Azamara: Kresimir Korona Promoted To Captain

Jun 15, 2021

Azamara Staff Captain Kresimir Korona has been promoted to the rank of Captain. The boutique cruise line announced the exciting news yesterday welcoming Captain Kresimir, as the latest addition to the group of accomplished and amazing Azamara Captains. 

Azamara under the umbrella of Sycamore Partners earlier this year added a fourth Renaissance-class ship to its fleet. The former cruise ship Pacific Princess has been purchased from Princess Cruises and renamed Azamara Onward before the vessel joins the Azamara fleet in Europe in 2022.

Captain Kresimir Korona, who is currently on board one of the Azamara ships, in Glasgow, Scotland, comes from Zadar, Croatia. He starts his maritime career in 1992 as an Apprentice shortly after graduation. In 2005 he started working for the ferry company in Croatia and got a promotion after a year ½ as Captain. in 2010 he joins Azamara as Chief Officer responsible for deck maintenance. Four years later he was transferred to Royal Caribbean on the Grandeur of the Seas for 2 years and then went back to Azamara again. In 2017, he was promoted to Staff Captain with Azamara.

“My family comes from and island which is just across the channel of Zadar. It all started from feeling a connection with the sea. And, also from my mother’s side, there’s a lot of captains in the family. I started sailing in small boats, but apart from feeling comfort being at sea, I knew that traveling was a big inspiration of mine since I was a kid. Funny thing is, that when I was a kid I told my mom that I wanted to be an Astronaut because I thought that was the way to see the world. But later on in life, having to live around family that were always surrounded by the sea life and the combination of wanting to see the world, I felt like this was the industry for me. This is not a job for me, it’s a way of life,” Captain Kresimir explains on how did he get where he is right now for the Azamara blog.

Congratulations on the well-deserved promotion and wishing Captain Kresimir, fair winds and following seas on all journeys together with the exceptional crew and all the wonderful Azamara guests sailing with you.