Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar was pleased to be a part of the successful AzAmazing Evening event held by Azamara Club Cruises at St Michael’s Cave on 30th March 2013.
The event offered an experience of Gibraltar traditions in a magnificent setting. At the Cave, Azamara Quest’s passengers enjoyed a performance by the Band of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment featuring Andrea Simpson. Drinks and local canapés were served in the interval. Passengers were able to choose from two performances, one at 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm. Members of the Re-enactment Society “History Alive” lined the entrance to the Cave, providing an extra welcome to the show whilst showcasing Gibraltar’s military history and heritage.
Present at the event was Neil Costa MP, Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port along with Steven Linares MP, Minister for Sports, Culture, Heritage and Youth. Also attending were representatives from M H Bland, Azamara Club Cruises and various local dignitaries along with Emilio Freeman, Director, Brand Operations & Destination Delivery for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Captain Carl Smith of the Azamara Quest.
The evening concluded with a fireworks display provided by Azamara Club Cruises, which was set off from the Detached Mole prior to the ship’s departure. The evening was jointly hosted by the Gibraltar Tourist Board, M H Bland and Azamara Club Cruises. On return to the ship the passengers were presented with a commemorative Diamond Jubilee Crown as gift in each of the ship’s cabins, on behalf of the Gibraltar Tourist Board.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of this event and I am grateful to all those who worked so hard to make it a memorable evening. This is a great example of how the Gibraltar Tourist Board co-operates with its industry partners to deliver effective marketing activities. Such an experience will undoubtedly have impressed Azamara's passengers and will encourage them and the cruise company to visit Gibraltar again.
It was also encouraging to hear the reaction from our visitors to the improvements that have been carried out to the Cave as part of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar’s investment in the tourism product.” said Neil Costa MP, Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port.