Miami Beach Hotel & Cuba Cruise
March 18 - 25, 2019
At the Nobu Miami Beach Hotel & Onboard the Azamara Journey
The sturdy Azamara Journey 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 the bars, restaurants, lounges, casino and cabaret. There is extensive space around the pool, where the attentive staff are always ready to offer complimentary bottled water, soft drinks or fresh towels. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens and the large number of staterooms with verandas. There’s nothing quite like opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
Lounge on beautiful strips of sand and surf, and admire Miami’s beautiful pastel-hued buildings before embarking on your getaway. Wake up in the sunny city of Key West. Meander down Duval Street for its energetic strips of cafés, shops, and bars, or snorkel the coral reefs and wrecks off the island before discovering Cuba! Rich in culture, history, sunny skies, and sandy shores, Havana is full of life, colorful buildings, urban plazas, and eclectic architecture. Stroll cobbled streets lined with classic cars and salsa clubs. Explore the historic neighborhood of Vieja Habana (Old Havana), a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, or relax on any number of pristine beaches nearby. Don’t miss the quintessential Cuban experience: some time spent along the pastel hues of Havana’s beloved oceanside boulevard, the Malecón. Havana seems to bask in a golden glow from sunrise to sunset. And because Azamara gives you more time in port, you’ll be there to see it.
While Vacation is a time to explore it is also a time to relax. The Discoveries Lounge is located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant and this congenial bar is a favorite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks. Bar service includes a full selection of fine wines, mixed drinks, and premium spirits. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musicals, classical soloists, bands and other forms of entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar and cozy tables. Each cruise has as many as three distinctly different shows while onboard. Dance late into the night as the live band kicks in after dinner. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged. The Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge and a great way to learn gaming strategy! For Sports fan, the Spirits bar adjacent to the Casino features a flat-screen TV. and full bar, making it a very pleasant place to keep up with your favorite teams.
Azamara offers a choice of 5 distinctive dining options, as well as 24-hour room service and a quality café. Whether you’re a fan of adventurous cuisine or classic cooking, you'll love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices. Discoveries Dining, the main restaurant presents elegant yet lively dining with a renewed décor befitting the culinary heart of our ships. Reservations are not required, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests. There are two specialty restaurants Aqualina and Prime C. Aqualina exhibits contemporary, inventive Italian cuisine and features some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Prime C, offers a marvelous evening at this classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn décor. Windows Café is primary spot for casual dining with indoor and outdoor tables. Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two or a lively meal for six with the flexible seating options. The Patio serves as a casual “pool grill” during the day and becomes transformed into a more sophisticated dining experience in the evening. The self serve Frozen yogurt station is a staple of the Patio and is available all day. Mosaic Café is the onboard coffee corner where You'll find all your favorite coffee drinks and you can order them just the way you like as well as light snacks. Lastly is the delicious Room Service served 24 hours a day. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigor, the relaxing spa can provide you an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment.
Inclusive Amenities for All Guests
- Selected standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Self-service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
"Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigor, the relaxing spa can provide you an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment. The well-equipped Fitness Center filled with lifecycles, treadmills, stair-steppers and weights will help you maintain your body despite the delicious dining on board. There are complimentary group classes like sunset yoga on the deck, Pilates, cycling, core workouts, and nutrition classes. You also have the option of working with certified personal trainers who will help you develop a customized workout plan and lead you through individualized instruction. The beautiful library on board is known as the Drawing Room. The library is one of the quiet jewels of Azamara, a peaceful and beautifully appointed space for reading or relaxing after dinner. Browse the collection and feel free to borrow the library books or simply relax in the tranquil atmosphere. For onboard shopping You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewelry and watches in four onboard stores. The daily news will outline specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun. The Photo Stop has camera supplies that can be purchased and displays photos available of the previous day’s events, taken by the ship’s roving photographer."
Flashy and full of life, Miami is a great place to play. And with neighborhoods like South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Surfside, Miami is also a great place to lay low and soak up some sun. Propelled by Latin rhythms, with a bold style all its own, Miami is a spicy melting pot of cultures.
Immerse yourself in the colorful Art Deco district, a surreal swash of pastel buildings and postcard-worthy photo ops set against the backdrop of the beach. Revel in the vibrant nightlife, where it’s nearly impossible to not get lost in the music—whether live Latin beats or top 40 hits—that fills the streets once the sun goes down. Put some money on the horses at Hialeah Park, one of racing’s oldest and most prominent tracks, which happens to be located right next to a lake full of pink flamingos. Go adventuring in the Everglades, looking for ‘gators and manatees, canoeing through mangrove tunnels, or paddling a sea kayak through the “10,000 islands”. And then there are the beaches. Beautiful strips of sand and surf where you can people watch and relax from the comfort of a blanket and enjoy the warm Florida sun.
Key West, Florida
Beautifully positioned in the Straits of Florida, the island of Key West is the United States’ southernmost point, located just 90 miles from Cuba. It’s one of the sunniest cities in the country with a "just right" year-round tropical climate—neither too hot nor too cold—and at only four miles long by two miles wide, Key West is filled with beaches, historic sights, international restaurants, and a very lively nightlife.
Meander down Duval Street for its energetic strips of cafés, shops, and bars, or take a walking tour to see some of the island’s best architecture, courtyards, and gardens. Dive or snorkel in the coral reefs and wrecks off Key West, or simply stroll in the footsteps of such famous citizens Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Thomas Edison, who all called Key West home at one point in their storied lives.
Welcome to Havana, a study in contrasts. Old and modern, calm and vibrant, deeply complicated and completely inviting. Cuba is on the cusp of change, and Havana, the crux of the transformation. Catch a special glimpse between a troubled past and an exciting future. Rich in culture, history, sunny skies, and sandy shores, Havana is full of artists, designers, and other creatives, where every art form comes alive. It’s a vibrant place full of life, colorful buildings, urban plazas, and eclectic architecture. It’s a place where warm breezes wash over you and music spills out from every corner. Its cobbled streets are lined with classic cars, Salsa clubs, and maybe an intense game of dominoes. At first glance, Havana seems neglected. But the tattered facades of this magnificent city only add to its charm.
A stroll down the Prado, through the historic neighborhood of Vieja Habana (Old Havana), provides a glimpse into the city’s 16th-century heritage. Wander past the pastel hues of Havana’s beloved oceanside boulevard, the Malecón, a quintessentially Cuban experience, and hear thundering waves crash over the wall. Enjoy an authentic Cuban lunch at a local paladar and do a little shopping at the Almacenes San José Artisans’ Market, meeting business owners, workers, and other locals along the way. Visit the Havana Club Museum of Rum for a tour (and of course, a tasting!) and explore a local organic farm. Follow in Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps with a visit to his residence, Finca Vigía, then venturing off to one of his favorite retreats, the nearby fishing village of Cojimar, the setting for The Old Man and the Sea. Havana seems to bask in a golden glow from sunrise to sunset. It’s a snapshot in time, as though time once stood still. Yet keeps moving.