Azamara to Add New Ship in 2018

Azamara Journey in Helsinki, Finland
Azamara Journey in Helsinki, Finland // Photo by karis48/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Azamara Club Cruises has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The new vessel, Azamara Pursuit, is expected to be delivered March 2018. 

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio by 50 percent, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world through the acquisition of this sister ship,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises in a press release. “Our loyal guests and travel partners have asked for this expansion for a long time; we are very pleased to deliver this to them.”

Azamara Pursuit will be another R class ship, expected to be similar in size to her sisters, which are both designed to visit ports larger ships can’t reach. The three ships will continue the brand’s goal to immersive travelers in destinations around the world by staying in ports longer, something Pimentel tells us is the strength of Azamara. 

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The company’s wide selection of Destination Immersion signature programming offers guests the opportunity to stay in ports longer, bringing guests authentic cultural experiences across the globe and, in particular, the opportunity to enjoy on-shore excursions at night. In 2018, Azamara will take guests to more than 200 ports, in 70 countries, including 170 late night stays and 114 overnights, according to the company.

Earlier this year, the company announced four new sailings to its  lineup of Cuba voyages beginning January 2018. The company has created made-for-Cuba “people to people” shore excursions to enhance guests’ time in the country.

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