Greek Isles Cruise via Azamara Journey
Live voyage report coming soon. Ready to Sail from June 23, 2016 – July 03, 2016.
Gap Cruise: The new right of passage?
Some high school graduates take a Gap year (or two) between graduation and the start of college, or after graduating from university. But in the case of my 18-year daughter Sophia we will be taking a Gap cruise on Azamara Journey.
Sophia and I will embark Azamara Journey in Athens on June 23rd. This cruise is the perfect venue to introduce the recent graduate to Europe. With more time in port, we can have the best of both worlds: pampering onboard and enough time to explore port towns in Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy.
Sophia’s last cruise with me was on the Cruise4Haiti fundraiser. She is extremely excited to explore the beaches of Greece and to experience life like a local in ports like Santorini, Dubrovnik, and Kotor. In fact, a shore excursion to Olympia is on our to-do list, which is fitting since this is an Olympic year. Besides visiting iconic cultural landmarks, we will spend time in port enjoying the music, food, and conversations with locals.
I am excited for Sophia to experience the Azamara Difference onboard. She will no doubt appreciate the attentive and friendly service of the staff and crew. As a parent, I know she will be safe onboard and I will be able to enjoy my milestone, a birthday celebration that ends in a “0” and preceded by a 5….
Stay tuned, and follow along on social media. In the meantime, keep reading to discover where we will visit and information about the newly “Reimagined” Azamara Journey.
Greek Isles Cruise – Voyage Itinerary
|THU 23-JUN||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||Embark||6:00 pm|
|FRI 24-JUN||Mykonos, Greece||Docked||8:00 am|
|SAT 25-JUN||Mykonos, Greece||Docked||5:30 am|
|SAT 25-JUN||Paros, Greece||Tender||9:00 am||8:00 pm|
|SUN 26-JUN||Santorini, Greece||Tender||7:00 am||10:00 pm|
|MON 27-JUN||Chania, Crete, Greece||Tender||7:00 am||10:00 pm|
|TUE 28-JUN||Katakolon (Olympia), Greece||Docked||1:00 pm||7:00 pm|
|WED 29-JUN||At Sea||Cruising|
|THU 30-JUN||Kotor, Montenegro||Docked||8:00 am||9:00 pm|
|FRI 1-JUL||Dubrovnik, Croatia||Tender||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|SAT 2-JUL||Venice, Italy||Docked||1:00 pm|
|SUN 3-JUL||Venice, Italy||Debark|
Where the Journey and the Destination Matter
Azamara Club Cruises delivers destination-rich cruise experiences. Longer stays in port with a focus on destination immersion and authentic cultural experiences are at the epicenter of an Azamara Club Cruises experience.
At the same time, Azamara Journey offers many tempting complimentary amenities that make it hard to leave the ship. The ships’ intimate size fosters a feeling of community, which is evident when interacting with fellow guests, staff and crew. A robust Land Discoveries department offers many options for active and sedate cruise guests, and the complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (available on select itineraries) is a do not miss.