12-Night Scotland Intensive Voyage

12-Night Scotland Intensive Voyage

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

Castles, Lochs, and Whisky: Discover The Best of Scotland

Your immersive, Scotland-intensive journey begins in Amsterdam, followed by a relaxing day at sea before your early morning arrival in Edinburgh. Here, an overnight stay followed by a late departure means two full days to explore. Head to Edinburgh’s historic heart for a walk down The Royal Mile, explore Edinburgh Castle—home to the crown jewels and sweeping views—and see Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence when in Scotland. The world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a must-see, featuring performers and musicians from around the globe.

The next morning, arrive in Aberdeen for the first of five late-night stays in a row. You’ll have plenty of time to play a round of golf at the sixth-oldest course in the world, visit Dunnottar Castle—a ruined medieval fortress perched on a cliff—or sample a pint of hand-drawn ale at the Prince of Wales. Walk the bustling, mile-long Union Street to peruse high-street shops and venture into local independent stores. Explore the spirit of Aberdeen’s maritime history in Footdee—a traditional fishing village full of quirky outbuildings. Next, we sail to Invergordon for another late night of tumbling waterfalls, rushing rivers, magnificent gardens, and serene lochs—including Loch Ness and its famous resident. Here, you’ll discover over 1,000 years of history at the dramatic Urquhart Castle, offering stunning views of Loch Ness.

We’ll continue on for yet another late stay, this time in Lerwick. Discover the capital of the Shetland Islands, home to a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture. Rocky cliffs and rich farmland are yours to explore on over 100 islands that embrace a slower, more authentic pace of life. Then it’s on to two final late nights. First, visit the fertile fields, heather-cloaked moors, and lakes of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, followed by the quaint independent bookstores, homestyle bakeries, and traditional pubs of Stornoway in the Hebrides. You may even be greeted in Gaelic.

Oban, a tiny port town with an adventurous heart, is next. Get outside and explore the Scotland of your dreams by gondola or train, and sample a dram of whisky before an overnight in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Here, see storied landmarks like Glasgow & Pollock House, Culzean Castle, and Glasgow Cathedral. Finally, you’ll disembark in the fair city of Dublin, Ireland. Stay awhile and ride to a stunning view atop a brand new observation wheel.

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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
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    Date: Thu 17-Aug 2023
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    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.
  • Day 2
    At Sea
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    Date: Fri 18-Aug 2023
    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 3-4
    Leith
    (Edinburgh), Scotland
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    Date: Sat 19-Aug to Sun 20-Aug 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Aug 19)
    Depart: 10:45 pm (Aug 20)
    To discover Edinburgh, head to its historic heart with a walk down The Royal Mile. At the top, perched above the city, is Edinburgh Castle, home to the crown jewels and sweeping views. At the far end is the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence when in Scotland. Buildings steeped in history line the route between the two, with most converted into shops, restaurants, and pubs.
  • Day 5
    Aberdeen
    Scotland
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    Date: Mon 21-Aug 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Voted the happiest place in Britain, it’s hard to disagree when exploring Aberdeen’s abundant shops, castles, and pub-lined medieval streets. A regional hub for the North Sea oil industry, discover this modern city with an old soul. Urban life and natural splendor intersect in the Granite City's stunning green spaces, lush Victorian gardens, ornate architecture, and sandy beaches.
  • Day 6
    Invergordon
    Scotland
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    Date: Tue 22-Aug 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    A popular port of call, Invergordon combines a superb natural setting of mountains, tumbling waterfalls, rushing rivers, magnificent gardens, and serene lochs—including Loch Ness and its famous resident. Some must-sees include the castles Dunrobin and Cawdor (reportedly Macbeth’s castle), the flower displays of Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, Shin Falls, Inverness, and Glenmorangie Distillery.
  • Day 7
    Lerwick
    Shetland Islands, Scotland
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    Date: Wed 23-Aug 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 1:00 pm
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Secluded and seaswept, the Shetland Islands are home to a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture. Fiddle music floats down streets named to honor the old Norse language. Rocky cliffs and rich farmland are yours to explore over 100 islands that embrace a slower, more authentic pace of life.
  • Day 8
    Kirkwall
    Orkney Islands, Scotland
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    Date: Thu 24-Aug 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    The 70 islands of Orkney are a rolling panorama of fertile fields, heather-cloaked moors, and lakes. The walls of St. Magnus Cathedral dominate Kirkwall—the capital and hub for linking east and west. In summer, whales, dolphins, and thousands of seabirds congregate in and around the coastal waters. And at Skara Brae, see an amazingly preserved Neolithic village dating back more than 5,000 years.
  • Day 9
    Stornoway
    Isle Of Lewis, Scotland
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    Date: Fri 25-Aug 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    Colorful row houses and red-hulled fishing vessels line the shores of this picturesque port. The largest town in the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway serves as a gateway to the Western Isles. Discover quaint independent bookstores, homestyle bakeries, and traditional pubs. Dine on fresh-caught seafood. Stroll the grounds of historic Lews Castle on this Islay adventure.
  • Day 10
    Oban
    Scotland
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    Date: Sat 26-Aug 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Your destination for a captivating Scottish adventure. Storied castles and stunning Highland views. Cinematic landscapes and charming local culture. Get outside and explore the Scotland of your dreams in Oban by kayak, train, or dram full of whisky.
  • Day 11-12
    Glasgow
    Scotland
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    Date: Sun 27-Aug to Mon 28-Aug 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am (Aug 27)
    Depart: 5:00 pm (Aug 28)
    Glasgow is a lively and cosmopolitan city, making a name as a vibrant center of 21st century design, set against a background of exceptional Victorian architecture and state-of-the-art glass towers which house a growing financial services industry. The real Glasgow can be found in the pubs, where everything from the weather to solving the world’s problems are discussed over a pint.
  • Day 13
    Dublin
    Ireland
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    Date: Tue 29-Aug 2023
    Activity: Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: -
    There’s a story waiting around every corner in Dublin. Spend time in Temple Bar and watch the city come alive, take a ghost tour to discover Dracula’s unnerving connection to Dublin, and behold a view you’ll never forget from the Observation Wheel. Of course, no Irish adventure is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse where you’ll learn the history of Ireland’s most popular stout.
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.
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Intimate Groups

Average group size of 12-24 guests.

Best-of-the-Best Accommodations

4 to 5-star hotels, castles, glamping, and more.

Custom-Designed Itineraries

Tailor-made, curated land experiences.

Local Independent Travel Experts

Award-winning bespoke travel companies.

First-Class Tour Directors & Guides

Dedicated to ensuring a seamless experience*.

Awe-Inspiring Wonders from Around the World

See the world from different vantage points.

*Provided the minimum participation of guest level is met.

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In Amsterdam, an epic journey is only beginning. A spectacular train ride across 291 bridges, passing through 91 tunnels and some of the most dramatic scenery in Switzerland.

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Club Interior Stateroom
$4,399* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$4,799* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$5,599* USD 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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
$5,839* USD 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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Continent Suite
$7,999* USD 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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Spa Suite
$9,999* USD 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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Ocean Suite
$10,879* USD 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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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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 $526.76 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, 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.

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Early Booking Bonus

Save 20% per person + $300 Onboard Credit, Unlimited WiFi for one device, and a Premium Beverage Package for two when booking a Veranda or higher on select 2023-2024 sailings. Book by December 31, 2022.*

Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven

    Explore the impressive Dunnottar Castle, where you can absorb the history and incredible cliff-top views, followed by a visit to the lovely harbor town of Stonehaven.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Viking Capital Walking Trail

    Set off on a narrated stroll that follows the scenic Viking Capital Walking Trail to visit historic landmarks, including the St. Magnus Cathedral.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Skara Brae & Skaill House

    Step back to the Stone Age on a narrated walking tour through the pre-historic village of Skara Brae and visit the grandest mansion in Orkney.

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.

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Boutique Ships

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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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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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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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