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Azamara plans 'significant' drydock upgrades (**updated**)

Larry Pimentel - 'significant' work to ensure the ships 'stay in the up-market space'
Update gives more specifics on timing. Azamara Club Cruises is planning one of the largest drydock upgrade programs since it has owned Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, Seatrade Insider has learned.

While it's preliminary to share details, the vast majority of this 'significant' work will focus on passenger areas and accommodations, according to Azamara president and ceo Larry Pimentel, who called the projects 'an opportunity to ensure the ships stay in the up-market space.

'We're a destination-immersion product,' he added, 'but with this clientele it's incumbent to maintain the appropriate decor.'

Azamara Quest would complete its docking by early October and Azamara Journey by mid-January. Each project would stretch an estimated 14 to 17 days. The locations are to be determined.