Azamara Club Cruises has completed the extensive renovation on board the Azamara Journey, encompassing new venues, public spaces and technologies.
Having undergone the work in the Caribbean, the ship will sail on to Miami to continue the season. The vessel’s sister ship, Azamara Quest, will go into drydock later in the year in Singapore.
“There is no area on the ship that has not been touched,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Known for our land programmes to provide our guests with the most personalised Destination Immersion experiences in the industry, Azamara needed to take our onboard product to the next level. Cruise ships are like fine hotels, after wear and tear, upgrades need to be made. We can’t wait to have our new and loyal guests onboard to see what we have done. It’s gorgeous and provides all the modern services and amenities that today’s traveller needs and demands. I think we have exceeded expectations.”
The company outlined the work done on board as follows:
A guest favourite onboard, formerly known as the Pool Grill, The Patio has been completely transformed into a sit-down al fresco dining experience. New lighting, ceilings and fans have been added to the renovated look. The décor won’t be the only refresh as The Patio also serves up a new evening menu. After dinner and a movie, travellers looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can stop by the new Swirl & Top self-serve frozen yoghurt station to indulge in a variety of flavours and choice of toppings.
Dining offerings indoors are not to be left out as Windows Café has been reinvigorated with contemporary furniture and place settings. Tables for two have been added, allowing more options for couples. For those looking to dine while watching the sunset, Windows’ outdoor dining area and Sunset Bar is right out the back door.
Discoveries Restaurant and Discoveries Bar
The refreshed restaurant features a warm and inviting atmosphere with new décor, lamps, seating, and sheers. A variety of different sized tables are offered to accommodate groups of all sizes with ease.
Living Room (formerly the Looking Glass Lounge)
The relaxing area offers guests the comfort of a well-furnished space, featuring cosy chairs and sofas and a handcrafted wooden wine table. Passengers are offered the following options:
• Daytime Fare: From 10:00am to 3:30pm enjoy a selection of fine teas and coffees along with delicious breakfast pastries, finger sandwiches, and sweets.
• Afternoon Delight: From 4:00pm until 9:00pm each day guests may choose from a variety of tasty hot and cold tapas. The onboard sommelier will suggest the perfect red, white, or rosé wine or champagne to pair accordingly.
In the evenings the Living Room livens up into a space for dancing, karaoke or live music from one of the ship’s onboard musicians followed by a house DJ, playing music to keep the party going well into the night.
Casino and Spirits
The Casino received new slot machines, carpets, and reupholstered seating with custom-designed fabrics. And, of course, the Casino wouldn’t be complete without a proper location in close proximity for a cocktail, the transformed Spirits bar will available for guests just a stone’s throw away.
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