Azamara Club Cruises Ends First World Journey In London
Boutique cruise ship, Azamara Journey sailed up the River Thames concluding its 102-day voyage around the globe
June 2018: Azamara Club Cruises’ 690-passenger cruise liner, Azamara Journey, sailed through the Thames Barrier on Saturday 16 June 2018, marking the end of its 102-day World Journey. The 21,619-mile voyage began in Sydney on 7 March and ended in Greenwich, London after visiting 28 countries and encountering 60 individual destinations.
A total of 53 guests sailed the entire world journey, with thousands of others joining for segments of the voyage. This once-in-a-lifetime trip saw the ship sail through three continents and cross the equator, stopping at a selection of beloved cruising destinations such as Italy, France and Thailand, as well as lesser frequented destinations such as Myanmar, Brunei and Israel.
The 30,000 tonne Azamara Journey passed through the Thames Barrier at 2pm on Saturday 16 June, after passing by London landmarks such as The O2 Arena, the Cutty Sark, Billingsgate Fish Market and the Old Royal Naval College.
Underscoring the brand’s hallmark immersive programming, Azamara’s world journey included 18 late night departures, 13 overnight stays and exposed guests to around 20 different languages. Over 1,000 glasses of Champagne were served throughout the voyage, which also featured an extensive selection of shore excursions. Highlights include visits to the Sydney Opera House; the iconic Wat Arun temple in Bangkok; The dead Sea in Jordan and Prince's Palace of Monaco.
For more information on Azamara cruises visit www.azamaraclubcruises.co.uk
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About Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises is a boutique upmarket cruise line. Azamara’s wide selection of Destination Immersion signature programming delivers authentic cultural experiences across the globe. In 2019, as part of its Explore Further offerings, Azamara will take guests to more than 303 ports, including 268 late night stays. Azamara’s commitment to Destination Immersion® cruise experiences coupled with exceptional authentic service offers and inclusive amenities make for a unique cruise holiday experience. Additional information can be found on www.azamaraclubcruises.co.uk.
About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. We are a 50 percent joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises, and have a 49 percent interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and a minority interest in SkySea cruises. Together, these brands operate a combined total of 48 ships with an additional thirteen on order. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 535 destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.rclcorporate.com
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