Azamara Club Cruises Unveils Details, Dates for Pursuit Refit and Debut

by Daniel McCarthy
Azamara Club Cruises Unveils Details, Dates for Pursuit Refit and Debut

The new Azamara ship will debut as an almost identical sister ship to Azamara Quest (pictured). Photo: chiosphotographer/Shutterstock.com


Azamara Pursuit, the newest ship from Azamara Club Cruises, will emerge from its 2018 refit as an almost identical sister ship to Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, the cruise line announced this week.

The ship, currently sailing as Adonia for P&O Cruises, will head to Belfast in spring 2018, where it will go into a wet dock. It is set to be renovated until the end of July 2018.

During the renovation, the ship will be fitted to accommodate 690 guests, still small enough to sail into smaller ports that mega-ships can’t. According to Azamara director of sales and service development Nils Lindstad, who spoke to TMR in September, those smaller ports include some Cuban destinations.

According to Azamara, the ship will debut with a lot of the same features of Quest and Journey, two ships that sail with two specialty restaurants, a martini bar, casino, pool, Spa, a traditional one-story dining room, and an outdoor a la carte restaurant.

When Pursuit emerges from wetdock, it will head to Southampton where it will sail a Norwegian voyage with overnights in Oslo and Bergen, followed by an Icelandic sailing, also out of Southampton.

The ship’s official christening will take place on a short sailing from Aug. 28 to 30, 2018.

Pursuit will offer an all-inclusive fare that includes all soft drinks, some alcoholic beverages, one AzAmazing Evening shoreside event, and gratuities.

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