The Azamara Journey through the Greek Islands

11 Dec 2015

Azamara Cruises provides an intimate setting on its luxury, mid-sized cruise ships that includes perfectly planned inland excursions.

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Lori’s Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise began in Athens, Kusadasi (Ephesus) and and visited Bodrum, Turkey, Santorini, Crete, Olympia, Corfu, Kotor, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Venice.

Nights in Cool Places

What makes this cruise line unique are its longer stays, more overnights, night touring, and the complimentary AzAmazing evening events that are only open to their 686 passengers. 

“Although we had visited the impressive ruins of Ephesus earlier that day, it was magical to return in the cool of the evening and have the entire place to ourselves.  The centuries-old marble path to the Odeon Theatre was lit with candles and we mingled in the plaza at white-linen covered tables as waiters passed drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Sitting in the ancient theatre, with the rest of the ruins of Ephesus as a stunning lit backdrop, we were treated to a classical music concert. It’s hard to describe the feeling – of sitting in that historical space – with the quiet of the evening broken only by the sounds of a flock of goats grazing on a nearby hill, and then suddenly by a 10-piece orchestra.  It was an evening I’ll never forget.” – Lori Raduenz

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Why We Love This Cruise

Relax and Unwind

The Azamara Journey is an upscale mid-size ship and is very well-maintained. One of the most relaxing features of this ship is the concierge services that offer personal guidance on ship and during excursions, as well as making reservations for meals and entertainment during your vacation.

Other amenities on the ship include select standard spirits, international beers and wines, self-service laundry, and shuttle service to and from ports where available.

Views and Space

The accommodations on the cruise are a perfect complement to the rest of the ship with their spacious sizes and gorgeous views.

The cabins provide either ocean or veranda views. The rooms provide beautiful scenery, no matter the option you choose. The rooms themselves come with comfortable beds,  well stocked minibars with complimentary, beer, water and soft drinks, and the suites also include complimentary internet minutes, laundry services and land discoveries.

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Photo: Azamara Club Cruises

Excellent Service

The Azamara Journey carries 686 guests and 400 staff, which has many advantages:

  • The staff quickly learned our names and our preferences
  • Open-seating dining was always available, and dining areas never felt crowded

The mid-size ship also means there are never long lines to get off or back on the ship during excursions and that open-seating dining will always available and not overcrowded.

“I thought this cruise was a great way to see the Greek Islands! I loved being on a mid-sized ship vs. one of the larger ships – made it so much easier at the end of a hot, busy day!” – Lori Raduenz

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Photo: Azamara Club Cruises

Other amenities on the ship include:

  • Four restaurants all with their own delicious, unique menus,
  • A wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the option to buy a beverage package
  • A spa and well-equipped fitness center
  • Many options for entertainment including singing, dancing, and comedy shows that make this cruise’s experience that much more exciting.

The ship is set to dry dock for refurbishment in January 2016 to add two new spa suites, a lighter, more modern décor and internet speed upgrades, so don’t miss your chance to be one of the first guests to stay on the new and improved Azamara Journey in 2016.

If an Azamara Cruise sounds like the cruise experience for you, contact one of our Acendas cruise advisors to plan your vacation.

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