Like her sister ship, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Barcelona and return Lisbon to Vancouver
- 9 night cruise aboard Azamara Journey
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
- Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Self-service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
May 28 – June 7, 2018
|Inside||Outside||Veranda||Taxes & Fees|
|Victoria, Kelowna from $400 more|
Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.
|Date||Port of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|May 29||Barcelona, Spain||-||6:00pm|
|May 30||Alcudia (Mallorca), Spain||7:30am||6:30pm|
|May 31||Valencia, Spain||8:00am||11:00pm|
|June 1||Alicante, Spain||8:00am||7:00pm|
|June 2||Cartagena, Spain||8:00am||2:00pm|
|June 3||Gibraltar, United Kingdom||8:00am||10:00pm|
|June 4||Seville (Cadiz), Spain||7:30am||8:00pm|
|June 5||Portimao, Portugal||7:30am||6:30pm|
|June 6||Lisbon, Portugal||9:00am||-|
|June 7||Lisbon, Portugal||-||-|
Dynamic Barcelona is all about architecture, from the magnificent medieval buildings of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernist movement typified by the work of Antoni Gaudi. Though his materials were stone and metal, his forms were organic, awash in curves, swirls, and colors. His masterpiece is the amazing Church of the Sagrada Familia, colossal and as yet unfinished, though construction began in 1882.
The popular resort town of Alcudia is located on the northern end of the island of Mallorca, off the east coast of Spain, and combines the best of Roman and Moorish historic influences with modern-day activities and adventures. The old town of Alcudia is surrounded by a medieval wall and is very well-preserved, with structures dating back to the 13th century, while throughout the rest of Alcudia, there are a variety of great restaurants, bars, shops, and museums. The 14-kilometer beach that stretches along the harborfront is ideal for watersports like swimming, parasailing and jet-skiing, or simply sitting back and enjoying the sights with an ice-cold cerveza.
Old World charm meets modern architectural genius in Valencia. Gothic riches abound in the palaces and mansions of a 15th century golden age. The Cathedral has a more recent, and opulent, baroque facade, and the Silk Exchange sports an exterior resembling a medieval fortress and a main hall filled with palm-tree-shaped columns and enigmatic carvings.
Located halfway between Valencia and Cartagena on the eastern coast of Spain, Alicante is one of the most famous towns along the Costa Blanca. Renowned for its miles of pristine beaches and excellent weather, it’s a sun lover’s dream destination and a popular port for intrepid sailors, since Alicante is both the headquarters and the starting point of the Volvo Ocean Race, a yacht race around the world that’s held every three years.
Strategically located along historic sailing routes, Cartagena has been colonized by a veritable who’s who of Mediterranean superpowers over the millennia, resulting in a rich and multi-layered cultural heritage, and a history both glorious and turbulent.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom
The towering Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold. Overlooking the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea from a height of 1,400 feet, it is a natural fortress, in a strategic position to control all naval traffic between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Only three miles long and a mile wide, this peninsula attached to the Spanish mainland juts out into the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates continental Europe from North Africa, a distance of only 14 miles. One feature most unusual for Europe is the troupes of semi-wild and curiously tail-less Barbary macaques that have taken up residence on The Rock’s upper reaches.
Dating back over 3,000 years, and considered “the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe”, the southwestern port of Cádiz is perched on a narrow strip of land surrounded by brilliant blue waters. Stroll through the barrios and narrow alleyways of the Old Town, with stops along Plaza San Antonio, Plaza de Mina, and Plaza de la Catedral, where you can see one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Cádiz Cathedral.
The breathtaking scenery of Portugal’s southernmost region has long made the Algarve region a magnet for those seeking winter sun. And Portimão is a perfect example: golden sandy beaches beneath dramatic cliffs, the aroma of fresh sardines on the grill and some of the best golf courses in Europe – what could be better? This, maybe: the fabulous Autodromo Algarve Racing School, better known as the Poritmao Circuit puts you behind the wheel of a professional F1 racecar on a F1 track, pretty hard to beat.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its magnificent harbor made it a logical trading port as far back as the Phoenicians, as well as a departure point for 15th century voyages sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator, patron of Portuguese explorers. The city is rich in architecture, from Romanesque and Gothic to Post Modern, and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards.
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