Azamara Club Cruises Appoints Michael Pawlus Director, Deployment & Destinations

Monday, June 01, 2015
By Azamara

MIAMI, FL (June XX, 2105) – Azamara®, the upmarket cruise line known for its destination-immersive voyages for discerning travelers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pawlus to Director, Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning. A seasoned professional with a number of innovations in the area of itinerary planning, Pawlus has more than 25 years of experience in the cruise industry.

“Azamara is excited to welcome Michael Pawlus to our team,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO, Azamara. “Our unique ports of call and shore excursion offerings are what differentiate our brand and we take great pride in our distinctive itineraries and land discovery programs. Michael brings deep expertise in this arena with his exceptional luxury deployment background, strong yield revenue and rich financial and charter experience. We look forward to his fresh approach to add to our always evolving programs.”

In his new role, Pawlus will oversee the development and deployment of 65-70 annual itineraries for Azamara across the globe. He will work alongside Francisco Mallmann, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning & Revenue Management at Azamara.

“I am thrilled to join the Azamara team and look forward to taking on this new role,” states Michael Pawlus, Director, Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning at Azamara. “I’ve worked in the cruise industry nearly my entire career and have traveled to over 450 ports in 75 countries around the world. I can’t wait to work with the team at Azamara as I’ve always admired its programs from afar.”

Pawlus joins Azamara from Silversea Cruises where he served as Director of Strategic Itinerary Planning. Prior to joining Silversea, Pawlus held positions at Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises, and Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Pawlus started his career in the cruise industry with Royal Viking Line and Norwegian Cruise Line where he was employed for 14 years. Pawlus holds an MBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.

For more information, travelers can call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit Connect with Azamara on Facebook at, on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel. Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations at

Featured Cruises

Recent Articles

cruise ship departing harbor

World Vegetarian Day: A Q&A with Azamara Cruises' Executive Chef

On World Vegetarian Day, we wanted to delve into the world of vegetarian and vegan dining onboard Azamara Cruises. We sat down with Azamara Cruises' Executive Chef, Chef Colin Jones, to uncover the secrets behind Azamara's plant-based offerings. From sustainable sourcing to crafting delicious dishes, Chef Colin shares his insights and inspirations, giving you a taste of the experiences that await.

cruise ship departing harbor

4 Tips to Book an Amazing Labor Day Sale on a Cruise in 2023

You’ve got a city in mind and you’re searching for the best Labor Day sale on a cruise that will take you there! Whether you’re seeking a promo on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, or if you’d like to fly to an exciting city around the world and spend time there before embarking on a cruise ship, we have some tips on what to look for when choosing your cruise deal. This will help you enjoy your vacation to the maximum.

Dubrovnik, Croatia at dusk

Seven Things to do in Croatia

Croatia has seen a sort of transformation recently, one that has taken it from a hidden gem of coastal delights to one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. What makes this small Balkan nation so appealing? It could be the brilliant sapphire waters of the Adriatic and spectacular white beaches. Or maybe it’s the medieval architecture and walled towns steeped in history begging to be uncovered. Or perhaps it’s the friendly, welcoming people and unique folk culture.