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March 2014

Catching Alligators with Captain Carl

Captain Carl was in Miami on Thursday, March 27 with the Azamara Quest and sent us this fantastic story! Without further ado, here’s Captain Carl:

Wow, what an incredible day. I was invited by Nigel Marven to do some filming for his latest venture, “Cruise Ship Naturalist”, with some alligators in the Everglades, 45 minutes outside the Port of Miami.

We arrived alongside early, and after guests disembarked, I joined Nigel for the drive to the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue center. When we got there, we met the owner, Bob, who took us through his site and into the Alligator Enclosure. He then gave me some basic safety training on how to catch an alligator. This boiled down to holding on tightly to the tail end, and staying away from the end with the teeth in it!

Induction complete, we waded into a pool with six alligators, and he showed me how you take the alligator by the tail. Gently, then move towards the shore, again, gently, and haul it out onto the beach. His alligator was about six feet long, and incredibly impressive.

Act casual

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The New Girl on the Blog

Life is funny, isn’t it? I’ve never thought of myself as a writer per se and yet here I am, the new Chief Blogging Officer for Azamara Club Cruises. I’ve always been more of a numbers person. I used to say I’d like to live in an Ivory Tower and crunch numbers for a living. In fact, I did that for many years, while setting up marketing analysis systems and revenue management departments for cruise lines of my past. But since you’re just meeting me, let me tell you a bit about my cruise history…

Here’s a recap in 7 words: my cruise line career spanned 20 years.

Here I am, crunching numbers in 1989
Here I am, crunching numbers in 1989

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10 Months, 117 Ports: A Q&A With Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson, Azamara Quest Orchestra Musician
Ross Johnson, Azamara Quest Orchestra Musician

Hi, Ross! Thanks for joining us. So, how long have you been onboard the Azamara Quest?

Hello all, and welcome. It’s my pleasure. This is my third contract on Quest, but this contract started June 10th 2013, and I’m still going strong. In my position as an orchestra musician onboard, usually our contracts are 6 months, but owing to the itinerary primarily, I chose to extend before I’d even arrived!

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The Most Popular Travel Destinations on Pinterest

Even the most seasoned cruisers have a travel bucket list – a list of destinations that they’re dying to experience or revisit. Many of our Pinterest followers have boards dedicated to their travel bucket lists. So which of our cruise destinations have been repinned the most? Check it out!

Ports in Italyare the most popular, and no wonder! With amazing food, wine, history and culture, Italy is a country you can visit again and again.

Amalfi, Italy
Amalfi, Italy

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