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SCH AND PATHFINDER SUPPORT CHRISTENING OF AZAMARA PURSUIT

Pathfinder supported SCH in pulling out all the stops to ensure that the visit to Southampton of Azamara Club Cruises’ new ship for her official christening ceremony was a success.

Having supported SCH on Azamara Pursuit’s two previous visits to Southampton earlier this summer, Pathfinder personnel were on hand to help ensure a smooth disembark for hundreds of passengers as they left the ship after a  voyage to Iceland via ports in the UK and Ireland.

Then came the preparations for a spectacular christening ceremony in Southampton before the ship, which can accommodate over 700, made a short Channel cruise for specially invited guests.

Once Azamara Pursuit returned to port, SCH and Pathfinder swung into action to get the ship ready for her final UK-based voyage of the season with baggage and stores needing to be loaded before she sailed from Southampton for a cruise to the Iberian Peninsula.

With a hectic three days of moves within the port and a short cruise before the wide range of preparations needed for her departure for Western Europe, it was a period of intense activity for the SCH teams, helped by staff from Pathfinder.

SCH Cruise Operations Manager Paulo Oliveira explained: “It was a demanding series of operations but a great opportunity for Azamara to highlight the qualities of their new ship and we were delighted to support Azamara Pursuit for this special call in Southampton.”