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Arriving in the most exotic corners of the world by ship is one of life’s grandest adventures. And when you sail with Azamara Club Cruises, you connect with your destination and the world even before the bow lines have been secured on land in your latest port of call.

And it’s exactly the desire to connect with the people and places we travel that gave birth to an exciting new offering aboard the Azamara Pursuit, the cruise line’s newest ship that debuted in August 2018.

“The Den powered by AFAR” is an inspired oasis on deck 5 of the Azamara Pursuit, where the seeds for deeper travel experiences are sown even before you step ashore to explore.

The idea for this fresh destination planning and onboard lounge space is all in keeping with Azamara’s new partnership with AFAR as well as the Azamara Pursuit’s debut of maiden ports and new itineraries to further open the world to onboard adventurers.

The Den was designed with Azamara’s well-traveled and curious passengers in mind as a place for them to dive in and dream between ports of call.

Here, you’ll find inspiration to gain knowledge about distant cultures and prepare yourself for the wonderful immersive experience of cultural travel that awaits—all in a comfortable and comforting onboard environment that typifies the Azamara experience.

Step into The Den and you’re instantly transported into a space of cultural learning and community, where travel to the world’s far corners isn’t a fantasy but rather an entry into experiencing and better understanding the people and places we visit.

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As you pull into a picturesque port in the North Atlantic, you may find yourself sipping an AFAR-inspired cocktail from The Den’s bar, Spirits. Ask the bartender for the story behind the menu’s offerings and the tales will flow, too.

There are AFAR magazines on hand to browse in The Den’s travel library, with current stories and past issues that may bring alive your destination or offer inspiration for future travels to other fascinating spots on the planet.

And look to the screens here for AFAR’s Destination TV slideshows that hit on every sense to transport you to your destination even before you arrive with the kind of evocative photos that have made the magazine one of the most iconic in the travel world.

A pianist tickling the keys in the lounge provides just the right musical background to keep the focus on the views out the windows and The Den’s uniquely inspiring ambiance. And you can visit the Shore Excursions Desk here to consult on the best excursions in your upcoming destinations.

And should an AFAR magazine article, a moving travel photo or simply wanderlust itself cue you to book your next adventure, the ship’s Cruise Again desk is also located in The Den and at your service with information on Azamara’s many sailings around the world.

We’re guessing a sense of curiosity is what’s going to bring you into The Den powered by AFAR. And we’re willing to bet, too, that you’ll leave even more inspired than ever to step ashore in the world. 

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