Azamara Club Cruises announced the itineraries for its ship coming in 2018, saying they include 15 ports of call never before visited by an Azamara ship.
Currently sailing as P&O Cruises’ Adonia, the Azamara Pursuit will be refurbished in drydock before making its initial voyage for Azamara, a 15-day “Wonders of Iceland” voyage departing Aug. 13, 2018. From there it will move to a 13-night “Wine and Romance” cruise from Southampton to Barcelona. The Pursuit will be Azamara’s third ship.
The ship’s first year will also include South America voyages, including an initial call in Antofagasta, Chile, where guests can go star-gazing in the northern Chilean desert. The ship will also visit the Chilean fjords and cruise the Beagle Channel at the tip of South America, and stop for two more Azamara maiden calls in Chile — Laguna San Rafael and San Antonio — as well as three such stops in Peru — Lima (Callao), Pisco (San Martin), and Salaverry (Truhillo), along with Maceio in Brazil.
Other maiden calls for Azamara on the Pursuit will be Monemvasia, Samos and Spetses in Greece and Seyoisfjorour in Iceland.
While in Iceland, guests will be able to take an elevator into the magma chamber of dormant volcano Thrihnukagigur.
Azamara said that altogether the Pursuit will increase the brand’s destination offerings by 40%. Guests will also be offered a total of 48 late nights in port and 26 overnights.