17-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

17-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

Azamara Journey® | Departing: October 27, 2023
Azamara Journey® | Departing: October 27, 2023
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Azamara Journey
Sailing: October 27, 2023

Ancient Cities and Timeless Wonders

Your voyage begins in Athens, the cradle of European civilization and the birthplace of democracy. After exploring iconic landmarks, unwind during a day and night at sea, enjoy Broadway-calibre entertainment, or simply relax with a nightcap in the lounge. 

Arrive in Alexandria for an overnight stay in the metropolis founded by Alexander the Great. You'll have plenty of time to explore ancient architecture, like the Roman Theater, or travel beyond the city to Cairo and visit the Giza Pyramids. Enjoy lunch on a traditional felucca boat while sailing the Nile and visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest archaeological museum in the world.

Cruise overnight through the Suez Canal before arriving in Safaga. From here, visit nearby Luxor, known as the “world’s greatest open air museum”. An overnight stay gives you plenty of time to peruse the temples and tombs of the city known as the gateway to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings.

Next up is Aqaba. During a late-night stay, explore the ancient city of Petra, where magnificent carvings in red sandstone cliffs have earned it the nickname the “Rose City”. Your next late night is in Eilat. From here, visit a number of the most sacred sites in the Holy Land with visits to Jerusalem or Bethlehem. See the heights of archaeological wonder at Masada and the depths of the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea.

Your next port to discover is Muscat. Here, be delighted by bustling, colorful souks and breathtaking views from the base of Mutrah Fort. Don’t miss the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, which features a Swarovski crystal chandelier boasting more than 600,000 crystals and a hand-woven prayer rug with an astonishing 1.7 billion knots. 

Finally, your voyage concludes with an overnight stay in Dubai, the glittering City of Gold where everything is just a bit bigger and bolder: the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the world’s highest infinity pool, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, are all located here.

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Itinerary
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  • Day 1
    Piraeus
    (Athens), Greece
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    Date: Fri 27-Oct 2023
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    Start your journey in Piraeus with an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterwards, head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Finally, check out a local taverna where you can rub elbows with the locals well into the wee hours of the night.
  • Day 2
    At Sea
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    Date: Sat 28-Oct 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
    Alexandria
    Egypt
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    Date: Sun 29-Oct to Mon 30-Oct 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Oct 29)
    Depart: 12:00 pm (Oct 30)
    Though little remains of the ancient city of Alexandria, as the new one was built on top of it, it remains a gateway to Cairo, the pyramids and the fascinating culture of one of the world's oldest civilizations.
  • Day 4-5
    Suez Canal
    (Passage)
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    Date: Mon 30-Oct to Tue 31-Oct 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: 11:00 pm (Oct 30)
    Depart: 3:00 pm (Oct 31)
    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 6-7
    Safaga
    (Luxor), Egypt
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    Date: Wed 1-Nov to Thu 2-Nov 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Nov 1)
    Depart: 7:00 pm (Nov 2)
    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 8
    Aqaba
    (Petra), Jordan
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    Date: Fri 3-Nov 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 11:00 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 9
    Eilat
    Israel
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    Date: Sat 4-Nov 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Eilat’s warm gulf waters are home to colorful fish and corals, and the snorkelling and diving is excellent. Stroll along North Beach’s vibrant waterfront area or observe the playful dolphins at Dolphin Reef. Stay dry while you discover the underwater world of Eilat in a glass-bottom boat, a submarine, and the Underwater Observatory. Explore Timna National Park by Jeep or atop a camel.
  • Day 10-15
    At Sea
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    Date: Sun 5-Nov to Fri 10-Nov 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour or attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call.

    Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

  • Day 16
    Muscat
    Oman
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    Date: Sat 11-Nov 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Culture and history await those who travel to Muscat. Shoppers will want to visit the Mutrah Souq to discover a colorful maze of vendors offering everything you could imagine. After, take a stroll along the Corniche to the Mutrah Fort for sweeping city views. And don’t forget the Sulan Qaboos Grand Mosque—the third largest in the world and home to a must-see 600,000 crystal Swarovski chandelier!
  • Day 17-18
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    Date: Sun 12-Nov to Mon 13-Nov 2023
    Activity: Docked/Debark
    Arrival: 5:00 pm (Nov 12)
    Depart: -
    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.
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
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Club Interior Stateroom
$3,359* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$3,839* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$4,319* 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 $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
$4,639* 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 $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Continent Suite
$5,519* 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 $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Spa Suite
$10,399* 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 $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Ocean Suite
$11,199* 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 $571.97 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club World Owner's Suite
$12,799* USD 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 $571.97 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
    The Giza Pyramids

    Your visit to Egypt is not complete until you see the incredible Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza, the last remaining wonders of the ancient world.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Petra, The Rose Red Desert City

    Journey to one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World—the Rose Red Desert City of Petra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Panoramic Alexandria

    Drive through the colorful streets of Alexandria viewing beautiful architecture and experiencing the charming aura and nostalgia of yesteryear, stopping at the city's most remarkable sites for photos.

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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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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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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