Azamara Club Cruises and Compass Speakers team up to enhance onboard experience with enrichment programs

Destination-Immersive Voyages Complemented with Compelling Food for Thought

MIAMI, 2014-04-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Azamara Club Cruises, the cruise line known for providing guests with destination-immersive experiences throughout the world, is enhancing its onboard experience through a new partnership with Compass Speakers and Entertainment Inc. The collaboration marries Azamara’s range of culture-rich voyages with a diverse enrichment program that will expand and enhance the guest vacation experience. The offerings, onboard both Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, will include enlightening and engaging array of lecturers, who will bring Azamara’s intriguing destinations to life through a range of topics, such as world affairs, art history, forensics, sports and more.

Azamara and Compass Speakers will inspire conversation around captivating issues that are presented by distinguished experts in their fields, such as Major General (Ret) and Visionary Donna Barbisch who tells of her more than 38-year military career and former-NFL Referee Robert McElwee who recounts his 27-year career officiating at American football games. Additionally Compass Speakers will include scholars like Latin America Historian Dr. Judith Ewell who shares her in-depth knowledge as a former professor of Latin American history; and Mediterranean Historian Dr. Stephen Wessley, a Lehman fellow who shares his insight into the region’s rich history. These lectures will create a stimulating onboard environment that will not only enhance individual voyages, but increase guests opportunities to immerse themselves in a topic or destination.  Additionally, select Azamara voyages also will feature skilled watercolor artists, clergy, and bridge instructors certified by the American Contract Bridge League.

Compass Speakers and Entertainment Inc., is a leading placement agency with luxury and premium cruise lines for over 15 years and is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Compass places enrichment lecturers, clergy, Gentlemen Host®, watercolor artists, and Bridge instructors on over 58 ships, traversing the global waters.  For more information about Compass Speakers and Entertainment Inc. visit

Azamara Club Cruises offers distinct destination-immersive experiences for up-market travelers. The cruise line uniquely features voyages with longer stays and more overnights at ports to provide guests the opportunity to experience night touring at some of the most compelling destinations of Europe, Asia, South America, West Indies, as well as Central and North America.

On board the intimate Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, guests receive exceptional and personal service and the cruise line’s authentic, exclusive and bespoke AzAmazing Evenings events that showcase the unexpected colors and flavors of a destination. Guests also enjoy fine cuisine and boutique wines from around the world, as well as more inclusive amenities, such as included gratuities; complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee, and teas, as well as complimentary boutique wines, international beers and select standard spirits in the ships’ bars, lounges and restaurants when open; complimentary self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle transportation to city centers in ports, where available.

For more information, travelers can call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit Connect with Azamara Club Cruises on Facebook at, on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel. Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations at

Azamara Club Cruises is a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL), a global cruise vacation company that also owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.  Together, the six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction.  They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460 destinations on all seven continents.

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