Cruise Line to Return to South Africa and South America

Azamara returns to South Africa and South America at the end of this year with two of its luxury cruise ships.

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The destination immersion cruise line, Azamara, will be returning to South Africa and South America at the end of this year onboard Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Journey.

For the first time since early 2020, Azamara Journey will return to Cape Town, South Africa, this December, and Azamara Pursuit will return to South America on November 30, 2022.

The Line’s Return to South Africa and South America

Beginning this year, Azamara will be making a comeback to both South Africa, on December 20, and South America, on November 30, for the first time since 2020.

This four-ship destination immersion cruise line will have two of its 30,277 gross ton ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit, return to these regions towards the end of this year, taking guests to explore the magnificent scenery in those areas such as visiting some of South Africa’s most luxurious golf courses.

Azamara Cruise Ship
Chile Fjords (Photo Courtesy: Azamara)

Azamara’s Director of Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning, Michael Pawlus stated, “With the travel and cruising industries continuing to take significant steps forward, we are thrilled to bring our guests deeper to explore even more hidden gems of the world on our four ships.”

“Both South Africa and many South American countries are bucket-list travel destinations for travelers, and we look forward to our guests discovering the rich culture and local life of these unique destinations with Azamara,” Pawlus added.

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Azamara’s South America itineraries will sail the Antarctic Peninsula and the Beagle Channel, visiting the famed Strait of Magellan and stopping in the remote Falkland Islands, a remote South Atlantic archipelago.

These anticipated South Africa and South America Country Intensive and Specialty Voyages have been in high demand and extremely popular amongst its guests, with most voyages already close to sold out.

Itinerary Options to These Regions

A 16-night Portuguese Pursuit Voyage, departing from one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon, on November 30, will mark the line’s first official return to South America since 2020.

This month’s Portuguese Pursuit Voyage will take guests onboard the 777-passenger Azamara Pursuit, with its first two late stays in the Canary Islands, and then visit Mindelo, Cape Verde, for two additional nights.

Before disembarking at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, December 16, guests will arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil for another late stay, offering an opportunity to experience Brazilian culture before concluding the journey atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio De Janeiro, visiting one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer.

Cape Town
Photo Courtesy: Azamara

Azamara’s signature Country Intensive itinerary, a 12-night South Africa voyage, will allow guests to cruise onboard Azamara Journey, taking golf lovers to some of South Africa’s most luxurious golf courses via Azamara’s exclusive partnership and leading provider of international golf vacations, PerryGolf.

Embarking from Cape Town on January 15, 2023, this 12-night voyage will make its first stop in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and another the following day, January 18, in East London, consisting of areas in the historic counties of Essex and Middlesex.

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On Friday, January 27, Azamara Journey will disembark in Cape Town, South Africa after a five-round voyage, with options to enhance the itinerary with a pre-cruise option for a four-night Kruger Safari with more golf and a post-cruise option, including four nights at the Fancourt resort in the Garden Route with three rounds of golf.

Aboard Azamara Pursuit, guests will be able to set sail from Buenos Aires on a 15-night Carnival in Rio Voyage, with an overnight stay in Montevideo and a late stay in the vibrant city of São Paola, Brazil, experiencing views atop the Banespa skyscraper.

Departing on February 10, 2023, this South American itinerary will give guests the opportunity to experience the peak of Rio’s Carnival festivities, one of the most exhilarating and memorable festivals on earth, and will disembark in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, February 25.

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