Intensive CRUISE AND STAY: Enjoy a DOUBLE UPGRADE, included Cruise Gratuities and Drinks onboard.. what more could you want?

Special Inclusions

Why Azamara Club Cruises?
Explore Further℠
The initial layers of a city, including its people, buildings, and shops - can be seen by anyone, with each person having a similar view. Inspiration is found when one goes deeper - beyond the surface of a city. Explore the world within the world, while discovering more about yourself. With overnight stays and docking at smaller, less-travelled ports, Azamara Club Cruises invites you to step ashore as an insider and Explore Further℠.

Onboard you can enjoy
• Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings℠ event (on most voyages)
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Gratuities are included
• 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 reservation

Your Stateroom includes:
• Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
• Terry bathrobes and slippers
• 24-hour room service
• "About Rose" toiletries—sophisticated luxury soaps and fine toiletries
• Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
• Fresh-cut flowers
• Tote bag
• Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
• Complimentary shoe-shine service
• Turndown treats
• Daily news bulletin

1 night pre cruise accomodation in Athens
10 night cruise Athens (Piraeus) return onboard Azamara Pursuit
Port Taxes and Government Fees
Cruise inclusions as shown above
1 night post cruise accommodation in Athens

Double upgrade! Why have an inside cabin when you can secure a gorgeous Veranda stateroom for the same price! Talk to Our Specialists today to secure the best location available!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees and Cruise Gratuities for your cabin steward and restaurant staff. Pre and post accommodation (if applicable) is at a minimum 4 star hotel. Locally imposed city taxes are payable direct. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Cruise must be booked by 31October 2018. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 27 September 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 31 October 2018 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

10 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Azamara Pursuit.

Depart from Athens, Europe’s oldest city, on a 10-day intensive voyage to Cyprus, two welcoming ports in Israel, and sun-soaked Crete. Enjoy a day at sea before awakening in Limassol, one of the busiest ports of the Mediterranean. Stroll narrow streets lined with shops, bars, tavernas, and explore markets full of fresh local produce and famous wines. History buffs might prefer the museums and archeological sites like Kolossi Castle, the Grand Mosque in the old Turkish quarter, the Archaeological Museum, or the medieval Limassol Castle, built around AD 1000.

The next morning you’ll arrive in Haifa, Israel, where a late stay follows an overnight, leaving lots of opportunity to discover biblical and archaeological sites of wonder, including Nazareth, Galilee, the River Jordan, and Elijah’s Cave.

Then, prepare for three days in Jerusalem. Walk the Stations of the Cross or see some of the most celebrated shrines on earth, including the Western Wall and the exquisite Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount. Enjoy a day cruising at sea before visiting Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete, then venture back to Athens, where you might want to stay a few extra days to see the ruins and relics of centuries ago.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

Haifa is a modern city and seaport on the slopes of Mount Carmel, and is an excellent base for visiting biblical and archaeological sites. Within easy reach are the Galilee, Nazareth, the River Jordan, as well as Safed, a holy mountaintop city steeped in the mysticism of Kabbalah. Today it is also immersed in the arts, and studios and galleries abound.

This ancient holy city won't fail to move you, regardless of your faith. From the Western Wall, to the Dome of the Rock, to the last remnants of the Temple of the Jews, Jerusalem is a woven tapestry of religion and history. Head to the modern Israel Museum and see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls for yourself.

As the largest city on the isle of Crete, with a history that dates back to the 9th century, Heraklion has seen its share of travelers over the millennia. It’s been ruled by the Arab, Venetian, and Ottoman empires. It’s hosted international athletes during the 2004 Olympics. And now, as a new port of call for Azamara, Heraklion welcomes you with a wealth of timeless experiences.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $7199
NZ $7199
NZ $7199
NZ $7199

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
03/09 Arrive Athens. Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
04/09 Make your own way to the Port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
04/09 Athens (Piraeus) Greece 06:00 PM
05/09 At sea - -
06/09 Limassol, Cyprus 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
07/09 Haifa, Israel 08:00 AM overnight
08/09 Haifa, Israel 10:00 PM
09/09 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 08:00 AM overnight
10/09 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel overnight
11/09 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 06:00 PM
12/09 At sea - -
13/09 Heraklion, Greece 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
14/09 Athens (Piraeus) Greece 06:00 AM

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
14/09 Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.