This vesssel’ illustrious past includes its original construction as the Renaissance ship #8 with delivery into service coinciding with the company’s bankruptcy. After two years of sitting idle in St. Nazaire France, she sailed shortly for Hellenic before joining Princess Cruises as the Pacific Princess.
Eventually she was rechristened as MV Adonia with P&O in Australia before being sold in 2017 to Azamara. 8 months worth of dry and wet dock completely transformed the ship into the contemporary Pursuit. The refurbishment included $11 million in ecological enhancements from scrub filters for reduced exhaust to state of the art recycling and osmosis equipment for exceptional clean water.
By eliminating the casino, Pursuit now boasts a large and cozy lounge on deck 5 called the Den. This space quickly emerged as “the place ” to be.
Further enhancements to the staterooms include new ultra-comfy bedding, calm and warm color scheme and charging ports for any and all types of electronic gadgets used today.
My favorite stateroom is one of 8 owner suites aft of the vessel with corner balcony. Perfectly situated and spacious, this is where you want to stay.
There are also two new Spa suites on deck 9 that are worth looking at – complete with hot tub and rain shower overlooking the ocean.
All in all, this is the perfect size ship for intimacy without being too small. I can highly recommend it for guests that seek tranquility and style over. Hustle and bustle.
Special nights like the “White Night” held during sailings (weathers permitting) are social highlights aboard.
Azamara’s points of distinction include overnight and longer stays in port for local discovery; inclusive beverages; gratuities and exclusive Azamazing Events on each sailing.
My 2 night stay on board was pleasant beyond reproach and I cannot wait to return for a full voyage soon.
I leave you with a bouquet of fireworks as this series of my blog is coming to an end.
I plan to return soon with more adventures…