Azamara’s 4-ship luxurious fleet is now less than the ship management of V.Ships Leisure, which has assumed all specialized oversight, crewing and port functions, according to For each Bjornsen, CEO, V.Ships Leisure.
Right after private fairness firm Sycamore Partners’ acquisition of Azamara from the Royal Caribbean Team earlier this year, the Azamara Onward entered V.Ships’ management subsequent the ship’s acquisition, even though the corporation introduced the Quest into administration on October 23, the Pursuit on Oct 28 and the Journey on October 31.
“We’ve been by means of the system in the most in-depth way to make sure there is no modify to the visitor encounter. That has been the core,” mentioned Bjornsen, noting that although it is exceptional to decouple manufacturers from a main cruise group, V.Ships has carried out it numerous times.
Getting about 4 sister ships, the crew will stay the exact, but be managed by V.Ships, while other new systems have been put in location.
“We are transferring toward far more data pushed administration for prepared routine maintenance, for case in point,” Bjornsen instructed Cruise Market Information. “The information is being migrated to our system, ShipSure, which is the electronic system in center of all the things we do. There has been specific organizing with Azamara, Royal Caribbean Team and our crew to make this easy.”
“There has been complete organizing of crewing, the procurement hand in excess of and customization of the security management technique – earning certain there are no gaps in comparison to the assistance which was presented previously. Nonetheless, we see this as a greenfield option to do issues smarter.”
“When you have the possibility to have 4 sister ships, it is quite exciting what you can do, evaluating the fleet, how you function and sharing best techniques. There is a incredible total of information and if you use it cleverly you can transfer in the direction of predictive routine maintenance,” Bjornsen spelled out.
Going to V.Ships, Azamara has entry to a world network of workplaces, obtaining ability and redundancy of methods.
“It’s crucial that we share the identical culture,” Bjornsen explained of Azamara’s and Sycamore’s romantic relationship with V.Ships. “Safety is the amount 1 priority and we are going into this with a extensive-phrase horizon doing the job with each other as companions.”