Azamara has formally added Azamara Onward to its now four-ship fleet following a festive naming ceremony in Monte Carlo.
The christening ceremony was led by the President of Azamara, Carol Cabezas, and Azamara Onward Godmother, Beth Santos, founder and CEO of world group and way of life model Wanderful.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Azamara Onward and share this particular second with our loyal friends,” stated Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara. “That is an thrilling new chapter for our firm, and we’re so grateful for our hardworking staff each onboard and offshore, for making this doable. Collectively, we look ahead to bringing Azamara Onward and our love of journey additional than ever earlier than, to attach much more friends with the many individuals and cultures of the world.”
Previous to the ceremony, Azamara Onward ventured from Barcelona to Monte Carlo on an thrilling five-day pre-inaugural voyage, stopping in Marseille, France and Porto Venere, Italy alongside the best way.
Upon arrival to Porto Venere, friends have been welcomed to a particular elevated model of Azamara’s signature AzAmazing Occasion the place they have been greeted shoreside by an immersive cultural celebration full with reside Italian opera leisure alongside scrumptious native delicacies and a leisurely stroll discovering distinctive medieval corners alongside the carrugio, or predominant avenue.
Company then set off to discover the Cinque Terre by three specifically curated shore excursions, ‘Wine Tasting in Cinque Terre’, ‘Hike by Cinque Terre’ and ‘Better of Cinque Terre,’ exploring the area’s colourful villages, having fun with extraordinary native wines and savory delicacies and venturing as much as the well-known Chiesa di San Pietro for picture-perfect panoramic views. The voyage concluded in Monte Carlo with a signature White Evening Occasion celebration, an onboard night soirée the place cruisers get pleasure from a celebratory feast with the Azamara staff and crew earlier than dancing late into the evening.
On the embarkation day of Azamara Onward’s maiden voyage, the ship’s conventional christening ceremony was held shipside on the Port of Monte Carlo, attended by Azamara’s loyal companions, with a heat welcome toast by Cruise Director Eric De Grey, musical efficiency by Chœur d’enfants, and blessings by Rabbi Howard Apothaker and Father John McCrone. Azamara President, Carol Cabezas and Godmother, Beth Santos, every delivered significant phrases to attendees adopted by the Godmother’s ceremonial bottle breaking custom to shut out the christening of Azamara Onward and to carry luck to the vessel in its future voyages.
“I’m so honored to have been chosen as Godmother of Azamara’s latest ship, Onward,” stated Beth Santos, CEO of Wanderful. “That is such a symbolic second not only for Azamara, however for your complete journey business. Following two years of pause, we look ahead to urgent onward with new mindsets, new adventures, and new alternatives to find out how we could be higher vacationers.”
Following the naming ceremony and conventional christening, the vessel will set sail for an eleven-night maiden voyage all through the Mediterranean, departing from Monte Carlo and concluding with an in a single day keep in Ravenna, Italy.
Images: Azamara Onward Christening (Picture Credit score: Niklas Sardana)