17-Night Ancient Civilizations Voyage

17-Night Ancient Civilizations Voyage

Azamara Quest® | Departing: March 28, 2020
Azamara Quest® | Departing: March 28, 2020
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Discover desert delights, ancient pyramids, and the Suez Canal

This is the voyage of opposites: modern vs. ancient, desert vs. oasis, but all similarly breathtaking. From Dubai, sail to Oman: modern high-rises vs. the architecture of the ancients. Spend four luxurious days at sea indulging in our spa experiences and specialty dining before arriving in the port city of Safaga, where an overnight gives you plenty of time to discover the renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea.

A late stay in Eilat—home to stunning beaches, spectacular coral reefs, and excellent hiking–provides ample opportunity to explore this popular resort area on land or under the sea. An overnight in Jordan introduces Aqaba. History buffs will want to head to the ancient city of Petra, carved into rock. Nature lovers may prefer Wadi Rum, one of the most amazing desert landscapes in the world, said to resemble the moon. With two full days in Aqaba, there’s time to try both.

Next, we make for the modern marvel of engineering with passage through the Suez Canal en route to the Mediterranean. Check a visit to the pyramids off your bucket list in Alexandria, and take a selfie with the Sphinx. Your voyage concludes in Europe’s oldest city, Athens, where you may want to stay for a few days before heading home. Of course, you could probably spend a lifetime in Athens and not see everything it has to offer.

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Embark Port/Debark Port
Port of Call
Port of Call Overnight
Itinerary
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    Date: Sat 28-Mar 2020
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    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.
  • Day 2-3
    At Sea
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    Date: Sun 29-Mar to Mon 30-Mar 2020
    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, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at our onboard casino.

    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 4
    Salalah
    Oman
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    Date: Tue 31-Mar 2020
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    The city of Salalah is renowned for its khareef, the monsoon season from June to September that transforms this “Perfume Capital of Arabia” into an oasis. But this subtropical city has many other year-round natural sights to behold, including the waterfalls, lakes, mountains, the caves of Wadi Darbat, Mughsail Bay, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Oman.
  • Day 5-8
    At Sea
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    Date: Wed 1-Apr to Sat 4-Apr 2020
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    This is the perfect time to experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer—or to simply do nothing at all. From decadent specialty dining, to immersive lectures, to tranquil spa treatments, the choice is yours.

    Shop for tasteful gifts at our onboard stores, or retreat to the Drawing Room and explore the world with our digital Inspiration Center. Days at sea are spectacular with us.

  • Day 9-10
    Safaga
    (Luxor), Egypt
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    Date: Sun 5-Apr to Mon 6-Apr 2020
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Apr 5)
    Depart: 6:00 pm (Apr 6)
    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 11
    Eilat
    Israel
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    Date: Tue 7-Apr 2020
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 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 12-13
    Aqaba
    (Petra), Jordan
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    Date: Wed 8-Apr to Thu 9-Apr 2020
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am (Apr 8)
    Depart: 10:00 pm (Apr 9)
    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 14-15
    Suez Canal
    (Passage)
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    Date: Fri 10-Apr to Sat 11-Apr 2020
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: 11:30 pm (Apr 10)
    Depart: 5:00 pm (Apr 11)
    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 16
    Alexandria
    Egypt
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    Date: Sun 12-Apr 2020
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: 7:00 pm
    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 17
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 13-Apr 2020
    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 18
    Piraeus
    (Athens), Greece
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    Date: Tue 14-Apr 2020
    Activity: Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: -
    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.
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
Pricing and Offers
Club Interior Stateroom
$4,014* AUD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$4,581* AUD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$6,730* AUD 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
$7,101* AUD 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Continent Suite
$9,488* AUD 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Spa Suite
Sold Out 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club Ocean Suite
Sold Out 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Club World Owner's Suite
Sold Out 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 $693.30 per person. Prices are per person in (AUD)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in AUD, 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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Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis with Airport Transfer

    Enjoy one last Grecian adventure before catching your outbound flight from Athens on this citywide sightseeing tour featuring an in-depth Acropolis exploration.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis with Hotel Transfer

    Journey back to the ancient world on a panoramic tour of fabled Athens, which includes an in-depth exploration of Greece's crown jewel – the Acropolis.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Aqaba Panoramic Drive and Lunch at Wadi Rum

    Get a taste of Jordan’s breathtaking desert landscape on a journey to Wadi Rum, where you’ll enjoy a Bedouin-style lunch.

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. And the Casino will keep you entertained with a variety of exciting slot machines.

    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 powered by AFAR —a publication focused on experiential travel—is your ideal location to enhance inspiration for your cruise. Sit back and relax to the sounds of live piano, indulge in an AFAR-curated cocktail, 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

Voyage Tabs

 

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary Internet minutes or $150 towards a full voyage unlimited package per person.
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary specialty restaurants dining
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
 

AND EVEN MORE FOR SPECIALTY SUITE GUESTS:

  • $300 in Onboard Credit for guests in Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites.

 

VERANDA PLUS GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS*:

  • 120 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, each seven days
  • One night of complimentary specialty dining for two, each seven days
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits

*Club Veranda Plus stateroom only available on 2020 voyages.

 

SUITE GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS:

  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service
  • $300 in Onboard Credit per person (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites categories only)
 

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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara Club Cruises® 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 Club Cruises. 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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