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Friday,  April 19, 2024 5:31 PM 

On Location: Here's a first look at the Azamara Onward

On Location: Here's a first look at the Azamara Onward
PAX is at sea this week getting a first look at Azamara Onward. (Ming Tappin)
Ming Tappin

Ming Tappin is a cruise industry expert and is the owner of Your Cruise Coach.

PAX is on a cruise from Barcelona to Marseilles to Portovenere to Monte Carlo this week, getting an up-close look at the newest ship to join the Azamara fleet. 

After an extensive refurbishment, the former Pacific Princess has emerged as Azamara Onward, reflecting the hallmark onboard offerings and ambiance of the boutique cruise line.

Almost identical to her three sisters the Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, and Azamara Pursuit, the 30,277-GRT Onward is 592 feet long, 84 feet wide, and cuts a sleek silhouette with the signature Azamara dark blue hull.

The former Pacific Princess has emerged as Azamara Onward. (Ming Tappin)

Her interiors are contemporary, decorated with modern furnishings and swirly patterned carpets. 

A soft palette of earth tones, greys, and blues with subtle pops of jewel-tone hues are the predominant features of the premium deluxe brand.

Stay tuned as PAX brings you more on-location coverage, including moments from the ship's christening ceremony that will take place in Monte Carlo on May 2. 

New to the Onward, Atlas Bar is perched high on Deck 10, offering signature cocktails and canapé. (Ming Tappin)

One of two specialty restaurants on board Onward, Prime C is a steak and seafood venue. (Ming Tappin)

Onward's classy atrium features a grand staircase with filigree work. (Ming Tappin)

The Living Room is a nice place to relax with a cocktail and make new friends. (Ming Tappin)

The Spirits Bar is a cozy venue for pre-dinner drinks or nightcaps. (Ming Tappin)

The ship’s main dining room offers open seating meals. (Ming Tappin)

Azamara Onward in Marseille. (Ming Tappin)

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