Azamara Club Cruises

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Azamara Club Cruises
Industry Transportation
Founded 2007
Key people
Larry Pimentel
(President & CEO)
Bert Van Middendorp
(AVP, Hotel & Marine Operations)
Ellen Bettridge
(VP, Sales & Marketing)
Signe Bjorndal
(Director of Global Marketing & PR)
Richard Twynam
(Managing Director, UK & Ireland).
Products Cruise ship holidays
Parent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Azamara Club Cruises is a cruise company that operates two ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest. The company is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises. It was founded in 2007 as Azamara Cruises and was rebranded in 2009. Both ships were refurbished in early 2016.

Fleet history[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises currently operates two vessels that were originally part of the eight R-Class cruise ships built between 1998-2001 for Renaissance Cruises. The Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest were both built in 2000 and were originally called R Six and R Seven. Both ships are 30,447 GT.


Since 2009, Larry Pimentel has been president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. He was formerly president and CEO of the SeaDream Yacht Club, Cunard Line and Seaboard Cruise Line, as well as president and CEO of the Classic Hawaii tour company.

Ships and cruises[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises offers 60 to 70 voyages around the world.

The vessels[edit]

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Azamara
Gross tonnage Flag Notes Image
Azamara Journey 2000 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2007 30,277 tons  Malta Previously Blue Dream, R Six. Azamara Journey (ship, 2000) IMO 9200940; Split, 2013-09-19 (1).jpg
Azamara Quest 2000 Chantiers de l'Atlantique 2007 30,277 tons  Malta Previously Blue Moon, Delphin Renaissance, and R Seven. Azamara Quest arriving at Port of Tallinn 28 June 2015.JPG

Each of the vessels carries up to 686 guests.

Guest profile[edit]

  • 45% from North America
  • 20% from the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • 10% from Australia and New Zealand[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Azamara Club Cruises has won awards for its service, value and traveler experience. Among its honors, "Azamara Club Cruises won three awards in the same category with Best Entertainment going to Azamara Journey, while Azamara Quest was named Best Fitness and Best Public Rooms" by the 2015 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards.[2] In addition, Azamara Club Cruises was named one of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards in 2014 in the large-ship cruise lines category[3] and earned recognition in Condé Nast Traveler's Top 28 Cruise Lines: Readers' Choice Awards in 2014.[4]