We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. There will be group activities most days. The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.
Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of the bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. You will have the pleasure of enjoying delectable delicacies in the Windows Café, the Pool Grill or the Patio. Two specialty restaurants, the Aqualina and the Prime C, offer delicious Mediterranean and North African dishes, including delicious steaks, fish and seafood. The daily entertainment programme will light up your evenings, see a performance in the relaxed atmosphere of the "Cabaret", or find yourself a cosy spot in one of the numerous bars, such as the Sunset Bar, the Living Room or Discoveries Lounge. The Spa & Wellness Centre is perfect for total relaxation, you can take advantage of many wellness treatments, including aromatherapy and acupuncture. An Aqua Spa and a fitness centre with personal trainers are also available to help you stay fit. Other offerings of this diverse fitness programme include yoga courses, indoor cycling and aerobics. The outdoor athletic track is the best place for a jog in the fresh sea air.
DAY 1 Wednesday 9 September 2020 Departure
We depart Australia on our overnight flight to Athens, Greece
DAY 2 Thursday 10 September 2020 Athens, Greece
This afternoon we arrive in Athens, the ancient capital of Greece. After clearing customs we are transferred to our city hotel.
DAY 3 Friday 11 September 2020 Athens, Greece
Today we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Athens. Our sightseeing tour today delves into the glorious history of Athens. We see such famous sights as the first modern Olympic stadium and views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus. We will have time in the Plaka district, a maze of winding streets with shops, cafés and restaurants.
DAY 4 Saturday 12 September 2020 Embarkation
Today we have a free morning for shopping before we depart the hotel and are transferred to the port to board the magnificent Azamara Journey.
DAY 5 Sunday 13 September 2020 Ephesus, Turkey
Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle once walked its streets. Our full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes us to explore what is unquestionably one of the greatest sites of antiquity. The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels. You will see the awe-inspiring Great Theatre, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus – the facade of which has been remarkably restored. We will also visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins. We end our day at the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today there are only a series of columns and scattered ruins of this marvellous Hellenistic construction, though the grandeur of this colossal structure once exceeded that of the Parthenon.
DAY 6 Monday 14 September 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of bingo with prizes for the winners.
DAY 7 Tuesday 15 September 2020 Istanbul, Turkey
Today we have a wonderful sightseeing tour of Istanbul, the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires for nearly 1,000 years. Covering the hills on both sides of the Bosphorus, it was the halfway point between the cultures of Europe and the Orient. We will visit the Aya Sofya, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. At one time it was a cathedral, a mosque and now a magnificent museum. As we enter, we see the 9th-century bronze-covered doors, you can feel the vibrant atmosphere of the city alive with movement and bustle. We also visit the Blue Mosque, known for its beautiful blue tiles and the Hippodrome, where Roman chariot races were held.
DAY 8 Wednesday 16 September 2020 Varna, Bulgaria
Varna is the third-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and see the Mother of God Cathedral, the second largest in the country, opened in the late 19th century and the Roman Thermae, a complex of Ancient Roman Baths. We will discover the ruggedly beautiful Cape Kalakria to see its cliffs and ancient ruined fortress, visit the gorgeous botanical gardens at Balchik's Summer Palace of Queen Marie and explore the Aladzha Monastery and learn about its history.
DAY 9 Thursday 17 September 2020 Constanta, Romania
Situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea. Constanta is more than just the entry point to the Black Sea coast. It is a place with a long and interesting past, attested by its many Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques that colour the Old City Centre. We start our sightseeing tour today in Constanta exploring the Greek and Roman heritage that made the former colony of Tomis famous and we'll try to elicit why the ancient poet Ovid was sent here to pay for his mistakes against the Roman Emperor. We then travel to Mamaia, the beach area of Constanta, where we have a lot of opportunities for lunch or just a light snack before heading deep into the Romanian countryside on our way to what has been called "the Romanian Pompeii", the well preserved ancient Greek and Roman colony of Histria.
DAY 10 Friday 18 September 2020 Odessa, Russia
For nearly three centuries, Odessa was Russia's major warm-water seaport. That legacy ended in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Empire. Today the city established by order of Catherine the Great is the gateway to the Ukrainian Riviera. International travellers flock to the "Pearl of the Black Sea," drawn by its beautiful beaches, temperate climate and elegant 19th-century architecture. On our sightseeing tour we will see the Ballet/Opera House, an ornate Baroque building, completed in 1887, and one of the finest performance venues in the world. We will visit the Novikov Palace. At present, the Odessa Museum of History and Local Lore is located in the palace. We will also see the Preobrazhensky Cathedral, a magnificent Orthodox cathedral cruelly destroyed during Stalin's reign but later reconstructed and restored to its former glory and majesty.
DAY 11 Saturday 19 September 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Trivia with prizes for the winners.
DAY 12 Sunday 20 September 2020 Sochi, Russia
Today we arrive in Sochi, on the Russian Black Sea coast. On our sightseeing city tour we will see the city's main highlights, including the Pushkinskaya Library, the Canon and Anchor monument, the Primorskaya Hotel – one of the oldest hotels in the city, built in the 1930s in Stalin's Empire style; and the Winter Theatre – another majestic example of Stalinist architecture. We will also visit Matsesta, famous for its curative hot sulphur springs, first discovered by the ancient Greeks that have made Sochi a popular resort destination for hundreds of years. Then we travel to Saint Prince Vladimir Cathedral, first opened in 2011, built by voluntary donations made by the citizens of Sochi and visitors from all of Russia's regions. We will also make a stop at Riviera Park which was originally created for Russian Tsars, who enjoyed spending time on the Black Sea coast around Sochi.
DAY 13 Monday 21 September 2020 Batumi, Georgia
This morning we arrive in Batumi, a Black Sea resort town and the capital of the Georgian republic of Adjara, which owes its charm to the belle époque elegance of its original boom time a century ago. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour and see the 130m-high Alphabetic Tower, adorned with Georgian script and the old town district lined with renovated 19th-century buildings. Travelling to the north of the city, we visit the Batumi Botanical Garden which showcases flora from around the world. We continue on to Machackhela National Park, where we see one of the oldest and most breathtaking parts of the Adjara region: Machakhela Gorge. Here we explore Gvara Fortress, visit the village of Ajarisaghmarti, and cross the lovely Tskhemlara arched bridge.
DAY 14 Tuesday 22 September 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Scattergories with prizes for the winners.
DAY 15 Wednesday 23 September 2020 Istanbul, Turkey
On our return to Istanbul, we continue our exploration of this city with a sightseeing tour to the Topkapi Palace. The original palace was built by Mehmet the Conqueror between 1459 and 1465 and was the home of the Ottoman Emperors until 1853. It had its own mosques, schools, libraries, Turkish baths and residences for many people working in these facilities. We then continue our sightseeing tour including a visit to the Grand Bazaar.
DAY 16 Thursday 24 September 2020 Cannakkale, Turkey
Today we will travel by boat to the Gallipoli Peninsula to have a comprehensive tour of the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli. Our tour of the area will cover ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian War Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Bair, New Zealand War Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston's Jolly, Brighton Beach, Beach cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetry and the many fortified trenches still clearly visible amongst the scrub after all these years. A moving, and very memorable day.
DAY 17 Friday 25 September 2020 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Today we arrive back in the historical and vibrant city of Athens. We visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon, built to honour the goddess Athena, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens and one of the wonders of the ancient world. We continue on to the fascinating Acropolis museum. We return to the ship early afternoon.
DAY 18 Saturday 26 September 2020 Disembarkation, Athens
We bid farewell to the Azamara Journey and are transferred to the airport for our flight home.
DAY 19 Sunday 27 September 2020 Arrival Australia
We arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.
|CABIN||CATEGORY||DECK||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Included port and handling charges||$1,165||$1,965|
|Included ship gratuities||$280||$280|
|Included air taxes as at 1/8/2019||$200||$200|
Included port and handling charges
Included ship gratuities
Included air taxes as at 1/8/2019
All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories.
You can stay longer in the Europe for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information.
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Azamara Journey is operated by Azamara Cruises and cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Azamara Cruises brochure for the Azamara Journey.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. All passengers must complete their on-line voyage planner www.azamara.com and Travelrite International booking form. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 120 days prior to the commencement of the Azamara Journey cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.
CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 120 days||Loss of deposit|
|120 to 91 days||75% of full fare|
|90 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport. Tourist tickets/visa’s will be required for some of the ports visited. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise. Baggage is at owners' risk throughout the cruise.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 120 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No A1038) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/ cruise and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the state of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Princess Cruises detailed on their website. If you do not have these details please contact Travelrite International and we will send them to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 25 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It is a member of ATAS (No. A10538) and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such they directly represent the major cruise lines and airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
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