If cruising through scenic bays, soaring cliffs and deep blue fjords is your idea of a good time, you’ll love New Zealand. While the earliest explorers arrived by canoe, you’ll be sailing in the lap of luxury, with a glass of fine New Zealand wine in hand. But first, a taste of Tasmania, where you’ll walk the grounds of notorious Port Arthur, a former penal colony in a stunningly beautiful setting. Then sail to nearby Hobart, an old whaling town full of shops, galleries and lively restaurants. Then, we enter scenic Milford Sound, an Ice-Age spectacle of jagged peaks and tumbling waterfalls.
New Zealand towns are surprisingly different, with plenty of 19th century Victorian and Edwardian architecture to explore. The modern capital of Wellington is filled with sophisticated restaurants, art galleries and museums. Architecture buffs will love charming Napier, rebuilt in perfect art-deco style after an earthquake.
Wine aficionados won’t want to miss guided tours of the Marlborough region and Hawke’s Bay. And every gardener will swoon over Tauranga’s lush kiwi, citrus and avocado farms. The breathtaking Bay of Islands is just another in the long list of reasons New Zealand is like no other place on earth.
Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Quest® is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.
You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas.
There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!