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Azamara Club Cruises
Industry Transportation
Founded 2007
Key people
Larry Pimentel
(President & CEO)
Bert Van Middendorp
(AVP, Hotel & Marine Operations)
Ellen Bettridge
(VP, Sales & Marketing)
Signe Bjorndal
(Director of Global Marketing & PR)
Richard Twynam
(Managing Director, UK & Ireland).
Products Cruise ship holidays
Parent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Website AzamaraClubCruises.com AzamaraClubCruises.co.uk

Azamara Club Cruises is a cruise company that operates two ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest. The company is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises. It was founded in 2007 as Azamara Cruises and was rebranded in 2009. Both ships were refurbished in the winter of 2012–2013.

Fleet history[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises currently operates two vessels that were originally part of the eight R-Class cruise ships built between 1998-2001 for Renaissance Cruises. The Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest were both built in 2000 and were originally called R Six and R Seven. Both ships are 30,447 GT.


Since 2009, Larry Pimentel has been president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. He was formerly president and CEO of the SeaDream Yacht Club, Cunard Line and Seaboard Cruise Line, as well as president and CEO of the Classic Hawaii tour company.

Ships and cruises[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises offers 60 to 70 voyages around the world.

The vessels[edit]

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Azamara
Gross tonnage Flag Notes Image
Azamara Journey 2000 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2007 30,277 tons  Malta Previously Blue Dream, R Six. Azamara Journey (ship, 2000) IMO 9200940; Split, 2013-09-19 (1).jpg
Azamara Quest 2000 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2007 30,277 tons  Malta Previously Blue Moon, Delphin Renaissance, and R Seven. Azamara Quest arriving at Port of Tallinn 28 June 2015.JPG

Each of the vessels carries up to 686 guests.

Guest profile[edit]

  • 45% from North America
  • 20% from the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • 10% from Australia and New Zealand[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises has won awards for its service, value and traveler experience. Among its honors, "Azamara Club Cruises won three awards in the same category with Best Entertainment going to Azamara Journey, while Azamara Quest was named Best Fitness and Best Public Rooms" by the 2015 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards.[2] In addition, Azamara Club Cruises was named one of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards in 2014 in the large-ship cruise lines category[3] and earned recognition in Condé Nast Traveler's Top 28 Cruise Lines: Readers' Choice Awards in 2014.[4]


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5150 news items


Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:14:01 -0800

A new era for Azamara Club Cruises kicked off Thursday as one of its two ships emerged from an unprecedented, top-to-bottom makeover. The 686-passenger Azamara Journey boasts completely revamped cabins, upgraded eateries, an expanded spa, new ...


Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:03:57 -0800

Azamara Club Cruises offers a special destination-centric software experience, and now its hardware has begun to be revamped to match, beginning with the renewed Azamara Journey. The ship just underwent a bow to stern revitalization in the Bahamas to ...

Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:41:15 -0800

... important to relax and recharge while on vacation and relish the time spent off-the-grid, the reality for too many people is that staying connected is essential for work and for personal matters," said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara ...

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:32:31 -0800

Azamara Club Cruises, the luxury brand of the Royal Caribbean family of cruise lines, has debuted the new look to Azamara Journey, fresh off a two-week overhaul. "There is no area on the ship that has not been touched," said line president and CEO ...

Miami Herald

Miami Herald
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:18:45 -0800

Azamara Journey, one of two ships owned by Royal Caribbean's Azamara Club Cruises, got a makeover while in dry dock in the Bahamas in January, then sailed into PortMiami Sunday before embarking on a Panama Canal cruise. The two-week makeover ...


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:41:07 -0800

More than 500 agents have experienced Azamara Club Cruises' 3DI virtual reality technology in the past year. Katherine Lawrey enters the cruise line's virtual world and hears its plans to share the technology with more agents. Cartagena Colombia ...


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:18:45 -0800

The company operates cruisers under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ...

Travel Market Report

Travel Market Report
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:45:00 -0800

Azamara Club Cruises doesn't just arrange for a small boat tour in Port Douglas, Australia. It designs a crocodile-watch river cruise through a lush mangrove channel on a traditional paddleboat. And Silversea Cruises doesn't draw the line at a tour of ...

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