Azamara Club Cruises is to renovate both ships in its fleet as part of a major investment by its parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises.
The new ships will be given new venues, public spaces and technology as part of the refit with immersive technology used in areas such as the future bookings suite.
Both the Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey will be renovated, albeit separately, in a major drydock starting this winter.
Speaking to Cruise Adviser, Richard Twynam, managing director UK & Ireland of Azamara Club Cruises said: “The drydock is going to be more extensive than the one we first planned, because the company is doing so well. The first one happens on Journey in the Caribbean in January, and the second one will be in Singapore in April. There is not one part of the ship that won’t be touched. It is a huge commitment to the brand from head office and probably the first part of our growth story.”
Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises added: “We are best known for our Land Discoveries programmes which have enabled us to boast an unprecedented number of repeat guest bookings as well as strong back to back voyage reservations. As we continue to evolve our destination immersive offerings, we also want to ensure our onboard experience is modernised to meet guests’ every need.
“We can’t wait for our ships to come out of drydock as these major upgrades are going to have an instant impact on our guests’ experience. Each corner of the ships will have a new look and feel, setting a brighter, more contemporary ambiance, while the new venues will bring guests fresh experiences. We’re also investing in new onboard innovations and have paid close attention to the smallest of details. We really are redefining our onboard experience in every way.”
The full interview with Azamara’s Richard Twynam will be on Cruise Adviser later this week