Azamara Cruises will not get back to sailing until at least July.
The cruise line today announced that it has made “the decision to extend the suspension of global operations for all sailings departing on or before June 30, 2021,” as the line continues to work towards a healthy return to service.
Azamara, which left Royal Caribbean Group as part of a $200 sale to private equity firm Sycamore Partners in January, will continue to work with Royal’s Healthy Sail Panel. Azamara said the relationship will help it continue “to create a small-ship cruising experience that will protect the wellbeing of our guests and crew yet stay true to the Azamara spirit of connecting people to cultures.”
“We cannot wait to welcome you back aboard and will continue to keep you updated every step of the way,” Azamara wrote in an update.
In the meantime, Azamara will continue the process of leaving Royal Caribbean. Earlier this month, the company’s COO Carol Cabezas spoke to TMR about what changes will be coming for Azamara, including what the move means for travel advisors.