Azamara Club Cruises brings sophisticated cruising to Ireland for summer 2011

Azamara Club Cruises is marking its continued investment in the Irish cruise market by bringing the cruise line’s sophisticated boutique hotel-style cruising experience to Ireland with two voyages, which conclude and sail from Dublin Port in summer 2011. 

The intimate 694-guest Azamara Journey will sail on a 12-night Iceland and Norwegian Fjords voyage on 17 August, 2011.  Departing from Copenhagen (Denmark), the ship will feature an overnight in Reykjavik, and include calls at Bergen and Geiranger (Norway), Lerwick/Shetland (Scotland), Akureyri (Iceland), and Torshavn (Faroe Islands) before arriving in Dublin on 29 August, 2011.

Azamara Journey will also offer a 10-night voyage departing Dublin Port on 29 August, 2011. The ship will feature two days in Bordeaux (France), as well as call at Holyhead (Wales), Cork/Cobh (Ireland), and Bilbao, Gijon and Vigo (Spain), before finishing with another overnight in Lisbon (Portugal) on 8 September, 2011.

Larry Pimentel, President and CEO Azamara Club Cruises, comments:

“We are delighted to bring Azamara Journey into Dublin twice in the 2011 summer season.  Our up-market boutique brand continues to grow in favour with British and Irish travellers who seek distinctive destinations, delivered uniquely. Our itineraries offer more late-night and overnight stays so guests can enjoy a more immersive experience while on an Azamara holiday cruise.”


Azamara Club Cruises is renowned for providing access to hidden gems, worldwide festivals, events and famous journeys.  A recent rebrand saw the cruise line’s onboard butlers undergo traditional English butler school training and the move to become more inclusive with complimentary boutique wines served with lunch and dinner, bottled water, speciality coffees and teas, all meals and room service, housekeeping, dining and bar gratuities, shuttlebus service to/from port communities where available and self-service laundry, all at no additional charge.

Jenny Rafter, Azamara Club Cruises’ Sales Manager of Ireland & Northern Ireland comments:

“We are excited that Azamara Journey will be sailing into and out from Dublin.  The ship has stopped in the capital before and now guests from Ireland will be able to join us onboard and enjoy an unsurpassed cruising experience with the added convenience offered by the easy-to-get-to Dublin Port close to the city centre.  The two summer sailings cover all tastes – stunning Nordic scenery or, welcome sun-drenched coasts.  Early booking is recommended for a holiday experience with unmatched levels of service you’ll want to repeat again and again.”

Azamara Club Cruises is a destination-immersive cruise line for up-market travellers who want to not only see the places and cultures they visit, but to live them. Azamara’s two intimate, 694-guest ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with a combination of 353 suites and staterooms, offer a European boutique-hotel ambience with extraordinary service, fine cuisine and wines from around the world, and wellness and vitality programmes, all while sailing to a host of destinations larger ships may not reach. Azamara Club Cruises sails in Europe, Asia, the Panama Canal, Transatlantic, and the less-travelled islands of the Caribbean, with more overnight and late-night stays in every region.