Azamara® returns to South Africa this winter after the reopening of international cruises in the region


The Destination Immersion® brand will immerse travelers with six consecutive trips – five of which are Country Intensive® itineraries – and travel even deeper into the heart of the destination with Micato Safaris for pre and post-terrestrial explorations.

MIAMI, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Azamara – the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion experiences – is pleased to announce its return to South Africa this winter, as the country reopens international cruises in South African waters and ports. Pursuit of Azamara® will sail from January to March 2022 with six consecutive trips – five of which are country-intensive itineraries – and will resume pre-cruise and post-cruise land explorations with leading luxury safari operator, Micato Safaris, recently named the world’s best safari provider by Travel + Leisure for an unprecedented 10e time.

“A trip to Africa is a once in a lifetime experience, the kind of trip Azamara is known for, which is why I am so happy to confirm that our guests are now welcome to South Africa following the reopening of its ports to international cruises ”, declared the president of Azamara, Carol Cabezas. “Once again, Micato Safaris will offer unparalleled pre and post cruise land programs as they share Azamara’s love for travel, exploration and the value of creating unique experiences for travelers.”

“Together with Carol Cabezas and his team, we have designed a series of unique personalized programs that showcase the best of South Africa for the knowledgeable passengers of Azamara ”, states the Managing Director of Micato, Dennis pinto.

Highlights of Azamara’s immersive before and after landing programs with Micato include:

Greater Kruger National Park Safari & Winelands (five nights before cruise, five nights after cruise):
Azamara travelers will be introduced to two very different sides of South Africa – first explore the Kapama game reserve, which is home to more than 40 species of mammals, including africa Big Five: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. Next, visit the Western Cape, which has the perfect climate for producing world-class wines, to explore the country’s wine region and sip local vintages from wineries like Vergelegen Estate, followed by a gourmet meal at Tokara Restaurant.

Victoria Falls & Chobe Game Park Safari (five nights before cruise, five nights after cruise):
The guests will cross Zimbabwe To Botswana: Discover Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue to Botswana to enjoy dawn and evening game drives through that of Botswana Chobe National Park to experience wildlife like Cape buffalo, lions, elephants and more.

Azamara’s travels in South Africa will offer 16 late nights and 11 overnight stays throughout the winter season, along with five dedicated Country Intensive itineraries, allowing customers to travel deeper and visit more ports within a country.

Highlights of the trips include:

PerryGolf Sailing:
Azamara’s trips to South Africa will also include a 12-night golf trip through its ongoing partnership with PerryGolf, the leading provider of international luxury golf vacations. Offering a seamless and truly integrated golf cruise program, the trip will include five laps, starting with the Humewood Golf Club, a true links course in Port Elizabeth that has hosted many PGA events, and is one of the South Africa top rated gold clubs, and will stop to play at notable clubs along the coast, including London is, Zimbali, Durban Country Club and Pearl Valley.

Programming immersive destinations:
On land, venture ashore on a shore excursion to Azamara, hosted by Akorn, the cruise division of Abercrombie & Kent. To live Thula Thula, one of the oldest private game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal. Join the rangers aboard an open-top 4×4 vehicle for a ride through the African bushveld, while spotting elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, birds, and more. The day will end with a delicious buffet featuring local African cuisine.

On board, guests will enjoy a District Six themed cabaret show as part of the celebration of Azamara’s destination – a new program that brings the destination’s culture and heritage to life on board with concern. health and safety. The show – starring Alistair Izobell, international award winner and recognized veteran of SA entertainment, and special guest Sasha Lee Davids – will take guests on a journey into the heart of District Six for an evening designed not only to entertain but also to educate through popular music production inspired by the rich history of Cape Town oppressive past that tried to destroy its vibrant community and spirit.

For more information on Azamara’s 2022 South Africa routes, please visit: www.azamara.com

About Azamara
Azamara is a high-end cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences. Currently, with three midsize ships sailing to the seven continents of the world, and an additional fourth ship scheduled to join the fleet in 2022. Boutique-style ships allow them to reach renowned ports around the world and dock in smaller and less bulky vessels. visited hidden gems. Azamara’s commitment to creating immersive experiences allows customers to travel deeper with longer stays, more nights, and nightly tours. Guests can experience a boutique hotel at sea with included amenities such as tips, selected drinks, exclusive cultural events and more. For more information visit www.azamara.com.

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