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21-Night Ancient Reflections Voyage

Dubai/Istanbul
21-Night Ancient Reflections Voyage
April 26, 2024
Azamara®: Azamara Onward
Dubai/Istanbul
Vacation Offer ID 1448198
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Cruise Inclusions

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • 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

 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary internet minutes, per guest
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
  • $300 Onboard Credit per person
    • (Club World Owners, Club Ocean & Spa Suite categories only)

 

Available Add-Ons

Optional Roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

21-Night Ancient Reflections Voyage
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Dubai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

The Highlights of Dubai - Full day tour
Introducing Highlights of Dubai
Witness  all of Dubai's bucket list attractions on one tour
Experience the best of the best of what Dubai has to offer! Embark on this awe-inspiring Dubai city tour, taking you to the most historic landmarks from Dubai’s past and the world-famous attractions of modern Dubai. The Highlights of Dubai tour is an
ideal way to experience the best of Dubai’s past, present and future!

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private vehicle
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Photo stop at Jumeirah Mosque
  • Drive by the Union House Flag
  • Photo stops at Museum of the Future, Zabeel Palace and the Dubai Frame
  • Explore the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Take an abra ride across the creek
  • Visit the Gold and Spice Souqs
  • Stop at Souk Madinat (lunch will be paid for directly by the guests)
  • Palm Monorail ticket
  • Ticket to The View along with beverage
  • Photo stop at Ain Dubai
  • Visit the Dubai Mall
  • Ticket to At the Top, Burj Khalifa
 
Amendments / Cancellations policy: For a full refund cancel 72 hours in advance.
Except for tours with The View, partial refunds (dependant on attractions refund policy).
No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable. Amendments to services provided
by our company cannot be accepted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled service time.
If an amendment is made, it must be confirmed with an Arabian Adventures agent,
otherwise the service may be delivered as originally reserved
 
Age Policy: Adults are 12 years & above, Children are 3-11.99 years, Infants 0-35 months
 
Languages: Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, English (all subject to availability)
 
Good To Know
 
Inclusive of all entry fees + beverages
Lunch stop along the tour can be provisioned at guests own expense
Currently only available as an exclusive tour
Based on the guests’ preference, the tour can start as early as 8:00am. The tour takes about 10-12 hours
We advise to wear comfortable shoes and all guests must adhere to the local dress code requirements (modest clothing with shoulders and knees covered)
We also recommend wearing sunblock, sunglasses and a hat, especially during the summer months
 
Dubai - Private Desert Safari Experience - 6 hours or more
Get ready to experience the desert like never before. Leave the buzzing city behind as you’re whisked off to the beautiful and peaceful Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, ready to deliver the best of what the dunes have to offer. Enjoy a thrilling dune drive, spotting local wildlife along the way, snap unbeatable photos at sunset, find your
balance on a camel or a sandboard and have your hands decorated in Henna to help the memories last longer.
As you reach the magical campsite, you’re in for an evening full of awe-inspiring local entertainment and a delicious barbeque dinner under the stars, accompanied by your preferred package of adult beverages. Sit back, relax and indulge in delectable foods and mesmerising performances.

Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off in a shared/private vehicle in a 4 wheel drive (Land cruiser or similar)
  • Dune drive
  • Sunset stop
  • Modern Bedouin-style camp
  • Enjoy a variety of entertainment: Camel ride, sandboarding, henna hand painting,
  • Arabian Adventures Fire and Dance Show
  • BBQ dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Option to add an adult beverage packages ( House or Premium beverages)
Definitions

Sharing means: Transfers to the camp will be shared with other guests. Table seating
is shared
Private means: Transfers to the camp will be private. Table seating is shared
Age Policy: Adults are 12 years & above and Children are 5 -11.99 years
 
To book children 2-4.99 years or under 135cm, please book Evening Desert Safari
Private Vehicle and enter details on infants
Language: English (other languages can be arranged at an additional cost)
 
Departures: Daily and available all year round
 
Duration: Late afternoon until early evening ( estimated departure at 3pm with estimated return at 9pm)

Good To Know
  • Souvenirs and photos are available for purchase at the campsite
  • Restrooms are available at the campsite
  • Shisha is included in the Premium package.  Shisha is available for purchase on the Soft and House package (AED 50) per shisha at the venue
  • Modest dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A portion of your fee goes towards supporting local conservation
  • Entertainment may vary during Ramadan and other religious holidays and adult beverages will be served only after sunset. 
  • Beverage package: Soft drinks beverages are available on site with the option to purchase selected drinks on site House Packages include standard house wines and beer. Premium packages includes premium wines and beers and selected spirits. All packages include unlimited soft drinks and water
  • Arabian Adventures reserves the right to cease service of alcohol to guests who display obvious signs of intoxication
  • Please note there is a fuel surcharge for Desert Safaris that take place in Dubai, where the guest pick up is from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The surcharge is AED 100 per person
  • For pregnant ladies or people with pre-existing medical conditions (including heart ailments neck or back problems) participation is not recommend
  • Please contact our team for special needs and arrangements
Taste of Dubai
Embark on a culinary journey in Dubai
If you’re looking to take your taste buds on an adventure around the globe, Dubai is the perfect destination for you. Join our Taste of Dubai tour, to learn about traditional Arabic dishes and the importance gastronomy holds in the Emirati culture. Get ready to add some flavour to your visit!

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private vehicle
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Enjoy a lemon-mint drink at XVA Café at XVA Gallery
  • Try delicious starters at Bayt Al Wakeel restaurant
  • Indulge in a camel burger at Local House Restaurant
  • Enjoy Arabic Coffee and local sweets at Arabian Teahouse
  • Explore Old Dubai
 
Amendments / Cancellations policy: For a full refund cancel 72 hours in advance. No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable. Amendments to services provided by
our company cannot be accepted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled service time. If an amendment is made, it must be confirmed with an Arabian Adventures agent,
otherwise the service may be delivered as originally reserved
 
Age Policy: Adults are 12 years & above, Children are 3-11.99 years, Infants 0-35 months
 
Languages: English & Spanish 
 
Good to Know
 
Tour is inclusive of food and beverages. Any additional items not mentioned can be provisioned at guests own expense.
Based on the guests’ preference, the tour can start as early as 4:30pm
The duration of the tour is 4 hours
We advise to wear comfortable shoes and all guests must adhere to the local dress code requirements (modest clothing with shoulders and knees covered)
We also recommend wearing sunblock, sunglasses and a hat, especially during the summer months
The tour runs seven days a week
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At Sea
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Jeddah
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At Sea
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Aqaba
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Sharm El Sheikh
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Luxor (Safaga)
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Suez
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Suez Canal
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At Sea
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Alanya
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Antalya

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Antalya: The Greco-Roman Heritage of Antalya, Perge & Side - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Antalya pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Antalya.

First, you will drive to Perge, the largest ancient settling of both Hellenistic and Roman Age, which possesses a Roman Bath, Colonnaded Street, Agora, Stadium, and Water Aqueduct. These structures are in good order and well protected after the excavation.

Continue to Aspendos, the best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This 15.000 seated theatre hosts many concerts and competitions, during the Song Festival.

The third impressive site is Side whose name meant "Pomegranate" in antiquity. Today, it is a pretty Resort Town with two sandy beaches, many shops along the ancient street as well as Theatre, Agora, ancient harbor, archeological museum. This triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops.

Lunch will be served at a selected local seafood restaurant by the pier.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your cruise ship by 5pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the ancient cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side's history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights in Antalya

Tour Duration : 8 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

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Rhodes

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour approx 8 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Our tour begins with a drive through Mandraki Harbour and the new part of the city of Rhodes. We make our way to Mount Smith to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and continue on to the ruins of ancient Rhodes. We will explore the Acropolis of Rhodes, where remains of the Temple of Apollo and the ancient Stadium of Diagoras dominate the skyline. At Porte d’ Amboise, we begin our walking tour through the old city of Rhodes, filled with historical reminders of the ancient and medieval past. We will walk through the northern part of town, where knights once lived, and view the Grand Master’s Palace and then continue our walk down Chevalier’s Road, and the shopping districts around Socratus street, where we will enjoy some free time.

Our drive continues along the picturesque coastline to Lindos, the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. Within its medieval walls, erected by the Knights of St. John, stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, 400 feet above the sea, crowned by the Temple of Athena. From the heights, you will have breathtaking views of St. Paul’s Bay, where the Apostle cast anchor during his voyage to Ephesus, and the Aegean Sea. If you prefer not to make the climb, you may remain below and explore the village with its many small shops and cafes. At a set time, we will all gather for a wonderful luncheon at a Restaurant by the sea, where we will enjoy an array of local Greek specialties with beverages. After lunch, we will have some free time to enjoy the beach or do some shopping in the village of Lindos prior to returning to the Port. 

Duration: approx. 8 hours

Notes:
•    The Grand Masters Palace is closed on Mondays
•    Steep, uphill walking is involved in Lindos. Guests with walking disabilities are recommended to stay in Lindos town for shopping.                                                         
•    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.

Rhodes Medieval town & Lindos Tour approx 5 1/2 hours
Depart Rhodes Town and drive along the east coast to Lindos, one of the three ancient cities on the island, and enjoy a visit of the famous Acropolis. Lindos offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities of the entire village, including its Medieval castle, superb sandy beaches and charming whitewashed, sugar-cubed houses. After a walking tour through the narrow-cobbled streets, colorful courtyards and mosaics, we will return to Rhodes town.
Back in Rhodes town, begin a walking tour of the old city from the Gate D'Amboise. Marvel at the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters (visit not included) and walk on the Street of the Knights, while your guide points out the facades of the many inns once occupied by the crusaders and at the end of the street, the Knight's Hospital, now an impressive Archaeological Museum. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, before meeting your guide for the short ride back to the pier or your hotel.
 
Lindos half day tour 4 1/2 hours
Depart Rhodes Town and drive along the east coast to Lindos, one of the three ancient cities on the island, and enjoy a visit of the famous Acropolis. Lindos offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities of the entire village, including its Medieval castle, superb sandy beaches and charming whitewashed, sugar-cubed houses. After a walking tour through the narrow-cobbled streets, colorful courtyards and mosaics, we will return to Rhodes town.
Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, before meeting your guide for the short ride back to the pier or your hotel.
Rhodes & Filermos half day tour approx. 4 1/2 hours
After meeting your professionally trained guide,  you will drive to Filerimos, a large plateau which contains the ruins of several buildings including the foundations of a temple, an Early Christian Basilica and a Byzantine monastery. Continue with a drive along the seaside road of the city to the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes where the ruins of a stadium and the Temple of Apolonas, will be seen during a short description and photo opportunity.
Next, visit the Old Town starting at the Gate d’Amboise. Visit the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters and walk the Street of the Knights down to the Knight's hospital. Admire the facades of what used to be the Inns of the Knights, nowadays shops and private residences. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, before meeting with your guide for the short ride back to the hotel/ ship 
 
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Bodrum

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bodrum and Halicarnassus - 4 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Bodrum.

The private tour will start with a visit to the Bodrum Castle built as the Castle of St. Peter by the crusader Knights in 1402. Located between the two bays that surround the town, this outstanding structure was built to defend the region of Southeastern Aegean. The fortress has beautiful gardens, housing the world-renowned Underwater Sea Museum.

Continue to the 4th C. BC Tomb of King Mausoleum in nearby Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The tour may end in the town at the guests’ hotel by 1.30 pm, or may continue for lunch at one of the small local restaurants by the yacht marina of Bodrum and possible shopping at the town’s local marketplace.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Bodrum -the fashinable Aegean resort town

*The tour covers the main highlights of the town

Tour Duration : 4-5 hours

Tour can operate: Mornings or afternoons

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: High

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Bodrum Port - Private Culinary Experience (Full Day Tour)
You will meet your private guide at the port for  your full day of cooking class experience in Bodrum.
 
Your day will start a visit to a local country market where you will shop, together with a local chef for the ingredients you will use when cooking. Enjoy the vast array of fresh produce, olives, homemade jams, vegetables and fruits beautiful displaced with vivid colors. Mix with the locals who are doing their daily shopping and experience the sights and sounds of a Turkish Market. 
  
Then, you will drive to local restaurant where will be your kitchen for the day, here you will learn about the art of Turkish Cuisine. It is always a pleasant surprise for the visitor. In addition to being the refined product of centuries of experience, Turkish Cuisine has a very pure quality. 
 
The variety and simplicity of the recipes and the quality of the ingredients are guarantees of delicious meals. Lunch will be served at the restaurant including the recipes you have cooked with your own hands and a glass of Turkish wine.
After lunch you will return to Bodrum port with wonderful memories of your day with the locals.

 
OUR NET PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

 
  • 1 full-day of private cooking class experience with lunch in Bodrum.
  • 1 Round-trip transfer from/to the restaurant for cooking class experience in a luxury air conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Bottled water provided thoughout the tour. 
  • VAT taxes.
OUR PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests.
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Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kusadasi Port - The Glories of Ephesus (Full Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
GLORIES OF EPHESUS 
Full-Day Tour


Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day tour in Ephesus.

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

Last, you will visit the Ephesus Museum is an archaeological museum in Selcuk. It houses finds from the nearby Ephesus excavation site and other ancient sites in the region. Its best-known exhibit is the statue of Artemis retrieved from the Temple of the goddess in Ephesus. Highlights include the fresco of Socrates, statues and heads of Eros, crosses, coins and the works of the 1st century AD.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

Includes:
• 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
• Licensed professional guide in English Language
• Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
• Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
• Bottled water provided throughout the tour
• Welcome package
• VAT tax

Not Included:
• Gratuities to guide and driver
• Personal expenses of the guests
• Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
• Recommended lunch

Kusadasi Port - A Taste of Ephesus- (Half day tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
A TASTE OF EPHESUS
Half- Day Tour

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half- day of private sightseeing in Ephesus.

First, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.
Last, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before your embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
-  VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Virgin Mary House - (Half Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI

EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY HOUSE

Half-Day Tour

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half- day tour in Ephesus.

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honour, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

Includes:

  • 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
  • Licensed professional guide in English Language
  • Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour
  • Welcome package
  • VAT tax

Not Included:

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

An English speaking lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the cruise pier in KUSADASI.

After a short drive to Ephesus, the guests experience their private tour of this fascinating historical site. First, a visit will be made to the remarkable Greco-Roman archeological city of Ancient Ephesus, that flourished as a prominent cultural city and seaport between 600 BC and 500 AD.

The walking tour will begin along the Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, the 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight today is the two-story Library of Celsus. Uniquely beautiful, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the second largest library in the ancient world after the one in Alexandria, Egypt. The walk along the Royal Road also takes the visitors past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Pagan Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances in summertime.

Then move to see the ongoing excavations of the Greco-Roman places-the “Elite Yamac Homes of Antiquity” (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes.

From here, the guests will proceed to the small, but distinguished and rightly famous Ephesus Museum with unique examples of the very best Greco-Roman sculpture in the world, and with an exciting new display of Medical instruments from that era.

Finally, drive up the mountainside to visit to the so-called House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus, said by some to be the last home of the Virgin Mary, where St. Paul took her for her safety away from the Pagan Ephesians.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or to your cruise ship.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Greco-Roman city of Ephesus' history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the ancient city

Tour Duration : 6-7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: High

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

The guests will be met by a lecturer/guide at the exit of the pier in KUSADASI and drive south to visit Priene.

This ancient city is not especially large, but has an unusual intimacy and charm, in part because so many historical private houses have survived to this day. All the monuments you will see, date from the Hellenistic period, and all of them are aligned according to a strict grid-plan of the kind developed by Hippodamos, a native of neighboring Miletus. The monuments include the Temple of Zeus, a council chamber, and a small amphi-theatre. Yet Priene’s greatest treasure is its Temple of Athena, which was considered the masterpiece of the architect Pytheos who also designed the Mausoleum at Halicarnassos (Bodrum) known to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

After exploring Priene, the guests will cross the broad flood-plain of the river Maeander to continue to Miletus. This was once a major port but silt carried down by the River Meander blocked its harbor centuries ago. The ancient harbor is now several miles from the sea. The town is laid out according to a grid-plan designed by Hippodamos, which centers on three spacious agoras (marketplaces) today. The most striking features of the site today are the Baths of Faustina and the massive Roman Theatre.

A paved Sacred Way leads from Miletus to Dydima, not a classic town but rather a sacred precinct centering on a colossal Temple of Apollo surrounded by a double colonnade of no less than 108 huge columns. Work on the temple continued for 500 years, but its design was so ambitious that, when work was abandoned in the 4th C. AD, it was still unfinished. Even unfinished and in ruins, the temple at Dydima remains to be one of the most awe-inspiring antique monuments to be found anywhere around the Eastern Mediterranean.

At the end of the tour, the guests will be escorted back to their hotel or to the pier in KUSADASI.

Added Value:

*The tour covers the main highlights of Priene, Miletus and Didyma

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

At 8:30 am, an English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet and greet you outside the Bonded Area of the Kusadasi cruise pier. You will then be escorted to your chauffeur driven private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, for a comfortable ride of about half an hour to the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been painstakingly excavated and restored and is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will begin our private walking tour along Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, a 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight is the two-story Library of Celsus.

Uniquely beautiful, with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria, Egypt. Your walk along the Royal Road will also take you past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.

You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman PALACES the ''ELITE YAMAC HOMES OF ANTIQUITY'' (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.

Next visit will be to the old Greco-Turkish Village of SIRINCE, located approximately 18 miles away from the Kusadasi pier. The town itself houses about hundreds of old local Greek homes which have been superbly renovated and opened to the public.. The town also houses an authentic local market where different agricultural products are sold.

Following lunch (at your own cost) at the celebrated local Bizim Ev (meaning “Our House”) Restaurant in Sirince, you will stop by the famous wine cellar of this village, to be welcomed by the owner, and will taste his white or red wines, produced in the same style as in the old days from grapes at the vast vineyards of the Aegean Region.

You will then be returned to Kusadasi where you may explore or shop at the charming local marketplace, while your guide will escort and assist you until you wish to return to the pier to board your ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Ephesus and Sirince

*The tour covers Ephesus and the wine-making village of Sirince

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Kusadasi Port - Three Ancient Cities; Didyma, Miletus & Priene (Full Day Tour)
SHORE EXCURSIONS
KUSADASI
THREE ANCIENT CITIES

 
Arrive in Kusadasi,you will meet your professional guide at the port and drive to three ancient cities.
 
Your first stop will be Priene. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.All the streets intersect at the right angles.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Lunch suggested at local restaurant.

Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi.
 
OUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Three Ancient Cities.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR  PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch
Kusadasi Port - Biblical Tour of Ephesus ( Full Day tour)
Arrive in Kusadasi ,you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private sightseeing.
 
First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun.  The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
 
Then, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
  
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.
 
Proceed to the Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was commissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
Last, visit the Church of Mary that is a church of great historical significance located in Ephesus. It is also known as the Double Church, because it is thought one aisle was dedicated to the Virgin and the other to St. John, and the Council Church because the Council of Ephesus is believed to have been held here.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant. 

Next, you will see the Basilica of St. John,where John and the Virgin Mary went between 42 and 48 AD and lived. Three hundred years after the death of Saint John, a small chapel on the Ayasuluk Hill was constructed over his grave in the 4th century AD. This church was replaced in the 6th century AD by a huge basilica built by the Emperor Justinian, the impressive ruins of which are still visible.
 
Last, visit The Temple of Artemis also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed around 550 BC at Ephesus. The monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi for some shopping in town or visit one of the carpet villages along the way before embarking the ship.  If you are not interested in shopping, please advise your guide that you would like to return directly to the ship. 
  
Inclusions:
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially license, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Recommended lunch
 
Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Didyma & Miletus (Full Day Tour)

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private full day sightseeing. 

First, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
 
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.

Proceed to The Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was comissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
Then, you will drive approximately 1½ hours to visit the ancient cities of Miletus and Didyma.
 
Lunch suggested at a local restaurant.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.

OUR NET PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program
  • Licensed professional  guide in English language.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR NET PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch

 

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Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL

TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

Full-Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day of private sightseeing.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Hagia Sophia Mosque is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.

Lunch recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. .

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc
At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome package
- VAT tax

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Recommended lunch

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
BYZANTINE HIGHLIGHTS
Half-Day Tour


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day Byzantine Highlights tour.

First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.

Hagia Sophia Mosque is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.

Then, you will visit the Underground Cistern, a fiant reservoir built by Justinian in the 6th century to bring water to the city to be used in the palaces. It is 70 meters wide and 140 meters long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. It has 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern, two of which are carved with the head of Medusa on the plinth.

Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other.

At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome Package
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
CULTURAL ISTANBUL
Private Full-Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full- day sightseeing.

First, you will visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent), the Suleymaniye Mosque dominates the third hill of old Istanbul, and is strikingly graceful and less ornate than many other imperial mosques, thus lending itself to meditation and quiet reflection.

Next, you will visit the Church of St. Saviour in Chora. After St. Sophia, St.Saviour Chora is the most important Byzantine Church in the city. It was built in the 11th century AD. The walls are decorated with breathtaking 14th century AD frescoes and mosaics. The mosaics relate to the life story of Virgin Mary and the life of Christ.

Lunch recommended at Hamdi Restaurant serving traditional Turkish Kebaps.

Then, you will discover the Egyptian Bazaar; the second largest covered market in Istanbul. It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices and herbs.

You will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc.

Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum.  The museum contains what many consider to be the finest collection of Islamic artifacts in the world. The museum is well laid out and contains more rare examples of ceramics, Koran cases, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts. Its antique carpet exhibit is renowned; the carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world.

 

At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided on the vehicles.
- Welcome package
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Recommended lunch    

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
OTTOMAN COLLECTION
Half - Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for a half - day Ottoman Collection tour.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. 

Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc

At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver

- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours
 An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 08:30 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The private tour program will start with the Roman Hippodrome that was a colossal stadium housing horse races around which the socio-political life of the Roman capital was centered. In its great days, it was 1575 feet long, 384 feet wide and held 100,000 spectators. It was the site of chariot racing, gladiator fights, circuses, inaugurations and triumphal parades.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Blue Mosque- the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns. They have become collectors’ items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby’s.

Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.

Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites.

In the afternoon, visit the World famous Hagia Sophia (The Church of Divine Wisdom), one of the extraordinary masterpieces in the history of World architecture. When a previous church on this site was burned during the Nikka Revolt in 532, Justinian ordered his architect, Isidorus, to build a structure worthy of his empire. Hagia Sophia was completed in only five years and was dedicated on Christmas Day of 537. The building inspired countless generations by its innovations in weight support and construction techniques and what a dome it was: the popular belief was that ‘the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain’. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens

Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of today’s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.

  • Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

  • The tour covers the main highlights of the city
Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

First visit of the day is to the Galata Tower which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. While sipping your Turkish coffee there, you will be amazed at the spectacular view of the Golden Horn and the old buildings located on its shores depicting how Istanbul looked hundreds years ago.
The private tour will continue with a visit to the Neve Shalom and the oldest Synagogue in Istanbul- the Ahrida Synagogue, built around 1470 by Jewish immigrants from Macedonia.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.

The guests will be then taken to the Jewish Museum of Turkey. There is evidence that this building as a former synagogue existed in 1671. However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th Century. Zulfaris Synagogue has opened its doors as the Jewish museum in 2001. Continue to visit the Balat section, where the Star of David appears.

At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
• Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday
* Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.

* Please forward us a copy of your guests’ passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s private tour will start with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, situated at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern Museum of Art exhibits Turkey’s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples’ creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.

A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci’s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci’s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int’l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost).

After lunch, you will visit Private Museum of Lady Sadberk, donated to the nation by art-loving wife of Vehbi Koc, another leading industrialist. The beautiful, late-Ottoman wooden mansion contains a fabulous collection of Turkish arts and crafts, including jewelry, silverware, and Iznik ceramics of the classic period.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace- the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. The Ottoman response to the overwhelming changes in the post-renaissance world was rapid westernization, initiated in the imperial lifestyle at first that gave way to the creation of a series of baroque-style European-fashion palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus.

You will then board a private boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private boat will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisar? Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The cruise ends on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.

After lunch, you will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in late 19th and early 20th century.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Your English speaking private guide will meet you at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for a private full day sightseeing tour of Sinan the architect’s Istanbul buildings.

The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous “Sinan the Architect” for Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the walls and columns.

Continue to Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, which is the most important of all the imperial mosques in Istanbul. Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are both buried here and the mosque is considered the most beautiful of the city’s Imperial mosques. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, and is erected on the crest of a hill. The mosque is conspicuous by its great size, and has four minarets – one in each corner of the courtyard. The interior is also spectacular; the mihrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) and the mimber (pulpit) are finely carved in white marble, and there are magnificent stained glass windows.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood near the Byzantine city walls. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by "Sinan the Architect" for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.

Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by Hürrem, Prince Mehmet, who died the age of 21. It was the first major commission by the Imperial Architect Sinan and was completed in 1548. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to Grand Bazaar. 

You will transfer to pier to embark your private yacht for an exciting cruise on the Bosphorus, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.  Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul’s elite.  Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12th century as “the city of the world’s desire”. Cruise takes approximately 1½hours.
 
Then, you will visit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels and souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The merchants are selling everything from antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and inexpensive souvenirs. Venture into the hidden courtyards or hans, lookout for marble fountains and ornate kiosks.  Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.
 
At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1½ hours.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
Arrive in Istanbul,  you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.
 
First you will embark on a culinary tour in the  Spice Market, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.  After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul  to transfer to the local home.
 

You will enjoy the workshop for your cooking experience. You will cook some traditional Turkish food with a professional chef. You will have lunch with the food you prepared and have a chance to taste what you have cooked with local wine. Put your chef hats on and get cooking! Learn authentic recipes from local experts & chefs on a one of a kind private cooking class in Istanbul.


 At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .

Inclusions:
  • Private Cooking Class experience.
  • A deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Local ferry tickets.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day culinary adventure through the Spice Bazaar. 

You will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered market in Istanbul.  It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices, herbs, nuts, Turkish apricots and  cavier.  Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables. 
 
After your experience, you can have a break at one of the Turkish tea shops in the bazaar area and enjoy a Turkish or herbal tea.
 
At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.
 
Afternoon at leisure.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Licensed professional guide in English language.
  • Services of Sea Song Tour’s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Istanbul cruise pier at 8 am and you will be driven to Edirne (approx. 3 hours), known formerly as Adrianople and was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne is situated in Thrace, in westernmost Turkey on the border of Greece and is known for the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the famous architect Sinan. The mosque's main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.

The tour will include visits to Selimiye & Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - ül Tedris Madrasa in the courtyard of Selimiye Mosque with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museums, In the hand works part, there is a village kitchen, Carpet, Kilim and Rush Mat weaving looms are located and other incredible mosques such as the Yildirim Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and the Beyazit II Mosque.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.

There are also impressive caravanserais such as the Rustem Pasha and the lively restored Arasta and Bedesten bazaars. You may also see some beautiful Ottoman bridges in Edirne and around the area, such as Uzunkopru, which was also built by the architect Sinan. In the evening You will be transferred back to your cruise ship around 7 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

05/17/2024 05/17/2024
Azamara®: Azamara Onward
Step aboard the new Azamara Onward℠, and arrive at the doorstep of the globe’s most hidden gems and storied cities. Built to cross oceans, cruise along scenic waterways and dock at locations larger ships can’t access — this small ship cruising experience is unlike any other. thoughtfully-planned itineraries feature more extended stays, more overnights, and unique night touring, giving you more time for what matters — experiencing the history, arts, cuisine, and local customs that make each port memorable. 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, the luxury staterooms and spacious suites deliver genuine tranquility and comfort.
Ship Statistics
Maiden Voyage
1999
Last Refurbished
2022
Registry
Malta
Gross Tonnage
30,277 t.
Beam
84 ft (25 meters)
Maximum Speed
18.5 knots
Ship Length
592 feet (180 meters)
Passenger Capacity
702
Number of Crew
408
Crew Nationality
International
Number of Suites
64
Number of Decks
8
Kids Friendly
No
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
At Aqualina, you’ll find some of Italy’s most authentic dishes. Pastas made from scratch, traditional and authentic recipes, and scrumptious vegetarian dishes that make sure there’s something for everyone. Savor a traditional Spaghetti Bolognese, enjoy a classic Antipasti or a hearty Fisherman’s Soup or an Eggplant Parmesan to a Rigatoni Pomodoro with fresh veggies.

Inside

Club Interior Stateroom (10) $3,789
  • Category: 10
Size: 158 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the polished style and stellar service of a Club Interior Stateroom, you'll enjoy the plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- 40” flat-screen television
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Interior Stateroom (09) $3,902
  • Category: 09
  • Deck 8
Size: 158 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the polished style and stellar service of a Club Interior Stateroom, you'll enjoy the plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- 40” flat-screen television
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Interior Guarantee (Z) $4,463
  • Category: Z
By booking this category, you are guaranteed an Interior stateroom for this sailing at this rate. This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship. 
Club Interior Stateroom (12) Call for pricing
  • Category: 12
  • Deck 4
Size: 158 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the polished style and stellar service of a Club Interior Stateroom, you'll enjoy the plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- 40” flat-screen television
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Interior Stateroom (11) Call for pricing
  • Category: 11
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
Size: 158 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the polished style and stellar service of a Club Interior Stateroom, you'll enjoy the plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- 40” flat-screen television
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Oceanview

Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08) $4,201
  • Category: 08
  • Deck 6
Size: 170 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
A vacation home with an ocean view, the Club Oceanview Staterooms offer all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Some staterooms feature sofa bed
- 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Oceanview Stateroom (06) $4,327
  • Category: 06
  • Deck 4
Size: 170 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
A vacation home with an ocean view, the Club Oceanview Staterooms offer all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Some staterooms feature sofa bed
- 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Oceanview Stateroom (05) $4,457
  • Category: 05
  • Deck 4
Size: 170 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
A vacation home with an ocean view, the Club Oceanview Staterooms offer all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Some staterooms feature sofa bed
- 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Oceanview Stateroom (04) $4,591
  • Category: 04
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
Size: 170 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
A vacation home with an ocean view, the Club Oceanview Staterooms offer all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Some staterooms feature sofa bed
- 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Oceanview Guarantee (Y) $5,251
  • Category: Y
By booking this category, you are guaranteed an Oceanview stateroom for this sailing at this rate. This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship. 

Balcony

Club Veranda Stateroom (V3) $5,461
  • Category: V3
  • Deck 6
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 40 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
Refreshing sea breezes and stunning destination views come standard in the staterooms that offer your own private veranda. Greet the day with room service on your balcony, or toast to another stunning sunset.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Veranda Stateroom (V2) $5,625
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 7
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 40 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
Refreshing sea breezes and stunning destination views come standard in the staterooms that offer your own private veranda. Greet the day with room service on your balcony, or toast to another stunning sunset.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Club Veranda Stateroom (V1) $5,794
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 7
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 40 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
Refreshing sea breezes and stunning destination views come standard in the staterooms that offer your own private veranda. Greet the day with room service on your balcony, or toast to another stunning sunset.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Refrigerator with Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Veranda Guarantee (X) $6,826
  • Category: X
By booking this category, you are guaranteed a Veranda stateroom for this sailing at this rate. This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship. 
Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3) $8,821
  • Category: P3
  • Deck 8
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 46-64 sq ft. Location: Forward or Aft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the Club Veranda Plus Staterooms, enjoy spectacular ocean and destination views, plus a host of guest-favorite amenities-all at a great value. Everything you love about the Club Veranda Staterooms is included, plus extra perks and amenities to elevate your time on board.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2) $9,086
  • Category: P2
  • Deck 8
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 46-64 sq ft. Location: Forward or Aft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the Club Veranda Plus Staterooms, enjoy spectacular ocean and destination views, plus a host of guest-favorite amenities-all at a great value. Everything you love about the Club Veranda Staterooms is included, plus extra perks and amenities to elevate your time on board.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps
Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1) $9,358
  • Category: P1
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 8
Size: 175 sq ft. Balcony: 46-64 sq ft. Location: Forward or Aft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With the Club Veranda Plus Staterooms, enjoy spectacular ocean and destination views, plus a host of guest-favorite amenities-all at a great value. Everything you love about the Club Veranda Staterooms is included, plus extra perks and amenities to elevate your time on board.
- Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
- Seating area with 40” flat-screen TV
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hairdryer
- USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Suite

Club Continent Suite (N2) $10,921
  • Category: N2
  • Deck 8
Size: 266 sq ft. Balcony: 60 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
The spacious and comfortable Club Continent Suites feature fresh new décor inspired by natural elements. With two beds convertible to a queen, a cozy sitting area, breezy balcony and refreshed bathroom with a bathtub or shower, this is your wonderful, refined home away from home.
- Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
- Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 55” flat-screen television
- 55” flat-screen television in living room
- Marble master bathroom with shower with tub
- Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hair dryer
Club Continent Suite (N1) $11,249
  • Category: N1
  • Deck 8
Size: 266 sq ft. Balcony: 60 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
The spacious and comfortable Club Continent Suites feature fresh new décor inspired by natural elements. With two beds convertible to a queen, a cozy sitting area, breezy balcony and refreshed bathroom with a bathtub or shower, this is your wonderful, refined home away from home.
- Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
- Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 55” flat-screen television
- 55” flat-screen television in living room
- Marble master bathroom with shower with tub
- Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hair dryer
Suite Guarantee (W) $13,651
  • Category: W
By booking this category, you are guaranteed a suite stateroom for this sailing at this rate. This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship. 
Club Spa Suite (SP) $15,186
  • Category: SP
  • Deck 9
Size: 414 sq ft. Balcony: 60 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 2 guests.
Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. With easy access to the Spa, open decks, swimming pool and the great restaurants, the Club Spa Suites surround you with organic, elegant décor, and the finest, most soothing amenities.
- Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
- Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
- Separate rain shower
- Comfortable sitting area
- 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
- Veranda
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hair dryer
Club Ocean Suite (CO) $16,704
  • Category: CO
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
Size: 478 sq ft. Balcony: 173 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
With a large living room and a separate bedroom—plus your own private veranda—your Club Ocean Suite offers a restful retreat after your immersive experiences on land. Enjoy elegant, contemporary décor, and rich marble touches. You'll be spoiled by the attention to detail in these beautiful suites, and of course, all the pampering too.
- Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
- Master bedroom with one queen size bed with a 55” flat-screen television
- 55” flat-screen television in living room
- Marble master bathroom with shower with a tub
- Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hair dryer
Club World Owners Suite (CW) Call for pricing
  • Category: CW
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 8
Size: 603 sq ft. Balcony: 233 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests.
Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. With easy access to the Spa, open decks, swimming pool and the great restaurants, the Club Spa Suites surround you with organic, elegant décor, and the finest, most soothing amenities.
- Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
- Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
- Separate rain shower
- Comfortable sitting area
- 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
- Veranda
- Mini-bar
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
- Hand-held hair dryer
Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and include Port Charges of :pcr:. Government Taxes, and Fees of $684.58 are additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional for all guests. Pricing for 3rd and 4th guests are available upon request and are subject to stateroom category availability. Prices change frequently and are subject to availability at time of booking. Pricing listed may not be combinable with promotions/amenities.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 11

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 10

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 9

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Club World Owners Suite (CW)
  • Club Ocean Suite (CO)
  • Club Spa Suite (SP)
  • Club Continent Suite (N1)
  • Club Continent Suite (N2)
  • Suite Guarantee (W)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P1)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P2)
  • Veranda Plus Stateroom (P3)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Club Veranda Stateroom (V3)
  • Veranda Guarantee (X)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed view) (08)
  • Oceanview Guarantee (Y)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (09)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (10)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (11)
  • Club Interior Stateroom (12)
  • Interior Guarantee (Z)