Azamara Pursuit Arrives in Belfast for Extensive Dry Dock and Rebranding

Apr 10, 2018

The Latest Azamara Club Cruises boutique ship Azamara Pursuit arrived at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast for complete dry dock refurbishment and rebranding.

The third Renaissance R-class ship joining Azamara Club Cruises fleet was purchased from P&O Cruises ‘sailing under the name “Adonia” and under Carnival's Fathom brand as the first cruise ship to sail to Cuba.

Azamara Pursuit is expected to complete the dry-dock and rebranding in August 2018. The company has already announced the senior highly accomplished officers of their latest cruise ship. Azamaran Pursuit opening team will be led by Captain Carl Smith, Cruise Director Tony Markey, and Hotel Director Ryszard Gusmann which are very popular with Azamara loyal guests.

Azamara Pursuit Senior Officers

Gary Annett, CEO of MJM Group, the company which is responsible for the complete drydock said: "We are delighted to welcome Azamara Pursuit safely to Belfast after their two-week trip from the Bahamas. Seeing his post at Harland and Wolff is the fulfillment of the long-term aspiration of the founder and president of MJM Group, Brian McConville, to take a project of this scale to Belfast. This really is historic not only for MJM Group, but also for the maritime industry, and there is a real sense that the eyes of the shipping world are firmly on us and in Northern Ireland. "

"This has the potential to open Belfast to continue working on this scale and offer a significant boost to the local economy. At any given time in the coming months, there may be up to 800 people working on the ship. We want all of these people, if they are not familiar with this part of the world, to experience something of what Northern Ireland and Belfast have to offer, "he added.

Richard Twynam, managing director of Azamara Club Cruises, UK and Ireland, commented that "we have seen unprecedented support from the British market for Azamara Pursuit, so we are delighted to show our appreciation by allowing your transformation journey to take place here. in Belfast. With the christening in Southampton, and the inaugural trip also from Southampton, the UK is playing a key role in the history of the ship and we are delighted that the overhaul will be carried out at Harland & Wolff. "

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