Therapy, Pool, Deck 9, Forward, Azamara Journey, cruise, ship, poolNot too big to get lost on and not too small to miss out on anything, Azamara’s plush, boutique ships are perfect for an indulgent exploration of the Mediterranean’s standout destinations, including the glamorous Spanish, French and Italian Rivieras and the sun-kissed Greek Islands. With that in mind, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has packaged an exclusive and luxurious 26-night cruise and stay holiday with Azamara in 2023 that offers savings of A$5930 per couple and a bonus stay before or after the voyage for bookings made by September 30 this year.

The big European adventure by small ship begins in the historic Portuguese capital of Lisbon with a 23-night voyage to Athens aboard the elegant and spacious 702-guest Azamara Pursuit, which boasts a pool, three jacuzzis, six restaurants and cafes, an elegant drawing room, chic bars, cabaret lounge, spectacular observation lounge, spa sanctuary and gym.

Along the way, guests can explore vibrant destinations such as Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol (meaning sunny coast), fashionable Monte Carlo from nearby Nice, the Renaissance towns of Florence and Pisa in Tuscany, ancient Rome, Italy’s spectacular Amalfi Coast, the enchanting villages of Sicily, the ruins of Olympia where the Olympic Games began, the stunning ruins of Ephesus in Turkey, the epic temples of Athens and a wealth of postcard-perfect Greek Islands such as Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, Mykonos and Santorini.

Guests can choose from one of two complimentary bonuses – a three-night hotel stay in Lisbon before the cruise with a day trip to Sintra’s colourful and whimsical palaces or a three-night hotel stay in Athens after the cruise, including a tour of the ancient capital. Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier small ship cruise specialist, representing 53 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators worldwide.

Written by: Jill Walsh