Azamara celebrated a rare occurrence last Saturday [8 October 2023] in Koper, Slovenia, where the cruise line’s four sister ships met for the first time ever.
With Azamara’s latest ship, Azamara Onward, making her maiden call in the small port of Koper alongside her three sisters – Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit – this historic event was celebrated by the Municipality of Koper with a ceremony in the beautiful Praetorian Palace, a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace located in Tito Square. Koper’s local government officials and port authorities came together with the captains of each Azamara ship to exchange plaques commemorating the sisters’ meeting.
“This has been a special moment that’s been years in the making,” said Mike Pawlus, Azamara’s Director of Strategic Itinerary and Destination Planning. “At first, we were planning to have our three sister ships meet but just two weeks ago, we were able to confirm our full fleet to be docked at the same time.”
Pawlus lauded destination hosts, saying “This wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Municipality of Koper, Port of Koper, the Slovenian Tourism Board, and Atlas Express/ We are deeply grateful for the warm welcome and thrilled to show our guests the beautiful country of Slovenia.”
Mitja Dujc, Head of the Cruise Terminal for the Port of Koper said: “We are very excited to welcome all four of Azamara’s ships and their guests to Koper, the largest port in Slovenia. This port has been primarily a cargo port, but over the past few decades, we have been pleased to welcome more and more cruise ships to our beautiful country.”
“Azamara has been one of our most important cruise partners, and we look forward to welcoming them back next year and the years to come,” added Aleš Bržan, the Mayor of Koper.
Azamara’s four ships will be meeting again in Koper in the Northern Autumn of 2023.