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SINGAPORE, March 19, 2014 – Upmarket boutique-style Azamara's ship Azamara Journey has called at the port of Manila for the first time today. The ship is on a 17-night voyage starting from Hong Kong which features an overnight stay in Manila, and calls at other Southeast Asian destinations namely Sandakan, Papolo of Sulawesi, Komodo, Bali, Semarang and ending in Singapore.
An official ceremony was held onboard the ship to welcome her maiden call, with plaque exchanges between Captain Johannes Tysse of Azamara Journey and Atty. Francisquiel Mancile, Port Manager of Philippine Ports Authority, Mr Andrew Hoad, Executive Vice President of Asian Terminals Inc. as well as Mr Antonio Calingo, Jr., Assistant General Manager of Wallem Philippines Shipping Inc. Atty. Maria Victoria Jasmin, Undersecretary, Tourism Regulation and Resources of Philippine Department of Tourism also presented a commemorative token to Captain Tysse. The event was attended by representatives of Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Ports Authority, business partners and Azamara® Representatives in The Philippines.
Azamara Journey is sailing 12- to 17-night voyages throughout the East and South China seas from January through April 2014, alternating departures from Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Chennai. On these voyages, guests will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Halong Bay, Borobudur, Parambanan and Sangiran, and revel in the nightlife of worldly cities, such as Tokyo, Shanghai and Bangkok to name a few, during their overnight stays. The ship then repositions via the Indian Ocean and the Suez Canal to arrive for its Europe season in May.
Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences. With a fleet of four intimate-style ships, Azamara Quest®, Azamara Pursuit®, Azamara Journey® and its newest ship, Azamara Onward, the cruise line allows travelers to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller, hidden gem destinations. Azamara aims to Change the Way You Sea, through its commitment to creating immersive experiences for guests through longer stays, more overnights and night touring for a deeper and more meaningful travel experience. Guests can experience an intimate hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, cultural events and can take advantage of exclusive loyalty membership benefits through the Azamara Circle Program.
For more information visit www.azamara.com.
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