New Dining Guide Program Provides Guests with Access to Beloved Local Restaurants

MIAMI, May X, 2015 – Forget the tourist traps and overcrowded “hotspots!” Azamara Club Cruises, the up-market boutique cruise line that brings guests to the most desirable and remote destinations worldwide, announced today a new dining program designed to please the finickiest of pallets. Now, guests can participate in Azamara’s new Cruise Global, Taste Local program boasting meals at a deliciously curated selection of local restaurants affording guests to eat where locals love to eat.

“Azamara offers guests true destination immersion through our Cruise Global, Connect LocalSM shore excursions, AzAmazing Evenings, Nights & Cool Places and Cruise Global, Meet Local programs,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Through Cruise Global, Taste Local, we are yet again taking our destination expertise to the next level by bringing guests to the best and most authentic local restaurants while in ports of call across the globe. Guests are always asking our Concierges where to dine once in port and where the locals like to eat. This program is the answer!”

Cruise Global, Taste Local is kicking off in Europe this summer including 35 restaurant recommendations across 27 European ports including La Gomera, Canary Islands; Split, Croatia; Santorini, Greece; Sorrento, Italy; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France. Each destination offers an authentic local dining experience that will satisfy the most discerning of palates and provide an inside taste of the local culture.

There are three ways to enjoy this destination experience with Azamara Club Cruises:

  1. Pair lunch with a tour — Following select half-day excursions, coaches journey to the selected Cruise Global, Taste Local restaurant for the ultimate in destination immersion dining experience.
  2. Take a private car — Azamara will arrange private transportation to and from the restaurant.
  3. Go independently — Azamara will help the guest select a restaurant to enjoy. Restaurants are within proximity of the ship.


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

About Azamara

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. 1Transportaion following half-day excursion to Cruise Global, Taste Local restaurant only available on select excursions. Transportation to restaurant from ship may be required.

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