Departing Freeport, Bahamas, Azamara Journey, the first of Azamara Club Cruises’ two ships undergoing major upgrades, has been outfitted with new venues, public spaces and technologies to bring fresh services and amenities to guests ready for her maiden season sailing in Australia in early 2017.
“There is no area on the ship that has not been touched,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Known for our land programmes that provide our guests with the most personalised Destination Immersion experiences in the industry, Azamara needed to take our onboard product to the next level. Cruise ships are like fine hotels, after wear and tear, upgrades need to be made. We can’t wait to have our new and loyal guests onboard to see what we have done. It’s gorgeous and provides all the modern services and amenities that today’s traveller needs and demands. I think we have exceeded expectations.”
Azamara contracted several of the world’s leading design consultants from the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, to help transform its ships into modern oases at sea. As Azamara Journey comes out of dry dock, all stateroom and suites have had an overhaul creating an ambiance that is comfortable as well as timeless and elegant. Authentic materials were used, with beautiful stone and porcelain throughout and custom design. Two new Spa Suites have been built adjacent to the Sanctum Spa featuring an elegant look with organic and muted colours providing exclusive access to unique spa amenities that will be included in the price of these staterooms. And, the Club World Ocean and Owner’s Suites have also been fully redesigned.
Additionally, Azamara Journey’s new dining and entertainment enhancements throughout the entire ship are revealed including makeovers to The Patio, Windows Café, Discoveries Restaurant and Discoveries Bar, and the Living Room.
Azamara Quest, which is currently sailing in Australian waters for her maiden season, will enter dry dock in April 2016 in Singapore. Azamara Journey will arrive down under in early February 2017, for the ships maiden season sailing local waters. Azamara Club Cruises has also recently confirmed Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey will both return to Australia during 2018.