In addition to managing the Azamara fleet through V.Ships Leisure and delivering hotel procurement and logistics with Oceanic, Global Marine Travel (GMT) will provide outsourced travel services to Azamara passengers starting in March 2023.
Specially negotiated net-fare airline contracts
V.Ships Leisure provides management services for the cruise, ferry and yacht sectors and supports more than 100 leisure vessels globally. GMT, a member of V.Group’s Marine Services division, is one of the few travel agencies with full access to specially negotiated net-fare airline contracts for passengers and crew, and a range of travel technology options.
'The entire team at V.Ships have been great partners to us during this important moment for Azamara,' President Carol Cabezas said. 'Our relationship and collaboration with V.Ships over the past year has grown beyond the marine management and crewing aspects of our business. We truly appreciate all their support and look forward to continuing to work together.'
'We are proud that our partnership with Azamara is continuing to grow as we demonstrate our ability to deliver for them,' V.Ships Leisure CEO Per Bjørnsen said. 'This addition of GMT’s air/sea program will further enhance what we offer as part of a bespoke service offering with flawless service delivery.'
No start-up costs or additional technology expense
GMT founder and Managing Director Tim Davey added: 'GMT has provided outsourced air/sea services to cruise lines since our inception in 2001. We offer the ability for boutique and start-up cruise lines to market airfare with their cruise programs from day one with no start-up costs or additional technology expense.
'Cruise lines also benefit from our experience in handling their guests with the same level of customer service that they provide,' Davey continued. 'We’re excited to be engaged by Azamara as they continue to forge their path as a newly independent cruise line.'