Azamara has named its fourth ship Azamara Onward, after the vessel was officially handed over to the cruise line.
The name is intended to reflect the brand’s trajectory following its acquisition by private equity firm Sycamore Partners from Royal Caribbean Group.
“Today marks a new beginning for Azamara, as we increase our capacity and begin our journey as an independent cruise company,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. “When selecting a unique name, we realised our fourth ship marks the start of a new adventure and we chose a name that celebrates the bright future ahead for the brand, our guests, and the industry as a whole.”
Azamara Onward will join the cruise line’s existing fleet, which includes Azamara Pursuit, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The vessel, which is currently docked in Civitavecchia in Italy, will be renovated to the style of the Azamara brand. She is scheduled to sail for her inaugural season around Europe in 2022.