Written by on Friday August 14, 2015
In July 2015 some members of the CruiseKings management team were lucky enough to be invited along to an Azamazing Evening that was taking place at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh.
The event was taking place as part of Azamara Quest's Round Britain vacation and was the very first AzAmazing evening to be held in Scotland.
Hopetoun house is one of Scotland's most prestigious Stately Homes and sits on a 6,500 acre estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises flew over especially for the event from the cruise line’s headquarters in Miami making this a very special evening indeed. He said "We are committed to offering our guests an unparalleled opportunity to discover and explore the inspiring places we visit, I’m overjoyed to be a part of our first AzAmazing Evening here in Scotland.”
The event hosted guests from Azamara Quest along with selected Scottish Travel Agency partners. Guests were invited to experience a traditional Scottish band before exploring the house’s state apartments and enjoying fireworks over the beautiful 18th century gardens.
"What a fantastic evening!"
"We arrived in Leith to enjoy canapés and drinks with Larry Pimentel the CEO of Azamara cruises. You can tell that he is passionate about his product as he spoke with pride about the recent investment in the upgrading of the ships suites and introduced us to the Captain and officers."
"We were then taken on a scenic drive through Edinburgh to Hopetoun House to near South Queensferry. We had a private viewing of this historic stately home it is magnificent dating back to the 17th century. Next we were treated to Gin and Whiskey tasting while Scottish musicians and dancers added traditional entertainment. To end the evening a full Pipe band marched to the front of the house, the music was patriotic and moving. The grand finale was a stunning firework display. An Azamazing evening is all about creating unforgettable memories in outstanding destinations."
Karen Stewart, Cruise Product Manager