Azamara Cruises has announced Azamara Onward’s successful visit to Pitcairn Island during its 2024 World Cruise. This marked line’s first call to the remote island, a British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific.
“Not many cruisers get the opportunity to visit Pitcairn Island—the weather usually does not cooperate, and there are no bays or coves for the ship to anchor in,” said Michael Pawlus, head of itinerary planning at Azamara. “This is the very first time in my career that I have seen the weather allow for guests to go ashore on Pitcairn Island. I’ve designed nearly 20 itineraries that include the stop before, so I’m thrilled that all conditions were in our favor this time, giving our World Cruisers an incredibly unique experience in such an isolated destination.”
As the ship approached Pitcairn, ideal weather allowed Azamara Onward the opportunity to bring passengers ashore. The island offers one of the world’s largest marine reserves and some of the best stargazing on the planet due to the dark skies. Though the island is home to only about 50 residents—descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers and the Polynesians—the locals are known to be warm, welcoming and eager to share their culture, crafts and knowledge of the island with visitors.
Travelers interested in exploring lesser-known destinations can book the cruise line’s 2025 World Cruise. On this 155-night expedition, guests will explore 37 countries at their own pace, without any hassle or crowds. Azamara’s 2026 World Cruise offers 46 late nights and overnights and 13 exclusive events, allowing for immersive experiences in the diverse cultures that surround them.
For more information, visit www.azamara.com.