Azamara Club Cruises, an up-market cruise line with two ships carrying 694 guests, is “reimagining” its accommodations by adding Spa Suites to each vessel and refurbishing existing suites early next year. The refits will be done when Azamara Journey enters dry dock in January in the Bahamas, and the Azamara Quest in April in Singapore.
The Spa Suites will be built adjacent to both ships’ Sanctum Spa and will feature an elegant look with organic and muted colors, says the line. The bathroom shower and tub will have a view of the water, giving guests the opportunity to experience a the view when relaxing in the 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 ships’ 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 more inviting and relaxing. And, the bathrooms will get an overhaul making them larger. Club Continent Suites will have a top-to-bottom refresh that includes new drapes, fabrics and furnishings.
“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,” he adds.
Under the Reimagine Azamara program, the line has contracted several leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, to help transform the suites and staterooms into “modern oases at sea.” Partnering with the design teams, Azamara has 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, it says, with stone and porcelain throughout and custom designed built-ins. The colors that were selected will be dusted and faded adding to the overall theme.