Azamara Pursuit Overview
Built in 2000, Azamara Pursuit is the newest ship in the fleet after being sold to Azamara Club Cruises. Pursuit exemplifies the cruise line's dedication to extraordinary travel experiences, spending more time at each port and providing a complimentary shuttle so cruisers have easy access to each location's city center. Travelers on Pursuit enjoy unique shore excursions, including Azamara's signature AzAmazing Evening events — exclusive activities that capture the spirit of the port.
Azamara Pursuit aims to enhance the travel experience with relevant onboard activities. As part of Pursuit's Destination Immersion program, enrichment options include a range of port-focused offerings and topics of global importance, such as marine conservation and sustainable agriculture. Cruisers can enjoy more hands-on learning by participating in the ship's wine tastings and culinary classes.
Entertainment is cabaret style with decade-spanning musical medleys, such as On Broadway, Musically Yours, and Four on the Floor, which pays tribute to beloved quartets such as ABBA, Led Zeppelin, and The Four Tops. At select ports, Pursuit brings local entertainment onboard so cruisers can enjoy regional dancers, musicians, and other vibrant performances without leaving the comfort of the ship. Once per cruise, Pursuit also hosts a festive, on-deck White Night party.
Itineraries and Departure Ports
Thanks to Azamara Pursuit's small size, Azamara now offers brand-new itineraries, including 15 maiden ports that are inaccessible to larger ships. New and exciting destinations include Lima, Peru; Antofagasta, Chile; and the Beagle Channel, which lies at the southern tip of South America. The ship sails from ports worldwide, including London, Athens, Venice, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Miami with stops throughout Europe, South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Travelers can choose adventurous itineraries that follow the spice route or focus on ancient wonders, or enjoy country-intensive voyages to destinations such as Australia, Norway, and Japan.
This ship is best for: Accommodating only 702 passengers, this small cruise ship can reach ports that aren't accessible by larger vessels. Azamara Pursuit combines onshore experiences with related onboard activities and dining, which should appeal to travelers looking for a true destination-focused cruising adventure.
You should know: Azamara Pursuit doesn't offer a dedicated children's program, and most of its activities are aimed at mature cruisers. This is not the ideal ship for families with young kids or easily bored teenagers.
Activities on Azamara Pursuit
Pursuit emphasizes destination-focused activities and provides cruisers with engaging shore excursions, including AzAmazing Evening events, which were created exclusively for Azamara guests. Onboard, travelers enjoy vibrant musical shows such as On Broadway, Four on the Floor, and Musically Yours, a medley of decade-spanning songs by favorites such as Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, and Stevie Wonder. The ship also welcomes local performers onboard at select ports, treating cruisers to vibrant local entertainment, such as dancing and music.
Azamara also wants to help travelers experience the world in new ways through its Destination Immersion program. Whether it's a class, cooking demonstration, or thought-provoking seminar on marine conservation, cruisers on Pursuit have plenty of opportunities to take away new knowledge and open their minds to new possibilities.Ship Highlights
- AzAmazing Evening events
- Destination Immersion program
- Cabaret-style shows: On Broadway, Four on the Floor, and Musically Yours
- White Night Party poolside barbecue
- Acupuncture room
- Fitness room
- Sanctum Spa with thalassotherapy pool
- Outdoor swimming pool and 2 whirlpools
- Destination-focused enrichment offerings
- Aqualina and Prime C specialty restaurants
- Live music at Spirits Bar
- Shuffleboard and ping-pong
- The Wine Cellar
- Hair salon
- Swirl & Top self-serve frozen yogurt station
Designed in elegant neutrals, Azamara Pursuit's stylish staterooms offer travelers all the amenities of an upscale hotel. Cruisers can choose an interior, oceanview, or veranda stateroom, and all cabins come with luxurious cotton sheets, terry bathrobes, turndown treats, and fresh-cut flowers for a special touch.
For travelers who want a five-star hotel experience, a variety of luxury suites are also available. All suites have a private veranda for enjoying invigorating sea breezes, and passengers in suites enjoy additional perks, such as English butler service, in-room afternoon tea, and priority embarkation.
Azamara's Destination Immersion program brings regional flavors to onboard restaurants so travelers enjoy a custom dining experience on every cruise. Fresh ingredients are always on the menu at Discoveries Restaurant, the ship's elegant main dining area. More casual dining is available at The Patio, Pursuit's alfresco grill, and Windows Cafe, which features a different regional cuisine each evening and includes a live station using ingredients purchased at the most recent port.
For a taste of authentic Italian cuisine with pasta made from scratch, cruisers should be sure to visit Aqualina, one of Pursuit's upscale specialty restaurants. At Prime C, the menu features steaks and seafood, and the restaurant offers exquisite views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Both restaurants offer delectable vegetarian items, as well. Since the venues fill quickly, reservations are recommended.