MIAMI — Azarama celebrated the arrival of its latest ship, Azamara Onward, in Miami this week.
A plaque exchanging ceremony took place Dec. 12, with local government officials, PortMiami leadership team, and Azamara’s shoreside team in attendance.
Azamara Onward made its debut at the state-of-the-art PortMiami terminal. Following the celebration, attendees were welcomed to Azamara Onward’s exclusive new Atlas Bar, where guests toasted the special event with destination-inspired cocktails and light bites.
Azamara was established in Miami in 2007 and is now headquartered in the heart of the Coconut Grove neighborhood, with a team of 150+ shoreside employees that continues to grow.
Azamara Onward officially launched this past May in Monte Carlo. New additions to the ship include the exclusive new specialty cocktail venue Atlas Bar, as well as refreshed accommodations and new onboard entertainment options.
“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,” said Azamara’s President, Carol Cabezas.
In 2021 Royal Caribbean Group announced it was selling Azamara in an all-cash transaction valued at over US$200 million.
Following Azamara Onward’s arrival in Miami, the ship will now sail back-to-back Caribbean voyages. In January 2023, Azamara Onward will make its debut in Central and South America, a region the cruise line recently returned to for the first time since early 2020. In 2024, Onward will return to Florida for its inaugural 155-night World Voyage, beginning in Fort Lauderdale and visiting over 40 countries with 22 overnight stays and 27 late nights in port.