Azamara Club Cruises has announced that is new ship, Azamara Pursuit is to be refurbished at the iconic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The cruise line has also announced a new maiden voyage, which is now on sale, departing Southampton on 01 August 2018. The new 12-night cruise will visit Norway.
The new ship will be identical to her sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Azamara Pursuit is currently sailing as Adonia operated by P&O Cruises.
Azamara Pursuit is scheduled to arrive at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in March 2018, where the extensive interior refurbishment will take place. The shipyard is famous for being the birthplace of the Titanic.
Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, said: “We’ve seen unprecedented support from the UK market for Azamara Pursuit, so we are delighted to be able to show our recognition of this by allowing its transformational journey to take place here. We’ve seen double the UK demand for Azamara Pursuit than we usually see for its sister ships, so this is a really exciting time for us as a brand.”
Azamara Pursuit will be officially christened in Southampton on 28 August 2018 and it is rumoured that the Godmother will be British. It will be the first time that Azamara Club Cruises has officially named a new ship. The currently two ships in the fleet both immediately entered service in 2007.