Route of the Frankincense

28 October - 14 November 2017

Duration

17 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

28 October

Setting sail from Athens (Piraeus)

Athens is a city awash with historical and cultural significance. Towering over the city are the gleaming columns of the Parthenon, surely one of the most iconic sights in the whole of Europe. And yet Athens is much more than an open air museum; this is a dynamic, bustling metropolis, and a place where history is still very much unfolding. For all its faults, the Greek capital possesses an energy and an optimism that are manifest in everything from the burgeoning art scene to the restaurants and bars that continue to pop up on a regular basis.

Our tip

Once you have seen the essentials, explore further afield and you will immediately escape the tourist crowds. Visit Kerameikos cemetery, for example, or Mount Lycabettus.

29 October

At sea

30 October

Cyprus: Limassol

31 October

At sea

1-2 November

Egypt: Safaga (Luxor)

3-4 November

Jordan: Aqaba

5-8 November

At sea

9 November

Oman: Salalah

10 November

At sea

11 November

Oman: Muscat

12 November

At sea

13-14 November

Arriving in Dubai

For some Dubai, the most famous of the United Arab Emirates, is the ultimate glamorous holiday destination. Amazing high rise buildings, extensive air-conditioned shopping malls, and extraordinary man-made tourist attractions (such as indoor ski-slopes) abound. Some of the most glitzy and expensive hotels in the world can be found here, so for shopping, sunshine and fun for all the family, this is a great choice. For others, this is a cultural desert as barren as the sands which surround it. But if you search hard you will find the old souk-like centre around Dubai Creek - take a traditional dhow and you will begin to understand the magic of Arabia.

Don't miss

The historic Persian trading centre, the Bastakia Quarter, was a marketplace for pearls and textiles. Even then, this was the home of ‘tax-free', and the area is characterised by Arabian architecture, wind towers, and narrow lanes.

The Ship

Your home from home

Azamara Illes des Saintes
Azmara Pool Deck
Azamara Continent Suite

Not too big yet not too small, Azamara Journey & Quest are excellent small ships which offer a welcoming and relaxed club-like atmosphere.

What we love

Azamara Club Cruises are focused on providing destination immersion by spending as much time in port as possible, with itineraries designed to include overnight stays and late evening departures. Enjoy more time to discover the local culture and when back onboard relax and enjoy the host of inclusions.

Capacity 686 Guests
Crew 408 International Staff
Style Relaxed, club-like atmosphere
Inclusions
  • All meals in the main restaurants
  • Select spirits, beers and wines
  • Soft drinks and specialty coffee
  • Gratuities
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Centre
  • All onboard entertainment
More about Azamara Journey

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Extend your stay in Athens

At Mundy, we have long been hunting for the perfect Athenian hotel - our favourite so far is the Electra Palace in Plaka.

Amphitheatre at Delphi, Greece

Excursions from Athens

Delphi is an absolute must – you’ll need a full day though, it’s quite a drive.

Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr, Dubai

Our favourite hotel in Dubai

So many to choose from! Our current Mundy preference is Al Qasr at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Hatta Village, UAE

Private tours from Dubai

Head out into the desert for the lush valley of Wadi Hatta and Hatta Village, then travel by four wheel drive across the dunes.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP