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Azamara Pursuit to undergo Belfast refit before maiden voyage

MV AdoniaAzamara Club Cruises has announced its third ship will be refurbished at a Belfast shipyard before setting sail on its maiden voyage in August. Azamara is buying the former MV Adonia from P&O Cruises and she will set sail with a new name, the Azamara Pursuit, as well as a new look.

The refurb will be carried out at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard. The vessel will be wet-docked in the spring and work is scheduled for completion in July. The rebranded ship is due to depart on its début cruise from Southampton on the 1 August.

The Azamara Pursuit will embark on a Norwegian odyssey with overnight ports-of-call in Bergen and Oslo as well as additional stops in the likes of Haugesund and Kristiansand. According to Azamara Club Cruises’ itineraries, sister vessel the Azamara Journey will also be in Haugesund at the same time.

The Azamara Pursuit’s scheduled sailings in August after the maiden voyage are all from Southampton too. On the 13 August, passengers will embark on an Icelandic cruise. This will be followed by an official naming outing on the 28 August and then the Wine and Romance package to Mediterranean ports on the 30 August.

The Azamara Pursuit and the Azamara Journey together with the Azamara Quest make up Azamara’s small fleet. The refit by MJM Group will bring the features and amenities of the Azamara Pursuit into line with those of her sister vessels. Azamara Club Cruises is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises.



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