The former Pacific Princess, which Carnival Corporation said last week was sold to an undisclosed buyer, is heading to the Azamara fleet. Sycamore Associates, the personal fairness firm that not long ago introduced it will purchase Azamara from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said today that as soon as the sale closes, that fourth ship will join the fleet.
Adhering to a complete renovation, the still-unnamed ship will start off an inaugural period in Europe in 2022. Equivalent in dimension to the brand’s existing fleet—Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest—the fourth ship will increase Azamara’s overall potential by 33 per cent. All these ships are previous R-course ships, at first designed for the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises, which ceased operations in 2001. Pacific Princess is the former R Three.
With the quickly-to-be acquired ship additional to Azamara’s fleet, equally Azamara and competitor Oceania Cruises will run all eight previous R-ships (or four each).
“The addition of this ship is an essential milestone and reflects Sycamore Partners’ commitment to supporting Azamara in its upcoming phase of progress,” said Stefan Kaluzny, running director of Sycamore Partners. He additional that increasing the fleet will allow Azamara to continue to serve loyal clients, as effectively as those new to the brand below its “Vacation spot Immersion” programming and itineraries.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our fleet with a fourth ship, allowing us to pay a visit to even additional regions of the world and superior provide our guests,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. “We look forward to launching even much more exclusive and immersive itineraries and experience this is just the beginning of an exciting growth phase for Azamara.”
Prior to its relaunch for Azamara, the fourth ship will bear an substantial, bow-to-stern refurbishment to match its sister ships. All those updates will be very similar to the renovations introduced most recently on Azamara Pursuit, bringing friends the experience of a boutique hotel at sea. Some new touches will also be additional.
Facts about deployment and itineraries for the newest Azamara ship will be unveiled at a afterwards day.
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