Azamara has about 3,000 reasons why you should book a cruise right now.
The upscale line of mid-sized, elegant ships (known for spending more time in port than the average cruise line) is offering a deal worth $3,000 in value for cruises in 2017 and 2018, depending on the stateroom you book, with higher discounts on more expensive categories.
Passengers who book the most basic, least expensive cabin categories — an interior and the next level up, an ocean view stateroom — can choose between taking $1,000 off their fare, or a $2,000 in onboard credit.
Book the next level up — a veranda stateroom, suite, or higher — and you’ll get both offers: $1,000 off your fare and the $2,000 onboard credit.
When you’re deciding which cabin category to book, keep in mind that higher categories come with more amenities: the fare for every cabin, even an interior stateroom, includes gratuities, self-service laundry, transportation to and from the ship, and select beer and wine with meals. But book a suite, and you’ll also get English butler service, 235 minutes of Internet, complimentary specialty dining, and afternoon tea served in your suite — so there’s a lot of added value for booking the more expensive cabins.
You can only book one deal per stateroom, and only on select Australia & New Zealand, Asia, and Caribbean cruises departing between November 4, 2017 and April 26, 2018.
So, how much would one of these cruises cost? Let’s say you want to book the 8-night Caribbean cruise from Miami to San Juan this December (just after hurricane season ends) with stops in Haiti, St. Barts, Antigua, St. Kitts, and the British Virgin Islands. An interior stateroom starts at $2,163 per person based on double occupancy, including all taxes and port fees. So, if you elected for the $1,000 off, your price would come down to $1,163. An ocean view originally priced at $2,413 would come down to $1,413. And a veranda would come down from $3,713 to $2,713 — and you’d get the $2,000 onboard credit, too.
Or say you choose a longer, 18-night cruise through Asia from Singapore to Dubai with stops in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India next April (it'll be hot, but you'll miss busy high season and still beat monsoon season). An interior cabin starts at $4,714 per person, in an interior room, based on double occupancy and including taxes and port fees. So, your total per person would come to $3,714. An ocean view room would come down from $5,314 to $4,314 and a veranda would come down from $7,194 to $6,194 (plus, you’ll get the $2,000 onboard credit).
To get the deal, book now through June 30 and enter the promo code SAVINGS for the $1,000 off, ONBCREDIT for the $2,000 onboard credit, or SAVOBC for the combined offer if you’re booking a veranda, suite, or above.