Port of Southampton to host Azamara Pursuit christening in 2018

Port of Southampton to host Azamara Pursuit christening in 2018
Azamara Pursuit will offer itineraries in the Mediterranean and South America following her christening (Image: Azamara Club Cruises)

Azamara Club Cruises is to christen its third cruise ship, Azamara Pursuit, at the Port of Southampton in August 2018.

Currently sailing as P&O Cruises’ Adonia, the vessel will be transferred to the Azamara fleet in March 2018 and will undergo a refurbishment in Barcelona, Spain. Her interiors will be updated to a similar style of the recently renovated Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, which are designed to deliver a ‘boutique hotel at sea.’

Azamara Pursuit will leave Barcelona on 3 August and head to Southampton, where she will embark on an Iceland before returning to Southampton to be officially christened on 28 August. Azamara has already started its search for a godmother who embodies the line’s ‘love of destinations and travelling’.

Next year’s ceremony will mark the first time Azamara has officially christened a new ship – both Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey instantly started service after they were acquired and refitted by the line in 2007.

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