Azamara Pursuit, the latest fleet addition of the Azamara Club Cruises, a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises, has been christened in Southampton, U.K., marking its official debut.
“Since the announcement of Azamara Pursuit in September 2017, we have eagerly awaited this special moment to celebrate the ship’s debut,” said Larry Pimentel, President & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.
“Azamara Pursuit’s two godmothers both have a fearless dedication to adventure, and we could not be more pleased for them to lead us in this ceremony.”
Namely, Azamara Pursuit’s two Godmothers are Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio and Lucy Huxley.
— Azamara Club Cruises (@AzamaraVoyages) August 28, 2018
Azamara Pursuit will now journey from Southampton, U.K. to Barcelona, Spain on a 13-Night Wine & Romance Voyage.
The ship is one of the four new cruise ships joining Royal Caribbean Cruises this year aside to Symphony of the Seas , Mein Schiff 1, which have already been delivered, and Celebrity Edge, to be delivered later this year.
It is the third ship in Azamara Club Cruises’s fleet, joining Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, which are designed for approximately 700 guests. The 180-meter ship was built in 2011 for Renaissance Cruises. It was acquired by Azamara Club Cruises back in September 2017, and following an extensive refurbishment, has joined the brand, boosting its fleet capacity by over 50 pct.
The naming ceremony can be watched at the link below: