Explore the Past & Indulge in the Present

19 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday With $5000 Bonus Value including Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-108228

from $... per person
Book by May 31, 2022

Your 19 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Athens Returning From Milan

Your Athens City stay
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Athens

Your Ancient Cities Cruise
15 Night Cruise from Athens to Rome Onboard Azamara Pursuit in a Club Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Bonus Beverage Package onboard including select standard spirits, international beers & wines
Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
Self-service laundry

Your Rome City stay
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Rome
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Rome to Milan

Your Milan City stay
Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Milan
Bonus Day Tour to Lake Como

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit $649pp*

General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on 23 October 2023

Day 1: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens, the historical capital of Europe. Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and philosophy of western civilisation. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. Its recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E. Today, under the shadow of the Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, its multi-cultural modern personality as well as the infrastructure and facilities. Enjoy 1 night hotel stay to explore this incredible city.

Day 2: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Embark your 15 night cruise from Piraeus onboard Azamara Pursuit.

Day 3: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 4: Antalya, Turkey

Situated in the Turquoise Coast, Antalya, Turkey is the largest city on Turkey’s western Mediterranean coastline and is truly both classically beautiful and stylishly modern.

Day 5: Alanya, Turkey

Welcome to Alanya, the Turkish Riviera. Alanya offers visitors a unique mix of relaxation, history and adventure. Home to Cleopatra Beach, where the Egyptian queen reputedly swam, this picturesque resort town is a must see.

Day 6: Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol – or Lemoses – is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, this is a bustling and vibrant city with plenty to offer. The compact centre snakes around an old castle, and is packed with boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Day 7-8: Haifa, Israel

Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions. For example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem. if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of to get a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. You will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv, it is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel. Enjoy 1 night onboard in port.

Day 9-10: Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Jerusalem is located in the Middle East, perched on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains. This holy city finds itself between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea and is recognised as one of the oldest cities in existence. Steeped in religious content, it is considered holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fun Fact – the old city walls were built back in 1541! Enjoy 1 night onboard in port.

Day 11-12: Alexandria, Egypt

Welcome to Alexandria, Egypt! The towering Pharos lighthouse, marks the ancient harbour’s entrance, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, along with its Great Library was considered the archive of ancient knowledge. Enjoy 1 night onboard in port.

Day 13-14: At Sea

Enjoy your relaxing days at sea.

Day 15: Catania, Sicily

Welcome to the ancient port city of Catania, situated in the stunning east coast of Sicily. The city lays next to Mt. Etna, an active volcano which makes for a great hike and unmatched city views. Piazza del Duomo is located in the centre of the city, boasting the enchanting Fontana dell’Elefante statue and Catania Cathedral.

Day 16: Naples, Italy

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.

Day 17: Rome, Italy

Disembark Azamara Pursuit in Rome and enjoy 1 nights hotel stay to explore this amazing city.

Day 18: Rome, Italy – Milan, Italy

Farewell Rome and enjoy your Scenic Rail journey to Milan. Spend 3 nights in Milan to explore this incredible city.

Day 19-20: Milan, Italy

Famous throughout the world as the Italian economic capital of fashion and design, Milan is also art, history and culture! Today in Milan enjoy your BONUS city tour starting from the Castello Sforzesco with a visit to the external architecture and garden. From the castle walk towards the Duomo, admiring the elegant buildings that surround Via Dante and Via dei Mercanti, two historic streets of Milan, headquarters of the big insurance companies. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan; the Duomo is one of the most significant monuments of the Gothic style, where German influences are softened by the work of local masters. From Piazza Duomo you will then walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele until Piazza della Scala, which is overlooked by important buildings such as the most famous theater in the world: La Scala. Outdooor tour. Enjoy a bonus Day tour to Lake Como.

Day 21: Milan, Italy

Farewell Milan today as you board your flight home or ask about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

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Azamara Pursuit

Welcome on board Azamara Pursuit, the newest addition to the Azamara fleet. The mid-sized ship is equipped with modern features, visiting more ports and spending more time in destination. She boasts 10 incredible dining options, cafes and lounges, sun-soaked pools, timber-clad decks, relaxation spas, fitness centres, daily activities and nightly entertainment. Pursuit is your perfect home away from home whilst you explore the unique cities on your itinerary. Start and end your days with exceptional dining in Aqualina, Prime C, Discoveries Restaurant plus various casual dining and cafe options. Don’t forget about the renowned AZAmazing Evenings where you’ll be treated to a truly special experience.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 23 October 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Azamara
Ship: Azamara Pursuit
Departs: Athens, Greece
Countries Visited: Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt & Italy
Sail Date:
23 October 2023

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