Azamara’s latest ship, Azamara Onward, arrived in PortMiami for the first time on Monday.
To commemorate the occasion, local government officials, PortMiami leadership, and Azamara’s shoreside team came together for a plaque exchange ceremony. Following the celebration, attendees were welcomed to the vessel’s new Atlas Bar, where they toasted the 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 over 150 shoreside employees. This May, the line launched its fourth ship, Azamara Onward, in Monte Carlo. Azamara purchased the vessel in 2021 from Princess Cruises, where it was known as Pacific Princess.
“Thank you to the Honorable Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Members of the Board of County Commissioners, Miami Dade Beacon Council, and the PortMiami team for joining us to celebrate the very first time Azamara Onward is docking in our hometown,” says Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara. “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.”
Following her arrival and celebration in Miami, Azamara Onward set sail on the first of several back-to-back Caribbean voyages. In January, the vessel will make her debut in Central and South America, a region the line recently returned to for the first time since 2020. In 2024, Onward will return to Florida for its 155-night World Voyage, beginning in Port Everglades and visiting over 40 countries.
Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, said “Azamara has been an important part of our local community since its inception in 2007, and we are delighted to now welcome the latest addition to its fleet here in the cruise capital of the world.”