Azamara has announced a new World Voyage aboard its newest vessel, Azamara Onward. On January 5, 2024, the ship will set sail from Fort Lauderdale on a 155-night journey that will reach over 40 countries on six continents.
“We are thrilled to finally unveil our World Voyage. With opportunities to visit the Seven Wonders of the World and other iconic sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos, and the Black Sea, we are allowing our guests to check off all their bucket list destinations in one sailing and to connect with more countries and cultures than ever before,” says Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara.
Port Call Highlights
Highlights of the voyage will include:
Great Wall of China
During this three-night land excursion, guests will become fully immersed in Beijing with a visit to the Great Wall of China, a guided tour through the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, and a rickshaw ride through the hutongs, or narrow alleys dating back to the 16th century.
Great Pyramids of Giza
Guests are driven to Egypt’s largest city, Cairo, during this shore excursion. It’s there at the Giza Plateau where the Great Pyramids are fun, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
An Egyptologist will guide visitors through the mortuary complex to the mysterious Sphinx. In addition, travelers will explore other sites such as the Museum of Antiquities, and take a cruise down the Nile River.
Guests will fly over Caribbean waters and the Mayan Riviera’s tropical jungle to Chichén Itzá during this shore excursion. A tour guide will lead guests through the ruins, and immerse them in the ancient Mayan way of life.
On this shore excursion, guests will walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge that leads to the mysterious desert city of Petra, Jordan.
Known a the “Rose Red City” for the color of stone from which it was carved, Petra is home to ancient royal tombs, Colonnaded Street, and the Temple of Qasr al-Bint.
This three-night land excursion will see passengers flying to New Delhi for sunrise and sunset visits to the Taj Mahal.
They’ll also explore Agra Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, and I’timād-ud-Daulah tomb, the Taj Mahal’s precursor.
Christ the Redeemer
This six-night land excursion will allow visitors a full exploration of Rio de Janeiro, including a visit to Corcovado to view the towering Christ the Redeemer statue, a cablecar ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, and a trip to Iguazú Falls to see both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of one of the world’s largest waterfalls.
Guests will travel back in time to the world of gladiatorial glory inside the Colosseum during this shore excursion. A local guide will lead a small group through the 2,000 year old amphitheater that once seated up to 55,000 spectators.
Other Overnight Experiences
Other immersive overnight experiences available during the World Voyage include:
- a stay on a Great Barrier Reef island, complete with glass-bottom boat excursions and snorkeling
- a journey through the cobblestoned streets of Transylvania, Romania to learn about the life of Vlad the Impaler who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- an exploration of the centuries-old rock-cut churches and “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia, Turkey with accommodations in a cave hotel
Azamara’s World Voyage will include the following:
- The line’s signature AzAmazing Evenings designed to connect passengers to local cultures
- $7,000 in onboard credit
- Unlimited wifi for one device
- Business class air travel
- A pre-cruise hotel stay and gala
- Access to exclusive World Voyage events
- A premium beverage package for two
Pricing starts $34,699 per person for a Club Interior cabin for the entire 155-night sailing. Shorter segments of the voyage are also available.
Bookings are currently open to Azamara Circle Loyalty members, and will open to the public on December 7, 2021.