Azamara caters to experiential travelers—the kind of cruise guests who want to maximize their time on land—by offering a wide range of shore excursions and the assistance of destination experts. So you can find immersive activities that suit your style, whether you’re a history buff, a fitness enthusiast, or a foodie. In Auckland, for instance, the City and Harbour Highlights experience introduces guests to the seafaring heritage of this so-called City of Sails. After a tour of the New Zealand Maritime Museum, you’ll take to the water on a voyage that passes under the harbor bridge; steer the helm to help the crew sail or sit back in the open cockpit to soak up the views. Next up is Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. Disused sewers were transformed into gigantic tanks that allow visitors to observe sea life from a moving walkway under Perspex tunnels. A replica of the hut from Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expedition is on display, as are rare and spectacular plants in two barrel-vaulted Victorian-style glass houses.
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