The port of Miami welcomed the arrival of the Azamara Onward, as it prepares to launch its inaugural voyages from the United States.
The brand’s officials, local dignitaries, and Port of Miami leadership hosted a ceremonial plaque exchange to commemorate the event.
Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara, issued a statement saying, “Thank you to the Honorable Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Members of the Board of County Commissioners, Miami Dade Beacon Council, and the PortMiami team for joining us to celebrate the very first time Azamara Onward is docking in our hometown. As a newly independent company, we have seen tremendous growth in Miami and beyond as we’ve doubled our international shoreside team, and we look forward to what’s to come for Azamara.”
Guests were invited to board the Onward and attend an after-party at the brand-new Atlas Bar, which features destination-inspired cocktails and spirits.
The Onward will kick off the Caribbean season with a 14-night Holiday Cruise departing from Miami, Florida, and visiting popular ports in Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, and more. Afterward, the ship will head to Central and South America in early 2023.
The ship’s debut in Central and South America will mark Azamara’s first foray back into the region since early 2020. The ship will briefly return to South Florida in early 2024, before setting off on its inaugural 155-night World Voyage, departing from Fort Lauderdale. The voyage will feature over 40 countries with 22 overnight stays and 27 late nights in port.
Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, added: “Azamara has been an important part of our local community since its inception in 2007, and we are delighted to now welcome the latest addition to its fleet here in the cruise capital of the world. We are ready to welcome Azamara’s guests from all over the world as they embark on their dream vacations.”
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