The first Azamara Pursuit cruise will depart Southampton,
England, on Aug. 1 and visit eight Norwegian destinations, including
Kristiansand, Flam and Haugesund, with overnight stays in Oslo and Bergen.
The Azamara Pursuit is being acquired from P&O Cruises,
where it sailed under the name Adonia. It was built for Renaissance Cruises in
2001. It will be Azamara Club Cruises' third ship.
Prior to its first Azamara departure, the ship will be
refurbished at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, by
outfitting specialist MJM Group. Work will begin in the spring and will be
completed by the end of July.
Following the Norwegian voyage, the Azamara Pursuit will sail
a cruise in Iceland departing Aug. 13, a christening voyage on Aug. 28, and
then a "wine and romance" itinerary departing Southampton on Aug. 30.