Cruise Line Q&A: What's the New Azamara Like? Ask the President!

February 20, 2010

(7 p.m. EST) -- Luxury cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel has taken the helm at the two-ship Azamara Club Cruises, a fledgling brand undergoing a massive rebirth after less than three years on the scene. And now, Pimentel is swinging by Cruise Critic for a special Q&A to answer your questions about the line!

In December 2009, Azamara, one of cruising's youngest lines, announced it would embark on an ambitious overhaul, changing its name to Azamara Club Cruises and focusing on more in-depth itineraries and a more inclusive product. At the time, Pimentel told us he intends to "slow the ships down," which means many more overnights in port, and end "nickel and diming" onboard. Starting this April, cruise fares will go up -- but will include wine with dinner, basic gratuities, self-service laundry, mineral water and coach shuttles in some ports.

Curious about what's next for the chameleon cruise line? Wondering how Azamara trains its chefs, plans excursions, sets its fares -- or why the line decided to make such dramatic changes? Pimentel will begin answering questions on February 22, but you can ask your questions now.

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--by Melissa Paloti, Managing Editor