LGBTQ cruise lovers’ favorite small-ship cruise line Azamara Club Cruises is making news. The consistent winner of “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in the MeetMeOnBoard Cruizie® Awards Is adding 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. Many occasions are 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 Club Cruises.
Here are just a few highlights from the new AzAmazing Evenings.
Lura at Pateo Da Gale
Embarking from Barcelona on May 28, 2019, guests will walk 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 music—performed by Portuguese singer and musician, Lura. We wrote about Lisbon. It’s a terrific city.
A Musical Tribute to the Knights of Rhodes
Guests on the 10-Night Greece Intensive Voyage sailing June 19 will delve into knighthood through a musical journey at the historic, colossal Grand Master’s Palace—a magnificent Byzantine Citadel from 7th century as a Byzantine Citadel —in Rhodes, Greece. Azamara’s guests will explore the site’s towers, walls and torch-lit hallways, eventually becoming audience members for a musical tribute to the Knights of Rhodes 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—a venue dedicated to showing Korean heritage, music and art—in Busan, South Korea. Beginning 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, contact Adam, our MMOB Cruise and Travel Expert.