18-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

18-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

Azamara Pursuit® | Departing: October 26, 2024
Azamara Pursuit® | Departing: October 26, 2024
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Azamara Pursuit
Sailing: October 26, 2024

Uncover Ancient Cities and Timeless Wonders on this Azamara Cruise

Begin your voyage in Athens, the birthplace of European civilization, explore iconic landmarks then unwind on board for a day and night at sea. Arrive in Alexandria. With an overnight stay, you’ll have plenty of time to explore ancient architecture or explore beyond the city to the Giza Pyramids. Next, an overnight cruise through the Suez Canal brings you to Safaga for another overnight stay. 

Your next late night is in Eilat, where you will have the opportunity to visit a number of the most sacred sites in the Holy Land. Next is a stop in Aqaba, before heading off for five days at sea. Enjoy Broadway-caliber entertainment, kick back with a drink in the lounge, relax poolside, or indulge in restorative treatments in our spa. Your next port to discover is Muscat, followed by your final overnight in Dubai, the glittering city of gold.

Cruise Highlights

  • Cruise from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Suez Canal.
  • With an overnight stay in Safaga, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the temples and tombs of the city known as the gateway to Luxor.
  • Witness heights of archaeological wonder at Masada and the depths of the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea in Eilat.
  • Dive or snorkel the warm, tranquil waters of the Red Sea in Aqaba view the corals and masses of brilliantly colored fish that live among them.
  • In Muscat, be delighted by bustling, colorful souks and breathtaking views from the base of Mutrah Fort. 
  • Find the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the world’s highest infinity pool, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, all in Dubai.
Detailed Map of Voyage Route
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Itinerary
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  • Day 1
    Piraeus
    (Athens), Greece
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    Date: Sat 26-Oct 2024
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 6:00 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: Sun 27-Oct 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 3-4
    Alexandria
    Egypt
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    Date: Mon 28-Oct to Tue 29-Oct 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Oct 28)
    Depart: 12:00 pm (Oct 29)
    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: Tue 29-Oct to Wed 30-Oct 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: 11:00 pm (Oct 29)
    Depart: 3:00 pm (Oct 30)
    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: Thu 31-Oct to Fri 1-Nov 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Oct 31)
    Depart: 6:00 pm (Nov 1)
    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
    Eilat
    Israel
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    Date: Sat 2-Nov 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 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 9
    Aqaba
    (Petra), Jordan
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    Date: Sun 3-Nov 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am
    Depart: 5:00 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 10
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 4-Nov 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 11
    Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia
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    Date: Tue 5-Nov 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 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 12-16
    At Sea
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    Date: Wed 6-Nov to Sun 10-Nov 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: - (Nov 6)
    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 17
    Muscat
    Oman
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    Date: Mon 11-Nov 2024
    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 18-19
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    Date: Tue 12-Nov to Wed 13-Nov 2024
    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
$3,599* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$3,919* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$4,559* 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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
$4,799* 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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Continent Suite
$6,639* 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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Ocean Suite
$9,119* 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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club World Owner's Suite
$9,359* 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 $418.22 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, 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.

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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 August 31, 2023.

Shore Excursions
  • 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.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Capri: The Isle Of Dreams

    Spend a full day immersed in the ambiance and soaking up the sensational views found only on Capri, Italy’s charmed island escape.

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

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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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