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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


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


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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Kepez: Gateway to Troy and Gallipoli

Azamara Quest called on the port of Kepez, which sits on the Dardanelles, the narrow strait that connects the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean and separates Europe from Asia. 


After getting my morning cappuccino and mini quiche from Mosaic Cafe (included in the cruise fare, by the way) I headed to the lobby to speak with a representative from the local tourist information office. I got my bearings and a personalized walking tour of the nearby town of Canakkale, then set off for the complimentary shuttle bus ride to Republic Square.

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