Azamara Club Cruises Cruise Global, Eat Local

Cruise Global, Eat Local

New program: Azamara Club Cruises’ Cruise Global, Eat Local program provides guests with access to beloved local restaurants.

Lamb stew
Flavors of the Med: Lamb stew to die for in Santorini

Azamara Club Cruises is different from their competitors. The Cruise Global, Eat Local program is one of the ways the boutique cruise line stands out. Every effort to help cruise visitors connect to the places their two ships visit is one of the reasons why I love to cruise on Azamara.  Cruise Global, Eat Local is one of the ways that Azamara’s guests can maximize their time in port experiencing life like a local.

Azamara Quest in Santorini
Azamara Quest in Santorini waits for our return from Cruise Global, Eat Local trour.

More about Cruise Global, Eat Local

Trying to figure out where the hotspots are in a town is a daunting task, especially for cruise visitors in port for the day. Azamara’s Cruise Global, Eat Local program is designed for cruise foodies who want to explore and dine. The nice thing about choosing a Cruise Global, Eat Local tour is getting whisked away from the ship with a small group of people destined for a local eatery. When I toured, we took a walking tour off-the-beaten path before heading to a small tavern.

Local Pyrgos Village
Local Pyrgos Village – Cruise Global, Eat Local destination

Azamara recently announced that Cruise Global, Eat Local will be available in select ports in Europe this summer. Cruise guests sailing in Europe can sample cuisine at one of the 35 restaurants the cruise line has hand-picked at 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.

I had a chance last year to test-drive the Cruise Global, Eat Local program and I loved it! Read about my adventures in Santorini (click here).

The following is from Azamara Club Cruises:

Guests can participate in Azamara’s new Cruise Global, Eat Local program boasting meals at a deliciously curated selection of local restaurants affording guests to eat where locals love to eat. 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 a new dining program designed to please the finickiest of pallets.  

Bon appetit
Bon appetit: Moussaka a local dish made from aubergine and ground meat.

“Azamara offers guests true destination immersion through our Land Discoveries, AzAmazing Evenings, Nights & Cool Places and Insider Access programs,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.  “Through Cruise Global, Eat 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!” 

There are three ways to Cruise Global, Eat Local

  1. Make independent arrangements. Pick a restaurant and arrange your own transportation by taxi, on foot, on public transportation or a private car.
  2. Pair your lunch with select half-day Land Discovery tours. After your tour, one of our coaches will drop you off at the restaurant of your choice*.
  3. Let us arrange your dining experience for you. Visit the Land Discoveries desk or call concierge so we can arrange private transportation to and from the restaurant (additional fees apply).
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