Posted March 16th, 2012, 10:03 PM
I have one question about the Azamara passages program which isn't addressed in the posted PDF. Can you buy one onboard Celebrity ships or only on Azamara ships?
We hope that we'll have the opportunity to welcome you onboard Azamara Club Cruises this coming November. Hopefully to help you with your decision-making here are answers to your questions:
When you're on Celebrity you'll be able to purchase either an Azamara "Open Passage" or "Reserved Passage" which offer a $200 to $600 savings per stateroom depending on category and voyage length:
Voyages of 8 nights or less, you will receive a $200-$400 discount per stateroom, depending on category.
Voyages of 9 nights or more, you will receive a $400-$600 discount per stateroom, depending on category.
According to the manager of onboard programs for the three brands, although "we only openly market and promote the brand of that ship, however we will gladly book any of the three brands the guest may want to book..."
We do offer attractive rates for singles where the supplement is only 125% of the stateroom fare on selected voyages. They are listed on our website and are subject to change since they are capacity controlled. Here is a link: http://www.azamaraclubcruises.com/pr...-Rates-Singles
I noticed that there are three Mediterranean voyages listed for November with 125%:
Nov 4 / Azamara Journey / 10 nights
Nov 7 / Azamara Quest / 11 nights
Nov 14 / Azamara Journey / 15 nights
With respect to special promotions, we are offering on selected 2012 European voyages up to $2,000 in ChoiceAir credits per couple and a complimentary stateroom upgrade from Club Oceanview to Club Veranda. This offer is time-sensitive and the last day to book is March 31, 2012. Here is a link for complete details and conditions.
I suggest that you enroll to receive Azamara email of offers by visiting our website's home page. At the bottom you'll find "LINKS" and then to the right you'll see "Sign Up for Email."
One last comment, I believe that with our without a promotion, Azamara is an exceptional value. On every voyage, our standard tariff includes gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; boutique wines with lunch and dinner; bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas; complimentary self-service laundry; shuttle service to and from ports, where available and English butler service for suite guests. In fact, we were pleased to learn that in Cruise Critic's 2012 Cruisers’ Choice Awards, that in the "Overall Small Ship Category" our two vessels were rated the highest but were also rated #1 in five of nine categories. This is a true reflection of our onboard team’s commitment to deliver an “azamazing” experience, both onboard and on shore. These results are especially meaningful because they are based solely on ratings awarded by cruisers when they post a review on Cruise Critic.
Now you have a lot to digest to make your decision. I hope that you'll decide to vacation with Azamara!
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Azamara Club Cruises
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