Wine and Romance cruise itinerary map, England to Barcelona with stops in France and Portugal
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Embark on an immersive pursuit to appease your palate and light your spirit with a sampling of some of the most romantic destinations in Europe. From Bordeaux to Barcelona and everything in between, prepare to experience the finest in European hospitality. Bon voyage!

Azamara Club Cruises® gives you what all travelers want when exploring incredible destinations: more time. On your first stop, spend three days exploring delicious Bordeaux, the unofficial wine capital of France. And because our ship is smaller, we sail down the Garonne River and dock right in the heart of Bordeaux. Sure, there’s wine, world-famous ones, and lots of it. But there’s no question you will savor your extra time in this lovely city. Explore the elegant classical and neoclassical gems of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy its position as the gateway to the top wine chateaux of the region, like Saint-Émilion.

Then sail to Spain, where in Bilbao the must-see is Frank Gehry’s glimmering titanium Guggenheim Museum. An Azamara cruise makes a night-and-day difference, and at this port, we stay late into the night, leaving plenty of time to sample tapas in the old town of San Sebastián or a sip a glass of Rioja in La Rioja. In Gijón, follow the Cider Trail—a guided tour to some of the best cider houses and restaurants in the city—to get a taste for this important cultural tradition.

Your romantic journey continues in Porto, a cultural hot-spot. Have a glass of its main export, port wine, under the medieval arches. Or take a river cruise down the tranquil waters of the River Douro. We say Tchau to Portugal with an overnight in Lisbon. Take in one of the oldest cities in the world while staying at your favorite boutique hotel, the Azamara Pursuit®.  Your romantic journey continues in Porto, a cultural hot-spot. Have a glass of its main export, port wine, under the medieval arches. Or take a river cruise down the tranquil waters of the River Douro. We say Tchau to Portugal with an overnight in Lisbon. Take in one of the oldest cities in the world while staying at your favorite boutique hotel, the Azamara Pursuit®. 

Up next, explore the towering Rock of Gibraltar and meet its resident troupes of semi-wild and very mischievous Barbary macaques before sailing back to Spain. Tour the Old Square to Puerta Purchena, the heart of sunny Almeria. Then Valencia, where the opulent, baroque façade of the Cathedral contrasts with the Silk Exchange, which looks like a medieval fortress. End on a high note in magnificent Barcelona, known for its incredible architecture, from the magnificent medieval buildings of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernist movement typified by the work of Antoni Gaudi, including his masterpiece, the amazing (and still unfinished) Church of the Sagrada Familia, which dates back to 1882.

Voyage Itinerary#View At-a-Glance Itinerary
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Day 1
Southampton
England
Date: Thu 30-Aug 2018
Activity: Embark
Arrival: -
Depart: 5:00 pm
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It was the departure point for the Mayflower in 1620, and for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912. The charms of London are not far away, but pray tarry in the south to explore other wonders, including Bath, with its natural hot springs and stunning architecture and the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, or venture all the way west to Lands End, and the wild moorlands and pirate haunts of Cornwall.

Day 2
At Sea
Date: Fri 31-Aug 2018
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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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 3-5
Bordeaux
France
Date: Sat 1-Sep to Mon 3-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 12:15 pm (Sep 1)
Depart: 11:59 am (Sep 3)
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Wine lovers will love Bordeaux. It's the industry that fuels the region, and has financed some spectacular chateaux. Pay a visit to Pauillac, Sauternes, Margaux, and Saint-Emilion to learn wine production, and of course sample as glass or two. Explore over 25 acres of spectacular English gardens in the heart of the city at Jardin Public and discover underground wonder in Saint Emilion.

Day 6
Bilbao
(San Sebastian), Spain
Date: Tue 4-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 10:00 pm
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Home to a cultural and architectural renaissance, Bilbao's factories and ports have been transformed into spectacular urban projects. The ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum is a definite standout, and this gem in Basque country is brimming with fine wines, exceptional cuisine, and a vibrant spirit.

Day 7
Gijón
Spain
Date: Wed 5-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 2:00 pm
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Gijón is the apple of the Bay of Biscay’s eye. And speaking of the fruit, what wine is to Rioja, cider is to Gijón and the surrounding region, Asturias. Follow the Cider Trail (a guided tour to some of the city’s best cider houses and restaurants), browse the Ecological and Crafts Market, and be sure to try a local pastry. Gijón has the largest number of bakeries per capita in all of Spain.

Day 8
Leixões
(Porto), Portugal
Date: Thu 6-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 9:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm
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At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe, and seafood while here is highly recommended.

Day 9-10
Lisbon
Portugal
Date: Fri 7-Sep to Sat 8-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am (Sep 7)
Depart: 1:30 pm (Sep 8)
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One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Must-sees include the church of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, which dates back to the 12th century; Musee Calouste Gulbenkian, one of Europe’s leading fine arts museums; and Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous monuments in Portugal.

Day 11
Gibraltar
United Kingdom
Date: Sun 9-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 1:30 pm
Depart: 8:00 pm
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The towering Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold. Overlooking the mouth of the Mediterranean from a height of 1,400 feet, it’s a natural fortress. It’s also home to huge caves and troupes of Barbary macaques that have taken up residence on The Rock’s upper reaches. On the streets below, you can explore dozens of British stores and pubs, and marvel that you’re a stone’s throw away from Spain.

Day 12
Almeria
Spain
Date: Mon 10-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 2:30 pm
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World-renowned for it's wonderful climate, the sun shines on Almeria more than 320 days a year. Discover the influences of the Romans, Phoenicians, and Moors on the city's architecture, culture, and customs. Start in the heart of Almeria at Puerta Puchena and try a little tapas, then explore the modern city center.

Day 13
Valencia
Spain
Date: Tue 11-Sep 2018
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm
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Marvel at the stunning mix of innovative architecture and gothic beauty when you visit Valencia. This Spanish city is home to many avant-garde buildings, including the breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences cultural complex. Elsewhere, palaces and mansions constructed in the 15th century dot the cityscape, while The Silk Exchange resembles a medieval fortress housing many mysterious carvings.

Day 14
Barcelona
Spain
Date: Wed 12-Sep 2018
Activity: Debark
Arrival: 6:00 am
Depart: -
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Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping and bustling cafes.

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.
Pricing and Offers #

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Club Interior Stateroom
$2,399* USD
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40” flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$2,899* USD
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40” flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$3,599* USD
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 $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Continent Suite
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 $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Spa Suite
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 $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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  • Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • In-room spa music
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Ocean Suite
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 $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 173 sq.ft. (16.1 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club World Owner's Suite
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 $328.96 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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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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Shore Excursions
  • AzAmazing Evenings®
    AzAmazing Evening - Concert In The Chocolate Box

    Revel in the music of Spain’s chart-topping group “Korrontzi” during a special song and dance showcase at Bilbao’s historic Theatre Compos Eliseos.

  • Bike Local
    Pedaling through Porto

    Hop on a lightweight bicycle and set off alongside a local guide on a leisurely tour that follows the coastline and explores Porto's Historical Center.

  • Bike Local
    Lisbon by Bike

    Set off on a narrated bike ride that winds along a scenic riverbank, through the local side streets, and into the breathtaking squares of Lisbon.

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 blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge—a great way to learn gaming strategy!

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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Our Pricing & Savings Policy

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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