The former Pacific Princess, which Carnival Corporation said previous 7 days was sold to an undisclosed purchaser, is heading to the Azamara fleet. Sycamore Companions, the non-public fairness agency that not too long ago announced it will purchase Azamara from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said now that as soon as the sale closes, that fourth ship will join the fleet.

Subsequent a full renovation, the nevertheless-unnamed ship will start an inaugural season in Europe in 2022. Equivalent in size to the brand’s present fleet—Azamara PursuitAzamara Journey and Azamara Quest—the fourth ship will expand Azamara’s general capability by 33 percent. All these ships are former R-course ships, originally constructed for the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises, which ceased operations in 2001. Pacific Princess is the former R Three.

With the before long-to-be obtained ship additional to Azamara’s fleet, both equally Azamara and competitor Oceania Cruises will work all eight previous R-ships (or 4 every).  

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“The addition of this ship is an vital milestone and displays Sycamore Partners’ motivation to supporting Azamara in its following period of progress,” said Stefan Kaluzny, running director of Sycamore Associates. He included that increasing the fleet will allow Azamara to go on to serve faithful prospects, as nicely as those new to the brand name under its “Spot Immersion” programming and itineraries. 

“We are thrilled to be expanding our fleet with a fourth ship, allowing us to go to even far more areas of the world and improved serve our visitors,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. “We look forward to launching even far more unique and immersive itineraries and really feel this is just the starting of an exciting growth phase for Azamara.”

Prior to its relaunch for Azamara, the fourth ship will undergo an in depth, bow-to-stern refurbishment to match its sister ships. Those people updates will be comparable to the renovations introduced most recently on Azamara Pursuit, bringing attendees the experience of a boutique hotel at sea. Some new touches will also be additional. 

Data about deployment and itineraries for the latest Azamara ship will be introduced at a later date. 

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