Azamara Club Cruises is to launch a third ship in March 2018.
The Azamara Pursuit will join the Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, increasing the line’s capacity considerably.
P&O Cruises confirmed that it is selling the Adonia in March 2018.
“We are pleased to expand our portfolio by 50%, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world through the acquisition of this sister ship,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Our loyal guests and travel partners have asked for this expansion for a long time; we are very pleased to deliver this to them.”
The Azamara Pursuit “is comparable in size to the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest”, the company said in a statement. As such, the company will be able to maintain its destination immersion in smaller ports.
P&O Cruises SVP Paul Ludlow said: “During her time with us Adonia has captured the hearts of many thousands of P&O Cruises guests. She has ventured into new ports of call around the globe and has negotiated Icelandic Fjords, European rivers and Caribbean coves. We will ensure that these discovery itineraries are continued on other ships in the fleet.
“With almost six months until Adonia leaves the fleet, we will ensure that each of the cruises in her final season with us are extra special and celebratory.”
P&O said that guests booked on any Adonia cruises after March 2018 would be contacted directly either by P&O or their travel agent.
The Adonia is a former Renaissance Cruises ship, along with the Azamara Quest and Journey. The line went bust in 2001. Other Renaissance ships are sailing for Princess and Oceania.