Sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest made a rare appearance together in Barcelona, meeting for the first time since September 2013 in Venice. In honour of this unique event, a number of perfect pairing activities took place for guests on board, as well as social contests for those tuning in from afar.
Favoured by travellers looking for rich cultural immersions and new experiences, Azamara is known for its signature Destination Immersion programming, which provides unique voyages and curated shore excursions. The up-market cruise line rarely repeats an itinerary, which made this meeting of its two ships distinctive, as Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey are seldom found in the same region of the world, let alone the same port.
“Our Destination Immersion promise means that our boutique hotels at sea often are oceans apart as they chart our exceptional, unique itineraries,” said Larry Pimentel, president & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “The reuniting of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest after almost four years is a significant reminder that, while we deliver unmatched experiences on land across the globe, we always collectively come together to up the ante with new and exciting offerings for our guests.”
The unique meeting was celebrated on board with a number of guest experiences and offers. A Chef’s Table raffle took place, awarding at random a lucky stateroom winner on each ship a dinner for two. In the spirit of honouring pairs, the corresponding stateroom on the sister ship was also declared a winner.
As the ships sailed together out of the Barcelona port, the momentous occasion was marked with a sail-away party on the pool decks of both the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Azamara Journey’s cruise director Eric DeGray led a fleet wide toast as guests on board both ships simultaneously cheered in celebration, followed by a night of dancing under the stars.