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June LOYALTY NEWSLETTER

Just like that, we’re officially halfway through 2021, and we’re so pleased to welcome you back aboard soon. With this long-awaited milestone underway, we have so many exciting announcements and updates to share.

Last month, booking opened for our new Greek Country-Intensive Voyages aboard Azamara Quest®, stopping in incredible ports like Mykonos, Santorini, and Patmos. This month, we announced exciting 2022 itineraries of our newest addition to the fleet, Azamara Onward®, offering our most in-depth travel opportunities yet.

We’ve been busy behind the scenes, making sure your first voyage back with us is a memorable, seamless experience. Like many of us, we’ve made some changes to make getting together again possible. We’re proud to have launched Explore Well at Sea, our thorough new health and safety standards for peace of mind sailing.

We’ve also reimagined some of our onboard events to continue to deliver the Azamara experience you have known to love. We’re introducing Destination Celebration, a temporary adaptation to our signature Azamazing Evenings, and we’ve transformed our White Night party into a multi-venue celebration. And for you, our cruise enthusiasts, loyalty events have evolved into a new ship-wide happy hour.

Most of all, thank you for being such an essential part of our Azamara family and for continuing to support us even while we’re not at sea. We look forward to many memorable voyages together and can’t wait to see what the second half of the year brings.

 
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    Explore Again, Sail Well

    We’re proud to have implemented our new Explore Well at Sea commitment last month. When you embark on your next voyage with us, these enhanced health and safety standards —developed with a team of medical experts—will make sure you board your cruise with total confidence. You’ll notice enhanced testing and screening, advanced cleaning protocols in every nook of our ships, increased medical capabilities, and best-possible air filtration. It’s true peace of mind from bow to stern.

  • Reimagined Onboard Experiences
     

    Destination Celebration℠

    Introducing Destination Celebration℠, a temporary adaptation of our AzAmazing Evenings®. This complimentary nighttime event is designed to connect you to the heart of local culture and the heritage of your destination without ever having to leave your boutique hotel at sea. Exclusively available for Azamara guests through the spring of 2022 on most voyages of seven nights or longer. See all event details.

     
  • Reimagined Onboard Experiences

    Loyalty Happy Hour

    Psst—loyalty members, our original loyalty onboard events have merged into something extra exciting: a members-only happy hour complete with a secret menu and cocktail list, specially created for our circle members. As we continue to grow, this event was designed with your safety in mind.

     
  • Reimagined Onboard Experiences

    White Night

    This favorite Azamara event has transformed into a ship-wide celebration of alfresco dining, all-night dancing, and boutique wine sipping. Expanding the festivities beyond the Pool Deck, you’ll be invited to take the party into a multi-venue mix of the Cabaret Lounge, the Living Room, and The Den. It’s truly an experience that only comes once a voyage.

     
 

Crew News

  • Tanya Roberts: From Center Stage to Cruise Director

    Tanya Roberts: From Center Stage to Cruise Director

    An award-winning lyric soprano and entertainer, Tanya has performed more than 75 roles worldwide—from contemporary musical theatre to Baroque opera. But her new role as Cruise Director Associate aboard Azamara Pursuit® will be the biggest change yet. This month, we catch up with Azamara family member Tanya Roberts about her move to Puerto Rico, memorable Azamara destinations, and why her love of the high seas grows stronger year after year.

    Meet Cruise Director Tanya Roberts

  • Big Congratulations, Captain Kresimir Korona!

    Big Congratulations, Captain Kresimir Korona!

    Born and raised on the Dalmatian Coast in a seafaring family, Captain Korona has always had a deep connection with the ocean and sailing. After originally joining the Azamara crew in 2010, his more than decade-long journey has brought him here. Get to know Captain Korona, from his maritime past to his famous sense of humor.

    Meet Captain Kresimir Korona

 

Get to Know Greece Like a Local

Incredible history, beautiful landscapes, sun-kissed beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine make Greece one of the world's most popular cruise destinations. With Azamara, you can go beyond the ordinary and dive deeper into each port you visit. As you cruise Aegean waters, you’ll stay longer, experience more, and find endless ways to explore like a local.

  • Peruse Artisan Delights

    Peruse Artisan Delights

    In cosmopolitan cities and charming port towns, Greece’s quaint cobblestone streets are filled with lively character, tavernas, and shops. Everywhere you look, you’ll find fresh local produce, famous wines, and fine handmade goods like jewelry, ceramics, and pottery. Leave with a handcrafted keepsake that’ll bring back memories of your travels long after you’re home.

  • Sample Greek Desserts & Delicacies

    Sample Greek Desserts & Delicacies

    Taste the spirit of greek culture. A must-try while visiting Grecian ports, Baklava is a popular dessert made with phyllo pastry, walnuts, and honey. And, of course, you'll need something to wash down your food. Sip locally produced wine and beer during your trip, as well as ouzo, an anise-flavored aperitif. And on those hot afternoons, cool off with a frappe iced coffee.

  • Hit the Beach

    Hit the Beach

    From soft, white sand to red, rocky cliffs—Greece is the destination for a sun-soaked vacation. In Mykonos, travel to the southern coast of the island and spend the day at beautiful Ornos Beach among the sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea. Try parasailing above the sparkling waters of Kambos Beach in Patmos, or rent a sunbed for the day. In Crete, Elafonisi (just a short drive from the main port of Chania) is famous for its photogenic pink sand and bright turquoise waters.

  • Explore Orthodox Monasteries and Churches

    Explore Orthodox Monasteries and Churches

    A tour of Greece’s countless Orthodox Monasteries and Churches not only offers a glimpse into Greek daily life but also rewards travelers with incredible scenery. Discover the Panagia Ekatontapiliani in Paros, one of the best-preserved churches in Greece. A visit to the stunning Monasteries of Meteora is a must while in Volos, and exploring the Monastery of Giromeriou, perched high up on the slopes of the mountains of Epirus in the coastal city of Igoumenitsa, is unforgettable.

  • Stay Somewhere Unique

    Stay Somewhere Unique

    Linger longer in Greece pre or post-voyage. Surrounded by thousands of islands and endless miles of coastlines, accommodations in this Mediterranean paradise go far beyond the usual. Settle into a boutique cave hotel in postcard-perfect Santorini or stay in a preserved traditional windmill in Milos. Live luxuriously in a 5-star villa on the coast, or opt for loft-style lodging in the heart of Athens.

    Explore all 2021 Greece Sailings

 

Experience a New Destination Celebration℠ in Rhodes, Greece

Immerse yourself in the culture of Rhodes, Greece—a stunning combination of sea, sand, and sights— with an Azamara Destination Celebration℠. Experience Duo Violins, an artistic synthesis of two skilled violinists, composers, and producers. Their musical journey is a fusion of eclectic adaptations of pop, rock, dance, and cinematic soundscapes.

See which itineraries feature a Duo Violin performance.

  • Refer & Receive

    Do you know anyone considering a cruise who has never been on a voyage with Azamara? For every new referral who makes a reservation, they will receive a $150 USD Onboard Credit to the stateroom, and you’ll receive a $300 USD Future Cruise Credit to be applied to new or existing reservations. With all the new, exciting itineraries being announced, make sure to tell a friend about Azamara so they can experience the excitement with you.

    See Offer Details

     

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