The number 13 may be lucky for Azamara Club Cruises. That's how many land-tour itineraries the cruise line has developed for 2011-2012. The itineraries are combinable with an Azamara cruise for cruisetour packages and offer more authentic cultural experiences for the up-market traveler. Each adventure ranges from two to six nights and are in such cities as Rome, Athens and Istanbul. All land-tour itineraries are escorted by a tour director or a local host, and feature accommodations in five-star hotels.
These itineraries are very much geared for upscale travelers, says Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “The introduction of these new offerings will enable up-market travelers to enjoy an even more immersive adventure with Azamara. Guests have more opportunities to experience the cultures of exotic destinations by extending their Azamara voyage with a land-tour itinerary."
In summer 2011, guests of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest can choose a two-night Athens or three-night Rome cruisetour package. The Rome cruisetour includes a visit to the Pope’s summer residence and Oastia Antica at the mouth of the Tiber River.
In the 2011-12 Austral summer, Azamara Journey guests can choose a three-night Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls land-tour vacation extension. The cruisetour also takes guests for an overnight to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
In the Far East, guests can rediscover the inland metropolises of India, including Delhi, Agra for the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur during a five-night itinerary. Additionally, a five- or six-night cruisetour itinerary unveils the cultural heritage of China in Beijing, Xian and Hong Kong.