21-Night Ancient Reflections Voyage

21-Night Ancient Reflections Voyage

Azamara Onward | Departing: April 26, 2024
Azamara Onward | Departing: April 26, 2024
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Azamara Onward
Sailing: April 26, 2024

Walk Among the Ancient Wonders of Egypt and the Middle East

Your 21-night journey through antiquity departs from the dazzlingly modern city of Dubai. Spend the next few days relaxing at sea. Sample international dining, see Broadway-calibre entertainment, or relax with our signature spa treatments while you make your way to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This city-sized art gallery is home to endlessly enchanting sculptures, architecture, and beautifully maintained historic mosques. Try some of Jeddah’s most beloved dishes, like fresh deep-fried fish, saleeg chicken and milky rice, or pillow-soft khubz bread. 

Unwind during another day at sea while you journey to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. This destination on the southern tip of Sinai is home to some of the world’s most spectacular underwater scenery. On land, you’ll find historic and spiritual wonders and can journey through the desert to the foot of Mount Sinai and visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, which dates back to the 6th century. The next day, you’ll arrive in Aqaba, Jordan, where the warm, clear waters of the Red Sea reveal brilliantly colored tropical fish and coral. Visit the ancient “Rose City” of Petra, an archaeological wonder where magnificent temples and tombs are carved into red sandstone cliffs.

Next, on an overnight stay in Safaga, Egypt, visit nearby Luxor, the “world’s greatest open air museum” and a gateway to the Valley of the Kings. Then spend a day in fascinating Sokhna, home to Khan al-Khalili. This giant bazaar is enjoyed by today’s shoppers as it was by the 14th century traveling traders who first haggled here. From Sokhna, you can take a tour to Cairo to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Grand Egyptian Museum, and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC). The next two days will be spent cruising the Suez Canal, a modern-day marvel of engineering, as you make your way to Jerusalem, one of the world’s most sacred cities. A late night stay will provide plenty of time to walk along the Via Dolorosa, home to the Stations of the Cross, and see some of history’s holiest shrines, including the Western Wall. You can also venture outside the city to explore the imposing Masada Fortress overlooking the Dead Sea.

An overnight stay in Haifa, Israel gives you time to discover archaeological and biblical sites of wonder, including Nazareth, Galilee, the Jordan River, and Elijah’s Cave. While in Haifa, be sure to try its famous shawarma, made with turkey thighs layered with lamb fat and stuffed into a pita with tahini sauce, pickles, French fries, and more. Spend another day at sea before arriving in laid-back Bodrum, Turkey for a late stay. Once the site of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—this Aegean jewel dazzles with its mix of historical relics and contemporary pleasures. Then, on a late stay in the ancient Turkish port of Ephesus, explore architectural and historical marvels like the Library of Celsus, the Odeon, and the House of the Virgin Mary.

You’ll spend a final day at sea on our way to Istanbul, the city that was once the end of the Silk Road trade route. A mosaic of cultural diversity, this city lures foodies, history buffs, and sightseers alike.

This cruise is part of our 2024 World Voyage. Learn more about this immersive, 160-night voyage here

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Itinerary
Voyage Itinerary#View At-a-Glance Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    Date: Fri 26-Apr 2024
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Dubai is a city unlike any other in the world. What was once an endless desert is now home to many triumphs of modern technology, including the world’s first underwater hotel, the world’s tallest building, and the iconic Burj Al Arab. Spend your days exploring merchant stalls in the Dubai Gold Souk, and for an experience you’ll have to see to believe, go skiing in the desert at Ski Dubai.
  • Day 2-6
    At Sea
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    Date: Sat 27-Apr to Wed 1-May 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: - (Apr 27)
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 7
    Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia
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    Date: Thu 2-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 11:00 pm
    In ancient-meets-cosmopolitan Jeddah, the best of both worlds is always possible. This coastal metropolis is known as the “Mermaid of the Red Sea,” welcoming visitors with seventh-century UNESCO-listed historic districts, a buzzing waterfront promenade, luxury shopping, state-of-the-art architecture, and fine dining.
  • Day 8
    At Sea
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    Date: Fri 3-May 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 9
    Sharm El Sheikh
    Egypt
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    Date: Sat 4-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
    (Petra), Jordan
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    Date: Sun 5-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    The stark deserts surrounding Petra are a sharp contrast to the snorkeling paradise of the Red Sea in this Jordanian port. Explore coral reefs and vibrantly colored marine life in Aqaba, then travel inland to one of the world's great wonders—Petra. The massive stone facades of this ancient city are sure to take your breath away.
  • Day 11-12
    Safaga
    (Luxor), Egypt
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    Date: Mon 6-May to Tue 7-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am (May 6)
    Depart: 5:00 pm (May 7)
    The Luxor Temple, home to the chapel of Alexander the Great. Then, continue on to Karnak, the largest religious site in the world. The Valley of the Kings is just a quick jaunt across the Nile, and its also the final resting place of King Tutankhamen. End your day onboard a felucca, and set sail as the sun starts to set over this mysterious land.
  • Day 13
    Suez
    (Sokhna), Egypt
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    Date: Wed 8-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    This state-of-the-art port is a striking contrast to the wonders of antiquity you will find in Cairo. The city unfolds in layers, beginning with the Great Pyramids of Giza, resting mysterious and silent on the sands of time, and the wealth of antiquities in the Egyptian Museum, where many stories are told.
  • Day 13-14
    Suez Canal
    (Passage)
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    Date: Wed 8-May to Thu 9-May 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: 11:00 pm (May 8)
    Depart: 6:00 pm (May 9)
    There’s nothing quite like sailing through the Suez Canal. This voyage offers an opportunity to see the marvels of modern-day engineering that allow for travel between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas. A 100-mile journey gives the illusion of sailing across an endless desert of ocean sand, a cruise through the Suez Canal is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime.
  • Day 15
    Ashdod
    (Jerusalem), Israel
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    Date: Fri 10-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    This ancient holy city won't fail to move you, regardless of your faith. From the Western Wall, to the Dome of the Rock, to the last remnants of the Temple of the Jews, Jerusalem is a woven tapestry of religion and history. Head to the modern Israel Museum and see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls for yourself.
  • Day 16-17
    Haifa
    (Nazareth), Israel
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    Date: Sat 11-May to Sun 12-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:30 am (May 11)
    Depart: 8:00 pm (May 12)
    Haifa is a modern city and seaport on the slopes of Mount Carmel, and is an excellent base for visiting biblical and archaeological sites. Within easy reach are the Galilee, Nazareth, the River Jordan, as well as Safed, a holy mountaintop city steeped in the mysticism of Kabbalah. Today it is also immersed in the arts, and studios and galleries abound.
  • Day 18
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 13-May 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 19
    Bodrum
    Turkey
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    Date: Tue 14-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    As the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, Bodrum’s ties to the past are everywhere, like the Bodrum Amphitheater, Myndos Gate, and Castle of St. Peter. But Bodrum is also a place where you really can leave the past behind, with modern-day pleasures like sailing, windsurfing, and diving, as well as beachfront bars and restaurants.
  • Day 20
    Kusadasi
    (Ephesus), Turkey
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    Date: Wed 15-May 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Kusadasi has many charms, but let’s talk Turkey: The star attraction is Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire, its marble-made Arcadian Street stretches from the 24,000-capacity Great Theatre (where St. Paul used to preach) to the harbor. Nearby sites include the Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John, and House of Virgin Mary, where Mary is supposed to have spent her last days.
  • Day 21
    At Sea
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    Date: Thu 16-May 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 22
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Date: Fri 17-May 2024
    Activity: Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: -
    East meets West in the storied city where Europe and Asia meet. Start in Sultanahmet Square and you can easily explore the intricate architecture of Topkapi Palace, the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum of Hagia Sofia, and the brilliant blues of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Sample kebaps, mezes and more at the city’s endless restaurants and taverns where you’re sure to meet friendly locals and be caught up in their infectious love of life.
Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Stateroom & Pricing
Pricing and Offers
Club Interior Stateroom
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Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
Kr 40 261* DKK Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
Kr 47 201* DKK Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
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Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Continent Suite
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Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft. (24.8 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Spa Suite
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Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft. (38.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club Ocean Suite
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Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Club World Owner's Suite
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Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. (56.1 sq m)
Veranda Area: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional Kr 4 055 per person. Prices are per person in (DKK)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in DKK, reflect promotional savings, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings, offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update fares, fees, and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Faenza & Brisighella

    Embark on guided walks through the artful town of Faenza and the medieval village of Brisighella, where you’ll enjoy an olive oil tasting.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Funchal 4x4 Adventure

    Climb into an off-road machine that seats eight adventurers and bound through Madeira to discover natural wonders most visitors never see.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Nazareth and Galilee

    Experience many of the important biblical sites in Israel on an uplifting excursion to the land of Galilee and the town of Nazareth.

Life Onboard
Life Onboard
  • Specialty Dining

    Dine in luxury and elegance at the specialty restaurants of Azamara, where you’ll savor a heavenly experience at a down-to-earth price.

    At Aqualina, tantalize your palate with some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes, as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm ambiance with stunning views and lush décor at Prime C steakhouse. And don’t miss the Chef’s Table, an exclusive dining experience pairing multiple delectable courses with perfectly matched wines.

  • Spa, Health & Fitness

    Relax, revitalize, and reboot. Our spa, health, and fitness options give you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home.

    Pamper yourself at The Sanctum Spa with the ultimate in signature treatments. Update your look at our full-service salon. Get into a new groove with complimentary group fitness classes like sunset yoga on the deck, core workouts, and nutrition sessions. Or head to our well-equipped Fitness Center to work out at your own pace, as you enjoy spectacular ocean views. Feel better, look better, and get ship shape with Azamara.

  • Shopping

    Searching for a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry, and special keepsakes? Look no further than the onboard stores of Azamara.

    Stop by the ship’s namesake shop for sundries, casual wear, swim fashions, accessories, and small gifts. Head to Indulgences for an exquisite selection of jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. Pick up camera supplies and photos taken by the ship’s roving photographer at The Photo Shop. (And be sure to watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.)

  • Enrichment Programs & Classes

    Culinary demonstrations by our professional chefs and wine tastings by our sommeliers. Cruise Global, Connect Local℠ shore excursion seminars to help you learn about particular tours. Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, plus insider tips on lesser-known excursions.

    Get in the know with our ever-changing variety of entertaining and interesting programs hosted by Azamara’s own onboard experts.

  • Discoveries Restaurant

    At the culinary heart of our ships is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here, you can discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit, whether it’s our Destination Immersion® Experiences dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion® cuisine on our dinner menu.

    During on-shore visits, our chefs love to head to local markets for inspiration and ingredients. The result? Mouthwatering dishes so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

  • Casual Dining & Snacks

    At Azamara, we elevate casual dining to delectable heights. Taste your way around the world at The Patio with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors. Then top your meal off at Swirl & Top, our self-serve frozen yogurt station.

    Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the laid-back atmosphere of Windows Café, featuring daily themed dinners inspired from the region we’re visiting and live stations serving up local ingredients purchased in port. And no matter where you are in the world, Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

  • Entertainment & Events

    In between taking you to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, we love to entertain our guests, especially at the Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands, and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with full bar and cozy tables.

    We take the show outside at Azamara’s White Night party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Have a fabulous feast, sip boutique wines on the house, and dance late into the night. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged!

  • Bars & Lounges

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    With a flat-screen TV and full-service bar, Spirits is a great place for sports fans.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    Azamara Pursuit’s newest lounge exemplifies outright dedication to Destination Immersion experiences. The Den is your ideal location for travel inspiration during your cruise. Sit back and relax to the sounds of live piano, and engage in one of our destination-focused activities.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    The Spirits Bar will keep you entertained, with its flat-screen TV with and full-service bar, it’s the perfect place to watch the game onboard.

Voyage Features
 

Boutique Ships

Award Winning Amenities & Accommodations

Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.

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Air, Hotels & Transfers

Arrive Early or Stay Late on Your Next Voyage

Excited to get started on your travels or not quite ready to go home afterward? Extend your Azamara voyage with a pre or post voyage stay in one of our preferred hotels.

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Inclusive Amenities

Savings You’ll Appreciate

When you’re ready to embark on a journey with Azamara, be sure to pack your bags, but leave the phrase, “Check please,” at home. Because when travel with us, pretty much everything you could ever want is included.

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