Azamara prepares for return to Canada for first time since 2017

Itineraries for 2025 will also include new double-night visits in France and Spain

Azamara prepares for return to Canada for first time since 2017

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Azamara will visit L’Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland as part of its Canadian itineraries in 2025

By Alice Chambers |

Azamara will return to Canada for the first time since 2017 during two of its 73 itineraries planned for 2025.

The two new Canadian voyages will visit a combination of six ports including Quebec’s Cap-aux-Meules – an island at the centre of the Magdalen Islands where guests can sample fresh seafood, hike on coastal trails and see over 300 species of birds – and Havre Saint Pierre, which offers access to the Saint Lawrence River and the Lingan Archipelago National Park Reserve.

Azamara will also visit L’Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland, where guests can explore the recreated Viking Encampment and Norse artifacts.

“We are thrilled to return to Canada in 2025, and we’re excited for our guests to experience these unique itineraries visiting lesser travelled ports in Quebec and Newfoundland as well as Iceland and Greenland,” said Michael Pawlus, head of itinerary planning at Azamara. “As demand for our ‘Country Intensive’ sailings remains strong, we’ve also added a range of these speciality voyages across Europe for 2025, so our guests can discover smaller ports and hidden gems within a single country.”

The ‘Country Intensive’ sailings will make up more than half of the 2025 itineraries. These voyages aim to encourage guests to ‘dive deeper’ into the countries they visit, including Italy, Spain, France, Norway, Ireland and Scotland.

Azamara is also introducing double-night stays in Bordeaux, France, and Seville, Spain.

“Azamara is known for offering more time in port with late nights and overnights, and now we are taking that even further with our new double night stays, allowing our guests plenty of time to travel further and dive deeper into each destination,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara.

Plus, the cruise line will offer itineraries in Greece onboard Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Onward, as well as 15 golf-themed cruises as part of its collaboration with golf tour provider PerryGolf.

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