|As part of the Reimagine Azamara initiative, our two ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, will be completely transformed with major updates from bow to stern. And that includes exciting upgrades to the onboard dining and entertainment areas as well as new design plans for its suites and staterooms. The Azamara Journey will enter dry dock in January 2016 in the Bahamas, and the Azamara Quest in April 2016 in Singapore.
Reimagine how you eat, drink, and have fun.
This delicious story of reimagination begins outside at The Patio, the guest-favorite outdoor area formerly known as the Pool Grill. In the evening, The Patio will be completely transformed into a sit down al fresco dining experience. Beautiful tablecloths and candles will set the mood while a reimagined menu will be served by our wait staff. It’s the ambiance of our indoor dining venues with an oceanside setting. New lighting, canvas ceilings, and fans will add modern elements to the renovated look. In the evening, dinner guests can occasionally enjoy a movie on the projection screen or live music alongside their meal.
In addition to updates to the grill and salad bar, a self-serve frozen yogurt station will be introduced. With the new Swirl & Top, you can conclude your meal with a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and your choice of toppings. Or have dessert for dinner. It’s your voyage, and we’ll support that.
Our indoor dining venues are undergoing reimagination as well. Windows Café will be reinvigorated with contemporary furniture and place settings that incorporate the colors and organic essence of Destination Immersion? at your table. Tables for two will be added, allowing more options for couples. These offer the ability to combine tables as well to accommodate larger parties, or to join a group of friends for a meal. And if you’d like to enjoy your meal while watching the sun set, Windows’ outdoor eating area and Sunset Bar will be right out the back door, with a rejuvenated look and the same stunning views as always.
Discoveries Restaurant is continuing the reimagination trend. The refreshed restaurant will feature a warm and inviting atmosphere with new décor, lamps, seating, and sheers. A variety of different sized tables will be available including many tables for two, offering the ability to configure larger tables for groups of friends and family.
Discoveries Bar will be receiving a modern makeover as well with new bar stools, sofas, chairs and tables, sheers, painting and wood trim. Imagine a tranquil and friendly atmosphere with a rich blend of tailored and refined elements.
It will be tough to leave the Living Room
Head up to the reimagined Living Room for a new light dining concept and refreshed entertainment option. We chose the name for good reason. This relaxing area offers guests the comfort of a well-furnished space, with cozy chairs and sofas and a handcrafted wooden wine table. Sit and watch the ocean pass by, listen to an onboard guest speaker, or kick back with a novel. It’s an ideal meeting spot with plenty of space for the times you’d like a minute to yourself as well.
No Living Room is complete without snacks. Or drinks. And tea. And coffee. And each of these will be incorporated into the Living Room experience. From 10am to 3:30pm, you can enjoy a selection of teas set out on the wine table along with delicious breakfast pastries, finger sandwiches, and other sweets. Coffee lovers, you’ll feel at home too. The Living Room bar will offer Azamara’s selection of specialty coffees with Nespresso coffee available.
Did someone say “tapas”? From 4pm until 9pm each day, wine and tapas will be featured on the Living Room menu. Guests may choose from a variety of tasty hot and cold tapas offerings with a mix of Spain’s eclectic and sophisticated flavors. The onboard sommelier will be happy to direct you to the perfect red, white, or rosé wine or champagne. On occasion, wine tastings paired with an assortment of premium cheeses, meats, and chocolates will be available for an additional purchase for those looking to find a special bottle for dinner. Or lunch.
Located in the Living Room, a new card area, complete with modern-inspired furniture and décor will be open for entertainment. Order a scotch from the bar and sit down with friends for a lively game of bridge or other card games. It will serve as a great way to meet other guests, make new friends, and convince your significant other that you really are an exceptional card player.
During evening hours, the Living Room will liven up into a space for dancing, karaoke and live music from our onboard pianist followed by the house DJ, playing music to keep the party going well into the night. Some nights will showcase a specialty performance or a featured dessert presented by the Chef. And every night the Living Room will be the go-to onboard destination for a cognac or cocktail.
It will be tough to leave the Living Room, but when you do, you’ll experience the reimagined style of the Cabaret Lounge. This entertainment venue is being revitalized with new carpeting, updated lighting, and a refinished dance floor. The Casino will be outfitted with new slot machines, sleek carpets, and reupholstered seating with custom-designed fabrics. And when you’re thirsty, the transformed Spirits bar will be right there.
From the dining venues to the entertainment areas, each will be transformed with masterful eyes towards a modern design inspired by the remarkable destinations you’ll experience on your voyage. Reimagine how you eat, drink, and have fun. In a few short months, you won’t have to just imagine. You can come experience the Reimagined Azamara for yourself.
Your new Azamara Oasis awaits
"Azamara is all about Destination Immersion and we spend more time in ports at night and stay overnight to ensure our guests can spend enough time in the destination to come away with an authentic experience. Our Azamazing Evenings, Nights and Cool Places, Insider Access and Cruise Global, Eat Local are just a few of the programs we provide guests to make the most of their time in port," says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. "When our guests return to the ship, we recognize the importance of offering accommodations that provide a respite from their adventures and functions like a moving upscale hotel. Keeping all areas of our ships contemporary in design as well as offering services and amenities that match is paramount. This is why we are so excited to dig into every aspect of our onboard offerings during this upcoming dry dock period."
Azamara has contracted several of the world's leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, to help transform the suites and staterooms into modern oases at sea. As design teams undertake the ship project, they look to bring the style and comforts travelers look for in travel to the high seas. Partnering with the design teams, Azamara participated in the very detailed process to choose colors and mood palates along with overall furnishings and fabrics. The result will be an overall ambiance that is comfortable as well as timeless and elegant. Authentic materials will be used, with beautiful stone and porcelain throughout and custom designed built-ins. The colors that were selected will be dusted and faded adding to the overall theme.
Additionally, the bathrooms will get an overhaul making them a much more efficient use of space. Guests will enjoy all of the new amenities while relaxing before dinner or preparing for another day of touring in the next amazing destination.
The Spa Suites will be two brand new additions to both ships. These suites will be built adjacent to the Sanctum Spa and will feature an elegant look with organic and muted colors. The bathroom shower and tub will have a view of the water, giving guests the opportunity to experience a breathtaking view when relaxing in their shower or tub. Guests who are staying in these suites will also have exclusive access to unique spa amenities that will be included in the price of these staterooms.
The Club World Ocean and Owner's Suites will undergo major revitalizations. Coffee tables, consoles and dining tables will be replaced with modern furnishings featuring an updated style and overall feel. The sound and lighting systems will also be updated in order to make the overall mood much more inviting and relaxing. Additionally, the bathrooms will get an overhaul making them larger and a much more efficient use of space. Guests will enjoy all of the new amenities while relaxing before dinner or preparing for another day of touring in the next amazing destination.
The Club Continent Suites will have a top to bottom refresh that includes new drapes, fabrics and furnishings. Guests will feel truly relaxed and refreshed waking up each day onboard in these deluxe staterooms.
In all other staterooms, guests will see new blackout curtains, bed linens, furniture, carpeting, lighting, and a complete bathroom modernization. These updates will give guests a better experience onboard Azamara and will only add to an exciting and enriching travel experience.