The boutique cruise line introduces three new spectacular events to its local 2018 itineraries.
Azamara Club Cruises has revealed details of new Azamazing Evening events for the boutique-cruise line’s return to Australia in 2018.
New events “A Taste of Western Australia” in Perth and “An Evening Symphony at St Paul’s Cathedral” in Wellington feature on select Azamara Journey local sailings in 2018, when the 690-guest ship returns for the line’s third season based down under; beginning with a maiden voyage down the west coast of Australia, marking inaugural calls to Exmouth, Perth, Bunbury, Albany, Esperance, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide.
In Adelaide, a brand new “Evening of Fine Wine and Entertainment at the National Wine Centre” will feature on Azamara Quest’s first Australian itinerary for the summer cruise season of 2018/19; marking the first time both ships will visit within a single year, and Azamara’s fourth season sailing local waters.
And back by popular demand, Azamara guests will enjoy the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra event in Hobart in February 2018 – which proved a huge hit with Quest’s guests during her maiden voyage to the region in 2016.
Renowned for longer stays and more overnights in port than any other cruise line, as well as personalised service and more inclusive amenities like wine, beer, soft drinks and self-service laundry, Azamara Club Cruises hosts one complimentary Azamazing Evening on worldwide voyages of seven nights or longer.*
“Azamazing Evening Events are exclusive, bespoke events that truly connect our guests to the heart and soul of a destination,” says Adam Armstrong, managing director Azamara Club Cruises, Australia and New Zealand. “These new Australian and New Zealand events are sure to blow both our international and local guests away, immersing them in the atmosphere and culture of these beautiful ports after hours – which completely transform at night.”
2018 Australia and New Zealand Azamara Events:
A Taste of Western Australia – Perth, 26 January 2018
Showcasing everything from local produce and wine to aboriginal music performances and dance collaborations, this immersive event presents the best Western Australia has to offer. As soon as they walk in the ambient private venue, guests will be greeted with platters of farm-fresh WA produce, as well as wine tasting stations highlighting wines from renowned Margaret River wineries. From there, they’ll be treated to the mesmerising sounds of celebrated local performers, including Mark Atkins, one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, and Steve Pigram, a member of the highly influential indigenous Australian band from the 90’s – The Pigram Brothers. The evening culminates in an immersive journey back to the ship, with more local performers entertaining guests on the way.
Cruise: 18-night Australia Explorer cruise on Azamara Journey departing Bali, 21 January 2018. Fares from start from $ 7,799per person, twin share for an Interior stateroom.
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Hobart – 10 February 2018:
The evening begins with a warm welcome by the Tasmanian Police Pipe Band which has been performing together in Australia and around the world since 1969. After a rousing tattoo, guests will be entranced by the enchanting sounds of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Established in 1948 and a Tasmanian icon, the orchestra sets the tone for Tasmanian culture on a global scale. Afterwards, guests also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with orchestra members and the conductor before returning to the comforts of their ship docked in port for the evening.
Cruise: 14-night Tasmania and New Zealand cruise on Azamara Journey departing Sydney, 8 February 2018. Fares start from AU$7439, twin share, for an Interior Stateroom.
An Evening Symphony at St Paul’s Cathedral – Wellington, 26 February 2018
Guests will travel into the heart of Wellington to visit its strikingly modern cathedral, completed in 1998, and be welcomed with cocktails and canapes, including mini pavlovas, Kikorangi Blue Cheese on gingerbread biscotti, and tri-coloured chocolate truffles. After meeting the Orchestra Wellington Musical Director, Marc Taddei, they’ll sit down and enjoy performances by Orchestra Wellington, such as Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’ and Grieg’s ‘Hall of the Mountain King’. They’ll also hear iconic New Zealand songs such as ‘Pokarekare Ana’ and ‘Poi E’. and arias by Verdi and Puccini.
Cruise: 13-night Australia and New Zealand cruise on Azamara Journey departing Auckland, 22 February 2018. Fares from start from $7159, twin share, for an Interior Stateroom.
An Evening of Fine Wine and Entertainment – Adelaide, 27 December 2018
Upon arrival guests will be greeted with wine tasting stations showcasing prestigious South Australian wine, selected exclusively for the event by the National Wine Centre – to ensure vintages perfectly matched with the atmosphere and delicious canapes. Guests then take their seats to experience the exquisite vocals of one of Australia’s iconic music industry artists – Christine Anu. Christine’s powerful voice has earned her 17 Aria award nominations, and a place performing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics closing ceremony.
Cruise: 15-night New Year’s Eve in Sydney cruise on Azamara Quest departing Perth, 22 December 2018. Fares from start from AU$7359, twin share for an Interior Stateroom.
Azamara Club Cruises is a boutique up-market cruise line operating two 690 guest ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest. Azamara’s wide selection of Destination Immersion signature programming offers guests the opportunity to Stay Longer and Experience More, delivering guests authentic cultural experiences across the globe. The ship’s smaller size allows for visits to ports larger ships are unable to venture to. In 2017, Azamara will take guests to more than 200 ports, in 68 countries, including 195 late night stays and 82 overnights. Azamara’s commitment to Destination Immersion coupled with exceptional onboard service offers a unique cruise holiday.
Source: Azamara Club Cruises