Azamara Club Cruises is expanding its nighttime shore excursion series, AzAmazing Evenings, for 2014 to more than 60 voyages. Distinctive experiences will range from a private, three-tenors performance, set in a 19th century opera house in Livorno, Italy to joining in a local Burmese festival.
“Since its launch, our AzAmazing Evenings program has been incredibly well-received and is providing discerning travelers unique, tailor-made experiences at intriguing destinations around the world,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Our guests look for experiential opportunities – they already come to us because we are providing longer stays and more overnights at fascinating destinations. But now after extensive research and collaboration we have created custom experiences that allow our guests to experience a destination in a way they may have otherwise never experienced – from interacting with locals at a street party or by offering them private access to world-renowned sites such as Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum.”
Other examples of AzAmazing Evenings include a D-Day Liberation Party at Cherbourg – exactly 70 years to the day that the landings took place - during Azamara Journey's Past to Present: Normandy 70 Years Later itinerary and a visit to Plataforma 1, one of Rio de Janeiro’s leading samba show houses, on Azamara Journey's A Southern Hemisphere Holiday itinerary.
These signature events are complimentary and held once a voyage, typically ashore during the evening. On some voyages, AzAmazing Evenings take place onboard the ship. For example when calling at Safaga, Egypt, guests will experience an Egyptian Moulid. This festival is part carnival and part mystical celebration, and includes ritual dancing, chanting, whirling dervishes and circus performers.
AzAmazing Evening events can include night access to well-known sites, such as Ephesus; St. Michael’s Cave at the Rock of Gibraltar, or the Chateau Giscours in Bordeaux.
For a full list of 2014 AzAmazing Evenings visit www.azamaraclubcruises.com/AzAmazingEvenings