Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service

Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service


Three of Azamara’s ships have been docked in Glasgow for over a year

Azamara Quest has departed from Peel Port in Glasgow, UK, after thirteen months docked in the city. She is sailing to Cadiz, Spain, to prepare for her return to service.

Three of the ships in Azamara’s fleet – Azamara Quest, Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit – have been docked in the city since the cruise line paused operations because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been honoured to have had the three Azamara ships docked over the past year,” said Jim McSporran, port director for Peel Ports Clyde. “While we’re sad to see Azamara Quest leave, followed soon by her sister ships, it is an encouraging sign that the gradual removal of Covid restrictions taking place will soon see the cruise industry return to its pre-pandemic scale of operations.”

Once she arrives in Cadiz, Azamara Quest will finalise preparations for her return to service in August. The ship is scheduled to sail five ‘Greece Country-Intensive’ cruises, each lasting seven nights and calling at Greek ports including Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion.

“We want to extend our thanks to Peel Ports for hosting the Azamara fleet and to the Glaswegian community who have not only welcomed our ships and crew with open arms but have also made an integral contribution in maintaining and preparing our vessels, ensuring that we can get back to doing what we do best this summer; connecting people to people; people with cultures; and people with themselves,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
29 July 2021

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