Azamara Quest has finally left Glasgow’s Peel Port after 13 months and is heading to Cadiz where it will spend a short period in dry dock before resuming cruise operations next month.
The ship, which has been docked alongside Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit in Glasgow, will operate five back-to-back seven-night Greece sailings, starting on August 28.
Ports of call include Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion, Greece. All three will be late night ports stays, the line said.
Azamara president Carol Cabezas paid tribute to Peel Ports and the Glaswegian community as the ship left the city on Monday afternoon.
She said: “We want to extend our thanks to Peel Ports for hosting the Azamara fleet and to the Glaswegian community who have not only welcomed our ships and crew with open arms but have also made an integral contribution in maintaining and preparing our vessels.
“As the ships ready to return to the oceans the generosity of Glasgow will be fondly remembered.”
Peel Ports Clyde port director Jim McSporran said: “While we’re sad to see Azamara Quest leave, followed soon by her sister ships, it is an encouraging sign that the gradual removal of Covid restrictions taking place will soon see the cruise industry return to its pre-pandemic scale of operations.”