Azamara Pursuit arrived at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 04 April 2018, where the ship will undergo an extensive interior refurbishment.
Outfitting specialist MJM Group will manage the four-month refurbishment of the cruise ship. It is the first time that a luxury cruise ship has been refurbished at Harland & Wolff. The shipyard is famous for being the birthplace of the Titanic.
Azamara Club Cruises has officially taken ownership of its third ship, the former P&O Cruises’ ship Adonia, soon to be known as Azamara Pursuit.
Adonia arrived at the dry-dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahama on 14 March 2018, where Carnival Corporation, the owners and partner company of P&O Cruises, finalised paperwork and officially transferred the vessel to Azamara Club Cruises.
The 694-passenger Azamara Journey set sail from Sydney, Australia on 07 March 2018 on it's 2018 World Journey.
The 102-day voyage is the first time Azamara Club Cruises has offered a world cruise. The voyage will visit 60 ports, 29 countries and include 18 late night stays and 13 overnight stays.
On 28 February 2018, Celebrity Cruises revealed further details about its new ship Celebrity Edge, during a live press conference in New York.
The event was focused around the culinary delights that the new ship has in store for passengers. A new rendering of the ship was also released, which shows the ship in a new livery.
On 28 February 2018 the steel cutting ceremony of Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The steel cutting ceremony marks the start of the building process for the new 999-passenger cruise ship Spirit of Discovery.
Azamara Club Cruises has announced that the new addition to its fleet, Azamara Pursuit will be officially named in Southampton.
The new ship will become to third ship in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet and is currently owned and operated by P&O Cruises as Adonia, regularly sailing from Southampton.
Cunard Line has announced that it will build a new ship, which will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth as part of the iconic Cunard fleet in 2022.
The new ship will be the first new Cunard ship in 12 years and will also be the first time since 1998 that Cunard have operated four ships simultaneously. The investment in the new ships clearly demonstrated the ambitious plans Cunard has globally.
Saga has announced that is has ordered a second new build cruise ship, which will be named Spirit of Adventure and will launch in summer 2020.
The new ship will be a sister ship to the first ever new build ship for Saga, Spirit of Discovery, which is due to launch in July 2019.
Holland America Line is introducing a Chocolate Surprise parade on board its fleet of 15 cruise ships, on the last gala night of every cruise.
No longer will guests have to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a late night tasty treat. The after-dinner Chocolate Surprise parade will offer guests bite-size treats in the main public areas on board the ships.
On 06 July 2017, Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth passed the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in the Moray Firth, off the coast of Scotland.
The luxury cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth was on a 13-night cruise around the British Isle when it passed HMS Queen Elizabeth. Both vessel were christened by Her Majesty The Queen.