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12-night South Africa Intensive Voyage

Azamara

On Board Azamara Pursuit

Departure Date: 27 January 2024

Duration: 12 Nights

Inside £2,494pp
Outside£2,714pp
Balcony £2,934pp
Suite £3,754pp
From £2,494pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town - South AfricaArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Sometimes referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is the most famous port in South Africa and is influenced by many different cultures, including Dutch, British and Malay. The port was founded in 1652 by Dutch explorer Jan Van Riebeeck, and evidence of Dutch colonial rule remains throughout the region. The port is located on one of the world's most important trade routes, and is mainly a container port and handler of fresh fruit. Fishing is another vital industry, with large Asian fishing fleets using Cape Town as a logistical repair base for much of the year. The region is famous for its natural beauty, with the imposing Table Mountain and Lions Head, as well as the many nature reserves and botanical gardens such as Kirstenbosch which boasts an extensive range of indigenous plant life, including proteas and ferns. Cape Town's weather is mercurial, and can change from beautiful sunshine to dramatic thunderstorms within a short period. A local adage is that in Cape Town you can experience four seasons in one day.
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Gqeberha (ex Port Elizabeth) - South AfricaArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Originally the home of the San and Khoisan people and later the Xhosa tribe, the area now known as Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) became a landing place for passing European ships after Portuguese navigator Bartolomew Diaz arrived in Algoa Bay in 1488. As part of the Cape Colony, the British occupied the area during the Napoleonic Wars and it was they who built Fort Frederick here in 1799. Twenty-one years later 4,000 settlers arrived, becoming the first permanent British residents of South Africa and Gqeberha. Sir Rufane Donkin, Acting Governor of the Cape Colony, founded Port Elizabeth, naming the settlement after his late wife. The town underwent rapid growth after 1873 following the construction of the railway to Kimberley, and is now one of the country’s major seaports. Like most South African cities, miles of beautiful coastline surround Gqeberha. Algoa Bay combines warm water and fair breezes, making it a mecca for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. Those interested in history can follow the Donkin Heritage Trail, past a succession of Victorian and Edwardian town houses, trim gardens and neo-Gothic churches. Just outside the town are a number of game reserves, including the famous Addo Elephant National Park.
Day 4 - East London - South AfricaArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
South Africa’s only river port city is situated on the south-east Indian Ocean coast between the Buffalo and Nahoon Rivers. Its location is widely regarded as one of the most attractive on the Eastern Cape coast and it is ideally placed for exploring the coast towards Port Elizabeth and the surrounding Transkei region. The city you see today was born when the British-built Fort Glamorgan was constructed here in 1847 and it was British governor Sir Harry Smith who named the town London after the Empire’s capital as an open declaration about its promising position as a port. The town later became East London due to its location on the east of the Buffalo River, and in more recent times is sometimes referred to as Buffalo City. East London is renowned for its superb golden beaches such as Eastern, Orient and Nahoon, both popular with surfers, and a variety of places to dine and drink have sprung up along the bustling beachfront. While the city is predominantly modern you can see a number of historic buildings and monuments such as City Hall, whose clock tower commemorates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Maputo - MozambiqueArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
The city of Maputo was founded towards the end of the 18th century, and is influenced by a variety of cultures including Bantu, Arabian and Portuguese. Surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture and stunning natural scenery, it is an ideal base from which to explore the region. The scars from past wars and conflict are still evident, but the city is clearly regenerating, and the original beauty and cultural attractions of the area can easily be appreciated by visitors.
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Dining Options

At Azamara Club Cruises® we take you to remarkable destinations. We also give you more time to fall in love with them. It’s what we call Destination Immersion® experiences, and it's what happens when you can stay longer and experience more local life and culture in every port.

But Destination Immersion® experiences don't just happen on shore. They happen onboard, too. What does that mean for dining with Azamara Club Cruises®? We incorporate the flavors of a destination into our food and drink menus. What does that mean for you? An exclusive, local, and personalized culinary experience. It’s time to get a real taste for travel.

NEW VEGAN MENU

Plant-based diet? Now there’s a menu just for you – available at Discoveries, Prime C, and Aqualina.

Entertainment

Azamara Club Cruises® accepts guests of any age*, but discourages families from sailing with children under 18 years of age, as the on board ambience and experience caters to adults and there are no activities for children or baby-sitting services available.

*Please see our Terms & Conditions for details of minimum age for sailing.


Enrichments

Accommodation and Deck plan

Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things. Like exploring the world.

Club Balcony Plus Stateroom
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From £3,174pp
Introducing a new way to see the world with Azamara Club Cruises®. With our new Club Balcony Plus Staterooms, enjoy spectacular ocean and destination views, plus a host of guest-favorite amenities—all at a great...

Introducing a new way to see the world with Azamara Club Cruises®. With our new Club Balcony Plus Staterooms, enjoy spectacular ocean and destination views, plus a host of guest-favorite amenities—all at a great value. Everything you love about our traditional Club Balcony Staterooms is included, plus extra perks and amenities to elevate your time on board.

Features:

  • Complimentary Internet (120 minutes) or $130 towards a full voyage unlimited package
  • One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, every seven days
  • One night of complimentary specialty dining for two, every seven days
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • Complimentary Suite Features:
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines

Gratuities

  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Stateroom Features:

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Balcony
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Facilities
Queen or Twin Configuration,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Club Balcony Stateroom
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From £2,934pp
When you book a stateroom, you'll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You'll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to...

When you book a stateroom, you'll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You'll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from "good" to "great." With Azamara Club Cruises®, you'll discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.

Features:

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Complimentary Stateroom Features:

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin

Facilities
Queen or Twin Configuration,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Club Spa Suite
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From £6,164pp
Love the feeling of being at the spa but never want to leave? With our new Club Spa Suites, you won’t have to. Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, our newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design,...

Love the feeling of being at the spa but never want to leave? With our new Club Spa Suites, you won’t have to. Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, our newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. With easy access to the Spa, open decks, swimming pool, our great restaurants—as well as our newest venue, The Living Room, the Club Spa Suites surround you with organic, elegant décor, and the finest, most soothing amenities. Suites feature comfortable sitting area, daily delivery of healthy snacks, Frette plush robes and slippers, and in-room spa music. For the ultimate in serene surroundings, the spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub and separate rain shower bring the outside in, with views to the endless seas beyond. Unique spa amenities are included, such as a complimentary “Nights in Private Places” experience for two and a spa credit to be used for spa treatments of your choice. The perfect place to get away from it all. Without being far from anything.

Features:

  • Newly built suites with an elegant organic décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • In-room spa music
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Complimentary Stateroom Features:

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Complimentary Internet (235 minutes)
  • Complimentary specialty dining

Facilities
Queen or Twin Configuration,Lounge Area,Shower,Bath,Room Service Available,Suite Benefits,TV,Free Wi-Fi,Safe,Hair Dryer,Desk
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Your Cruise Summary
Azamara Azamara Pursuit –
27 January 2024 – 12 Nights