Pacific Princess sails in for Azamara
Luxury cruise operator Azamara has revealed plans to add a fourth ship to its fleet after new private equity owners Sycamore Partners purchased Pacific Princess.
Following a full renovation, the ship – which is a Renaissance-class vessel similar to Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest – is scheduled to sail its inaugural season under a new name in Europe in 2022.
The expansion news follows a recent announcement that Sycamore Partners had entered into an agreement to acquire Azamara from Royal Caribbean Group.
The deal is expected to close in Q1 of this year.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our fleet with a fourth ship, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world and better serve our guests,” said Azamara president Carol Cabezas.
“We look forward to launching even more unique and immersive itineraries and feel this is just the beginning of an exciting growth phase for Azamara.”
Pacific originally entered service as R3 for Renaissance Cruises in 1999.
The sale of the 670-passenger vessel to an “undisclosed buyer” was announced by Carnival Corporation last week.