New Stateroom CategoryStarting in 2020, Azamara will offer guests a more inclusive stateroom category called Veranda Plus. The new accommodation will have the same dimensions and features as a regular Veranda stateroom, for a slightly higher cost, but include additional benefits such as: internet minutes, one night of specialty dining, priority embarkation and more. All of these amenities have been built in price, which will provide a value for guests, versus buying individually. Azamara Journey’s Australia & New Zealand season Azamara’s first ever voyage from Tahiti, a 15-night Tahiti & New Zealand voyage to Auckland departing 23 Jan 2020, with a maiden call to New Plymouth on New Zealand’s West Coast15-night New Zealand and Australia Voyage from Auckland to Sydney departing 8 February 2020, with an overnight call in Hobart.15-night New Zealand Intensive sailing from Sydney to Auckland departing 23 February 2020.15-night New Zealand and Australia Voyage from Auckland to Sydney departing 9 March 2020, with an overnight call in Melbourne.18-night Australia and Bali repositioning itinerary departing 24 March 2019 with calls to ports in Australia and Indonesia. 2020 itinerariesAzamara Cruisescruise Cruising New Zealand with Azamara ClubAzamara Club Cruises has announced its 2020 itineraries, including newly added destinations such as South Africa, French Polynesia and Hawaii, and new Land and Sea packages hosted by Micato Safaris, a luxury safari outfitter that will further enhance the brand’s immersive land products.In 2020 Azamara will offer a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, 41 maiden ports, 303 late night stays, 170 overnight stays and 40 country-intensive voyages, where guests can explore numerous ports within one country and stay late or overnight in most cities.“Our guests spoke and we listened; the addition of our third ship, the Azamara Pursuit, has allowed us to expand our footprint across all seven continents, bringing guests to new destinations, new experiences, and new opportunities,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.“In 2020, Azamara will offer a total of 473 late night and overnight stays, a 12% percent increase from 2019, which will allow us to provide our guests with the opportunity to experience night touring at some of the most compelling destinations.” 2020 HighlightsSouth Africa/African and South Pacific ItinerariesAzamara calls to South Africa and ports around Africa for the first time, including: Five-Night Kruger to Cape: A Wildlife & Culinary Safari (offered pre-or post-Azamara voyage)Five-Night Wild Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari (offered pre-or post-Azamara Voyage)Kenya – Cruise Global, Stay Local: On this overnight excursion, travellers fly past Mount Kilimanjaro and over the Great Rift Valley to Kenya’s renowned game reserve, Masai Mara, and spend the night at the Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp, located along the Mara River. The excursion includes two game viewing drives in search of elephant, lions, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes and moreSouth Africa – Cruise Global, Taste Local: Departing from Cape Town, the excursion will take travellers to the Paarl region – one of South Africa’s most famous wine-producing areas.Cape Town, South Africa18-night maiden voyage to French Polynesia and HawaiiFrench Polynesia – Cruise Global, Eco Local: Join a marine biologist in this ecotourism and research project on wild, free-ranging dolphins. Learn about the geology of French Polynesia while viewing the dramatic beauty of Moorea from the water. Spinner dolphins, rough-tooth dolphins and pilot whales are seen around Moorea, while an excellent commentary provides details on the remarkable life and society of these wonderful mammals.Hawaii – Cruise Global, Adventure Local: Embark on an underwater exploration of Maui onboard a high-tech passenger submarine. The expedition will pass the “Brig Carthaginian,” a sunken ship built in the 1920s that now acts as an artificial reef off of the coast of Maui’s Puamana Beach Park.