Miami, FL (April 2019) - Azamara—the boutique, up-market cruise line committed to providing Destination Immersion® experiences—has launched 15 new AzAmazing Evenings, the brand’s signature evening events designed to connect guests to the local culture of a destination. Exclusive to Azamara, AzAmazing Evenings are unique to each location and feature local talent and performances, and in many occasions hosted in historic venues, including The Odeon of Ancient Ephesus in Turkey and The Solìs Theatre in Uruguay.
“Committed to our award-winning Destination Immersion® programming, we are constantly looking for new and enhanced experiences ashore to deliver authentic travel moments to our guests, while immersing them with the local culture, food, and people,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara. “From Oman to China, Spain to Australia, each AzAmazing Evenings event is tailored to the destination and allows guests to more intimately connect with the local culture.”
Highlights from the new AzAmazing Evenings Include:
Lura at Pateo Da Gale
Embarking from Barcelona on May 28, 2019, guests sailing on the 14-Night Tall Sails and Remembrance Voyage will traverse Lisbon’s cobblestone streets, making way to one of Europe’s most magnificent squares, Terreiro do Paço. With cocktails upon arrival, guests will enjoy the rhythms of colonial-rooted, Funana—an upbeat, accordion-based type of music—performed by Portuguese singer and musician, Lura. Azamara passengers will also enjoy the sounds of Bombo—a traditional, Portuguese Brass Drum— demonstrated by the esteemed, Toca Rufar Orchestra.
A Musical Tribute to the Knights of Rhodes
Setting sail on June 19, 2019, guests on the 10-Night Greece Intensive Voyage will delve into knighthood through a musical journey at the historic, colossal Grand Master’s Palace—a palatial structure originally built in the 7 th century as a Byzantine Citadel and held by the Crusaders—in Rhodes, Greece. Palace partakers will explore the site’s towers, walls and torch-lit hallways, eventually becoming audience members of a musical tribute to the Knights of Rome performed by a four-piece classical orchestra with tenor and soprano.
Traditional Korean Performance at Busan Culture Center
Departing on August 21, 2019 the 14-Night Circle Japan Intensive Voyage will provide passengers an enjoyable, exclusive evening at the Busan Cultural Center—an esteemed venue dedicated to showing Korean heritage, music and art—in Busan, South Korea. Commencing with a cocktail hour, guests will marvel as local experts perform time-honored, Korean folk dances and demonstrate the powerful art of taekwondo.
AzAmazing Evenings are complimentary, held once a voyage and encouraged to be reserved prior to departure date. AzAmazing Evenings are offered on sailings seven-nights or longer with the exception of transatlantic voyages. For more information or to book an AzAmazing Evening, please visit: https://www.azamara.com/shore-excursions/azamazing-evenings
Azamara Club Cruises will announce the list of 2020 and 2021 AzAmazing Evenings in June 2019.
Azamara® is an upmarket cruise line and the leader in Destination Immersion®, with three mid-sized ships sailing to all seven continents of the world. The boutique-style ships allow them to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller less-visited hidden gems. Azamara’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for travelers to connect with local cultures, allows guests to travel deeper with longer stays, more overnights, and night touring. Guests can experience a boutique hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, beverages, AzAmazing Evenings® – an exclusive, bespoke event designed specifically for Azamara guests to immerse themselves in their destination and more. Azamara holds prestigious awards, further exemplifying the line’s commitment to Destination Immersion®, including 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice for “Best Boutique Cruise Line” and 2018 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards for “Best Shore Excursions.” In 2019, Azamara will take guests to 316 ports in 78 countries, including 268 late nights and 150 overnights. In 2020, Azamara will take guests to 294 ports in 76 countries, including 279 late nights and 162 overnights. Additional information can be found on www.azamara.com.
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