Azamara Cruises returns to Canada in 2025 and debuts double-night port stays

   July 17, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Azamara Cruises will return to Canada in 2025 after a hiatus since 2017 and introduce special 2-night stays in select European ports.

Azamara's 2025 schedule has 73 itineraries, including 2 new voyages that will visit Canada for the first time in several years. A notable addition to these itineraries is the introduction of double-night stays, allowing guests to have two overnights in specific destinations, providing ample time to explore at their own pace.

Azamara's double-night stays will enable guests to spend 3 days and 2 nights in Bordeaux France. Thanks to the small size of Azamara's ships, they can dock in the heart of the city, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the stunning architecture, renowned museums, and the famous wine region. Additionally, Azamara guests can sail down the Guadalquivir River for seven hours to enjoy an extended stay in Seville Spain, where they can fully embrace the local culture and traditions of Andalusia. They can indulge in tapas, witness authentic flamenco performances, experience bullfighting, and admire historic palaces at their leisure.

The upcoming sailings mark Azamara's return to Canada after more than 5 years. The itineraries will include stops at 6 Canadian ports, including Cap-aux-Meules Quebec Canada, known for its fresh seafood, coastal trails, and diverse bird species. L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada, will be another port of call, featuring the only authenticated Viking site in North America. Guests can explore the recreated Viking Encampment and discover original Norse artifacts. Harve Saint Pierre, Quebec, situated on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, offers panoramic views, sandy beaches, and access to the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, home to abundant wildlife.

Azamara's highly popular Country Intensive sailings, which allow guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and hidden gems of countries like Italy, Spain, France, Norway, Ireland, and Scotland, make up over half of the newly released 2025 itineraries. Greece will be a key destination, with two of the four Azamara ships visiting unique ports throughout the country, solidifying the cruise line's expertise in Greek destinations.

Furthermore, Azamara will offer a record number of 15 golf cruises in collaboration with their longstanding partner PerryGolf. Golf enthusiasts can consider booking the 2025 British Isles Golf Cruise, which includes weekend attendance at the final two rounds of The 153rd Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.