Azamara Journey departed from the Bahamas shipyard armed with a major refurbishment across technology, venues and amenities today. Azamara Club Cruises liaised with leading design consultants to reshape the ship’s leisure and entertainments features.
Expect a complete overhaul of stateroom and suites with timeless and elegant interiors; materials like porcelain have been used. There are two new spa suites built adjacent to the existing Sanctum spa with unique facilities that will be included in stateroom prices. The Club World Ocean and Owner’s Suites have also been upgraded.
Azamara Journey will arrive in Australia in early February 2017, for the ships maiden season sailing local waters. “There is no area on the ship that has not been touched,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.
“Known for our land programs that provide our guests with the most personalized Destination Immersion experiences in the industry, Azamara needed to take our onboard product to the next level. Cruise ships are like fine hotels, after wear and tear, upgrades need to be made. We can’t wait to have our new and loyal guests onboard to see what we have done. It’s gorgeous and provides all the modern services and amenities that today’s traveller needs and demands. I think we have exceeded expectations.”
Azamara Journey’s dining and entertainment enhancements also feature makeovers of the Patio, Windows Cafe and Discoveries Restaurant and Bar and the Living Room.
Formerly known as the Pool Grill. The Patio will serve up a new evening menu to be enjoyed amidst some of the most stunning oceanside backdrops in locales around the world.
Features contemporary furniture and place settings to accommodate larger groups. For those looking to dine while watching the sunset, Windows’ outdoor dining area and Sunset Bar is right out the back door, with a rejuvenated look and the same stunning views.
Discoveries Restaurant and Bar
Discoveries Restaurant features a warm and inviting atmosphere with new décor, lamps, seating, and sheers. Discoveries Bar received a modern makeover, with new bar stools, sofas, chairs and tables, sheers, painting and wood trim.
Formerly known as the Looking Glass Lounge, the Living Room offers cozy chairs, sofas and a handcrafted wooden wine table. Passengers can sample varied tastings of teas, coffees, breakfast pastries, tapas and wine from morning to afternoon. In the evenings Living Room will be transformed into a space for dancing, karaoke, live music or specialty performances.
Casino and Spirits
The Casino received new slot machines, sleek carpets, and reupholstered seating with custom-designed fabrics.