line that is a sister company with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. Azamara has two ships, Quest and Journey, both of which were "R" ships made famous by Renaissance Cruise Line. I say famous just because they were so loved by all who sailed them.

The ships - Azamara Quest and Journey were both built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises. They are sister ships each accommodating 694 guests each. Cabins are not large - standard cabins are 145 to 175 sq ft. - suites are larger - 400 sq ft or more. The ships are in the luxury class and the decor and public spaces reflect this orientation.

The Cabins - while luxuriously appointed, cabins on Azamara ships are not large compared with other small ships in the luxury space. The lowest four categories (which include the inside cabins) are all around 150 sq ft. Mid level cabins are 170 sq ft and suites are around 260 sq ft (with the exception of the Owners Suites at 560 or 440).

Life on Board - dress is casual all the time - no jackets required. There is a casino and nightly performances from professional singers, dancers, and musicians.

Destinations - Azamara covers the world with their two ships. The emphasis is on Europe and the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia and the South Pacific. Most of their cruises are longer - 14 nights or more.

Prices - Considering the level of luxury aboard Azamara ships, prices are surprisingly affordable.  Generally a standard oceanview cabin will be around $350 to $400 per person per night.  Some of the longer voyages will actually be under $300 per person per night.

Itineraries - Azamara does sail the world. As with many small ships with a broad reach, they don't often repeat the same itinerary. A couple of examples: