The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and Azamara have joined together to invite worldwide travellers with compassionate desires to help victims of conflict, famine, disease, and other crises in a way that fosters humanitarian relief and peace. I
n the face of global humanitarian crises like the conflict in Ukraine and drought in Africa among others, this charitable collaboration will donate 100% of the posted sales price (excluding any fees and commissions*) from two Baltic cruises to CARE, the International Rescue Committee, and another American-based charity to alleviate suffering around the world.
Due to scheduling challenges from the pandemic, The Tabernacle Choir was forced to cancel its long-planned Nordic and UK tour. With the help of Azamara, the Choir has turned this cancellation into a remarkable charitable opportunity.
Azamara will offer two cruises (a seven-night and a five-night voyage, starting 17th June and 24th June 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 the three charities while enjoying the beauty of the Nordic countries and travelling 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 Baltic voyage.
100% of the posted sales price (excluding any fees and commissions*) from the cruise bookings will be distributed equally between three non-profit charities: CARE, an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to fighting global poverty, achieving social justice, and fighting for the equality of women and girls around the world, the International Rescue Committee, an organisation working in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities to help those affected by conflict and natural disasters to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives, and another American-based charity. These charities were chosen due to their commitment to providing lifesaving aid to those displaced by ongoing global conflict, as well as those affected by poverty and natural disasters around the world. Guests who book these sailings will enjoy Azamara’s immersive cruising experience while also contributing to worthy global causes.
“We are pleased to use this opportunity to honour the sacred directive to love our neighbours,” said Mike Leavitt, President of The Tabernacle Choir.
“We are enormously grateful to be able to assist CARE and the International Rescue Committee 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.”
The first of the two cruises will depart from Stockholm, Sweden on 17th June 2022, for a seven-night journey through the Nordics, with stops in Finland, Poland, Germany, and Denmark. Guests who book this voyage will have the unique experience of spending the summer solstice at sea aboard the Azamara Pursuit. Travellers interested in diving deeper into the destination of Norway can enjoy a five-night sailing departing from Copenhagen, Demark on 24th June 2022, and stopping in Norwegian cities including Bergen, Stavanger, and Arendal, ending in the capital, Oslo. A 12-day cruise option which includes both itineraries is available.
“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.”
To book, please visit www.azamara.com/charitycruises