Azamara announces its return to Venice in 2023

Azamara announces its return to Venice in 2023

Azamara has announced 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 to marvel at gondolas, stroll the cobblestone streets, and explore Venice.

“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 neighbouring towns such as Chioggia, which only smaller ships can visit,” Mike Pawlus, Azamara’s director of strategic itinerary & destination planning, said.

“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 exploring the streets and canals of Venice, Azamara’s giving guests the opportunity to explore Chioggia, which has recently experienced a rise in tourism due to the flourishing of bacari, bars serving wine and finger food along the central canal, Riva Vena.

Highlights of the upcoming sailings to Venice include:

  • 7-Night Italy Intensive Voyage – This seven-night Country Intensive itinerary encourages guests to explore Italy with late nights in Ravenna, Kotor and Amalfi, and an overnight stay in Rome, giving travellers time to explore views, ancient cities and the local culture in each destination.
  • 7-Night Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts Voyage – Travellers aboard this seven-night voyage have the opportunity to dive into the 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.

Venice shore excursions on offer include:

  • An intimate evening gondola ride accompanied by a local singer and an accordionist, creating a classic and romantic Venetian experience.
  • A motorboat cruise to neighbouring 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.

To book an Azamara sailing, visit the Azamara website.

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