Azamara – the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion experiences – is pleased to announce the cruise line’s return to Venice, beginning April 3, 2023, as part of Azamara Journey’s 12-Night The Best of The Med Voyage. Starting next spring, the line’s four-ship fleet will access the Venetian Lagoon ports of Chioggia and Fusina, allowing guests a more seamless opportunity to marvel at gondolas, stroll the cobblestone streets, and explore Venice with ease.
“Thanks to our longstanding relationship with the local officials and port authorities of Venice, we’re thrilled to not only bring our guests back to this historic canal city, but also to allow them to discover the wonders of neighboring towns such as Chioggia, which only smaller ships can visit,” said Mike Pawlus, Azamara’s Director of Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning. “We look forward to once again immersing our guests in the rich local culture and amazing historical sites that the destination has to offer.”
In addition to gaining easy access to the heart of Venice, Azamara’s continued pursuit of hidden gems brings guests the unique opportunity to explore Chioggia, which has recently experienced a rise in tourism thanks to the flourishing of bacari, bars serving wine and finger food along the central canal, Riva Vena. Travelers can enjoy the city’s charming canals, historic churches, beautiful sandy beach, and undiscovered scenery.
Highlights of the upcoming sailings to Venice include:
7-Night Italy Intensive Voyage
This seven-night Country Intensive itinerary encourages guests to explore Italy to the fullest with late nights in Ravenna, Kotor and Amalfi, and an overnight stay in Rome, giving travelers plenty of time to explore spectacular views, ancient cities and the local culture in each destination. Authentic local cuisine, Veneto wine, and the overarching bridges await in the charming city of Venice, where this immersive journey begins.
7-Night Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts Voyage
Travelers aboard this seven-night voyage have the opportunity to dive deeper into the beautiful shorelines of the Amalfi and Dalmatian Coasts, with four late stays, including Sorrento, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Sibenik as well as an enchanting overnight stay in Venice, where guests can enjoy people watching in the Piazza San Marco, sampling Veneto wines, and admiring Murano’s handcrafted glass and swathes of silk.
Committed to providing travelers with a more authentic connection to a destination, Azamara offers an array of immersive shore excursions to help guests dive deeper into Venice’s storied history and local life, including:
- An intimate evening gondola ride accompanied by a local singer and an accordionist, creating a classic and romantic Venetian experience.
- A motorboat cruise to neighboring isles, Murano and Burano, where guests will enjoy a tour of an acclaimed glass-blowing factory, as well as a demonstration of traditional lace-making techniques.
- A guided walking tour with a local expert including visits to the beautiful church of Saint Rocco and Campo San Polo, one of the oldest squares in Venice.
Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion experiences. With a fleet of four intimate-style ships, Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, Azamara Pursuit, and its latest ship, Azamara Onward, the cruise line allows travelers to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller, hidden gem destinations. Azamara aims to Change the Way You Sea, through its commitment to creating immersive experiences for guests through longer stays, more overnights and night touring for a deeper and more meaningful travel experience. Guests can experience an intimate hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, cultural events and can take advantage of exclusive loyalty membership benefits through the Azamara Circle Program.
October 17, 2022