Azamara cruise ships to be spruced up in 2016

Azamara Club Cruises, the two-ship cruise line that focuses on destinations, is devoting more attention to its vessels.

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, both of which hold 686 passengers, are getting “major upgrades” next year, the Miami-based line announced Wednesday. Azamara is part of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Each ship will get new venues, public spaces and technology, and upgrades are in store for all staterooms as well as dining, spa and entertainment areas.

Azamara Journey will go into its renovation in the Bahamas in January of 2016, while Quest will follow in Singapore in April.

“We can’t wait for our ships to come out of dry dock as these major upgrades are going to have an instant impact on our guests’ experience,” Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, said in a statement. “Each corner of the ships will have a new look and feel, setting a brighter, more contemporary ambiance, while the new venues will bring guests fresh experiences.”

Azamara launched in 2007 and has evolved to offer a casual, country club atmosphere with a heavy emphasis on interesting destinations, long stays in port and unique tours.