Ever since Azamara Pursuit was announced, we have waited with baited breath for news on itineraries. Now revealed, they have exceeded all expectation. Azamara Pursuit will add 61 destinations to the Azamara Club Cruises repertoire, including 15 maiden calls. Guests will ‘stay longer and experience more’ with 48 late nights and 26 overnights stay across Azamara Pursuit’s inaugural season.
Amongst Azamara Pursuit’s sailings are cruises that bring entire countries to life. These unique, carefully curated ‘country intensive’ itineraries will show you Iceland, Greece and South America like a local, with a little added Azamara sparkle. Rather than skim the surface of popular ports, showing you the world through a window, these country intensive itineraries will delve deeper into the authentic experiences each destination has to offer, turning you from a tourist to a traveller.
We have selected a perfect trio of Azamara Pursuit’s new country intensive itineraries to share with you and the next on our list is a destination with a sultry spirit and a passion for adventure; South America.
Where do we start? Stargazing at the Milky Way in the Atacama Desert, lapping up Peruvian flavours in Lima, dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, exploring the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu and standing in the shadow of colossal Patagonian glaciers; they’re once-in-a-lifetime experiences but who says you can do just one? South America sets the stage for adventure and Azamara Pursuit’s South American Pursuit Voyage makes you the star of the show.
Lonely Planet deemed Chile their top country to visit in 2018 and you’ll see more of it than many could even dream of on one of the most exciting itineraries of Azamara Pursuit’s maiden season, from lively Valparaiso to the jaw-dropping Chilean Fjords. Cruise the Strait of Magellan and the historic Beagle Channel, catching some of the most stunning scenery on earth as you sail the Avenue of the Glaciers. Head for Ushuaia, the ‘end of the world’, and visit Port Stanley on the remote Falkland Islands archipelago, where a population of less than 3,000 people is greatly outnumbered by more than a million penguins. After cruising north for two days along the Argentinian coast, followed by calls into Montevideo and Punta del Este, your South American Pursuit ends in vivacious Buenos Aires.
Read on for a closer look at one of the most hotly-anticipated itineraries of 2018 and some of the incredible featured experiences Azamara Club Cruises will offer.
SOUTH AMERICAN PURSUIT VOYAGE
1 DEC 2018 – 21 NIGHTS
More details on the cruise here.
La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Chilean Fjords, Chile*
Punta Arenas, Chile
Beagle Channel, Argentina*
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Buenos Aires, Argentina
*indicates maiden call
SOUTH AMERICAN FEATURED EXPERIENCES
Did you know…
» Azamara tours have a maximum of 25 guests
» Every excursion is designed and delivered by locals
» Pre-voyage excursions in Lima include land tours to Machu Picchu
Travellers sailing through South America on Azamara Pursuit will dock in marquee destinations such as Buenos Aires and Lima, while also traversing through scenic channels such as the Fjords of Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina, the furthest south deep-water port. Just a handful of the many photo-worthy featured experiences along the way include:
Stargazing in Atacama Desert (Antofagasta, Chile)
The Atacama Desert is considered one of the best locations on earth to appreciate the Milky Way’s brilliant collection of stars. Sit back, look up and enjoy the peace, vastness and beauty of the stars in the world’s driest desert. The three-day/two-night stargazing experience offers unparalleled views of millions of tiny diamonds against a black sky. Azamara will take guests via chartered plane from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama for a two-night stay at the 5-star Tierra Atacama (or similar). Visit Moon Valley, Quitor Fortress, Toconao Village & Chaxa Lagoon, then fly from Calama to La Serena via Santiago (on commercial air).
Casa de Aliaga (Lima, Peru)
Guests will explore and embrace Peru when they dine in the Casa de Aliaga in Lima, the oldest inhabited house in all of the Americas. This manor was built in 1536 during the Spanish conquest expedition of Peru. Its 17th generation family member and host, Maru de Aliagra will share this rich history of her family’s manor and the experiences of living there since she was seven.
A Culinary Experience in Bohemian Barranco (Lima, Peru)
As one of the world’s top culinary destinations, guests will join in local foodie Penelope Alzamora in Bohemian Barranco for a truly local experience. Alum of Johnson and Wales´ College of Culinary Arts and former teacher at San Francisco´s Tante Marie cooking school, Penelope now lives in Barranco and knows the city’s vast culinary offerings like no other. Walk through a typical Peruvian market, experience inspiring flavours and even prepare trademark Peruvian dishes like ceviche in Penelope’s home while sipping Pisco Sours.
Yoga in the Paracas Desert (Pisco, Peru)
While sailing on Azamara’s South American itineraries through its Cruise Global, Connect Local experience, travellers are in touch with nature and oneself as they take part in open-air yoga classes at Atenas Beach in the Paracas National Reserve.