Azamara Journey, the second of Azamara Club Cruises’ twin boutique ships to undergo refurbishment, emerged today from an eight-day drydock in Singapore’s Sembawang Shipyard. Azamara Journey, now complete with a refresh of all public spaces and staterooms and an elegant new ‘Azamara Blue’ exterior hull, continues its Asia season with a 13-night Indonesia voyage round-trip from Singapore.
With its newly refreshed ships, the cruise line that sails to exciting destinations around the world that larger ships are unable to reach is poised to break away from its category. Azamara Club Cruises features longer stays and more overnights in port to present up-market travellers the opportunity for night touring. Paired with the new inclusive AzAmazing Evening on every voyage, starting with each ship’s Europe 2013 season, Azamara Club Cruises is delivering to guests bespoke travel experiences that showcase the nightlife of some of the world’s most intriguing destinations.
Shipwide renovations include new carpets, upholstery, and a new colour palette in public spaces reflecting the cruise line’s inviting atmosphere; new mattresses and upgraded veranda furniture for suites and staterooms; a resurfaced pool, new sun loungers and pool towels on the outer decks. The Casino Bar has also been expanded and enhanced with new furniture, while the Spa and fitness centre has been refreshed with a new steam room, showers, and state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio equipment. Enhancements were also made behind the scenes in the staff and crew areas.
On the culinary front, guests can now enjoy a new caviar and champagne bar within Aqualina, one of the ships’ two speciality dining venues, as well as a new Chef’s Table concept featuring three wine degustation menus – Italian, French and Californian. At Mosaic Café, the ships’ central gathering location, guests can purchase a freshly brewed cup of bespoke coffee or tea.
Guests aboard Azamara Journey enjoy more inclusive extras, such as included gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee, and teas, as well as complimentary red and white boutique wines to accompany lunch and dinner; complimentary self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle transportation to city centres in ports, where available.