The SEA, the SHIP

The Sea  

Can there be two wards more potent? Man has always put “to sea.” Even for those who, have never been on the sea, who have never even seen the sea, it is a presence, an allure, and a promise.  The sea is always evoking tales of romance, poetry and fear.  Its vastness is always there. Because it is compelling, because it covers seven-tenths of the earth’s surface, because it knows how to keep its secrets, because it is a giver and taker of life.

Short History of Azarmara Journey  

The name “Azarmara,” is a coined term, rooted In Romance language with references to blue (“aza”), the sea (“mar’), and a lesser-known“acamar,” which, in Classical times, was the southernmost bright star that could be seen from the latitude of Greece .  

Renaissance Cruises, originally founded in 1989, built eight virtually identical ships. The sixth vessel in the series, Renaissance Cruises R-class, the R Six debuted in 2000.  

After the collapse of Renaissance in September 2001, Pullmantur Cruises chartered several of these vessels, including the R-Six, and renamed it Blue Dream. Pullmantur was acquired by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. in 2006.

Azamara Cruises was founded in May 2007 as a Subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.’s Celebrity Cruises brand.  

Ship “Stats”  

13 laps around the track equal one nautical mile

Builders: Chentiers de l’Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire , France

DeliveryDate: May 1st, 2000

~ Ship’s Specifications ~

Tonnage: 30,277ton

Length: 593feet

Beam: 95feet

Draught: 20 feet

Cruising Speed: 18.5 knots

Guest Decks:

Guest Capacity: 710

Guest Decks: 9

Crew Size: 390

Guest Staff Ratio: 2:1

Registry: Valletta , Malta

There are crewmembers employed from over 60 countries worldwide.

Contract durations vary between 3 and 9 months and in most cases, they have the option to extend the contract. Recognition of outstanding personal service by Stateroom Butlers & Attendants as well as all restaurant personnel is made possible by a gratuity of $12.25 guest, per day, which is part of the daily guest folio charges