Azamara Pursuit’s two Godmothers – Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio and Lucy Huxley – christened the vessel alongside Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Richard Fain; President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, Larry Pimentel, and the Board of Directors.
“Since the announcement of Azamara Pursuit in September 2017, we have eagerly awaited this special moment to celebrate the ship’s debut,” Larry Pimentel said.
Following the naming ceremony, the vessel set sail for a two-night voyage to Cherbourg, France, to kick off the festivities with an AzAmazing Afternoon event, inspired by Azamara’s signature AzAmazing Evenings – a complimentary excursion offered to guests to connect them with the local culture and encourage them to discover the destination’s heritage.
The celebration began with the exploration of a French market which was constructed near the gangway and consisted of stalls with flowers and fresh prodcuts, while later in the afternoon the Main Hall at La Cité de la Mar was transformed into a cabaret house where guests enjoyed performances by a 15-piece orchestra, among others.
The voyage concluded with a White Night celebration, an evening soirée where cruisers enjoyed a feast served poolside by Azamara’s officers and crew before dancing late into the night.
Azamara Pursuit will now journey from Southampton to Barcelona on a 13-Night Wine & Romance Voyage.
Azamara Club Cruises is a boutique upmarket cruise line, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises. In 2018, as part of its Explore Further offerings, Azamara will take guests to more than 200 ports, in 70 countries, including 170 late night stays and 114 overnights.
Navigator Travel is the GSA (general sales agent) for Azamara Club Cruises in Greece.