Azamara Quest departed Glasgow’s Peel Port following 13 months docked in the Scottish city.
Glasgow has provided a safe haven for more than a year for three of Azamara’s fleet, Azamara Journey, Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Quest.
The boutique cruise line has thanked the Glaswegian community for welcoming its ships and crew “with open arms”.
Azamara president Carol Cabezas said: “We want to extend our thanks to Peel Ports for hosting the Azamara fleet and to the Glaswegian community who have not only welcomed our ships and crew with open arms but have also made an integral contribution in maintaining and preparing our vessels, ensuring that we can get back to doing what we do best this summer: connecting people to people, people with cultures, and people with themselves.
She added: “As the ships ready to return to the oceans the generosity of Glasgow will be fondly remembered.”
Peel Ports Clyde port director Jim McSporran said that Glasgow was “honoured” to have had the three ships docked in the city over the past year.
He added: “Their giant presence has been a spectacular addition to the River Clyde scene, drawing sightseers from Glasgow and beyond.
“While we’re sad to see Azamara Quest leave, followed soon by her sister ships, it is an encouraging sign that the gradual removal of Covid restrictions taking place will soon see the cruise industry return to its pre-pandemic scale of operations.”
The ship is sailing for drydock in Cadiz, Spain, to make final preparations ahead of its return to service in August with five seven-night voyages around the Greek islands.
The back-to-back Greece Country Intensive sailings will include stops in Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion.
The Greek voyages will see Azamara debut its immersive onboard programme for guests – Destination Celebration, an onboard adaptation of its AzAmazing Evenings, which connects passengers to the local culture.