The staircase leading to Guest Relations on Azamara Journey.
The recently renovated Azamara Journey will make its first visit to Australia early next year.

“There is no area on the ship that has not been touched.”

These were the words of Azamara Club Cruises President Larry Pimentel as Azamara Journey – one of the line’s two vessels – set sail from its Bahamanian shipyard and back into service in Miami over the weekend.

The self-proclaimed ‘Destination Immersion’ cruise line has taken its onboard guest experience up another notch through the two-week refurbishment, installing new dining and entertainment venues and boosting onboard technology.

All staterooms, including the Club World Ocean and Owner’s Suite have been given an entire overhaul with stone and porcelain used to complement the comfort amenities employed in the redesign. Two new Spa Suites offering organic colours and offering exclusive spa amenities have been added.

All Club Continent Suites have been given a makeover
Club Continent Suite offers a new look.

“Cruise ships are like fine hotels, after wear and tear, upgrades need to be made.  We can’t wait to have our new and loyal guests onboard to see what we have done. It’s gorgeous and provides all the modern services and amenities that today’s traveler needs and demands. I think we have exceeded expectations,” Pimentel continued.

“Azamara needed to take our onboard product to the next level.”

New designs were also installed on all public amenities. The former Pool Grill has been redubbed The Patio and turned into an al fresco outdoor dining venue, complete with candles. Furniture has been replaced in the Windows Café, while Discoveries Restaurant has received new décor, lamp lighting and seating. The homely Living Room space has also been improved, with new comfortable seating complementing the steady rotation of teas, pastries, finger foods in the morning and tapas and wine tastings in the evening.

Discoveries Restaurant has been given a makeover
The new-look Discoveries Restaurant

Finally, the casino has been furnished with brand new slot machines, carpets and seating.

All works carried out on Azamara Journey will be replicated on sister ship Azamara Quest in April after the vessel completes its current tour of Australia & New Zealand and heads back to Singapore.

For images of the refurbished Azamara Journey, CLICK HERE.