Greek Island Cruise
A luxurious hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that's intimate but never crowded and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for plus some unexpected extras.
Seven Restaurants, cafes and lounges, a refreshing pool, sun drenched decks, a revitalizing spa... the list goes on.
Carrying just 694 passengers and her crew of 390 you are in for an amazing adventure...
Day 1 Departure Airport to Athens, Greece
After checking-in at your designated departure airport, please go directly through to the departure gate so you don’t get caught in a long line for security. Once aboard your transatlantic flight, sit back and relax on your overnight flight.
Overnight aircraft – Meals as provided by the airline.
Day 2 Arrive Athens, Greece and overnight.
When you arrive in Athens, proceed through Immigration and Customs to the baggage re-claim area for your flight and an ABS Travel Representative will meet you there. After all bags have been re-claimed, you will be directed to your transportation for transfer to the hotel in Athens for overnight.
Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece's powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just 10 minutes from the port, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans. Walk to the Zea Harbour to discover how the Hellenic Maritime Museum will bring to life the grandeur of ancient Greece's naval capacities. Jump onboard an Athens cruise and relax at the small harbor of Mikrolimano, enjoying a meal of grilled octopus and chilled white wine at a small restaurant overlooking the sea.
In addition to being the birthplace of democracy, Athens is also considered the cradle of western civilization. This is due to their progress in the fields of philosophy, literature and even architecture. Athens was the heart of ancient philosophy. It was the location of Plato's Academy as well as Aristotle's Lyceum.
Overnight Athens, Greece
Day 3 Board Ship and sail at 6.00pm
Mid-morning we depart the hotel and head for the Port of Piraeus where our floating hotel awaits us. Once on board we can settle into our staterooms and then explore the ship. Dinner tonight is in the Main Dining Room at 6pm as it will be throughout our cruise.
Overnight sailing to Santorini
Day 4 Santorini, Greece – 8am to 8pm
Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri. Whether it’s by bicycle, ATV or on your own two feet, exploring this Cyclades isle never fails to impress.
Overnight sailing to Heraklion, Crete
Day 5 Heraklion, Crete, Greece –8am to 8pm
Crete island is the largest of all Greek islands and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With a rich historical and cultural background, Crete is a wonderful place with distinctive differences from the rest of the country in terms of customs, daily life, and nature.
Overnight Sailing to Rhodes
Day 6 Rhodes, Greece – 9am to 10pm
The most popular of the Dodecanese Islands and one of the most popular of all the Greek islands, Rhodes is a multifaceted place, almost like a small country, with a history that has stirred romantics for centuries. It also has some of the best beaches the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, fine restaurants and an intense nightlife.
Overnight sailing to Marmaris, Turkey
Day 7 Marmaris, Turkey - 8am to 10pm
Welcome to Marmaris, a breathtaking destination located on Turkey’s enchanting Riviera. Nestled between the azure waters of the Aegean Sea and stunning mountainous landscapes, Marmaris is a true paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With its rich history, vibrant nightlife, and a plethora of exciting activities, this coastal gem promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
Overnight sailing to Rhodes, Greece
Day 8 Rhodes, Greece – 8.00am to 6.00pm
The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. The island instantly greets you with serene white-sand beaches and wide-open blue skies. See the site in the harbor where the now-destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don't miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman and early Christian times. Shop for a colorful menagerie of seashells by the shoreline — and don't forget to spend some time relaxing beside the translucent blue waves with your Greece cruise.
Overnight sailing to Kos, Greece
Day 8 Kos, Greece - 8am to 6pm
One of the more southerly Greek islands, Kos benefits from good weather for much of the year, with temperatures already in the 20s by April. The island is surrounded by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to soak up the sunshine on one of its many beaches, perhaps rising only to tuck into freshly grilled seafood in a local taverna. There’s more to Kos than sunbathing, though. Ancient Greek and Roman ruins can be found across Kos, as well as relics left by more recent arrivals, including two medieval castles built by the Knights Templar.
Overnight sailing to Nafplio
Day 9 Napflio, Greece – 8.00am to 6.00pm
Nafplio is famous for being one of the most romantic places in Greece - and for good reason. From its scenic harbour and sea views to the fairytale castle just off the shoreline, Nafplio is drenched in beauty and history.Nafplio was briefly the capital of Greece before the seat of power was shifted to Athens. It is a historical city due to its Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman heritage, as well as its meaning to the Greek Revolution. It has a beautiful center with small neoclassical historical houses, squares and churches.
Overnight sailing to Athens
Day 10 Athens, Greece & Home – Dock at 6.00am
After breakfast it’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight home..
We offer two types of staterooms each based on double occupancy (two adults sharing)
$4,995 per person
Private Ocean View Balcony
$5,295 per person
Starts: Thursday September 5th 2024
Ends: Saturday September 14th 2024
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