11-Night France Intensive Voyage

11-Night France Intensive Voyage

Azamara Journey® | Departing: June 17, 2023
Azamara Journey® | Departing: June 17, 2023
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Azamara Journey
Sailing: June 17, 2023

Experience a Bon Voyage 

Set sail on a voyage that will have you experiencing the best of France and Western Europe. Your journey begins in Bordeaux, where an overnight stay will present you with the opportunity to savor the region’s famed wines. Continue on to Nantes in the stunning Loire Valley, where another overnight will allow plenty of time for royal chateau visits and local charcuterie.

At the western tip of France, you’ll find yourself in Brest. Apples, not grapes rule this region so expect to sip cider with your Breton crêpes, before venturing off to explore Brittany’s dramatic and rugged landscapes. A late night departure will give you plenty of time to visit St. Peter Port, part of England’s Channel Islands. Stroll the harbor admiring the rows of brightly painted houses, or learn about the German occupation of Guernsey, during WWII. Another late-night stay in the walled city of St. Malo will allow you to take the time to truly experience the splendors of Mont Saint-Michel.

In Cherbourg, the D-Day Beaches of Normandy are steeped in military history. With a stroll down Honfleur’s cobbled laneways and dinner or evening drinks in a bistro overlooking the harbor, it will be easy to see why Monet and other impressionists were so taken with the area.

Depart France for the Flemish countryside of Belgium. Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its breathtaking canals, traditional lace, and moules-fritesFrites, or fries are so beloved in Bruges, there’s a Frietmuseum dedicated to the crispy spuds.

Your journey concludes with an overnight visit to Amsterdam. Take in priceless works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh and wander the city's many canals on foot, by boat, or as the Dutch do, by bike.

 

 

 

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Itinerary
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  • Day 1-2
    Bordeaux
    France
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    Date: Sat 17-Jun to Sun 18-Jun 2023
    Activity: Embark/Docked
    Arrival: - (Jun 17)
    Depart: 6:00 pm (Jun 18)
    Bordeaux’s fortunes have long been tied to viticulture. As a result it is a handsome and cohesive city of incredible classical and neoclassical style, with monumental buildings and fine mansions financed by the almighty grape. Be sure to bring your tasting palate to sample some of the world’s best wines.
  • Day 3-4
    Nantes
    (Loire Valley), France
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    Date: Mon 19-Jun to Tue 20-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 pm (Jun 19)
    Depart: 6:00 pm (Jun 20)
    Known as a city of reinvention, Nantes shines with Gothic architecture and quirky, cool art installations. It’s the ideal blend of modern and medieval, where castles and cathedrals meet magical mechanical animals and funky restaurants and galleries. Shop the elegant boutiques of Passage Pommeraye, and set out on a river cruise to discover the chateaus and vineyards of the breathtaking Loire Valley.
  • Day 5
    Brest
    France
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    Date: Wed 21-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 1:00 pm
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    With a rich marine history and a perch along one of France’s most beautiful natural harbors, the city of Brest has always been closely linked to the sea. Take a stroll along the bustling waterfront or a step back in time at the national marine museum before exploring beneath the surface at Europe’s largest open-air aquarium.
  • Day 6
    St. Peter Port
    Guernsey, Channel Islands
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    Date: Thu 22-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    Experience the best of England and France in Guernsey. Take in postcard-worthy views of brightly colored houses, idyllic gardens, and cliffside paths from St. Peter Port. When the sightseeing is over, stop at one of the many bistros for an unforgettable meal. Then, spend some time shopping in the up-and-coming boutiques for the perfect souvenir.
  • Day 7
    St. Malo
    France
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    Date: Fri 23-Jun 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 8:15 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    History comes to life in the seaside city of St. Malo. Explore the cobblestone streets of this walled city to discover stories of pirates, treasures, corsairs, and adventures on the high seas. Pour through the region's history in La Demeure de Corsaire (a ship owner’s townhouse built in the 1700s). Afterward, stop in at one of the many cafes serving crepes and cider—a regional specialty!
  • Day 8
    Cherbourg
    (D-Day Landing Beaches), France
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    Date: Sat 24-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    Occupied by the Germans in WWII, Cherbourg has long been a city of maritime significance. A tour up the coast takes you to the beaches of Normandy, steeped in military history. Stay in the city and explore La Cité de la Mer—a scientific and historic museum, and aquarium rolled into one. Don't miss a chance to see the imposing Mont Saint-Michel as it appears to rise from the ocean at low tide.
  • Day 9
    Honfleur
    France
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    Date: Sun 25-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Honfleur is a lively port and the maritime influence is evident. Even Sainte Catherine church has a ceiling resembling an overturned ship hull. The square surrounding the church gives way to cobbled lanes of half-timbered houses and elegant manors. The quality of light has long attracted artists—including Monet, Turner, Seurat—all of whom stayed at Saint Siméon, now Honfleur's most luxurious hotel.
  • Day 10
    Zeebrugge
    (Bruges), Belgium
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    Date: Mon 26-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 9:00 am
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    In Bruges you can lose yourself in another time, wandering the maze of winding lanes or drifting along the canals of its medieval core, the whole of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also have a wonderful time discovering the fascinating stories behind the products for which Belgium is famous, in an unexpected array of museums.
  • Day 11-12
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
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    Date: Tue 27-Jun to Wed 28-Jun 2023
    Activity: Docked/Debark
    Arrival: 9:00 am (Jun 27)
    Depart: -
    With more canals than Venice, Amsterdam is a winding wonder of waterways just waiting to be explored. Whether by boat or by foot, learn about the city's past inhabitants such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank. You'll soon discover there's so much more to Amsterdam than windmills and wooden shoes.
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
€3 080* EUR Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
€3 320* EUR Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
€3 900* EUR 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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
€4 080* EUR 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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Continent Suite
€5 047* EUR Avg Per Person
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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Spa Suite
€6 307* EUR Avg Per Person
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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club Ocean Suite
€6 727* EUR Avg Per Person
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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Club World Owner's Suite
€7 247* EUR Avg Per Person
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 €252 per person. Prices are per person in (EUR)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in EUR, 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. Savings 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.

Enjoy These Great Offers

Early Booking Bonus

Receive $300 Onboard Credit, Unlimited WIFI for one device, Premium Beverage Package for two when booking a Balcony or higher on select 2023-2024 sailings when you book by December 31, 2022.*

Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Majestic Mont-Saint-Michel

    Embark on a journey to one of France's major pilgrimage sites and one of the country's most stunning landmarks—the majestic island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Quaint Quimper

    Set out on a half-day exploration of historic Quimper via a guided walking tour of the city's historic landmarks.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Quaint Quimper

    Set out on a half-day exploration of historic Quimper via a guided walking tour of the city's historic landmarks.

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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Our Pricing & Savings Policy

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.

*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.

Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.

The providers of tour arrangements are independent contractors and are not acting as agents of representatives or Azamara. In no event shall Azamara be liable for any accident or harm to passenger, which occurs as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors.

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