Azamara

11-night Culture & Cuisine Voyage

Azamara Journey

Offering a premium cruise experience ideally suited for couples and mature travellers, Azamara Journey provides a luxurious, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere

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Amsterdam Netherlands
Rotterdam Netherlands
Cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium Antwerp Belgium
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The itinerary

Amsterdam combines the unrivaled beauty of the 17th-century Golden Age city center with plenty of museums and art of the highest order, not to mention a remarkably laid-back atmosphere. It all comes together to make this one of the world's most appealing and offbeat metropolises in the world. Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, Amsterdam is known as the City of Canals—but it's no Venice, content to live on moonlight serenades and former glory. Quite the contrary: on nearly every street here you'll find old and new side by side—quiet corners where time seems to be holding its breath next to streets like neon-lit Kalverstraat, and Red Light ladies strutting by the city's oldest church. Indeed, Amsterdam has as many lovely facets as a 40-carat diamond polished by one of the city's gem cutters. It's certainly a metropolis, but a rather small and very accessible one. Locals tend to refer to it as a big village, albeit one that happens to pack the cultural wallop of a major world destination. There are scores of concerts every day, numerous museums, summertime festivals, and, of course, a legendary year-round party scene. It's pretty much impossible to resist Amsterdam's charms. With 7,000 registered monuments, most of which began as the residences and warehouses of humble merchants, set on 160 man-made canals, and traversed by 1,500 or so bridges, Amsterdam has the largest historical inner city in Europe. Its famous circle of waterways, the grachtengordel, was a 17th-century urban expansion plan for the rich and is a lasting testament to the city’s Golden Age. This town is endearing because of its kinder, gentler nature—but a reputation for championing sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll does not alone account for Amsterdam's being one of the most popular destinations in Europe: consider that within a single square mile the city harbors some of the greatest achievements in Western art, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. Not to mention that this is one of Europe's great walking cities, with so many of its treasures in the untouted details: tiny alleyways barely visible on the map, hidden garden courtyards, shop windows, floating houseboats, hidden hofjes(courtyards with almshouses), sudden vistas of church spires, and gabled roofs that look like so many unframed paintings. And don’t forget that the joy lies in details: elaborate gables and witty gable stones denoting the trade of a previous owner. Keep in mind that those XXX symbols you see all over town are not a mark of the city's triple-X reputation. They're part of Amsterdam's official coat of arms—three St. Andrew's crosses, believed to represent the three dangers that have traditionally plagued the city: flood, fire, and pestilence. The coat's motto ("Valiant, determined, compassionate") was introduced in 1947 by Queen Wilhelmina in remembrance of the 1941 February Strike in Amsterdam—the first time in Europe that non-Jewish people protested against the persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime.

Rotterdam is a city that's a long way removed from most people's stereotypical notion of the Netherlands. There are few, if any, canals to be found here nor are there any quaint windmills. There is, however, a thriving modern city which is one of the busiest ports in the entire world.

Explore Antwerp, Belgium's second city. Known for its diamond cutting industry, fashion and the many great artists that lived in its vicinity, Antwerp is a city focused on art and culture.

Cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium

Explore Antwerp, Belgium's second city. Known for its diamond cutting industry, fashion and the many great artists that lived in its vicinity, Antwerp is a city focused on art and culture.

Cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact—especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades. Maritime expeditions (including some of the first voyages to Canada) departed from here; later, Impressionists were inspired to capture it on canvas. But the town as a whole has become increasingly crowded since the Pont de Normandie opened in 1995. Providing a direct link with Upper Normandy, the world's sixth-largest cable-stayed bridge is supported by two concrete pylons taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed to resist winds of 257 kph (160 mph).

The harbour in Honfleur, France

Originally a little fishing village, Cherbourg has developed into a historic port designed by Vauban. This was also a strategic naval port during the Napoleonic wars; there is a marina with over 1000 moorings. “Cap de la Hague” is to the West and the “Pointe de Barfleur” to the East. This port, which belongs to Normandy, is a region that has provided inspiration for countless artists and writers, and is the land of apple orchards and rolling farmland dotted with villages of half-timbered houses. Boasting a wealth of abbeys and châteaux, as well as a superb coastline, it offers something for everyone. Cherbourg was also the first stop of RMS Titanic after it left Southampton, England. On 19 June 1864, the naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama took place off Cherbourg. The Battle of Cherbourg, fought in June 1944 following the Normandy Invasion, ended with the capture of Cherbourg on June 30.

Sunset at Cherbourg, France

Cobblestone streets, blooming floral displays, and tiny churches welcome you to this wonderfully pretty harbour. The town of St Peter Port is as pretty as they come, with glowing flower displays painting practically every street corner and window-ledge with colour. As the capital, and main port of Guernsey, St Peter Port puts all of the island’s gorgeous beaches, wonderful history and inspiring stories at your fingertips. Feel the gut punch of the midday gun firing at Castle Cornet, which stands guard over one of the world's prettiest ports. This 800-year-old, Medieval castle offers staggering views of the harbour from its imposing, craggy island location, and you can look out across to the looming shorelines of the other Channel Islands from its weathered battlements. With four well-tended gardens, and five museums offering a rich overview of Guernsey's history, you’ll want to leave a few hours aside to explore the many treasures that lie within the castle’s walls.

Bluebell woods on the island of Guernsey

Day 9At Sea

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the "Ensanche" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name "City of Crystal." Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.

Ever since the Romans constructed a fort here and began using it as a trading post, Oporto has been a prosperous commercial centre. In the 15th and 16th centuries the city benefited from the wealth generated by Portugal’s maritime discoveries, and later, the establishment of a lucrative wine trade with Britain compensated for the loss of the spice trade. Today, Portugal’s second-largest city is a thriving, cosmopolitan place and is famous for its production of the fortified, sweet 'port' wine. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city was also awarded the status of European Capital of Culture in 2001. A large sandbar prevents ships from sailing into Oporto itself, so for over a century they have used nearby Leixões instead, a man-made seaport constructed nine miles from the city. Leixões is one of Portugal's major sea ports and is also home to one of the country's oldest football clubs, winners of the Taça de Portugal cup in 1961.

Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city's terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

The city of Lisbon, Portugal

The ship Azamara Journey

Offering a premium cruise experience ideally suited for couples and mature travellers, Azamara Journey provides a luxurious, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere

Capacity
690
Cabins
347
Total crew
408
Length
592m

Food and drink

At Azamara Club Cruises® we take you to remarkable destinations. We also give you more time to fall in love with them. It’s what we call Destination Immersion® experiences, and it's what happens when you can stay longer and experience more local life and culture in every port.

But Destination Immersion® experiences don't just happen on shore. They happen onboard, too. What does that mean for dining with Azamara Club Cruises®? We incorporate the flavors of a destination into our food and drink menus. What does that mean for you? An exclusive, local, and personalized culinary experience. It’s time to get a real taste for travel.

NEW VEGAN MENU

Plant-based diet? Now there’s a menu just for you – available at Discoveries, Prime C, and Aqualina.

Aqualina

At Aqualina, you’ll find some of Italy’s most authentic dishes. Pastas made from scratch, traditional and authentic recipes, and scrumptious vegetarian dishes... Read more

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Fusion

Prime C

Steaks cooked to perfection. Crab cakes with remoulade. Lobster bisque. Lamb, game hens and seafood. And last but certainly not least, our... Read more

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Surf Turf

The Wine Cellar

You’ll be hard-pressed to find such a collection of limited production, small label and rare vintage wines anywhere on the high seas!... Read more

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Wine

Discoveries Restaurant

Discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit. Whether it’s our Destination Immersion dinner buffet or the Destination... Read more

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Classic

Windows Café

The best way to see where you are in the world is not by looking at your itinerary. It’s by checking out... Read more

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Buffet

The Patio And Swirl & Top

Casual “pool grill” by day. Then, fine tablecloths and flickering candles will set the mood for a sit-down al fresco dining experience... Read more

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Bbq

Mosaic Cafe

Casual “pool grill” by day. Then, fine tablecloths and flickering candles will set the mood for a sit-down al fresco dining experience... Read more

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Cafe

The Living Room

Mid-afternoon is teatime in the Looking Glass Lounge. Refresh yourself with elegant pastries, handmade tea sandwiches, and tea or champagne while enjoying... Read more

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Cafe

Room Service

The best time for room service? Whenever you say it is, 24-hours a day. Order from the full breakfast menu between 6.30... Read more

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Entertainment

A cozy nook to sip coffee. An intimate space to raise a glass and celebrate. A lively setting to catch the latest shows and international entertainment. Watch the world go by, drink in hand from any of Azamara’s bars, lounges, and gathering spaces. From port to port, our onboard venues are the perfect place to unwind after a day of onshore discovery, to connect over drinks both before and after dinner, or take in a one of a kind show. And, with Azamara’s Beverage Packages you can indulge in a superb collection of fine wines, premium spirits, and more—without reaching for your wallet.

Mosaic Cafe and [email protected]

Our onboard coffee corner may very well become your favorite nook on the ship. And with brand new furniture on the Journey,... Read more

Discoveries Lounge

Located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant, this congenial bar is a favorite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks. Bar... Read more

The Living Room

The idea of the Living Room is just that. To “live in” and to enjoy time with friends and fellow guests! Much... Read more

Cabaret Lounge

Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar... Read more

Casino Luxe

Test your skill, or prove to your shipmates that Lady Luck stands by your side. The Casino will keep you entertained with... Read more

Boutiques

You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry and watches—and the promise of discovery and delight—in our signature shops. Window shop... Read more

Poolside Parties

Don’t think of missing Azamara’s famous poolside buffet and party, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Colourful décor and... Read more

Drawing Room

This library is one of the quiet jewels of Azamara, a peaceful and beautifully appointed space for reading or relaxing after dinner.... Read more

Health and fitness

LOOK BETTER. FEEL BETTER. GO HOME INVIGORATED.

If you’ve ever wished for a week or two to reboot, this is it. Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in our all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigour, our relaxing spa offers you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home. Enjoy an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure before hitting the town to explore, teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment.

But beyond the Sanctum Spa, Azamara is also pleased to offer a full range of complimentary onboard fitness and nutrition classes, including one-on-one personal training for an additional cost. An Azamara voyage is the perfect opportunity to focus on your health—so let us treat you to some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

The Spa

Staffed by professional aestheticians and therapists, the Azamara Spa is an oasis of tranquility. Choose from an extensive menu of services including:

  • The... Read more

The Salon

Our full service salon offers a menu of professional services for men and women, including:

  • Hair styling and care including cuts, colouring, highlights... Read more

Fitness Centre & Personal Training

The secret to maintaining vitality? Exercise more. Many Azamara guests are eager to do just that, and we make it easy with... Read more

Acupuncture

A voyage is a great time to experience the benefits of this ancient Chinese system of healing. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system,... Read more

Kids and teens

Please note: There are no child or teen specific facilities available onboard Azamara Journey.

Enrichment

When you have a passion for authentic travel, you let it take you where you long to go. For Azamara, that means coming aboard, setting sail out on the open sea, and then exploring well beyond it. Azamara has always taken travelers where no one else goes—unrivaled destinations, smaller ports, longer stays—now we venture further ashore. Beyond scratching the surface, so you can discover more history, more arts, more wilderness, more local cuisine, and more local culture than ever before.

Land Programs

Our expanded Land Programs portfolio pairs us up with some of the most reputable independent travel experts in the world, so you... Read more

Enrichment Programs & Classes

Azamara's onboard Enrichment Programs are chock-full of knowledge, know-how, and unexpected fun. Each sailing, Azamara Club Cruises invites a destination expert to... Read more

Useful info

Age Restrictions

The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Azamara ships is 21. On European and South American sailings where the... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

With advance notice, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our Access Department no later... Read more

Dress Code

Guests are encouraged to follow a 'resort casual' dress code, following good taste and common sense. Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps,... Read more

Smoking Policy

Each of Azamaras ships have a designated smoking area, located on the starboard forward section of the pool deck. This area is... Read more

Disabilities and Special Needs

We welcome guests with disabilities and special needs and work hard to assist them throughout their vacation. To receive appropriate assistance, be... Read more

Service Animals

Cruising with your Companion

Your service dog is welcome onboard, and we make every effort to ensure your comfort and theirs. Please note... Read more

Medical Facilities

Each Azamara vessel is equipped with a medical facility. At least one licensed physician and one nurse are generally in attendance on... Read more

Health & Safety

Fire Risks

Even though fire risk is minimal, fire suppression systems are installed throughout all areas of the vessel. The primary fire suppression... Read more

Room Service

The best time for room service? Whenever you say it is, 24-hours a day.

Order from the full breakfast menu between 6:30 AM... Read more

Internet / WiFi

Prepaid Internet packages can be purchased in incremental packages, based on the number of minutes you plan to use. Internet access on... Read more

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