Azamara Onward’s Inaugural Season Begins in May

Azamara OnwardAzamara will introduce its newest ship, and fourth ship, Azamara Onward, to the world in early May with a christening and maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Bologna, Italy.

Built to traverse oceans, explore scenic coastal waters, and dock in less-traveled ports that larger ships can’t access, Azamara Onward offers all the benefits of small-ship cruising, while still delivering an elevated luxury experience.

The luxury ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean, exploring its hidden gems and bringing guests closer to the true culture of each destination they visit.

“This is an exciting time for Azamara, and we are thrilled to be welcoming guests on our new ship in just a couple weeks,” says Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara. “Destination immersion has always been our main priority, and we are delighted to be bringing inspiration from the Mediterranean and beyond to all our onboard offerings and experiences for guests to connect with the culture of each port, even while we are at sea.”

The new ship offers guests fresh additions to its onboard venues and luxury retail spaces, as well as refreshed accommodations and new entertainment options.

New Onboard Venues & Experiences

The ship’s signature restaurant, Aqualina, will offer an exciting addition with a new Chef’s Table serving authentic dishes. Guests will enjoy a seven-course culinary journey of beautifully presented dishes that capture the flavor and essence of the destinations they visit.

A new addition to the Azamara family – and exclusive to Azamara Onward – is the Atlas Bar. It will feature innovative artisanal cocktails created using the latest techniques, from smoking domes to nitro-infusions. The curated list of cocktails includes the Grand Bazaar, London Fog Martini, and Tuscany Delight.

Guests will also enjoy small plates served hot and cold, including beef tartare topped with caviar and shaved truffle, smoked lobster crudo, and more.

Azamara Onward - Aqualina


Luxury Shopping at Sea

Azamara, in partnership with Starboard Cruise Services, the world’s leading luxury vacation retailer at sea, will offer a highly curated, distinct assortment of resort wear and travel accessories along with local, hand-crafted artisanal items. Guests will find products from Spain, Italy, Greece, France, and Portugal while sailing the Mediterranean.

New Signature Shows

Azamara will present four brand-new Signature Shows premiering on Azamara Onward. Led by its Signature Singers & Dancers, these new shows will offer bold entertainment with a wide variety of music styles, including: 

  • Club Crooner – showcases the classics from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to more current artists such as Natalie Cole and Michael Bublé
  • Amped Upoffers a fun evening of the hottest classic rock sounds of the 70s
  • Wanderlusthighlights an eclectic mix of sounds from around the world
  • Groove Tonightprovides a psychedelic disco soundtrack sure to get guests out on the dance floor

Additionally, Azamara will expand its orchestra with acoustic and electric guitars and offer local performances on select sailings.

Azamara will also continue its onboard Destination Celebration events, the cruise line’s immersive evening programming which brings the unique culture of the destination directly onboard.

About Azamara Onward

Azamara Onward is the fourth ship in Azamara’s luxury boutique ships. At 592 feet long and 84 feet wide, it weighs an impressive 30,277 tons. It is the perfect size for delivering immersive experiences that take you off the typical tourist track.

The ship has five restaurants, eight distinctive bars and lounges, plus fitness facilities, shops, and Azamara’s signature Sanctum Spa, where guests can relax and recharge between adventures in port. 

In addition, 278 luxury staterooms and spacious suites deliver genuine tranquility and comfort. The 408 staff and crew members will offer guests personalized and attentive service.

Azamara Onward will spend its inaugural season in Europe before moving to the Caribbean for the 2022-23 winter season. For more information about Azamara Onward and its upcoming voyages, visit our website.

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