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Azamara Pursuit

Capacity
704
Crew
400
Tonnage
30,277
Length
180.45 m
First voyage
2001
Decks
12

Azamara Pursuit (previously R Eight, Minerva II, Royal Princess and Adonia) is a cruise ship that is operated by Azamara Club Cruises. The ship was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique at their shipyard in St. Nazaire, France in 2001.

Azamara Pursuit is a sister ship of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, as well as Pacific Princess of Princess Cruises, and Regatta, Nautica, Insignia and Sirena of Oceania Cruises. She previously sailed for Renaissance Cruises,... Read more

Azamara Pursuit

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
704
Crew: 
400
Tonnage: 
30,277
Length: 
180.45 m
Beam: 
25.46 m
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
12

Azamara Pursuit (previously R Eight, Minerva II, Royal Princess and Adonia) is a cruise ship that is operated by Azamara Club Cruises. The ship was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique at their shipyard in St. Nazaire, France in 2001.

Azamara Pursuit is a sister ship of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, as well as Pacific Princess of Princess Cruises, and Regatta, Nautica, Insignia and Sirena of Oceania Cruises. She previously sailed for Renaissance Cruises, Swan Hellenic, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and Fathom.

The ship was sold to Azamara Club Cruises in 2018 and was renamed Azamara Pursuit.

Service history

R Eight

Originally built as the last of eight 'R' class ships for Renaissance Cruises, Azamara Pursuit was first known as R Eight, and entered service in 2001. After Renaissance ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy in late 2001, the vessel was seized by creditors and laid up in Marseille, France.

Minerva II

In 2003, the vessel re-entered operation, this time as the sole cruise ship in Swan Hellenic's fleet. The vessel was named Minerva II, after both the Roman goddess and the company's previous vessel, Minerva.

Royal Princess

On 7 April 2007, Minerva II completed her final voyage with Swan Hellenic and was transferred by the parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc, to Princess Cruises. She was renamed Royal Princess and entered into service for Princess, with her first voyage as a Princess Cruises ship on 19 April 2007.

On 18 June 2009, a major fire broke out in her engine room. Royal Princess was on a 12-day Holy Land voyage and just left Port Said, Egypt. A little while later a serious fire broke out in her engine room, disabling the ship. She waited to dock in Port Said for an assessment of the damage.

Adonia

In 2010, it was announced that Royal Princess was to transfer to the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship entered service with the company on 21 May 2011, and was renamed Adonia. She was the second P&O ship to be named Adonia, succeeding Sea Princess.

On 18 March 2013, two of the ship's passengers were shot in Bridgetown, Barbados, on her 2013 world cruise. P&O Cruises confirmed two of its passengers from the Adonia, which left Southampton on 8 January, believed to be a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s, were taken to hospital after the incident. The ship's staff and medical team also provided support.

After completing a major refit in 2016, Adonia was reassigned within the Carnival Corporation, and became the first ship for a new brand called "fathom", focusing on the growing number of people who wanted to work alongside local communities as part of their travel experience in areas such as education, the environment and economic development. She sailed out of Miami to the Dominican Republic and Cuba on an alternating weekly basis. While in the Dominican Republic and Cuba, passengers had the opportunity to work on programs designed to make a positive social impact on the communities they visited.

On 2 May 2016, Adonia docked in the port of Havana, the first port of her Cuban itinerary for Fathom. It marked the first time in over 50 years that a U.S. cruise line has sailed from the U.S. to Cuba. It was also the first time in decades that Cuban-born individuals were able to travel by sea to or from Cuba. An outbreak of gastro-intestinal illnesses occurred on the initial voyage, striking 14 passengers.

In November 2016, Carnival announced that Fathom would discontinue operations in June 2017. The Adonia returned to Carnival’s P&O Cruises fleet at that time.

Farewell Voyage

On September 26th 2017 P&O announced that Adonia would be retired in March 2018 with the last cruise leaving Barbados on February 23 and ending in Barbados on March 9, 2018. She arrived at the Grand Bahama Shipyard on March 13, 2018 and was officially handed over to Azamara the following day. She completed a short drydocking in Grand Bahama (which included hull inspections, along with changing her name and registry) before sailing for Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard.

Azamara Pursuit

Her first cruise under Azamara Club Cruises took place in August 2018, where upon she joined two other R-Class vessels in the fleet, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Before launching into service, the ship underwent a substantial refit at Harland & Wolff shipyard, bringing her decor and image into line with her two sister ships within Azamara.

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Attractions on Azamara Pursuit


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Sunset Veranda

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It is a lovely place to admire sunrises and sunsets, as well as breathtaking views of the boundless sea during the day.
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Pool Bar

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Our Pool Bar serves refreshments while enjoying the Pool during the day, and cocktails of your choice in the evening.
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The Patio

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Casual “pool grill” by day. Then, fine tablecloths and flickering candles will set the mood for a sit-down al fresco dining experience by night. Taste your way around the world with exclusive perso...
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Jogging Track

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Head up to Deck Ten on the Azamara Pursuit and you'll find a jogging track perfect for a walk or run. Take in the fresh sea air and beautiful views as you make your laps. Don't forget to stay hydra...
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Windows Cafe

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table in Windows Caf?, our casual buffet offering made-to-order breakfasts and a large variety of lunch and dinner options. Choices change daily and include f...
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Discoveries Restaurant

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Discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit. Whether it’s our Destination Immersion dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion cuisine on our dinner menu, give your dinin...
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Concierge

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Concierge services are for personal guidance and reservations.
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Swirl & Top

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For a little touch of whimsy, a self-serve frozen yogurt station—Swirl & Top. With a variety of flavors and your choice of toppings, it’s the perfect way to cool off during the day or end your even...
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Cruise Again

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Book your next voyage while on board to enjoy exclusive savings and benefits. Where will you go next? For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Cruise Again sales desk.
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Guest Relations

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The Guest Relations Desk is available 24 hours a day. The Desk operates as your source of general information as well as customs, immigration & foreign exchange.