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All Azamara ships meet for first time at ‘historic’ event

All Azamara ships meet for first time at 'historic' event

Azamara celebrated what it called a “historic event” on 8 October in Koper, Slovenia, as the line’s four sister ships met for the first time.

The line’s newest ship, Azamara Onward, made its maiden call in Koper and was joined by its three sister vessels –  Journey, Quest, and Pursuit.

The event was marked with a ceremony in the Praetorian Palace, a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace located in Tito Square.

Local government officials in Koper and port authorities joined the captains of each ship to exchange plaques commemorating the occasion.

The line added that the four ships will meet again in Koper in 2023.

A ‘special moment’ for Azamara

Azamara director of strategic itinerary and destination planning Mike Pawlus said: “This has been a special moment that’s been years in the making.

“At first, we were planning to have our three sister ships meet but just two weeks ago, we were able to confirm our full fleet to be docked at the same time.

“This wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Municipality of Koper, Port of Koper, the Slovenian Tourism Board, and Atlas Express.

“We are deeply grateful for the warm welcome and thrilled to show our guests the beautiful country of Slovenia.”

Port of Koper head of the cruise terminal Mitja Dujc added: “We are very excited to welcome all four of Azamara’s ships and their guests to Koper, the largest port in Slovenia.

“This port has been primarily a cargo port, but over the past few decades, we have been pleased to welcome more and more cruise ships to our beautiful country.”

Earlier this month, Azamara restructured its UK sales team to “bolster market growth and generate greater confidence among trade partners in the region”.

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