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May 2014

Azamara’s blog is about to get a lot more “AzAmazing!” Introducing Lee Abbamonte

World traveler Lee Abbamonte
World traveler Lee Abbamonte

Today, we’re introducing our new blogger, Lee Abbamonte. You may have heard about him before. Why? Because he is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He’s visited 312 total countries and is one of the world’s most-traveled people!

Lee in Amsterdam
Lee in Amsterdam

Lee is a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality, keynote speaker and global adventurer. He has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Discovery, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, OK! Magazine, Frommers, Peter Greenberg radio and many others.

Who could be better to write about all the amazing, unique, and immersive destinations Azamara travels to?

As you can see, Lee’s blog is called “Adventures Abroad with Abbamonte”. That means you should stay tuned for his amazing stories about his travels, travel advice, what he’s learned over the years, and reasons why you should seek out true Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnights, and night touring.

Lee at the Shwedagon Pagoda at night in Yangon, Myanmar
Lee at the Shwedagon Pagoda at night in Yangon, Myanmar

We hope you enjoy these photos from Lee’s journeys around the world, and he’ll be sharing lots more with you in his posts, which will appear here twice a month. So make sure you watch this space so you don’t miss a thing. You can follow Lee on Twitter here and visit his website here. Make sure you’re following us, too, so you don’t miss a single update!

Lee at the Kjerag Rock near Lysebotn, Norway
Lee at the Kjerag Rock near Lysebotn, Norway

Nights and Cool Places with Azamara

For many years I found myself explaining to yet-to-cruise travelers that the true selling point of cruise travel is that you are not packing up your suitcase every time you move from one destination to the next. Cruise ships leave each port around sunset, sail at night, and you magically wake up the next day in a new destination.

Beautiful sunset

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Insider Access – Agro-Culinary Tours

At Azamara Club Cruises, we’ve launched new small-group land excursions to private homes, farms, villas and villages. These exclusive, small-group tours are dubbed Insider Access because they bring locals and cruise guests together, going behind-the-scenes and into private homes.

A family villa in Lucca, Iraly
A family villa in Lucca, Italy.

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