Azamara Cruises Offers Europe’s Treasures at a Gem of a Price

MIAMI, August 1 – International travelers who wish to cruise through Europe next year in the deluxe, intimate surroundings of a lushly appointed 694-guest ship can take advantage of a special Azamara cruise vacation booking promotion that includes onboard credit and complimentary standard gratuities. Guests who book any 2009 Azamara Cruises Europe sailing between August 1-31, 2008,will receive onboard credit in the amount of $150 for each oceanview or veranda stateroom or in the amount of $300 for each suite. Additionally, the first and second guests in each room will enjoy complimentary standard gratuities. Azamara’s 2009 Europe sailings are offered at a cruise-only or air-inclusive rate.

Azamara Cruises’ two ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, will sail in Europe between April and Nov 2009. Itineraries will include 20 new ports and overnight stays in some of the most romantic cities on the continent. In total, Azamara’s series of seven- to 15-night Europe itineraries in 2009 will visit 91 ports in 36 countries, and depart from five different homeports: Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Rome and Venice, Italy. Overnight stays will be offered in Barcelona, Edinburgh, Scotland; Florence and Ravenna, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Stockholm, Sweden. Late-night (10 p.m. or after) departures will be offered in 10 ports of call, allowing guests to capture more of the flavor of each locale’s nightlife.

The 2009 Europe booking promotion is not combinable with any other offer. The offer is not available for European, Middle Eastern and Africa bookings. For individual reservations, the offer only applies to bookings made between Aug 1-31, 2008. For groups, the offer is only available for individual reservations within that group that are both fully named and deposited within the booking window of Aug 1-31, 2008. The offer is based on availability. The onboard credit in this offer is per stateroom, and the complimentary standard gratuities are applicable only to the first and second guests in the stateroom.

Azamara Cruises unlocks the hidden corners of the world for those who desire to immerse themselves in the rich details of every voyage. The deluxe ships – Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest – offer an intimate experience, while allowing access to exotic destinations experienced travelers long to reach. For the 694 guests on each Azamara Cruises ship, every moment at sea embodies the pinnacle of luxury, and each footstep on shore accentuates the difference between visiting a place and getting a true sense of place. This year, Azamara Cruises presents the best of enchanting Europe, elite Asia, and the most captivating Caribbean and the Panama Canal. The line also offers unique cruisetours in Asia and Europe. For more information, travel agents are encouraged to call 1-877-222-2526. Guests are invited to call 1-877-999-9553. Or, visit