Azamara Onward is nominated for the Monte-Carlo festivities

The ceremony took place aboard the ship on Monday, the day of embarkation for Azamara Onward’s maiden 11-night voyage to Ravenna. It included a welcome toast by cruise director Eric De Gray, a musical performance by the Children’s Choir and blessings from the clergy.

Beth Santos used giant golden scissors to cut the ribbon, releasing the champagne

symbolic moment

Santos called it “a symbolic moment not just for Azamara, but for the entire travel industry.” After a two-year hiatus, we look forward to continuing with new mindsets, new adventures, and new opportunities to learn how we can be better travelers.

“This is an exciting new chapter for our business, and we are so grateful to our hardworking team both onboard and overseas for making this possible,” said Azamara Chairman, Carol Cabezas. “Together, we look forward to taking Azamara Onward and our love of travel further than ever before, to connect even more customers with the many people and cultures of the world.”

Fourth Ship Azamara

Azamara Onward is the brand’s fourth ship, added following the acquisition of Azamara by Sycamore Partners.

Prior to the christening ceremony, Azamara Onward left Barcelona for a five-day pre-inaugural trip, stopping in Marseille and Porto Venere, where a signature AzAmazing event took place ashore featuring Italian opera performances, a local cuisine and the possibility of walking around the romantic city. Specially organized excursions to Cinque Terre were also available.

In Monte Carlo, the trip ended with a signature White Night Party celebration on board.


Carol Cabezas, right, with Azamara Onward’s godmother and captain

Carol Cabezas is listed in the latest issue of Seatrade Cruise Review as one of 10 cruise line executives to watch this year

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