12-Night Egypt & Israel Intensive Voyage

12-Night Egypt & Israel Intensive Voyage

Azamara PursuitSM | Departing: April 23, 2022
Azamara PursuitSM | Departing: April 23, 2022
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Country-Intensive Voyages
Ports

8 Ports

Late Nights

4 Late Nights

Overnights

3 Overnights

Azamara Pursuit
Sailing: 23 April 2022

A timeless voyage that excites and surprises

You’ll embark on this inspiring voyage from Athens, Greece. After a relaxing day at sea, we'll arrive the following morning in Alexandria, Egypt — a legendary city in the midst of a modern transformation. With a late-night departure, you'll have plenty of time to explore ancient architecture (like the Roman Amphitheater) or travel beyond the city to visit the Giza Pyramids. Next, we'll visit Port Said, Egypt, the northern point of entry of the Suez Canal. Then, we'll depart for an overnight stay in Jerusalem.

A spiritual city, Jerusalem is diverse and distinct. Make a pilgrimage to Mt Zion, or stroll the Garden of Gethsemane — home to some of the oldest olive trees in the world. If you prefer your history in a museum, explore the Israel Museum. Of particular significance here is the Heikhal HaSefer (Shrine of the Book), the home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. You can also visit the Dead Sea — the lowest point on Earth — while we're in Jerusalem.

From here, it's off to another overnight stay — this time in Haifa. Situated in the shadow of a meticulously manicured Baha'i shrine and tropical garden, Haifa is a gateway to many holy sites, including Nazareth, Galilee, and the River Jordan.

Bidding a fond farewell to Israel, we'll arrive in Limassol, Cyprus for a late night stay in a bustling port that has earned its reputation as "the town that never sleeps". Then, it's another day aboard your boutique hotel at sea before arriving in Ephesus, Turkey. In this ancient Greco-Roman city, new discoveries are being unearthed every day. Your voyage concludes with an overnight stay in exotic and inviting Istanbul — where epicures can explore Turkish delights, such as kebaps, pilav, and doner.

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Itinerary
Voyage Itinerary#View At-a-Glance Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Piraeus
    (Athens), Greece
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    Date: Sat 23-Apr 2022
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    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.
  • Day 2
    At Sea
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    Date: Sun 24-Apr 2022
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 3
    Alexandria
    Egypt
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    Date: Mon 25-Apr 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: 9:00 pm
    Though little remains of the ancient city of Alexandria, as the new one was built on top of it, it remains a gateway to Cairo, the pyramids and the fascinating culture of one of the world's oldest civilizations.
  • Day 4
    Port Said
    Egypt
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    Date: Tue 26-Apr 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 9:00 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Port Said makes for the perfect place to watch huge ships wait in line to enter the Suez Canal. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, go on a desert Jeep safari, see the treasures of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum, and even take a cruise down the river Nile.
  • Day 5-6
    Ashdod
    (Jerusalem), Israel
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    Date: Wed 27-Apr to Thu 28-Apr 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am (Apr 27)
    Depart: 10:00 pm (Apr 28)
    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.
  • Day 7-8
    Haifa
    (Nazareth), Israel
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    Date: Fri 29-Apr to Sat 30-Apr 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:00 am (Apr 29)
    Depart: 8:00 pm (Apr 30)
    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.
  • Day 9
    Limassol
    Cyprus
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    Date: Sun 1-May 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 9:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Limassol’s quaint narrow streets are filled with lively character, tavernas, and shops, where you can find fresh local produce, famous wines, and fine handmade goods. Visit sites like Kolossi Castle, a former Crusader stronghold; the Grand Mosque in the old Turkish quarter; the Archaeological Museum; and Limassol Castle, allegedly where Richard the Lionheart married his queen during the Third Crusade.
  • Day 10
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 2-May 2022
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 11
    Kusadasi
    (Ephesus), Turkey
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    Date: Tue 3-May 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 3:00 pm
    Kusadasi has many charms, but let’s talk Turkey: The star attraction is Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire, its marble-made Arcadian Street stretches from the 24,000-capacity Great Theatre (where St. Paul used to preach) to the harbor. Nearby sites include the Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John, and House of Virgin Mary, where Mary is supposed to have spent her last days.
  • Day 12-13
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Date: Wed 4-May to Thu 5-May 2022
    Activity: Docked/Debark
    Arrival: 2:00 pm (May 4)
    Depart: -
    East meets West in the storied city where Europe and Asia meet. Start in Sultanahmet Square and you can easily explore the intricate architecture of Topkapi Palace, the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum of Hagia Sofia, and the brilliant blues of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Sample kebaps, mezes and more at the city’s endless restaurants and taverns where you’re sure to meet friendly locals and be caught up in their infectious love of life.
Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Stateroom & Pricing
Pricing and Offers
Club Interior Stateroom
£3,671* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
£4,061* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
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Club Balcony Stateroom
£4,851* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Balcony Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
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Club Balcony Plus Stateroom
£5,081* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Balcony Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
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Club Continent Suite
£6,021* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft. (24.8 sq m)
Balcony Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
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Club Spa Suite
£8,761* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft. (38.5 sq m)
Balcony Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
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Club Ocean Suite
£9,151* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Balcony Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
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Club World Owner's Suite
£9,931* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. (56.1 sq m)
Balcony Area: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq m)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in GBP, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    El Alamein

    Travel back in time to the Battle of El Alamein, one of the most important confrontations during WWII.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    The Pyramids and the River Nile

    Your trip to Cairo isn’t complete until you visit the incredible pyramids, the mighty Sphinx of Giza, and the great Alabaster Mosque.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    The Pyramids and the River Nile

    Your trip to Cairo isn’t complete until you visit the incredible pyramids, the mighty Sphinx of Giza, and the great Alabaster Mosque.

Life Onboard
Life Onboard
  • Specialty Dining

    Dine in luxury and elegance at the specialty restaurants of Azamara, where you’ll savor a heavenly experience at a down-to-earth price.

    At Aqualina, tantalize your palate with some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes, as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm ambiance with stunning views and lush décor at Prime C steakhouse. And don’t miss the Chef’s Table, an exclusive dining experience pairing multiple delectable courses with perfectly matched wines.

  • Spa, Health & Fitness

    Relax, revitalize, and reboot. Our spa, health, and fitness options give you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home.

    Pamper yourself at The Sanctum Spa with the ultimate in signature treatments. Update your look at our full-service salon. Get into a new groove with complimentary group fitness classes like sunset yoga on the deck, core workouts, and nutrition sessions. Or head to our well-equipped Fitness Center to work out at your own pace, as you enjoy spectacular ocean views. Feel better, look better, and get ship shape with Azamara.

  • Shopping

    Searching for a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry, and special keepsakes? Look no further than the onboard stores of Azamara.

    Stop by the ship’s namesake shop for sundries, casual wear, swim fashions, accessories, and small gifts. Head to Indulgences for an exquisite selection of jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. Pick up camera supplies and photos taken by the ship’s roving photographer at The Photo Shop. (And be sure to watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.)

  • Enrichment Programs & Classes

    Culinary demonstrations by our professional chefs and wine tastings by our sommeliers. Cruise Global, Connect Local℠ shore excursion seminars to help you learn about particular tours. Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, plus insider tips on lesser-known excursions.

    Get in the know with our ever-changing variety of entertaining and interesting programs hosted by Azamara’s own onboard experts.

  • Discoveries Restaurant

    At the culinary heart of our ships is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here, you can discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit, whether it’s our Destination Immersion® Experiences dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion® cuisine on our dinner menu.

    During on-shore visits, our chefs love to head to local markets for inspiration and ingredients. The result? Mouthwatering dishes so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

  • Casual Dining & Snacks

    At Azamara, we elevate casual dining to delectable heights. Taste your way around the world at The Patio with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors. Then top your meal off at Swirl & Top, our self-serve frozen yogurt station.

    Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the laid-back atmosphere of Windows Café, featuring daily themed dinners inspired from the region we’re visiting and live stations serving up local ingredients purchased in port. And no matter where you are in the world, Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

  • Entertainment & Events

    In between taking you to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, we love to entertain our guests, especially at the Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands, and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with full bar and cozy tables.

    We take the show outside at Azamara’s White Night party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Have a fabulous feast, sip boutique wines on the house, and dance late into the night. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged!

  • Bars & Lounges

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    With a flat-screen TV and full-service bar, Spirits is a great place for sports fans. And the Casino will keep you entertained with a variety of exciting slot machines.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    Azamara Pursuit’s newest lounge exemplifies outright dedication to Destination Immersion experiences. The Den is your ideal location for travel inspiration during your cruise. Sit back and relax to the sounds of live piano, and engage in one of our destination-focused activities.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    The Spirits Bar will keep you entertained, with its flat-screen TV with and full-service bar, it’s the perfect place to watch the game onboard.

Voyage Features
 

Boutique Ships

Award Winning Amenities & Accommodations

Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.

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Air, Hotels & Transfers

Arrive Early or Stay Late on Your Next Voyage

Excited to get started on your travels or not quite ready to go home afterward? Extend your Azamara voyage with a pre or post voyage stay in one of our preferred hotels.

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Inclusive Amenities

Savings You’ll Appreciate

When you’re ready to embark on a journey with Azamara, be sure to pack your bags, but leave the phrase, “Check please,” at home. Because when travel with us, pretty much everything you could ever want is included.

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Our Pricing & Savings Policy

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.

*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.

Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.

The providers of tour arrangements are independent contractors and are not acting as agents of representatives or Azamara. In no event shall Azamara be liable for any accident or harm to passenger, which occurs as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors.

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