Azamara Cruises have announced their plans to resume operations with a series of six 7-night itineraries in Greece aboard Azamara Quest. Departing from August, Azamara Quest will be the first of the line’s current fleet to offer sailings since the global pause in March 2020.
Five of the new itineraries will focus on the Greek Islands and see the 686-guest ship sail roundtrip from Athens, calling at Rhodes, Limassol, Santorini and other assorted highlights. The sixth sailing is a Classic Mediterranean voyage, which will cruise from Athens to Rome and feature stops in Olympia, Amalfi and Sorrento.
The voyages are the first to feature Azamara’s new Destination Celebrations℠ concept, a ship-based equivalent to the line’s land-based offering, AzAmazing Evenings℠. During Azamara Quest’s time in Rhodes, the ship will welcome Greek performers for traditional musical recitals and six entertainers dressed as Greek Gods.
Azamara Cruises’ President, Carol Cabezas, believes this is just one way in which the line hopes to enrich guests’ time further onboard, and said:
“While the world may have changed, Azamara’s commitment to delivering experiences that connect guests to authentic culture remains intact, and we are thrilled to bring the destination to life safely onboard our ships by introducing Destination Celebrations℠”.
Azamara’s announcement is the latest bit of good news from an industry hugely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, many of the world’s favourite cruise lines have stepped forward with their resumption proposals, all eager to get guests back on board to enjoy what they love.
Back in March, Cunard and P&O Cruises were amongst the first to go live with their plans, with a series of UK-based coastal sailings from Southampton. They were followed by all-inclusive operators Silversea and Seabourn, who will join Azamara in Greece this summer. New Greece-based operator Elixir Cruises will also offer cruises in the region this summer aboard the remodelled Elysium (previously Celebrity Cruises’ expedition vessel, Celebrity Xperience).
The positivity within the cruise industry is in sharp contrast to this time last year. Of course, the effects of the ‘new normal’ is widespread, and cruising, in particular, will be very much in the spotlight. However, from what we’ve seen so far – and especially with the introduction of enhanced safety protocols – there’s every reason to be optimistic about the future.
Azamara Cruises’ new Greek Isles sailings are available to book now and include Azamara’s customary inclusions of gratuities, selected beverages, and a complimentary shuttle service in-port, where required. To find out more, to view the full itineraries, please visit Azamara Greek Isles Cruises 2021. Alternatively, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.
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