Azamara Fleet to Undergo Refurbishment

September 11, 2012

(EDT) – Azamara's two-ship fleet will undergo refurbishment when first Azamara Quest and then Azamara Journey go into dry dock later this year and early next year.

Workers will give the ships new bar venues as well as overall new looks, repainting the white hulls dark blue.

According to Edie Bornstein, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Azamara, the new dark blue hulls will "better reflect the elegance onboard."
Azamara Quest will spend eight nights in dry dock starting November 7 in Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, while Azamara Journey will enter dry dock January 6 at Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard for seven nights.

Here are the details of the refurbishments, which will be made to each ship:

A caviar and champagne bar will be added within the specialty restaurant Aqualina as well as a new Chef's Table concept featuring three wine menus (Italian, French and Californian).

The Casino Bar will be expanded and enhanced with new furniture.

The spa and fitness center will receive a new steam room and showers, as well as new Life Fitness cardio equipment.

Other changes include new carpets, upholstery and color palette in public spaces. In the cabins, new mattresses and upgraded balcony furniture will be added. The pool will be resurfaced, and new sun loungers and pool towels will be brought onboard.

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor