Everything you need to know about Azamara Cruises cabins and suites
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Azamara Cruises is a mid-level cruise line boasting more elegant, classic, upscale decor than the likes of mainstream cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean or Carnival. Its ships feature dark woods with sophisticated furnishings, patterns and color schemes, and its cabins are no exception.
Because Azamara’s ships are all from the former Renaissance Cruises’ R Class, which was launched more than 20 years ago, the cabins are on the small side, but they’re still comfortable, functional and well-appointed.
Here, we’ll give you a rundown of the different types of cabins you can book, how big they are and the sorts of amenities that come with each.
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Azamara Cruises cabin primer
Azamara has four general cabin types: inside or interior, outside or oceanview, balcony or veranda, and suite. They fall into five main categories: Club Interior, Club Oceanview, Club Veranda, Club Veranda Plus and Suite.
On each of its ships, Azamara offers seven accessible staterooms in a mix of cabin types: two Club Continent Suites, three Club Interior Staterooms and two Club Oceanview Staterooms (see below). These accommodations offer larger main doorways (at least 33″) and bathroom doorways (at least 34″) to allow entry for wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids. They are also equipped with lowered closet bars, a 5-foot turning radius and anywhere from 227 to 324 square feet of space. Bathrooms have ramped thresholds, grab bars, roll-in showers, lowered sinks/vanities, adjustable-height toilet seats, fold-down shower benches and handheld showerheads.
Unfortunately, there are no dedicated solo cabins on any of Azamara’s ships, but the line does offer singles discounts on occasion, and when it doesn’t, anyone who pays double — known as a single supplement to account for one person staying in a room designed for double occupancy — receives double loyalty points toward their Azamara Circle status.
All staterooms, regardless of type or category, are outfitted with at least one queen bed that can convert to two twins, a desk/vanity with a phone, nightstands with reading lamps, at least one TV that’s a minimum of 40″, outlets and USB charging ports, a mini-bar, individual climate controls, closets, a safe, a hairdryer, robes, slippers, umbrellas and fresh flowers.
Each cabin has its own bathroom with towels, bath products, a shower, sink/vanity, storage shelves and a toilet. Additionally, all rooms include daily make-up and turndown services, as well as 24-hour room service, a tote bag, a daily bulletin of activities and turndown treats.
Inside cabins on Azamara ships
Azamara’s Club Interior staterooms are 158 square feet, (14.5 sqm) and they’re the least expensive accommodations onboard, offering no windows or balconies.
However, they make up for their lack of natural light and ocean breezes with their more economic price point and a fully dark sleeping experience that passengers swear gives them some of the best rest they’ve ever had.
Only standard amenities mentioned above are included here, but if you’re someone who plans only to be in your room to shower and sleep, an inside cabin could be a perfect fit for you.
Oceanview cabins on Azamara ships
Although balcony cabins are, technically, oceanview cabins, in this context, the line’s Club Oceanview Staterooms refer to rooms that have only a window that doesn’t open — no balcony.
Oddly, Azamara’s outside cabins are smaller than its interior accommodations, with the former measuring just 143 square feet (13 sqm). Even more oddly, some of these cabins are equipped with sofa beds that can sleep up to two additional passengers.
Squeezing that many people into such a small space could prove to be tight, but we suspect the natural light will help lighten the mood.
Balcony cabins on Azamara ships
Azamara’s balcony cabins come in two types.
Club Veranda Staterooms
These are the most basic balcony accommodations onboard, and they feature 175 square feet (16 sqm) of living space, plus a 40-square-foot veranda for a total of 215 square feet (20 sqm).
For ships as old as Azamara’s the number of balcony accommodations is surprising, with many rooms equipped with verandas where cruisers can sit and enjoy drinks and some fresh air on their own little swaths of deck.
Club Veranda Plus Staterooms
Although Club Veranda Plus rooms are the same square footage as Club Veranda Staterooms, this is the first cabin level where passengers will really see a difference between cabin types in the way of additional amenities.
Your cabin type from this level upward will be considered in conjunction with your Azamara Circle loyalty status (assuming you’re a member) to determine the level of benefits you’ll receive during your voyage.
All passengers booked in Club Veranda Plus accommodations will receive the standard offerings mentioned under previous cabin categories, plus complimentary Wi-Fi minutes, one free bag of laundry every seven days, one complimentary meal for two in a for-fee restaurant every seven days, priority embarkation and disembarkation and free in-cabin alcohol.
Suites on Azamara ships
Suites on Azamara’s ships are divided into four types, and each provides its occupants with complimentary butler service.
Club Continent Suites
The smallest of the line’s suite accommodations, Club Continent Suites are 266 square feet (25 sqm) with 60-square-foot balconies. They include all of the amenities mentioned above, as well as a large seating area with a 55″ flat-screen TV.
In addition to the TV and the increased square footage, some Club Continent Suite bathrooms also have bathtubs instead of only a stand-up shower.
Club Spa Suites
These suites are located near the Sanctum Spa on each vessel. In addition to soothing, natural decor, cruisers booked in these rooms can expect healthy snacks to be delivered daily. They can also enjoy in-cabin spa music and their very own glass-enclosed spa soaking bathtub.
Additionally, Club Spa Suites have rain showerheads and all of the amenities afforded to veranda cabins but with a larger (55″) TV and 414 square feet of space (38 sqm), plus a 60-square-foot balcony.
Club Ocean Suites
These 478-square-foot (44 sqm) luxury digs come with 173-square-foot verandas, a separate living room and bedroom setup (each room with a 55″ TV); marble, shower-only bathrooms (except on Journey and Quest, which have bathtubs); dressing rooms with vanities; and additional closet space.
Further, passengers staying in these suites have access to all of the perks to which those in balcony cabins are entitled.
Club World Owner’s Suites
The Club World Owner’s Suites are Azamara’s most lavish, offering everything afforded to those booked in Club Ocean Suites but with significantly more space — 603 square feet (59 sqm) with 233-square-foot balconies.
Like Club Ocean Suites, they have marble bathrooms (with bathtubs on Journey and Quest) and separate living room and bedroom areas, each with its own television (55″ in the former and 40″ in the latter), as well as the basic amenities mentioned above.
Although Azamara’s ships are a bit on the older side, they ooze class. Cabins are stylishly decorated in neutrals and feature high-end furnishings and dark woods with plenty of storage space and extra touches, such as fresh-cut flowers and 24-hour room service, that will make you smile.
The number of choices isn’t as vast as what you’ll find onboard ships from some of the larger, more mainstream cruise lines, but there’s something — from insides to lavish suites — to fit every taste.
Featured photo courtesy of Azamara Cruises.
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