Azamara Club Cruises has launched a program of pre and postcruise stays with Cox & Kings, a leading luxury tour operator.
The new City Stays program offers "curated travel experiences with emphasis on local connections," Azamara said.
It will be offered on most, if not all, turnaround ports.
The City Stays program includes accommodations for three or more nights, select meals and transportation from the port to the hotel, as well as a prearranged transfer from the airport.
As an example, Azamara said that in Barcelona, guests can expect to visit a fourth-generation candy artisan, stroll through the Born district and experience a flamenco performance at night. Food experiences include a meal with a local family, a gourmet picnic lunch in a park and a visit with a local wine connoisseur in the evening to sample some top wines.