Monday, August 17, 2015

Experience Authentic Culture With Azamara Club Cruises

Cruising the world is always an amazing experience. Exploring exotic cities and towns, visiting museums, cathedrals or other worthy sites, and snapping lots photos to share with friends and family! But what if you want more? What if you want to delve deeper?

Azamara Club Cruises has the answer. The first program worth mentioning is called “Insider Access”. These are land excursions that travel to private homes, farms, villas, and more giving guests the opportunity to meet new people, experience authentic culture, and learning about a place’s history, and traditions.These excursions are designed to take a group of 8 to 10 people and   give them a glimpse into the lives of the local people in that destination. For example, for those interested in seeing the inside of a private historical home in the Netherlands, Insider Access invites guests to share coffee and fresh baked apple pie with a local family in its 16th-century house. Imagine chatting with the owner about the homes distinctive decorative elements, such as a painted ceiling and rare delft-blue tiles! Afterwards stretch your legs with a guided walking tour of Edam, a charming small town famous for the cheese that bears its name.

Another wonderfully immersive experience is Azamara’s “Cruise Global, Eat Local” program. Guests have a chance to dine in some of the most authentic local restaurants while in ports of call across the globe. These are the places where the locals go to eat, so isn’t that the kind of place where you want to go? I know when I eat out in a foreign city I don’t want to be handed the tourist menu!

There are three ways to enjoy this dining experience. Guests can pair lunch with a half-day excursion and travel with a small group thereby enjoying the camaraderie of fellow passengers.   For guests that don’t want to dine with fellow cruisers but are concerned about transportation to the restaurant, Azamara will arrange private transportation to and from the restaurant. Or lastly, for the independent traveler, Azamara will help the guest choose an authentic local restaurant.

If this is the way you want to cruise, to experience what few travelers do, then Azamara Club Cruises may be the cruise line for you. Each and every itinerary offers distinct destination-immersive experiences for the discerning traveler.

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