Azamara Set to Return to Venice, Italy in 2023

Luxury cruise line Azamara has announced the cruise line’s grand return to Venice, commencing April 3, 2023. The return is part of Azamara Journey’s 12-night cruise The Best of The Med Voyage, a cruise highlighting the history, culture and beauty of Venice across the Mediterranean, sailing from Spain to Italy.

From Spring 2023, the line’s four-ship fleet will call at the ports of Chioggia and Fusina on the Venice Lagoon, giving guests easy access to the beautiful city of Venice, where they can tour the gondolas and stroll the cobblestone streets.

“Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Venice’s local officials and port authorities, we are delighted not only to bring our guests back to this historic canal city, but also to give them the opportunity to discover the wonders of neighboring towns such as Chioggia, which only smaller ships can take them visit,” said Mike Pawlus, Director of Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning at Azamara. “We look forward to re-immersing our guests in the rich local culture and amazing historical sites that the destination has to offer.”

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Easy access to the heart of Venice is just the beginning of Azamara’s recent travel achievements. Azamara continues to search for hidden gems for guests to experience during their stay in Chioggia. Chioggia has recently seen a significant surge in tourism, with a little help from ‘bacari’ bars serving wine and finger food along the central Riva Vena canal. Tourists can stroll through the city and admire the historic churches and buildings, beautiful sandy beaches and discover hidden gems.

Some highlights of the upcoming Venice cruises are:

7 nights Italy intensive trip

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A country-heavy seven-night itinerary encourages guests to explore all that Italy has to offer, including late nights in Ravenna, Kotor and Amalfi and an overnight stay in Rome. Guests will have ample time to enjoy all the views and culture each city has to offer with a carefully planned itinerary. The journey begins in Venice, home of authentic local cuisine, Venetian wine and breathtaking bridges.

7 nights Amalfi and Dalmatian coast tour

This seven-day voyage gives guests plenty of time to explore the shores of the Amalfi Coast and Dalmatian Coast, with four late-night stops in popular destinations such as Sorrento, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Sibenik, plus an overnight stay in Venice. In Venice, guests can enjoy a stroll through St. Mark’s Square, Venetian wine tasting and everything else Venice has to offer.

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Azamara also offers a long list of shore excursions to allow guests to delve even deeper into Venice’s history, culture and local cuisine.

Some excursions offered include:

A motorboat cruise to the neighboring islands of Murano and Burano, where passengers will enjoy a tour of a famous glassblowing workshop and a demonstration of traditional lace-making techniques.


A guided walking tour led by a local expert includes visits to the Church of Saint Rocco and one of Venice’s oldest squares, Campo San Polo.

An evening gondola ride with a local singer and accordionist creating a classic and romantic once-in-a-lifetime Venice experience.

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