After announcing that it was moving out of Royal Caribbean Group’s family of brands last week, Azamara, under its new ownership at Sycamore Partners equity frim, announced on Monday its plans to add a fourth ship to its fleet.
The ship will come into service as a sister ship to the rest of Azamara’s fleet, which is currently made up of Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, and Azamara Pursuit, with the same guest capacity and the same smaller-port focus. Guests can expect the ship will look very similar to Azamara Pursuit, which launched in 2018 and was the first new Azamara ship in a decade.
“The addition of this ship is an important milestone and reflects Sycamore Partners’ commitment to supporting Azamara in its next phase of growth,” said Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners. “Expanding the fleet will allow Azamara to continue to serve loyal customers, as well as those new to the brand, with more unique Destination Immersion® programming and itineraries.”
The ship, which hasn’t yet been named, is expected to sail its inaugural season in Europe in 2022 after a full renovation to match its sister ships.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our fleet with a fourth ship, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world and better serve our guests,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara.
“We look forward to launching even more unique and immersive itineraries and feel this is just the beginning of an exciting growth phase for Azamara.”