I have just received the following email :-
Dear Azamara Guest,
We hope that you have remained healthy and safe. Since suspending our cruise operations in March 2020, we've been working diligently to develop new protocols and procedures, schedule new itineraries and adjust our plans to welcome you back onboard. Today we announced that as part of our return to service plan, we will require all guests and crew to be fully vaccinated to be able to sail.
While we do see cruising is slowly starting up again, there is still uncertainty surrounding the resumption of cruise operations globally. However, several ports and regions are starting to welcome travelers back and encourage cruising. We've been approved to resume sailing again at the end of August 2021, with a series of new Greece Intensive voyages aboard the Azamara Quest. As a result, we need to cancel all current Quest sailings departing on or before October 2nd, 2021.
Unfortunately, as travel requirements throughout most of Europe remain unconfirmed, we've had to make the difficult decision to cancel the following voyages as well:
Azamara Journey sailings departing on July 16, 2021 through September 29, 2021
Azamara Pursuit sailings departing on July 10, 2021 through September 14, 2021
Our ships will be back in operation as per below:
Azamara Quest®: August 28, 2021. Azamara Quest will start the Europe season with a series of new Greece Intensive voyages sailing roundtrip from Athens (Piraeus), Greece.
Azamara Journey®: October 13, 2021. Azamara Journey will start the late Europe season with her originally scheduled 12-night Greece Intensive voyage from Athens (Piraeus), Greece.
Azamara Pursuit®: September 28, 2021. Azamara Pursuit will start the Europe season with her originally scheduled 11-night Greece Intensive voyage from Athens (Piraeus), Greece to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
If you are ready to sail again soon, you may want to take a peek at our new series of 7-night Greece Intensive voyages onboard Azamara Quest in August-September of 2021. We are still finalizing those itineraries, but we expect them to be available on Azamara.com as of May 11th. Truly, there's no other country quite like Greece, and it's yours to discover on these voyages.
We hope to see you back some time in 2021. But we have plenty of options later, as well. Our Europe 2022 - Spring 2023 Onward deployment will be announced soon, with adventures awaiting all around the globe.
While all of us wish we were cruising, we have three options to compensate you for these cancellations.
Whilst not so good news for passengers hoping to sail between today and these new dates, including myself, at least it puts a line under the endless speculation.