Azamara Club Cruises honored by Virtuoso Travel Week

Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

Azamara-Club-Cruises-Logo-300x171International luxury travel network, Virtuoso, celebrated the close of its annual Virtuoso Travel Week event with its festive gala and Virtuoso Awards, where Azamara Club Cruises was recognized as the winner of Best Niche Cruise Line.



Held at Bellagio Resort & Casino, the gala attracted a record turnout of 2,668 attendees, which included some of the biggest names in the industry.


The final ceremony marked a successful weeklong event that brought together the upper echelon of the travel industry, including Virtuoso member agencies and their travel advisors, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators, preferred destinations and tourism boards, airlines, on-sites and specialty services. The event honored some of the most innovative, revered, and top-performing travel agencies and advisors throughout the United States, Australia and Latin America, as well as the network’s global portfolio of world’s-best travel partners.


“Our organization comprises some of the top professionals in this industry, and these awards recognize the companies and individuals, such as Azamara Club Cruises who embody Virtuoso’s values as well as top performers who make this network so successful,” said Virtuoso Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch, CTC. “We honor Azamara Club Cruises as a leader, having been awarded Best Niche Cruise Line in recognition of its talents and contribution.”

“Our team, which feels like a family at times, is truly honored to receive this distinction. Everyone has worked tirelessly to bring our vision – which consists of delivering an authentic destination immersion accompanied by a world class onboard experience each and every sailing — to life. It’s no easy task with 204 ports of calls in 70 countries this year.



This award from Virtuoso marks recognition for what we set sail to achieve in the luxury space and we thank our peers for appreciating our unique product,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “We are thrilled to have been presented with the honor or Best Niche Cruise Line by Virtuoso, but we won’t rest on our laurels. Stay tuned for what’s next, hopefully it will be worthy of another award next year.”



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