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Cruise This Summer and Make a World of Difference

Book your cruise now at azamara.com/charitycruises. Read below for exciting details. 

Because of scheduling challenges due to the pandemic, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Squarecancelled its long-planned 2022 Nordic tour. However, with the help of Azamara, the leading cruise line in Destination Immersion® experiences, the Choir has turned this cancellation into a remarkable charitable opportunity to benefit those struggling with the effects of conflict, famine, and disease.


Azamara will offer two cruises (a seven-night and a five-night voyage, starting June 17 and June 24, 2022, respectively) visiting ports in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany aboard the Azamara Pursuit—the ship the Choir had originally reserved for travel during its tour. Anyone booking either cruise can support the work of CARE, the International Rescue Committee, and the American Red Cross while enjoying the beauty of the Nordic countries and traveling with the hospitality of Azamara. Guests can also choose to book both cruises for a total of twelve nights aboard the Azamara Pursuit, without repeating any ports throughout the Nordic voyage.


One hundred percent of the posted sales price (excluding any fees and commissions*) from the cruise bookings will be distributed equally between three non-profit charities which were chosen for their commitment to providing lifesaving aid to those around the world: CARE, a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty; the International Rescue Committee, which works in more than 40 countries to help people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives; and the American Red Cross, which shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters and provides international humanitarian aid.

“We are pleased to use this opportunity to honor the sacred directive to love our neighbors,” said Mike Leavitt, President of The Tabernacle Choir. “We are enormously grateful to be able to assist CARE, the International Rescue Committee, and the American Red Cross in bringing much-needed aid to those suffering worldwide and express our sincere thanks to Azamara for working with us to create this charitable cruise opportunity.”

“We are proud to be partnering with The Tabernacle Choir to do our part in aiding global communities in need,” said President of Azamara, Carol Cabezas. “We are committed to connecting our guests with the people and destinations of the world, so we understand the importance of helping refugees across the globe receive the care and resources they need.”


The first of the two fundraising cruises, the “Baltic Solstice,” begins on June 17, 2022, and will take a seven-night journey through the Nordics departing from Stockholm, Sweden with stops in Mariehamn, Finland; Visby, Sweden; Gdańsk, Poland, Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany; Helsingborg, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark. Guests who book this voyage will have the unique experience of spending the summer solstice at sea aboard the Azamara Pursuit.

Travelers interested in diving deeper into the destination of Norway can enjoy a five-night sailing of the “Norway Sampler” departing from Copenhagen, Demark on June 24, 2022, and stopping in Norway cities Bergen, Stavanger, and Arendal, ending in the capital, Oslo on June 29, 2022.


Guests looking to travel on either the 7-day or the 5-day cruises can book the cruises through Azamara’s website at azamara.com/charitycruises. Guests wanting to book the 12-day cruise will need to contact the call center by dialing 855-AZAMARA (292-6272). Pricing for these charitable sailings begins at $999 per guest, plus taxes and fees. To find specific accommodation and price information, please visit azamara.com/charitycruises.

* For each purchase of a 7-day, a 5-day, or a combined 12-day Baltic cruise on the Azamara Pursuit, departing on June 17, 2022 (7-day or 12-day cruises) or on June 24, 2022 (5-day cruise), Azamara will donate to The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square the posted sales price less credit card fees of up to 3.5%, and for certain transactions, up to 25% in travel agent commissions. Taxes and port fees are not included in the posted sales price. The Choir pledges, grants and will distribute 100% of the funds received from Azamara, in equal parts, to the American Red Cross, CARE, and the International Rescue Committee. For more information about the humanitarian work of these organizations, visit www.redcross.org, www.care.org, and www.rescue.org. The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Bookings for these cruises are not available for purchase in Alabama or Hawaii until May 5, 2022.

No portion of the sales price is tax-deductible. 


Azamara is a premium cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences. With a fleet of four intimate-style ships, Azamara Quest®, Azamara Pursuit®, Azamara Journey® and its newest ship, Azamara Onward, the cruise line allows travelers to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller, hidden gem destinations. Azamara aims to Change the Way You Sea, through its commitment to creating immersive experiences for guests through longer stays, more overnights and night touring for a deeper and more meaningful travel experience. Guests can experience an intimate hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, cultural events and can take advantage of exclusive loyalty membership benefits through Azamara’s Circle Program. For more information visit www.azamara.com.

About CARE:

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE has more than seven decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed. CARE places special focus on women and children, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. To learn more, visit www.care.org.


The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter and Facebook.


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the United States’ blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.