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Hi Everyone,

Just so we're ready to "hit the ground running"... when Azamara decides to release their 2014 schedule, I thought it best to start a 2014 Deployment thread. As news becomes available, Bill & I will keep our community updated with the latest information.

If you have questions, please post them here. I cannot promise answers at this point, but I kindly ask to use this thread only, so we can keep things tidy.

Thanks very much !

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[quote name='Host Andy']Hi Everyone,

Just so we're ready to "hit the ground running"... when Azamara decides to release their 2014 schedule, I thought it best to start a 2014 Deployment thread. As news becomes available, Bill & I will keep our community updated with the latest information.

If you have questions, please post them here. I cannot promise answers at this point, but I kindly ask to use this thread only, so we can keep things tidy.

Thanks very much ![/QUOTE]
Hi Andy - Thanks for starting the thread! Looking forward to the 2014 Deployment.

Charlie

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[COLOR=red]as someone who has 2 cruises in july and 10 more in 2013 I am counting the days for the winter 2014 cruises.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000]maybe the other threads should be locked so it will be easier to find this one.. thanks![/COLOR]

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I am sorry per Bill's post on the other thread I started (now closed) that there are no plans for the Amazon River in 2014.

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Hello,

I thought it might be good to capture this message from Bill on this thread, as it's original thread is now closed...

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Hello Tabatha1 -

Before I share with you the answer that I think you want to hear, I must preface my response with the disclaimer that our 2014 itinerary plans are still a "work-in-progress" and what I share with you below is SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Our initial plan is to offer Panama Canal transits on the Azamara Quest in 2014:
 Miami to Caldera, Costa Rica: 05 Jan 2014, 10 nights
 Caldera to Miami: 03 March 2014, 12 nights with overnight in New Orleans

We appreciate your desire to vacation with Azamara and perhaps these offerings, once approved, will provide us with the opportunity to welcome you onboard!

Best regards,

Bill Leiber

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[COLOR=red]I never read that Bill closed any threads.. he does not even know where his ships is going. Andy was smart enough to close two threads and make one on 2014. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000]This way all the loyal Azaamra guests and i hope future new ones can get info as fast as it comes out.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000] I for one want the jan 2014 cruise to CR. .i beleive that will give me new ports of call that winter to enjoy my weeks of cruising.[/COLOR]

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[quote name='ellbon'][COLOR=red]I never read that Bill closed any threads.. he does not even know where his ships is going. Andy was smart enough to close two threads and make one on 2014. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000]This way all the loyal Azaamra guests and i hope future new ones can get info as fast as it comes out.[/COLOR]
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I never said Bill closed the thread. Host Any understandably wants one thread regarding 2014. So, I could not respond on the other thread (started before this one)... and just referencing my response..... Edited by Jade13

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Happy Memorial Day , all! I for one am grateful that my son is home form his US Marine deployment in Afganistan recently. I pray for all those still serving there.

My question is, will Azamara think about returning to the wonderful little island of Mayreau! I was on Journey in November, 2012 and it was a wonderful stop. Only 300 residents on this little island and Azamara hosted a wonderful picnic lunch on the beach, which had a nice set up with a shelter or two and restrooms. Water, beach and view were marvelous. I don't see it on the itinerary for the Caribbean now. Azamara also had a few ship excursions to neighboring islands and I did take the morning one to snorkel and see the island where Johnny Depp was stranded in one of his Pirate movies. All those tall palm trees!That sailing on November 27 had a great itinerary Maybe Bill L. can address this or at least note that this island should be considered again.

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[quote name='tango9']Happy Memorial Day , all! I for one am grateful that my son is home form his US Marine deployment in Afganistan recently. I pray for all those still serving there.

My question is, will Azamara think about returning to the wonderful little island of Mayreau! I was on Journey in November, 2012 and it was a wonderful stop. Only 300 residents on this little island and Azamara hosted a wonderful picnic lunch on the beach, which had a nice set up with a shelter or two and restrooms. Water, beach and view were marvelous. I don't see it on the itinerary for the Caribbean now. Azamara also had a few ship excursions to neighboring islands and I did take the morning one to snorkel and see the island where Johnny Depp was stranded in one of his Pirate movies. All those tall palm trees!That sailing on November 27 had a great itinerary Maybe Bill L. can address this or at least note that this island should be considered again.[/QUOTE]
Hello Tango9 -

Thank you for wishing the Azamara community forum a Happy Memorial Day on this US holiday in which we remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our nation.

Congratulations on your son's return from Afghanistan and I'm sure we want to express our appreciation for his service and courage while being in "harm's way" and for your family's endurance during this stressful period!

Now to the sublime! I'll check with our itinerary planner about our 2014 deployment plans and then report back if Mayreau will be on our destination-immersion menu.

We'll join with you in forwarding our thoughts and prayers for the safety of all our military still serving in Afghanistan.

Sincerely,

Bill Leiber
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Hi Bill
A couple of questions:
When will the 2014 Deployment be published?
The cruise following on after the 3 March 2014-is this a transatlantic? provisionally of course! Thank you.

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Thanks for your words, Bill. God Bless our troops and keep them safe

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Hello Tango9 -

Although our itinerary planner, Claudius, agrees that Mayreau is a "lovely spot," there are no plans to include a call in 2014 because of its distance and its impact on the timing available for other ports of call offered within the itinerary.

The island is located far, deep down in the Antilles and a long way to get back which is the reason why we cannot include it as often as we would like.

Perhaps we've planted a seed for the following year....

Thanks Andy, for keeping us on track with 2014 itineraries!

Best regards,

Bill Leiber
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Azamara Club Cruises
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[quote name='Bill Leiber'][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Hello to Quest's March 26, 2012 Guests -[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]I'm pleased to announce the "good news" that Larry Pimentel has re-scheduled the same 17-night itinerary to operate in 2014! The Azamara Journey will sail from Hong Kong to Singapore, on March 17, 2014. At this time our 2014 itinerary deployments are under development and unavailable for booking, but you can count on its operation. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Bill Leiber [/SIZE][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]_____________________[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Chief Blogging Officer* [/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Azamara Club Cruises [/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/FONT][/SIZE][/QUOTE]

[B][COLOR="Black"]
Can someone post the March 26, 2012 itinerary on Quest that is scheduled to be the March 17, 2014 itinerary on Journey. I understand there could be some changes. Did this include the Philippines?[/COLOR][/B] Edited by Jade13

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[quote name='Jade13'][B][COLOR=Black]
Can someone post the March 26, 2012 itinerary on Quest that is scheduled to be the March 17, 2014 itinerary on Journey. I understand there could be some changes. Did this include the Philippines?[/COLOR][/B][/quote]

[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Mar 26 Hong Kong, China Depart 5:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Mar 27 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Mar 28 Manila, Phillipines Docked Arrive 8:00 AM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Mar 29 Manila, Phillipines Docked Depart 1:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Fri, Mar 30 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sat, Mar 31 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sun, Apr 01 Balikpapan(Borneo),Indonesia Tendered Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 7:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Apr 02 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Apr 03 Palapo (Sulawesi), Indonesia Docked Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 10:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Apr 04 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Apr 05 Komodo, Indonesia Tendered Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 4:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Fri, Apr 06 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Docked Arrive 1:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sat, Apr 07 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Docked Depart 6:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sun, Apr 08 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Apr 09 Semarang, Indonesia Docked Arrive 6:00 AM Depart 10:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Apr 10 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Apr 11 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Apr 12 Singapore Arrive 7:00 AM

When we boarded the Quest in Hong Kong we were told that we would be visiting Sandakan rather than Balikpapan. Following the fire we disembarked in Sandakan around midnight on April 1st.
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So, you never made it to Bali or Indonesia.


I wonder when 2014 itineraries will be ready to book.


[quote name='Kamlee'][COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Mar 26 Hong Kong, China Depart 5:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Mar 27 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Mar 28 Manila, Phillipines Docked Arrive 8:00 AM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Mar 29 Manila, Phillipines Docked Depart 1:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Fri, Mar 30 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sat, Mar 31 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sun, Apr 01 Balikpapan(Borneo),Indonesia Tendered Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 7:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Apr 02 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Apr 03 Palapo (Sulawesi), Indonesia Docked Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 10:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Apr 04 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Apr 05 Komodo, Indonesia Tendered Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 4:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Fri, Apr 06 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Docked Arrive 1:00 PM[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sat, Apr 07 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Docked Depart 6:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Sun, Apr 08 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Mon, Apr 09 Semarang, Indonesia Docked Arrive 6:00 AM Depart 10:00 PM [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Tue, Apr 10 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Wed, Apr 11 At Sea [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#666666][FONT=Georgia]Thu, Apr 12 Singapore Arrive 7:00 AM

When we boarded the Quest in Hong Kong we were told that we would be visiting Sandakan rather than Balikpapan. Following the fire we disembarked in Sandakan around midnight on April 1st.
[/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE] Edited by Jade13

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 Miami to Caldera, Costa Rica: 05 Jan 2014, 10 nights
 Caldera to Miami: 03 March 2014, 12 nights with overnight in New Orleans

Any guesses what Quest will be doing between January 15 and March 3, when she's based on the west coast?
- I think Mexican riviera cruises are unlikely given the present situation in Mexico...
- Hawaii maybe? French Polynesia? (The latter is probably a stretch for Azamara.)
- West coast of South America: Peru, Chile perhaps?

Just wondering :)

Floris

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[quote name='florisdekort'] Miami to Caldera, Costa Rica: 05 Jan 2014, 10 nights
 Caldera to Miami: 03 March 2014, 12 nights with overnight in New Orleans

Any guesses what Quest will be doing between January 15 and March 3, when she's based on the west coast?
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- West coast of South America: Peru, Chile perhaps?

Just wondering :)

Floris[/quote]

[COLOR=darkorchid]here's to the west coast... i love to cruise that whole side and see peru.. i am taking one of the canal trips- not aure which one yet...[/COLOR]

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[quote name='tabatha1']Hi Bill
A couple of questions:
When will the 2014 Deployment be published?
The cruise following on after the 3 March 2014-is this a transatlantic? provisionally of course! Thank you.[/quote]
Hi Bill Just wondering if you have any news regarding the above questions.
Thanks

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I just booked an amazing itinerary on Celebrity Millennium, from Shanghai via South Korea, Japan, Russia and Alaska to Vancouver. I wish Azamara would make a similar run, as opposed to always sending its ship back to Europe via Suez. A few Alaska cruises, and then a Panama Canal run, followed by a Transatlantic to the Med :)

Floris

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[quote name='tabatha1']Hi Bill
A couple of questions:
When will the 2014 Deployment be published?
The cruise following on after the 3 March 2014-is this a transatlantic? provisionally of course! Thank you.[/quote]

[B]Question for Bill[/B]

Hi Bill I asked this question again on June 6th but I think its been missed-or it is very difficult to answer!

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[quote name='tabatha1'][B]Question for Bill[/B]

Hi Bill I asked this question again on June 6th but I think its been missed-or it is very difficult to answer![/quote]


[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Hello Tabatha1 & other 2014 Itinerary Enthusiasts -[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I'm sorry for my delayed response and I truly appreciate your steadfast interest. [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Actually, the difficulty that I've been facing is finding a new and different way to ask again for your continued patience as we fine-tune our 2014 deployment. Further, before we make our official 2014 announcement and launch the marketing process to introduce these voyages, our current marketing focus is to sell-out our 2012 voyages and to continue building a guest base for our 2013 inventory. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Nevertheless, I can answer your question about the voyage that follows the Azamara Quest's March 4, 2014 voyage (note date change from 03 March):[/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Caldera to Miami: 04 March 2014, 12 nights with overnight in New Orleans [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Miami to Miami: 16 March 2014, 11 nights - West Indies [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Miami to Nice: 27 March 2014, 15 nights - Transatlantic crossing [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Disclaimer: Our 2014 itinerary plans are still a "work-in-progress" and the information in this message is SUBJECT TO CHANGE![/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to provide you with more details about our launch date and please follow this thread for more details.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Until then, we'll look forward to welcoming you onboard in 2014.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Best regards,[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Bill Leiber [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Calibri]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]_____________________[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]Chief Blogging Officer* [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]Azamara Club Cruises [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

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[quote name='Bill Leiber'][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Hello Tabatha1 & other 2014 Itinerary Enthusiasts -[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I'm sorry for my delayed response and I truly appreciate your steadfast interest. [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Actually, the difficulty that I've been facing is finding a new and different way to ask again for your continued patience as we fine-tune our 2014 deployment. Further, before we make our official 2014 announcement and launch the marketing process to introduce these voyages, our current marketing focus is to sell-out our 2012 voyages and to continue building a guest base for our 2013 inventory. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Nevertheless, I can answer your question about the voyage that follows the Azamara Quest's March 4, 2014 voyage (note date change from 03 March):[/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Caldera to Miami: 04 March 2014, 12 nights with overnight in New Orleans [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Miami to Miami: 16 March 2014, 11 nights - West Indies [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Miami to Nice: 27 March 2014, 15 nights - Transatlantic crossing [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Disclaimer: Our 2014 itinerary plans are still a "work-in-progress" and the information in this message is SUBJECT TO CHANGE![/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to provide you with more details about our launch date and please follow this thread for more details.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Until then, we'll look forward to welcoming you onboard in 2014.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Best regards,[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Bill Leiber [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]_____________________[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]Chief Blogging Officer* [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black]Azamara Club Cruises [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=black](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/quote]


Thanks very much Bill. Sounds wonderful-maybe 3 Back2Back!

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[quote name='Bill Leiber']
[FONT=Wingdings][SIZE=3]§[/SIZE] [/FONT][FONT=Calibri][FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Miami to Nice: 27 March 2014, 15 nights - Transatlantic crossing [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
[/QUOTE]

That sounds like an interesting 15 night transatlantic that might actually have 5 or 6 ports. Edited by Jade13

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[COLOR=red]Bill[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000] I am leaving in less than 3 weeks for the Journey and had hoped to booksome winter cruises for 2014.. i know i want the CR one to Mia but really want to know about Feb 2014. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000] As i can rent a condo for Dec/Jan I want to sail feb into March and then fly home..[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000] any rumors yet on winter 2014??[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000]Thanks [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000]Robin[/COLOR]

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Hi Bill,

Thank you for the update. Assuming there are no changes to the 2014 schedule... I'm pleased to see there's a Miami-Miami sailing. It's tough to think about 2014 at the moment. For now, I'm focused on 2013 -particularly Quest's March 2nd sailing. We can't wait. Edited by Host Andy

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[quote name='ellbon'][COLOR=red]Bill[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#ff0000]I am leaving in less than 3 weeks for the Journey and had hoped to booksome winter cruises for 2014.. i know i want the CR one to Mia but really want to know about Feb 2014. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=#ff0000]As i can rent a condo for Dec/Jan I want to sail feb into March and then fly home..[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#ff0000]any rumors yet on winter 2014??[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#ff0000]Thanks [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000]Robin[/COLOR][/quote]


[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Hello Robin -[/FONT][/SIZE]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]I've been following your Cruise Critic comments as your excitement builds for your forthcoming Norwegian Fjords and back-to-back vacation. Azamara is fortunate to have earned your dedication to the Azamara experience and your desire to sail with us sometime in February 2014.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I know that I'm sounding like a "broken record" but it's still too soon for me to be sharing any 2014 itinerary "plans" on Cruise Critic, since as "plans" they are subject to change. Frankly, our itinerary planner is still fine-tuning that specific 2014 winter period so sharing what "is written" now would be as reliable as writing on the wind. [/FONT][/SIZE]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Earlier on this thread I mentioned that that the Azamara Quest would transit the Panama Canal early in January 2014 and call at Caldera. As a result, this vessel be operating voyages from Los Angeles and Caldera until the Panama Canal transit on March 4th to Miami. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]During the first-quarter of 2014, the Azamara Journey will be deployed in Asia, operating probably 14-night voyages from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. I've already shared on a separate thread that the 17-night voyage between Hong Kong and Singapore visiting Manila, Borneo, Komodo and Bali has been schedule to operate on March 17, 2014. It is the same itinerary that was cancelled earlier this year on the Azamara Quest.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]That is about as far as I can go with detail about 2014 and that includes those itineraries schedule to operate in Europe, the Mediterranean and South America for the remainder of 2014. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]My best wishes for a wonderful Azamara experience ahead![/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Best regards,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Bill Leiber [/SIZE][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]_____________________[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Chief Blogging Officer* [/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Azamara Club Cruises [/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/FONT][/SIZE]

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[quote name='21405']Bill, do you know if there will be a 2014 Antarctica sailing? Thank you!![/quote]


[COLOR=black]Hello 21405 -[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]According to the most current 2014 itinerary deployment plan, there is no Antarctica voyage scheduled for the last-half of 2014; however, there is the likelihood that one will operate in January 2015.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Hopefully, Azamara will have the opportunity of welcoming you onboard sometime very soon.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Best regards,[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Bill Leiber [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]_____________________[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Chief Blogging Officer* [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Azamara Club Cruises [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=red]Bill[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000] This is a huge help for me. it is very easy to fly from anywhere thru Atlanta to LA. then i can relax overnight and sail to CR for the canal cruise.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000] [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff0000] I will enjoy seeing Mexico again.. my first Azamara cruise was on the Journey to CA.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000] Please know i will be in S America for part of 2013 and Eorope too. i would never wait to come home to Azamara that long..[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000]Thank you[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#ff0000]Robin[/COLOR]

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[quote name='Bill Leiber'][COLOR=black]Hello 21405 -[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]According to the most current 2014 itinerary deployment plan, there is no Antarctica voyage scheduled for the last-half of 2014; however, there is the likelihood that one will operate in January 2015.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Hopefully, Azamara will have the opportunity of welcoming you onboard sometime very soon.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Best regards,[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Bill Leiber [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]_____________________[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Chief Blogging Officer* [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Azamara Club Cruises [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/COLOR][/quote]


Thank you for the info Bill, 2015 would be perfect, that is when we were hoping to go anyway!!

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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]A suggestion for future deployment in Europe,[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Hello Bill & Andy,[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I don't know what influence you have on future deployment but I have a suggestion.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]All the Azamara around the British Isles cruises seem to concentrate on ports in Ireland, Scotland, the West Coast of England & London.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]They are missing out on a real gem that I am sure would interest travellers from North America & other parts of the world, the port of Hull the gateway to Europe for North Sea Ferries.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Ideally located on the East Coast of England & within easy reach of York, the Dales, Whitby(Captain Cooks home Port) & many other places of interest.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Some cruise companies do use the Port & I am sure many interesting Day tours could be arranged, I know that Azamara pride themselves on visiting new destinations.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Regards[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Eric[/SIZE][/FONT]

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[quote name='Bloodaxe'][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]A suggestion for future deployment in Europe,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Hello Bill & Andy,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I don't know what influence you have on future deployment but I have a suggestion.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]All the Azamara around the British Isles cruises seem to concentrate on ports in Ireland, Scotland, the West Coast of England & London.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]They are missing out on a real gem that I am sure would interest travellers from North America & other parts of the world, the port of Hull the gateway to Europe for North Sea Ferries.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Ideally located on the East Coast of England & within easy reach of York, the Dales, Whitby(Captain Cooks home Port) & many other places of interest.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Some cruise companies do use the Port & I am sure many interesting Day tours could be arranged, I know that Azamara pride themselves on visiting new destinations.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Regards[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Eric[/SIZE][/FONT][/quote]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Hello Eric -[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Thank you for your time and effort to share your suggestion to consider including a visit to the Port of Hull on the east coast of England. I'll pass on your recommendation to add a new "dimension" to our future British Isles itineraries to our itinerary planner, Claudius Docekal. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Although Andy and I can share your ideas along with other Cruise Critic members with him to plant the "seed" for future consideration, the deciding factors for the Port of Hull, for example, will involve its distance (impact on speed and fuel cost) along with the remaining time available to include the expected British Isles 'marquee' ports-of-call in Ireland and Scotland which are on England's western coast. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]I will let you know his response following his review of your recommendation.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Thanks again for your suggestion to differentiate our menu of destination-immersion highlights![/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Best regards,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Bill Leiber [/SIZE][/FONT]
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri](*CBO is an authorized and compensated representative of ACC)[/FONT][/SIZE]

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[quote name='ellbon'][COLOR=darkorchid]here's to the west coast... i love to cruise that whole side and see peru.. i am taking one of the canal trips- not aure which one yet...[/COLOR][/quote]

Any clarification on the "west coast" issue? January to March I mean.....as having to deal with the only options being Carnival and Disney......My heart is skipping a beat at the thought of Azamara coming "our" way!

Of course I understand that this all still speculation at this point...but just curious as to whether those of us on the west coast will have something to look forward to! (said with checkbook in hand! haha)

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[quote name='chloemonkey']Any clarification on the "west coast" issue? January to March I mean.....as having to deal with the only options being Carnival and Disney......My heart is skipping a beat at the thought of Azamara coming "our" way!

Of course I understand that this all still speculation at this point...but just curious as to whether those of us on the west coast will have something to look forward to! (said with checkbook in hand! haha)[/quote]

[COLOR=red]Bill posted a couple days ago about LA to CR and back.. that said sounds like mexico and maybe something in centra America- not s America[/COLOR]

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[quote name='ellbon'][COLOR=red]Bill posted a couple days ago about LA to CR and back.. that said sounds like mexico and maybe something in centra America- not s America[/COLOR][/quote]

Thanks Robin! Must have missed it....but ANYTHING on Azamara out of los Angeles would be heaven! So I will keep watching...

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Having watched the qualifiers for the European GP on TV today a cruise that was scheduled to include Valencia region on the equivalent weekend in the future would be perfect it is a stunning area of Spain

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[quote name='chloemonkey']Thanks Robin! Must have missed it....but ANYTHING on Azamara out of los Angeles would be heaven! So I will keep watching...[/quote]

you are so welcome.. it was a post starting with my name. thinking of flying to LA and getting on ship and sailing to Mia and then fly to NC. sounds like about 3 weeks of cruising. hope it works out.

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We are hoping that the Spice Route and Passage from India are on the list for 2014 too?
We are new to Azamara, or we hope to be, if these cruises are to be available.
Any information welcome!:)

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Waiting with anticipation for 2014 dates. Can u give us a hint of when we MIGHT expect the new itineraries to be released. I hear Oceania's may be out next month so would like to compare itineraries before we decide. Thank you.

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We live in California and would book anything departing close to home. We did the Baltic on Azamara in June and will do a Transatlantic on Celebrity in Nov. Dreading the flight overseas again. From Palm Springs it takes us 12 hours to get to Florida as no nonstop flights. I would love to see Mexico again.

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