Azamara 2022
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Azamara Quest at sea

"If at first you don't succeed..."

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Sunday 19th June- Fly to Lisbon, Portugal
& embark Azamara Quest
Monday-Leixões, Portugal
for Porto
Tuesday-at sea
Wednesday-St Peter Port, Guernsey CI
Thursday-Honfleur, France
Friday-Zeebrugge, Belgium
for Bruges
Saturday/Sunday-Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday-Transit Kiel Canal
Tuesday 28th June-Copenhagen, Denmark
Disembark & fly to UK

This would be third time lucky for us because our two previous attempts to travel with Azamara Club Cruises had been frustrated. It was both a new line and a new ship for us, indeed at 30,277grt a much smaller ship, with only 690 passengers. And having booked one of the best suites, there was much to look forward to.

Formed in 2007 as a spin-off from Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises was orginally planned as part of their Celebrity Xpeditions brand but later as a seperate luxury boutique brand under the umbrella of Royal Caribbean. It began with two ships transferred from Pullmantur Cruises, after that line's purchase by Royal Caribbean. Both ships had originally been part of an 8-ship fleet belonging to Rennaissance Cruises, which foundered in 2001. Commonly known as the "R-ships" and numbered, rather than named, R1,R2,R3,etc.,"R6" became Azamara Journey and "R7" became Azamara Quest. Then in 2018, they were joined by Azamara Pursuit, originally "R8" but more recently sailing as P&O's Adonia.

In 2021 however, amidst the worldwide chaos of Covid-19, it was announced that Azamara Club Cruises was being sold to New York private equity firm Sycamore Partners and that they were also buying Pacific Princess. Built in 1999 as "R3" and being one of the original "R-ships", she was older but identical to Azamara's exisiting ships and increased its fleet to a total of 4 ships.

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Cruise Mileage: - nautical miles
Total Mileage to date: 212,771 n miles

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