17-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

17-Night Ancient Trade Routes Voyage

Azamara Quest® | Departing: October 29, 2022
Azamara Quest® | Departing: October 29, 2022
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Azamara Quest
Sailing: 29 October 2022

Historic Ports and Contemporary Places

Your voyage begins in Athens, the cradle of European civilization dating back 3,500 years. Explore Athens’ most noteworthy landmarks during an archaeological walk beginning at Vasilissis Amalias Street. You’ll be able to witness the splendor of the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Parthenon, and plenty of other sites we all remember from our history books. After all that exploring, unwind during a day and night at sea, where you can sample international dining, see Broadway-calibre entertainment, or simply relax with a nightcap in the lounge. 

The next port is Alexandria, an ancient metropolis that was founded by none other than Alexander the Great, where you’ll enjoy a late-night stay. While little remains of Alexandria’s illustrious past on the surface, the adventurous can embark on a diving excursion to see underwater palaces, temples, and monuments. Prefer to stay dry? Check out Pompey’s Pillar, a 67-foot red granite column, or explore the Alexandria National Museum. Next up is another late night – this time in Port Said, home to museums and galleries and just a short hop away from the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. Cruise overnight through the Suez Canal before an overnight stay in Safaga, known as the “world’s greatest open air museum”, where you can peruse temples and tombs galore. 

Next up is Aqaba, whose warm, clear waters are home to brilliantly colored tropical fish making it a renowned diving destination. During a late-night stay, explore the ancient city of Petra, where magnificent carvings in red sandstone cliffs have earned it the nickname the “Rose City”. Your next late-night stay is in Eilat, a popular place to spot sea life, including dolphins, or relax on the beach. Eilat is known for its dining and nightlife, so be sure to snag a table to savor some fresh seafood and Mediterranean delicacies. 

After all that exploring, it’s time to relax during six nights at sea. Enjoy Azamara’s exemplary onboard service, entertainment, and dining options, pamper yourself during a spa day, and soak up all the conveniences of a luxe boutique hotel. 

Your next port to discover, and your last late night stay, is Muscat, where you’ll be delighted by bustling, colorful souks and breathtaking views from the base of Mutrah Fort. Don’t miss the Sulan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the world’s third largest mosque, which features a Swarovski crystal chandelier boasting more than 600,000 crystals and a hand-woven prayer rug with an astonishing 1.7 billion knots. 

Finally, your voyage concludes with an overnight stay in Dubai, the glittering City of Gold where everything is just a bit bigger and bolder: the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the world’s first underwater hotel, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, are all located here. Shop ‘til you drop, cool off at the Ski Dubai indoor ski complex, or pick out a priceless souvenir at Dubai Gold Souk. 

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  • Day 1
    Piraeus
    (Athens), Greece
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    Date: Sat 29-Oct 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 30-Oct 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 31-Oct 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 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 1-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 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 4-5
    Suez Canal
    (Passage)
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    Date: Tue 1-Nov to Wed 2-Nov 2022
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: 11:00 pm (Nov 1)
    Depart: 3:00 pm (Nov 2)
    There’s nothing quite like sailing through the Suez Canal. This voyage offers an opportunity to see the marvels of modern-day engineering that allow for travel between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas. A 100-mile journey gives the illusion of sailing across an endless desert of ocean sand, a cruise through the Suez Canal is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime.
  • Day 6-7
    Safaga
    (Luxor), Egypt
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    Date: Thu 3-Nov to Fri 4-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 6:00 am (Nov 3)
    Depart: 7:00 pm (Nov 4)
    The Luxor Temple, home to the chapel of Alexander the Great. Then, continue on to Karnak, the largest religious site in the world. The Valley of the Kings is just a quick jaunt across the Nile, and its also the final resting place of King Tutankhamen. End your day onboard a felucca, and set sail as the sun starts to set over this mysterious land.
  • Day 8
    Aqaba
    (Petra), Jordan
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    Date: Sat 5-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    The stark deserts surrounding Petra are a sharp contrast to the snorkeling paradise of the Red Sea in this Jordanian port. Explore coral reefs and vibrantly colored marine life in Aqaba, then travel inland to one of the world's great wonders—Petra. The massive stone facades of this ancient city are sure to take your breath away.
  • Day 9
    Eilat
    Israel
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    Date: Sun 6-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 5:00 am
    Depart: 9:00 pm
    Eilat’s warm gulf waters are home to colorful fish and corals, and the snorkelling and diving is excellent. Stroll along North Beach’s vibrant waterfront area or observe the playful dolphins at Dolphin Reef. Stay dry while you discover the underwater world of Eilat in a glass-bottom boat, a submarine, and the Underwater Observatory. Explore Timna National Park by Jeep or atop a camel.
  • Day 10-15
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 7-Nov to Sat 12-Nov 2022
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour or attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call.

    Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

  • Day 16
    Muscat
    Oman
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    Date: Sun 13-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    Culture and history await those who travel to Muscat. Shoppers will want to visit the Mutrah Souq to discover a colorful maze of vendors offering everything you could imagine. After, take a stroll along the Corniche to the Mutrah Fort for sweeping city views. And don’t forget the Sulan Qaboos Grand Mosque—the third largest in the world and home to a must-see 600,000 crystal Swarovski chandelier!
  • Day 17-18
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    Date: Mon 14-Nov to Tue 15-Nov 2022
    Activity: Docked/Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 pm (Nov 14)
    Depart: -
    Dubai is a city unlike any other in the world. What was once an endless desert is now home to many triumphs of modern technology, including the world’s first underwater hotel, the world’s tallest building, and the iconic Burj Al Arab. Spend your days exploring merchant stalls in the Dubai Gold Souk, and for an experience you’ll have to see to believe, go skiing in the desert at Ski Dubai.
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.
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Culture & History#

Authentic, cultural tours taking you to the heart of our destinations.

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Experience ancient history in Greece, considered the birthplace of Western civilization.

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Extend your vacation in Athens, Greece’s capital city that’s homeland to gods, goddesses and some of the world's greatest philosophers and athletes, and brims with iconic ancient temples, and also hosts a number of glorious parks and beaches.

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Your stay in Dubai features a city highlights tour, showcasing the city’s inherent contrast between old and new. Come the afternoon, enjoy a thrilling journey over the sand dunes, with a stop at a camel farm.

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Club Interior Stateroom
£3,461* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
£3,670* Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
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Club Balcony Stateroom
£4,658* 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
£5,246* 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
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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
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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
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Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Balcony Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
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