This is the first in a series of video interviews with Larry Pimentel, Azamara Club Cruises President & CEO. Larry took the helm of Azamara in July 2009. One of the first things he did was relaunch the line as Azamara ‘Club’ Cruises. In this video, he explains the rationale behind the name change.
Larry’s strategy for Azamara Club Cruises benefits from his more than 25 years of travel industry experience catering to the high-end consumer. Before taking the helm at Azamara, he served as president, chief executive officer and co-owner of Seadream Yacht Club, designed to provide an intimate luxury yachting experience while sailing primarily in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line. He also held the position of president and chief executive officer of Classic Hawaii.
Among Pimentel’s awards and accomplishments are being selected as one of the “25 most influential travel executives of America,” receiving the “2004 Leader in Luxury” award from Travel Agent magazine, and being named “1998 Travel Industry Executive of the Year” by World Travel Mart.
Larry is currently on board Azamara Quest with his wife Sandi.