Azamara® Announces Two Godmothers For New Ship, Azamara Pursuit
Lucy Huxley of Travel Weekly UK and Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio of AFAR Media will celebrate destination immersion by christening the new ship on 28 August in Southampton
London, 18 June 2018: Azamara has announced a duo of Godmothers for its new ship, Azamara Pursuit. Lucy Huxley, Editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly UK, and Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, Chief Revenue Officer of US-based AFAR Media, will christen the ship in Southampton on 28 August 2018.
“For Azamara Pursuit, we wanted Godmothers who share Azamara's passion for travel and destination immersion and travel trade alike,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara. “With almost 40 years combined in the industry, both Lucy and Ellen are travel experts, and understand how enriching cultural experiences can be. They fit perfectly with the Azamara ethos and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the new ship christened by them.”
Lucy Huxley is the Editor-in-Chief of the Travel Weekly group, spearheading editorial content across its portfolio of leading UK trade publications, including Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly Business, Travolution, Aspire and gazetters.com. Huxley counts cruise, tour operators and travel agents among her specialist areas, and has written extensively about the subjects throughout her 20-year career. She is a keen advocate of championing the personalities that bring the travel industry to life, leading the charge with uniquely making agents regular cover stars of Travel Weekly and hosting the annual Agent Achievement Awards.
Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio has worked in the travel media industry for over 17 years and is currently Executive Vice President / Chief Revenue Officer of US-based AFAR Media, which specialises in travel. She also served as Vice President and General Manager of Weekend Edition & Luxury Group at The Wall Street Journal and, prior to that, she was a luxury marketing consultant and Senior Vice President and Publisher of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Larry Pimentel added: “Choosing two Godmothers for Azamara Pursuit is a unique move in the cruise world, but it’s one that showcases the importance of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to us. We value the UK and US markets equally, so we are delighted to have them both represented by our Godmothers.”
Additional information can be found on www.azamara.com.
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Azamara is a boutique upmarket cruise line. Azamara’s wide selection of Destination Immersion signature programming delivers authentic cultural experiences across the globe. In 2019, as part of its Explore Further offerings, Azamara will take guests to more than 303 ports, including 268 late night stays. Azamara’s commitment to Destination Immersion® cruise experiences coupled with exceptional authentic service offers and inclusive amenities make for a unique cruise holiday experience. Additional information can be found on www.azamaraclubcruises.co.uk.
About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara. We are a 50 percent joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises, and have a 49 percent interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and a minority interest in SkySea cruises. Together, these brands operate a combined total of 48 ships with an additional thirteen on order. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 535 destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.rclcorporate.com
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