Arica is literally an oasis, near to sand dunes of the desert and fertile valleys, fed by melting glaciers of the Andes. Is located in the heart of some fascinating cultural attractions. The Plaza Colon, an iron cathedral with the Tower of San Marcos, is such a point of interest.There is also the Archaeological Museum in the nearby Azapa Valey. There you will find pre-Columbian textiles, sculptures and mummies of Chinchoro culture dating back to 10.000 B.C.
The city an improtant tourist destination,especially during the summer,where people go to visit the beaches.It is in the hedquarters of the University of La Serena and also is home to the Roman Cathelic Arcdiocese of La Serena,one of five Catholic Archdioceses of the Catholic Church in Chile.
La Serena is the ideal place for those who look for tranquility and relaxation. Near to pristine beaches with white sand and warm waters, La Serena will enchant you. The second oldest city of Chile also offers a wonderful collection of sightseeings and cultural delights.
Iquique is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region. It lies on the Pacific coast, west of the Pampa del Tamarugal, which is part of the Atacama Desert. It had a population of 191,468 according to the 2017 census. The city developed during the heyday of the saltpetre mining in the Atacama Desert in the 19th century.
The cultural and economic heart of Peru, Lima was the center of power for the Spanish empire in South America. Calao is the largest and most important port of the country. Lima hosts splendid archaeological museums, art museums, even museums of gold items. The catacombs under the church of San Francesco is a landmark, as there are thousands of old documents in the library of the adjacent monastery.
Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. The city is around 9 metres (28 feet) above sea level. Pisco means "bird." The area is often visited because of the concentration of marine animals and birds. The Chincha Islands are also near its coast. Many bird species can be seen in the islands including pelicans, penguins, cormorants, as well as sea lions, turtles, dolphins and whales. Another attraction in the area is El Candelabro, a giant lamp dug in the sand in the method which was used by the creators of the Nazca Lines.
Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, energetic Santiago de Chile offers surprising discoveries with its renovated arts scene, expansive museums and noteworthy restaurants you won’t want to miss. Take in the outstanding views of this cosmopolitan capital by biking or hiking up one of its many gorgeous hills. Visit the Plaza de Armas – Santiago’s Original City Center – where you’ll be able to see a wealth of historical buildings and grand architecture. Or get a glimpse into the private and professional life of the poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda by visiting one of his homes, all three of which have been converted into museums.
Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque ports in the world. The view as you approach from the sea is particularly fascinating because Valparaiso seems to hang on steep precipices. Most of the city is a maze of alleys, winding streets, staircases and funicular lifts called "ascensores"-if you have not climbed to one before, it will be a surprise for you!
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. 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 and you will never 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 in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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Αzamara Club Cruises includes late night or overnigh stays on more than half of all port visits. And that means richer, fuller experiences of local people and cultures around the world. With Azamara, you will have enough time to marvel at the nightlife of Asia, the rainforest of Costa Rica and the palaces of St. Petersburg. On Azamara's smaler ships you will sail to less-travelled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and dock in prime spots close to town. It all adds to a richer travel experience. And it gets even better with Azamara's focus on Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnight and night touring in many places you visit. You'll have time to dine on local foods and wines, go to jazz clubs and listen to musicians in the cafes, and walk the lighted ramparts in old cities. We think you'll agree the world is a wonderful place when you see the Azamara way.
That’s in addition to our complimentary AzAmazing EveningsSM events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture. And, of course, fun. Or feel free to venture out and explore the more than 200 destinations we travel to on your own. You have all the time in the world to do so. The best way to learn about a new culture? Joyfully immerse yourself in local life and encients traditions. When you come back onboard, you’ll enjoy our inclusive amenities including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, English butler service for suite guests, and more, our award-winning spa, fitness center, and dining, and our friendly, always attentive staff, all from the comfort of our boutique, 686-guest club-like ships. Like a welcoming club
Taste your way through six distinctive dining experiences, including 24-hour room service. Discoveries Restaurant is Azamara's main dining room, with full breakfast and dinner menus and lunch service on sea days. Price C and Aqualina are elegant speciality restaurants spotlighting steakhouse classics and Mediterranean dishes. For casual breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windows Cafe and its adjoining outdoor seating area are just the ticket, while the Pool Grill is perfect for burgers and fries on sunny afternoons. Enjoy a changing daily selection of complimentary boutique wines at lunch and dinner, along with select beers. Or ask our sommelier for help choosing a special bottle from our Wine Cellar featuring thousands of vintage and small production wines.
Sea days are perfect for sampling spa services that will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Azamara offers exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture, and a full-service salon. Just another day in paradise. With more late and overnight stays, we often bring local performers to the ship for truly authentic entertainment. Dance and admire the Murano glass fixtures in the Looking Glass Lounge, test your luck at lively Casino Luxe, or enjoy a musical revue in the Cabaret Lounge. Follow your whims and do something different ever night. Or simply relax with after-dinner drinks as Mosaic@Night, one of the ship's favourite casual gathering spots day and night. All ship bars serve complimentary select spirits, international beers, cocktails and wines.
Discover a seafaring community that feels like a club. A place where guests mingle easily and the staff and crew know your name, interests and preferences. Great service anticipates your needs and meets them swiftly. It's simultaneously friendly, attentive and professional. Top-tier service is the cornerstone of Azamara culture, from headquarters to shipboard staff to onshore guides. Our motivation is simpe: we want to see you again soon!
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Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Each can carry 686 fortunate guests to discover the hidden corners of the world that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition to offering a more personalized experience, our ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million revitalization including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and public areas. Plus, 93% of our staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda.