Luxury Wonders Dubai to Istanbul

25 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value Including City Stays, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-109757

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

Your 21 Night, Fly, Stay & Luxury Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Dubai Returning From Istanbul

Your Dubai City Stay
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Dubai

Your Dubai to Istanbul Cruise
21 Night Cruise from Dubai to Istanbul Onboard Azamara Onward in an upgraded Club Oceanview 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 Istanbul City Stay
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Istanbul

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit from $600pp

General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on 26 April 2024

Day 1-2: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra wealthy elitists. The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai. Enjoy 2 nights hotel stay to explore Dubai!

Day 3: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Embark your 21 night cruise from Dubai to Istanbul onboard Azamara Onward.

Day 4-5: At Sea

Your days 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 6: Salalah, Oman

Salalah is a vibrant and colourful place full of history and character. It’s located in the Dhofar region of Oman, a region famous for its unique weather locally known as Khareef. This annual monsoon transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape teeming with seasonal waterfalls.

Day 7-9: At Sea

Enjoy your relaxing days at sea.

Day 10: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina. Resort hotels, beaches and outdoor sculptures line the Corniche, a seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral

Day 11: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12: Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is the gateway port to the awe-inspiring is the ancient city of Petra, carved into dusty pink rock by the Nabateans more than 2,000 years ago. Entering through a long narrow stone passage, you’ll come suddenly upon the massive façade of the Treasury and stop dead in your tracks, mouth agape. “Wow” doesn’t begin to cover it. Located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. Filled with countless beach resorts, the area is popular for water sports and home to incredible reef structures for scuba divers.

Day 13-14: Safaga, Egypt

Located on the coast of the Red Sea Port Safaga, this hidden tourist spot is known for its beaches which are perfect for scuba diving & windsurfing. If you are looking to discover some of Egypt’s history then head to the Temples of Luxor & Karnak to explore the land where ancient king & queens lived. There are also local camel rides or quad bike tours to enjoy on your day in Safaga. Enjoy 1 night onboard Azamara Onward in port.

Day 15: Sokhna Port, Egypt

Welcome to Sokhna. Located in the Gulf of Suez, this seaside town is renowned for snorkelling, scuba diving and water sports. Sokhna is also the ideal base for discovering the marvels of Ancient Egypt, if you fancy a day trip to Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Day 16-17: Suez Canal, Egypt (Transit)

The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world. Enjoy 1 night onboard Azamara Onward while transiting the Suez Canal.

Day 18: 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!

Day 19-20: 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 Azamara Onward in port.

Day 21: At Sea

Enjoy your relaxing day at sea.

Day 22: Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.

Day 23: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.

Day 24: At Sea

Enjoy your relaxing day at sea.

Day 25: Istanbul, Turkey

Disembark Azamara Onward in Istanbul today and enjoy 2 nights hotel stay to discover this amazing city.

Day 26: Istanbul, Turkey

Dive into this historic city, with dramatic architecture & colourful streets. Do not miss The Hagia Sophia constructed in 537 AD this monumental structure is still standing as a museum, see the outstanding tile work of The Blue Mosque. The Grand Bazaar is a wonderful marketplace is a kaleidoscope, of colourful lamps & spices. Descend below ground to see the mysterious Basilica Cistern, the cities ancient reservoir.

Day 27: Istanbul, Turkey

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

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Azamara Onward

Sophisticated restaurants, relaxing watering holes, a refreshing pool, sun-drenched decks, a revitalizing spa — the list goes on. With so much to explore and experience onboard Azamara Onward℠, you’ll need a map to discover it all.

Azamara ships are perfectly designed to cross oceans, sail into intimate rivers, cruise along scenic waterways, and dock at locations bigger ships can’t reach. The list of onboard amenities is almost as far-reaching as the locations they visit.

And after a day spent discovering the treasures of your destination, retreat to your seaside sanctuary for ocean views, saltwater breezes, and all the lush amenities you can imagine. From 24-hour room service to five-star butler service, our luxury staterooms and spacious suites deliver genuine tranquillity and comfort.

 

Travel based on Cruise Departure 26 April 2024

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; Flight deviations requested by the traveller incurs a fee of $150AUD per person plus any airfare and or tax changes. Which will be advised byour Customer Service / Air department at the time of selecting your flights
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 Onward
Departs: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Countries Visited: United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Israel & Turkey
Sail Date:
26 April 2024

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