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Local Flavor in Santorini, Greece

There are many ways to explore Santorini when visiting the island situated in the southern Aegean Sea. For me, it was all about destination immersion, which was delivered via an exclusive tour offered by Azamara Club Cruises. Guests who opted to get a sneak peak of the boutique cruise line’s new Cruise Global, Eat Local series, which will officially launch in 2015, headed off to the nearby town of Pyrgos Village.

Pyrgos Village

The Cruise Global, Eat Local tour in Santorini was perfect for cruise foodies; there were five of us and we had an amazing time. Heading off by tender, our small group was met by our local guide. On our way up the narrow cliffside road outside of Fira, we learned about the history, geography, and highlights of the island.

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Turkish Riviera: Yes, There Is Such A Thing

The Azamara Quest called on Marmaris, Turkey, a beautiful port on the Turkish Mediterranean that is said to be the location of the courtship between Antony and Cleopatra. For those cruise passengers wanting to pay homage to Cleopatra, Azamara Club Cruises offered a Land Discoveries tour to Sedir Island. It was quite popular, according to the buzz I heard among passengers who chose this exploration.

Azamara Quest in Marmaris

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Roaming Around Rhodes

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Rhodes, Greece is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular tourist destination located twelve miles off the coast of Turkey. Besides going to the beach and nearby archaeological sites, most cruise visitors will be happy spending the day meandering around one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.

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Relaxing in Kos, Greece

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One of the biggest challenges for me when I am cruising is to remember that taking time to relax is just as important as going full-throttle to make sure I experience everything that is available. So when the Azamara Quest pulled arrived in Kos, Greece, I was glad that I did not have any formal tours planned.

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