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Maiden Voyage & Italian Gems

  • Departure Date30 Apr 2022
  • Azamara Azamara Onward
  • 13 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,469 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Nice
  • Monaco
  • Livorno
  • Rome
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi
  • Kotor
  • Ancona, Italy
  • Ravenna
  • Venice

Starting with a two night stay in Nice, admire the Old Port or climb to Castle Hill for spectacular views of the Cote D’Azur before embarking on the brand new Azamara Onwards in beautiful Monte Carlo. Delve deep into the historic wonders held within the Uffizi Museum of Florence or the iconic Tower of Pisa. Relax in the historic surroundings of Rome before visiting seductive Sorrento which offers a medley of high-pedigree hotels and plunging cliffs. Then arrive in the coastal town of Amalfi, best known for its striking 10th century cathedral and stunning landscapes. Admire stunning architecture and historic monuments in Kotor then explore Ancona where you will find Grotte di Frasassi- a geographical gem of La Marsh and one of the most extensive cave systems in Europe. Foodies will love Bologna known for its lauded lasagna and sensational gelato. You will end this stunning trip in Europe’s floating city, Venice, and discover why its heralded as the most romantic city in the world.

Highlights

  • NEW Ship
  • FREE Nice Stay
  • More Inclusive Drinks
  • Gratuities Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Nice on room only basis 
  • 11 night cruise on board Azamara Onward on more inclusive basis 
  • Gratuities 
  • Transfers 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Apr 2022£2,469£2,899£3,469£7,899

Price based on flying from London. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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Itinerary for Maiden Voyage & Italian Gems

Day 1 - Fly UK to Nice / Enjoy Nice

Day 2 - Enjoy Nice

Day 3 - Embark Azamara Onward in Monaco

The tiny principality of Monaco, a sovereign state of just under one square mile, has an outsized resume, boasting some of the planet's most expensive real estate, and the world's most prestigious casino. Facing the sea, and engulfed on the other three sides by France, it has been the domain of the Grimaldi dynasty since the 14th century, and enjoys the same glamorous reputation as the rest of the Riviera.

Day 4 - Livorno

Ah, Florence—sublime birthplace of the Renaissance, its historic center full to bursting with elegant squares, imposing palaces, magnificent churches, and museums with such an abundance of riches it could make an art lover weep for joy. The list of illustrious names connected with this city is mind-boggling: Botticelli, Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo. Other colorful and fascinating characters were of dubious reputation: Machiavelli, and the religious extremist Savonarola, with his bonfire of the vanities. For many years the city was ruled by the powerful Medici family, patrons of the arts and bankers to the papacy, whose line included six kings and two popes.

Day 5 - Livorno

Ah, Florence—sublime birthplace of the Renaissance, its historic center full to bursting with elegant squares, imposing palaces, magnificent churches, and museums with such an abundance of riches it could make an art lover weep for joy. The list of illustrious names connected with this city is mind-boggling: Botticelli, Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo. Other colorful and fascinating characters were of dubious reputation: Machiavelli, and the religious extremist Savonarola, with his bonfire of the vanities. For many years the city was ruled by the powerful Medici family, patrons of the arts and bankers to the papacy, whose line included six kings and two popes.

Day 6 - Rome

Rome has something special to offer to all visitors, no matter their interests and tastes. Whether you daydream about fighting with gladiators in the Coliseum, debating with togaed senators in the Forum, tossing a coin in a fabled fountain, or being awestruck by the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpieces, Rome seems to live up to its sobriquet – the Eternal City. When you need sustenance, today’s Rome will provide delizioso pasta e vino. Or perhaps you draw strength from a little retail therapy – the Italians are also renowned for their sense of style.

Day 7 - Sorrento

A warming sun and gentle sea breezes have been attracting visitors to this fair spot for two millennia. Its reputation as a playground of the ancient rich and famous resulted in the building of lavish villas and palaces, an emperor relocated to the Isle of Capri nearby, and over the centuries it has been a haven for artists and artisans, writers and poets, politicians and philosophers, and all manner of aristocrats. You will be a welcome addition. The massive eruption of nearby Vesuvius in 79 AD caused considerable damage, but the resulting volcanic ash is responsible for Sorrento’s modern day fertility, thriving olive orchards, and excellent wine.

Day 8 - Amalfi

Renowned for its sheer cliffs and striking beauty, the town of Amalfi on the Gulf of Salerno is known for its photographic splendor and its close proximity to Sorrento, Positano and Isle of Capri. This enviable area of Italy also produces the most beautiful handmade paper. For a most interesting afternoon, take a tour the Museo della Carta, the paper museum, and take home the most beautiful souvenirs. Amalfi is also the burial place of Saint Andrew; the town's cathedral is named in his honor.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Kotor

Kotor’s beautiful bay has long attracted passing ships that stopped to trade, plunder, or conquer, and merchants, pirates, and soldiers of numerous empires have walked this maze of cobblestone streets before you. One of Europe’s best-preserved cities of medieval or Renaissance vintage, its walls were constructed right into the steep slopes of the mountain behind it, providing protection and making it an amazing sight on approach from the sea. Venetian ramparts enclose a rich history, with churches of varying styles, and a Romanesque cathedral built on the foundations of an earlier church, and a still earlier Roman temple.

Day 11 - Ancona, Italy

Rising above the waters of the Adriatic Sea is Ancona, a city steeped in over 2,400 years of history. From the Cathedral standing high above the old town on Gusaco Hill to its beautiful ancient arches, Ancona is a city waiting for its secrets to be discovered. Uncover the past with Azamara®’s immersive Italy cruises.

Day 12 - Ravenna

Both beautiful and historical, Ravenna is not only a destination in and of itself, but also the gateway to Bologna and San Marino. Once the capital of the Roman Empire, it's hard to miss the influences of Eastern Europe found in its precious marbles and rich mosaics.

Day 13 - Venice

One of the world's most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually made up of over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St. Mark's Square, where you'll find the 900-year-old Basilica of St. Mark

Venice, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Venice to UK/Arrive UK

One of the world's most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually made up of over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St. Mark's Square, where you'll find the 900-year-old Basilica of St. Mark

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Outstanding service, expertise and experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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