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Old 05-04-2007, 08:35 PM
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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.
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Hiya Billy, I got to check that out.
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:07 AM
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Hello everybody,

as Azamara Cruises is a Celebrity Cruises affiliate, I am moving this thread to the Celebrity Cruises sub-forum.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:39 AM
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Concierge class service through out the ship. No formal dinners, much smaller and more intimate! I can't wait to see the price tag on this cruise.
http://www.celebritycruises.com/plan...do?shipCode=JR
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:16 AM
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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!

Bon Voyage,

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Old 05-05-2007, 07:27 AM
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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.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:58 AM
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Hello everybody,

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.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:04 AM
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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
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Roughly about $150 a day is not too expensive. What makes it a challenge for most of us in the US would be the length of the cruise where a large number of us take 7 day cruises or less.
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HI,

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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