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Istanbul and Saudi among ‘AzAmazing Events’ on Azamara 2024 World Cruise

Azamara has announced 14 ‘AzAmazing’ celebrations and events that will take place during Azamara Onward’s 2024 World Cruise, with two events featuring Istanbul in Turkey and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

These celebrations also include “The Magang Resort Mini Festival” in Madang, Papua New Guinea, a celebration of “Croatia’s Past and Present” in Dubrovnik, Croatia, as well as events in India.

Azamara Onward will depart Fort Lauderdale on January 5th, 2024 for a 155-night World Cruise visiting 75 ports in 40 countries, with the ship staying overnight in 22 of them.

Azamara Onward

The voyage also features shore excursions to all 7 Wonders of the World, including the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

The announcement of these AzAmazing events during the 2024 World Cruise come after the cruise line previously revealed that it was expanding the program for a range of upcoming cruises during the 2023/24 season, with Aqaba, and South Africa also in focus.

“Having just announced the expansion of our AzAmazing programming, we’re pleased to share these carefully crafted events that are sure to make Azamara Onward’s first ever World Voyage one to remember,” said Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara.

“Each of these special celebrations are uniquely tailored to each destination, allowing our guests to get an authentic experience of local culture and traditions in extraordinary venues from the renowned Acropolis Museum in Greece to the historic Nassif House in Saudi Arabia,” Cabezas added.

Nassif House, Jeddah

2024 World Cruise AzaMazing Highlights:

Unique Beauty and Wild Extravagance at the Taj Mahal – Mumbai, India 

Guests on the World Voyagers receive exclusive access to a full-day tour of the Taj Mahal. Guests will be flown and guided through the site’s rich history and architecture. Travelers will also enjoy local entertainment and cuisine the rest of the day.

The Madang Resort Mini Festival – Madang, Papua New Guinea

Travelers can experience the wonders of this vibrant celebration at the Madang Resort’s very own Cultural Festival, held exclusively for Azamara guests. Each distinct tribal group will showcase its traditional customs, dresses, dialects, songs, and dances through spirited performances.

Croatia’s Past and Present – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Passengers are invited to stroll through the cobblestoned streets of Dubrovnik’s old town and immerse themselves in Croatia’s past and present. Pop-up shows will be set up for Azamara guests, such as klapa, a form of traditional acappella singing in Dalmatia, Croatia.

The Turkish Flame – Istanbul, Turkey

This exclusive World Voyage event will feature traditional Turkish cuisine and beverages. During the event, guests will enjoy a high-energy performance of modernized folk dances and music from different regions of Anatolia.

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