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“Boaty McBoatface again?” Azamara asks Twitter to name its new ship

Luxury cruise line Azamara has taken to Twitter in search of a name for its new ship.

And, of course, “Boaty McBoatface” has already been suggested.

“Our new sister ship needs a name! Comment below to help us name the newest member of our fleet,” the line posted to its Twiter account on 6 March.

“Shall we try for Boaty McBoatface again?” said Twitter user @Quirkycdngirl.

The name Boaty McBoatface was the name chosen for a $3.5 million polar research ship by a public vote in 2016, as suggested by BBC Radio reporter James Hand.

However, the decision was overturned and the ship wound up being named RRS Sir David Attenborough.

@Quirkycdngirl quickly followed up her suggestion with a more serious pick.

“Seriously though…Zenith?” she said.

Among the many suggestions for names like Azamara Journey, Azamara Adventure and Azamara Voyage was another comical comment this time from @SerenaMinaGreen.

“My husband has suggested Azamara Princess. I think it’s rubbish, don’t pick it,” she said.

Our personal favourite suggestions are Azamara Mangata (the reflection of the moon on water), Azamara Pheonix and Azamara Chakra 7 (whatever the hell that means).

In January, Azamara’s parent company Royal Caribbean entered into an agreement to sell the brand to private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $261.3 million.

Not long after the announcement was made, the line named Orlando Ashford, former Holland America Line boss, as its incoming executive chairman.



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