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Azamara Club Cruises

From the palm-fringed waters of Mombasa to the ornate mosques of Durban, let Azamara take you to bucket-list locates in Africa. No matter where you go with Azamara, you’ll love the stunning beaches, exotic wildlife, charming towns, and sophisticated cities of these African cruise and land packages.

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The Virtuoso Life

We recently asked our Instagram followers if the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future – and 75 percent of them said yes. For all of us at Virtuoso Life, this extended time at home has reinforced our belief that travel can and should be done in a way that helps our planet and its communities thrive. On that note, this week’s newsletter is packed with tangible advice from Virtuoso travel advisors and leaders from Virtuoso hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators on how you can embrace sustainable travel when you’re ready to explore again. Their tips are simple, mindful, and easier to achieve than you might think, from the trips you choose to take to the items you toss in your suitcase. It’s all about starting somewhere.

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Adventure Calls

Now is the perfect time to start planning that big adventure you’ve been dreaming of. Whether it’s Antarctica, an African safari, or an expedition cruise to the Galápagos, look for early booking savings, flexible cancellation policies, and generous incentives. Your Virtuoso travel advisor can negotiate special rates with amenities, help you wade through the fine print, and advise about the logistics.

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– Hurtigruten – Defy the Ordinary

Exploring since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Europe, Africa, South/Central America and Arctic Canada. Our itineraries to these unique destinations focus on the stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enable us to offer guests unforgettable experiences in some of the most exciting corners of the world.

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Azamara Club Cruises

Award-winning Azamara is known for authentic destination experiences and the friendly, club-like feeling onboard its three 700-passenger ships. With late or overnight stays on more than half of all port visits, Azamara guests enjoy richer local experiences.Enjoy a Complimentary “AzAmazing Evenings” on almost every voyage. These unique evening events highlight the best of local culture and cuisine in stunning settings. Perhaps it will be an evening of French wines, cuisine and music at the gorgeous Le Hall de la Bourse in Bordeaux or a garden party under the stars at Villa Rufolo on the Amalfi Coast.

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Adventure Travel

Our guide to some of the world’s best active, wild, and authentic travel experiences.

These Virtuoso hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, on-site tour connections, and destinations take adventure travel seriously, offering experiences that raise heartbeats, embrace the beauty of nature, or let travelers immerse themselves in a destination’s local culture.

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American Queen Steamboat Company

America’s rivers have never looked better – especially from aboard an authentic paddlewheel cruise ship. American Queen Steamboat Company carries your clients through history along the Lower Mississippi and Columbia Rivers, with a host of inclusions like all meals, select beer and wine with dinner, and more. For a limited time, Virtuoso guests can save up to $1,500 per person on select sailings and receive a $50 onboard credit, in addition to an exclusive $50 premium experience credit per person.

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How to Witness North America’s Monarch Butterfly Migration

The annual monarch butterfly migration in Mexico’s central highlands is one of nature’s most beautiful events – and travelers’ journeys to behold this spectacle could be the key to saving the species. As populations decline across North America, sustainable tourism serves as “the most powerful tool in conserving the migration event and the butterflies’ overwintering habitats,” says Court Whelan, director of sustainability for Natural Habitat Adventures and author of The Monarch Migration: A Journey through the Monarch Butterfly’s Winter Home. In 2021, Nat Hab, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, will host a series of tours to monarch sites. We recently spoke with Whelan to get his take on the program’s power to lift up travelers, butterflies, and local communities.

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