This morning Celebrity Cruise Lines announced the beginning of a new upscale cruise line:Azamara cruise line,the first ship entering service is a 710 passenger liner named Azamara Journey, to be followed by a second,sister ship the Azamara Quest in October.
IslandCruz-This sounds like it is going to be quite a pricey operation but a smaller,deluxe ship definitely has a market.I wonder just how expensive it is going to be!Chef Ken sounds like he is ready to book!
Pricing isn't that bad for what you get. Look at these prices for a 14-day cruise! These are two of the R series ships from Renaissance Cruises.
I am interested in this new venture - although it is mostly a rebranding of the Celebrity Xplorer venture. The thing is we always cruise with our son and these ships don't appear especially kid friendly although they do accept bookings for minors.
IMHO this new cruise line is basically an Oceania Cruises clone. RCL wanted to buy Oceania last year but they didn't get them so they're now launching a direct competitor, instead - even using the same class of ships.
I agree with Raoul
They changed a few things so not exactly like Oceania but very close.
The pricing for the longer cruises are close to Oceania's prices with their 2for 1 fare& free air something that Azamara does not offer (yet)
The only good part is they do Bermuda
Time will tell.
Oceania cruises sell out pretty quick so there may be a market for this line
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
just wondering about the two ships - looks like the BLUE DREAM and BLUE MOON from Pullmantours?? How many owners did these ships already have now and why. I remember Renaissance, Delphin, Pullmantours, how long will this ownership last? Are these cruisers that attractive???
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