Azamara has unveiled the first European itineraries and land explorations for the boutique cruise brand’s fourth ship, Azamara Onward.
Scheduled to launch in the northern spring of 2022, Azamara will offer guests the opportunity to join Azamara Onward’s maiden and christening voyage, starting in Monte Carlo on 2 May 2022 and concluding in Venice.
The 11-night cruise will include port calls in Florence, Rome (Civitavecchia), Sorrento, Amalfi, Kotor (in Montenegro), Ancona and Bologna.
Other destinations for the vessel in its launch season with Azamara include the Greek Isles, Croatia, Adriatic and French Riviera.
Azamara Onward will continue the brand’s legacy of Destination Immersion experiences with half of its 22 European voyages being Country-Intensive itineraries, allowing more time to explore a single country’s hidden gems, and 85 late nights and 21 overnight stays in multiple cities across Europe.
“We are thrilled to introduce our fourth ship to our guests and travel partners next year and welcome them to join us for the christening of Azamara Onward on her maiden voyage,” said Azamara President, Carol Cabezas. “As the leader in Destination Immersion, we look forward to connecting our guests with people and cultures of the world and bringing guests to smaller, unique ports which are only accessible to smaller ships.”
The former Pacific Princess branded cruise ship’s inaugural deployment will unlock a series of exotic voyages ranging from 7- to 15-nights, exploring the Black Sea during a visit to Constanta or the famous Potemkin Stairs of Odessa.
Highlights of new immersive pre- or post-land tours include:
Wonderous Cappadocia (four nights pre-cruise, three nights post-cruise): Guests will enjoy Cappadocia’s Goreme Open-Air Museum – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and an evening at Cave restaurant for The Turkish Night Show. They’ll also learn how exquisite Turkish carpets are hand-woven and have a chance to make pottery at a local ceramic and tile centre.
Stay Local in Istanbul (two nights pre-cruise, two nights post-cruise): Travellers can immerse themselves in the culture of The City of Four Empires with a half-day tour of Beylerbeyi Palace, and local food experiences including Kebap House, a meal of today’s Ottoman cuisine.
Mythological Greece (five nights pre-cruise, five nights post-cruise): Travellers will have a memorable journey with this new program focused on the Greek gods, mythology and rich history of Greece, visiting several archaeological sites in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, and Cape Sounion, including the Acropolis and the Sanctuary of Delphi.
From today, Azamara will offer all Onward guests a complimentary Experience More Essentials Package, which includes a $300 Shore Excursion Onboard Credit, unlimited Wi-Fi for one device, and a Premium Beverage Package for two on select staterooms and suites when booked by 16 July 2021. To provide peace of mind when planning, Azamara enhanced their Cruise with Confidence program, giving guests the flexibility to change to any sailing through 30 April 2022, if booked by 31 July 2021. For full terms on Azamara’s Cruise with Confidence program, see azamara.com/cruisewithconfidence
For more information on 2022 Europe itineraries, go to azamara.com
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