Azamara Club Cruises — an upmarket cruise line from Royal Caribbean — announced it has acquired a third ship, set for delivery in March 2018.
The new addition will be re-named Azamara Pursuit, but has already sailed under a few names. Currently Adonia for P&O Cruises (and before that, Fathom Adonia under the now-defunct "voluntourism" brand Fathom), the ship was built in 2001 and actually sailed alongside its sisters Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest when they were all owned by Renaissance.
When it joins the fleet, Azamara Pursuit will be updated with the same décor its sisters received during recent renovations (think: floating boutique hotel). And at about the same size (both fleetmates hold 694 passengers) this ship is also small enough to nose its way into small ports larger ships can’t reach.
No itineraries have been announced yet, but the line’s President and CEO, Larry Pimentel, said the ship will take passengers to ports Azamara has never visited, and return to ports they haven’t been in a long time. Known for being destination-focused, the line usually dedicates ample time, including overnights, in port.
Stay tuned for more announcements from the line in October.