World's Best 2016 Awards Rank: #7 Large Ocean Ship
Best for: Sophisticated cruisers looking for a boutique-ship experience with a culinary bent and more time in port
Sails: Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the British Isles, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Europe
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing seventh in the Large Ocean Ship category. Like her sister ship, Azamara Quest, this 690-passenger ship underwent a stem-to-stern facelift in 2016, giving it a modern, intimate feel. But as stunning as the new look is, the focus of an Azamara cruise is on the destinations: expect more time in port and an emphasis on experiential excursions.