Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Azamara Immersion Programming Attracts Life-Long Learners

Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying, ""I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."" Learning doesn't stop just because school does! Gaining new knowledge through experiences is a daily adventure that one carries and explores throughout life, including, or I should say, especially as you cruise to discover the world! Azamara Club Cruises acknowledges this way of life with new programs that compliment its destination immersion philosophy; a diverse lecture program, and two onshore experiences,” Insider Access”, and “Nights and Cool Places

Through a new partnership with Compass Speakers and Entertainment, Azamara Club Cruises will now present onboard lecturers covering subjects such as art history, environmental issues, sports, politics, destination information and more. Guests may have the opportunity hear a lecture on Royal History presented by Dr. Carolyn Harris, an expert in the history of European monarchy or listen to Dr. Christopher Whelan speak about World Affairs. Whatever the topic, these informative and enlightening seminars will entertain, while presenting guests with new perspectives and insights on various subjects.

“Insider Access” is an onshore program that takes small groups of guests to ancestral homes, workshops or places of business at a destination. For example, while visiting the Italian port city of Livorno, guests have the opportunity to explore the charming walled town of Lucca in a very unique way.  After strolling the ancient cobbled streets where the renowned composer Giacomo Puccini made his home, it’s off to the estate built by Count Cosimo Bernardini in the 1700s. One of the count's descendants will show visitors around the beautiful gardens while regaling them with stories of the family whose prominent role in Lucca dates to the 14th century.

Another new excursion program, “Nights and Cool Places”, offers after-dinner outings for small groups to places such as a tour at Malaga’s Picasso Museum after hours, drinks at Rio de Janeiro’s hot spot Scenarium, or a historic neighborhood for a guided architectural walk. This is a nice addition to the complimentary AzAmazing Evening tour that has become so popular! Both evening programs provide guests with exclusive activities on land that aren't normally available to cruisers.

There is great pleasure in learning for the sake of learning and there is nothing more rewarding then making the world your classroom.  Guests searching for a more in depth, personalized destination experience, one that will stimulate the mind and senses, will be pleased with the new Azamara Club Cruises programs.

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