Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Welcome to the New Azamara Pursuit

Welcome to the New Azamara Pursuit

It seems there’s never a dull moment for the Azamara Pursuit, a ship originally launched in 2001 that has sailed for a few cruise lines along the way. Earlier this year she underwent an extensive transformation and has emerged as the up-scale Azamara Pursuit – the worthy, and long-awaited sister ship for the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

The Den

The elegant Pursuit has all the popular features of her Azamara sister ships, including stylish restaurants, cafés, lounges, a Sanctum Spa, a shimmering pool and much more. More importantly, she also offers the same emphasis on destination immersion in every fascinating port, the much-loved white night feast and dance party on deck (wear white and dazzle your cruise companions!) and the wonderful tradition of lingering overnight in special ports to enable guests to enjoy AzAmazing evenings. While her sisters can accommodate 690 guests, the Pursuit welcomes 702 guests in 351 staterooms, thanks to the addition of six ocean view staterooms.

Don’t look for a casino – that space has been used instead for an elegant new lounge called the Den – but Broadway-style shows still light up the Cabaret Lounge and there are lots of cozy spots in the Living Room and the Drawing Room as well as the popular Mosaic Café Coffee Bar. In addition to Discoveries, the main dining room, the Pursuit offers two excellent specialty restaurants: Aqualina Restaurant featuring Italian dishes and Prime C, a great steakhouse.

A Club Ocean Suite

The Azamara Pursuit, launched in August is finishing 2018 sailing Northern Europe, the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean, followed by a transatlantic crossing, the Panama Canal and three South American voyages including new-to-Azamara destinations Antofagasta (Chile), Lima (Peru), and the Beagle Channel. Next year, the Pursuit will head to Antarctica, offering a 17-night sailing in January. Guests will have the opportunity to stay longer and experience more with 48 late nights and 26 overnights.

Originally published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles Fall/Winter 2018 issue. All artist renderings courtesy of Azamara.