Azamara celebrates ‘AzAmazing’ partners in Florida

Azamara celebrates ‘AzAmazing’ partners in Florida

Azamara has celebrated its 2023 Tour Operator Awards ceremony, hosting over 36 companies and 80 participants at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale.

The ceremony coincided with SeaTrade, a global conference for the cruise industry, and honoured the winners of the 2022 destination immersion experiences awards. 

“We are excited to celebrate the tour operators and AzAmazing partners that help us change the way our guests ‘sea’,” president, Azamara, Carol Cabezas, said.

“Our land product development team is continually working to develop new and enhanced experiences ashore, and we greatly appreciate all our dedicated partners who help create these unforgettable memories for our guests. Our award winners have exceeded our expectations through thoughtful curation for truly remarkable and immersive experiences.”

Part of the SeaTrade conference 2023 program. (Image: Sea Trade Cruise Global)

Tour Operator of the Year 2022: Adriatic DMC (Croatia)

With a commitment to traveling deeper, shore excursions are at the heart of the Azamara experience. The winner of this award was determined based on guest surveys – where a tablet was provided with a list of questions following the excursion about the guide, tour content, duration, transportation, value for money and overall experience – as well as onboard shore excursion managers, hotel directors, and the land development team, asking which tours and operators performed the best. 

Outstanding AzAmazing Event of the Year: Aloschi Bros (Porto Venere)

Exclusive and complimentary to Azamara guests, AzAmazing Evenings are uniquely tailored to each location and designed to connect guests to the local culture of a destination through local talent, performances, and cuisines, and on many occasions hosted in historic venues. The Aloschi Bros took place during Azamara Onward’s inaugural sailing, guests were greeted shoreside by an immersive cultural celebration with live Italian opera entertainment and delicious local cuisine, followed by a leisurely stroll along the main street to discover unique medieval corners in the charming town.  

Honourable Mention: AzAmazing Partners 

Azamara is also proud to honour Atlas Express and JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. in this year’s awards. Atlas Express, a distinctive event management company creating some of the most memorable events in Koper, partnered with Azamara to showcase the destination as the cruise line’s four sister ships met for the first time ever in the Port of Koper. JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. was instrumental in supporting Azamara’s anticipated return to Japan as they provide excursions with local representatives to showcase the destination’s culture. 

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