Azamara has launched its Europe 2023 deployment. For the first time Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Quest, Azamara Journey and new addition, Azamara Onward, will all sail for the line.
Azamara Quest has become the first of its ships to depart from Peel Port (King George V Dock) in Glasgow. The fleet has been docked in the Scottish city for thirteen months.
Scheduled to set sail next spring for its inaugural season, Azamara will offer guests the opportunity to join the maiden and christening voyages, starting in Monte Carlo and concluding in Venice.
Azamara Quest will offer five back-to-back country-intensive voyages and one classic Mediterranean sailing, each seven-days in length. Trips will begin from August 28th.
Azamara has become the latest line to delay its return to operation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. No trips will now depart before June 30th.
Orlando Ashford’s appointment follows his five-plus year role as president of Holland America Line where he successfully rejuvenated the brand.
Following a full-ship renovation, investors Sycamore Partners said the fourth ship in the fleet is scheduled to sail for its inaugural season in Europe in 2022.
The cruise line said the all cash deal with Sycamore Partners would allow it to focus on core operations after almost a year out of the water following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Royal Caribbean International will see the majority of its ships docked until at least April 30th, with only Spectrum of the Seas expected to return earlier, at the end of February.
The move comes as the cruise giant continues to work with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and governments around the world toward a safe return to cruising.
The line now hopes to return to service on March 20th, with Azamara Quest sailing her originally scheduled 12-night Spain country-intensive voyage.
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