Venice to Athens All-Lesbian Mediterranean Luxury Cruise
October 6 13, 2018
Azamara Club Cruises Azamara Quest 8 days from Venice, Italy to Athens, Greece
Eight days. Six magnificent destinations. One epic journey with memories that will last a lifetime, all in the company of 650 women of Olivia. Cruise through the Adriatic and Aegean, where each day and night has been created to bring you all the riches of this fabled region. On an exploration bookended by the iconic cities of Venice and Athens, you’ll discover intricate Venetian canals and the ancient ruins of the Acropolis. Explore the medieval warrens of Dubrovnik, walking the entire fortified wall for amazing views. Delight in the beauty of Chania, with its mix of Venetian, Byzantine, and Ottoman architecture. Witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from Santorini, and enjoy the postcard scene of Mykonos, with its whiter-than-white houses and vibrant bougainvillea.
Your Ship - Azamara Club Cruises Azamara Quest
Sail across the Mediterranean on the luxurious, five-star Azamara Quest. Escape to wide open decks for beautiful views of the water; enjoy complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas throughout the day; and indulge with red and white wines and beer during lunch and dinner. Offering fine dining and elegant décor, this mid-size beauty will wow you with her beautifully appointed staterooms and suites (many with private verandahs), guaranteeing that you travel in style and comfort, with deluxe amenities and a staff-to-guest ratio of more than 2 to 1.
With two specialty restaurants, Prime C and Aqualina, in addition to Discovery Café, Window’s Lounge and the Pool Bar & Grill, you are sure to dine in elegance and style. You will also have access to the state-of-the-art fitness center; the relaxing and therapeutic Astral Spa; the onboard coffee corner, Mosaic Café; two fabulous bars, Looking Glass and The Drawing Room; eConnections, the onboard internet station; as well as fabulous boutique and photo shops.
All suites and staterooms feature:
• Egyptian cotton bed linen with duvet
• Terry bathrobes and slippers
• Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
• Direct-dial telephone and voicemail
• Desk, in-room safe
• Hand-held hairdryer
• 24-hour room service
• Welcome fruit basket on embarkation day
• Fresh-cut flowers
• Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
• Complimentary shoe shine service
• Turndown treats
• Daily news bulletin
• English Butler Service
• Priority check-in and departure
• Unpacking and packing of luggage
• Priority luggage delivery
• Welcome sparkling wine and fruit basket
• Daily savories between 4 – 6 pm
• In suite afternoon tea service (upon request)
• In suite dining from restaurant menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner (upon request)
• One bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch whiskey
• Opportunity to book in suite spa services (additional charges)
• Complimentary seating throughout the voyage in the specialty dining restaurants
What is included?
• Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on the Azamara Quest
• All meals, including room service (specialty restaurants have a nominal charge)
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
• Self-service laundry
• Shuttle service to and from port communities when applicable
• Gratuities, port charges/taxes, which are covered in NDA fees
• Olivia signature programming, entertainment and personalized Olivia staffing throughout
Venice to Athens Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary
A Day at Sea!
Crete (Chania), Greece
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Venice, Italy Saturday, October 6, 2018
Arrive on Saturday, October 6 and take advantage of our “floating hotel”. We don’t depart until 12 PM on Sunday, October 7 so you’ll be able to maximize your time in this beautiful city. Consisting of more than 100 islands, Venice is Europe’s largest urban car-free area. The only means for getting around (on dry land, at least) are your own two feet— unless, of course, you travel by water taxi or gondola. And let’s face it: If you don’t go on a gondola ride when you’re in Venice, you’ll never hear the end of it back home! Fortunately, your walking time will be cut considerably because our ship will dock at the San Basilio Cruise Terminal, a mere 25-minute meander away from Venice’s city center. You’ll have ample time to people-watch in the Piazza San Marco, sample Veneto wines, and shop for everything from Murano glass to swathes of silk, and even take that dreamy sunset gondola ride.
Venice, Italy Sunday, October 7, 2018
It’s hard to not get swept up in the romance and beauty of Venice – “The City of Water”. Let yourself be taken in by the city’s many charms as you stroll along the cobblestone streets, overarching bridges, and world-famous canals. And then plan on doing a little more walking to get that last coffee or souvenir before boarding the ship to cross the Adriatic.
Dubrovnik, Croatia Monday, October 8, 2018
In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, massive stone walls protect winding streets, charming squares, and red-roofed buildings dating back to the 7th century. Even the walls themselves are spectacular and a “must walk” along the top. Shoes, leather, and traditional Konavle embroidery are found in the pedestrian-only Old Town stalls—and with a goldsmith trade that goes back to the 13th century, the quality and price of gold, coral, and filigree silver jewelry is outstanding here, too. Check out the Franciscan Monastery Museum, home to one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies where many of the lotions and potions are still made from ancient recipes. Take the cable car up to the top of Mount Srd, then relax at the end of the day with a glass of rakija. (If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you may experience déjà vu, since Dubrovnik stands in for King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms in the popular TV series.)
A Day at Sea! Tuesday, October 9, 2018
It’s time to relax, sip a glass of wine or sparkling water and catch up with friends. Get a massage at the spa, sunbathe at the pool, or just sit and enjoy gorgeous views of the Ionian Sea.
Chania, Crete, Greece Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Chania, the second largest city on the island of Crete, is a modern city built over the ruins of the ancient city of Kydonia. Stroll through the old city and you’ll see how it has been touched by the intersection of diverse civilizations throughout history, with a mixture of Greek, Venetian and Ottoman influences on every corner through Minoan ruins, Byzantine churches and impressive frescos. If you like archaeology, The Archaeological Museum houses an extensive collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts. The Naval Museum is also great way to explore the ages of Chania, with replicas of ships dating back to the Bronze Age. Discover the Byzantine collection in the restored Venetian Church of San Salvadore, or go into nature at the nearby national park and hike the Samaria Gorge. And if you just want to take it easy, relax at a seaside café and enjoy a glass of Cretan wine and some baklava.
Santorini, Greece Thursday, October 11, 2018
Known as Thira in Greek, Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades of the Aegean Sea. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia, the white aubergine (eggplant), its black, red and white sand beaches and its very own active volcano. The capital, Fira, a pedestrian haven with narrow, meandering cobblestone lanes, is reachable only by cable car, donkey, or for the fit and fearless, a flight of 600 steps. Browse the shops and enjoy a lazy lunch with a view, or explore other areas of this beautiful island by visiting the Village of Oia, Pyrgos Village, Boutari Winery or Perivolos Beach.
Mykonos, Greece Friday, October 12, 2018
Windswept Mykonos, known as the gay & lesbian hotspot in Greece, is just over 40 square miles of rugged terrain dotted with granite stone, windmills and blinding white-washed buildings -- all bordered by beach and backlit by blue skies. It's also one of the most visited of the Greek islands. You will find tavernas for al fresco dining, ouzo drinking and people watching, and sandy beaches. Nearby island, Ancient Delos, is an archeological marvel accessible by 20-minute boat ride and you’ll see luxury yachts bobbing on the light blue Aegean Sea. Take a stroll through Mykonos Town, filled with cobblestone alleys winding through cube-shaped restaurants, residences and boutiques, or visit one of the gay beaches – Paradise, Super Paradise or Elia.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece Saturday, October 13, 2018
We end our journey in the iconic city of Athens, one of the foremost examples of ancient Greek architecture and culture. Home of the first Olympics in 776 B.C., as well as the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens has over 5,000 years of history and ethos. Temples to Greek Gods, looming structures that still stand today and plazas with hundreds of shops, Athens is a city that will keep you interested long after you’re gone. Be sure to visit The Acropolis, the ancient “high city” of Athens, crowned by marble temples sacred to the city’s goddess Athena. The Parthenon, the Erectheion and the Temple of Nike are the three most important buildings that hold their structure today. And if you love to shop, The Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio are charming historic districts at the foot of the Acropolis, with restored 19th century neoclassical homes, pedestrianized streets, shops and restaurants.
Venice to Athens All-Lesbian Mediterranean Luxury Cruise 2018 Rates
Reg. Rate US $
CW - Club World Owner's Suite
Deck 6, Deck 7, Deck 8. (Approximately 600 square feet with 233 square foot veranda). The largest and most luxurious suites on board, each feature a large living room with a separate master bedroom with one king size bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to your own private veranda, marble master bath with tub and shower, dressing room with vanity and ample closet space, 55” flat-screen television in living room and 40” flat-screen television in master bedroom, refrigerator with mini-bar, one free bag of laundry service, afternoon in-suite tea service, complimentary bottles of specialty spirits, mixers...
SP - Club Spa Suite
Deck 9. (Approximately 414 sq.ft. with 60 sq.ft. veranda). Love the feeling of being at the spa and never want to leave? With the new Club Spa Suites, you won’t have to. Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, these new suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. With easy access to the Spa, open decks, swimming pool, restaurants, these suites feature a comfortable sitting area, daily delivery of healthy snacks, Frette plush robes and slippers, in-room spa music, spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub and separate rain shower, 55” flat-screen television in sitting area...
CO - Club Ocean Suite
Deck 6, Deck 7. (Approximately 478 sq.ft. with 173 sq.ft. veranda). When you step inside, you’ll be spoiled by the attention to detail in these beautiful suites featuring new furnishings and wallpaper, plush carpeting, large living room and a separate bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to your private veranda, marble master bath with tub and shower, dressing room with vanity, 40” flat-screen television in master bedroom, 55” flat-screen television in living room, refrigerator with mini-bar, one free bag of laundry service, afternoon in-suite tea service, specialty spirits, ...
N1, N2 - Club Continent Suite
Deck 6, Deck 8. (Approximately 260 sq.ft. with 60 sq.ft. veranda). Club Continent Suites are a wonderful refined home away from home and feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), comfortable sitting area, a spacious, newly decorated bathroom – either with a tub or shower, a 55” flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with private veranda, one free bag of laundry service, afternoon in-suite tea service, complimentary bottles of specialty spirits, mixers included, complimentary internet (235 minutes) and complimentary specialty dining.
VX - Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Deck 6, Deck 7, Deck 8. (Approximately 175 sq.ft. with 64 sq.ft. veranda). Enjoy a room with a view and a veranda to take in the ocean breezes. These staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, private veranda, sitting area, flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
V1, V2, V3 - Club Veranda Stateroom
Deck 6, Deck 7, Deck 8. (Approximately 175 sq.ft. with 40 sq.ft. veranda). Enjoy a room with a view and a veranda to take in the ocean breezes. These staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, private veranda, sitting area, flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
4, 5, 6 - Club Oceanview Stateroom
Deck 4, Deck 5, Deck 6. (Approximately 170 sq.ft.). Enjoy a room with natural sunlight and a view. These staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
8 - Obstructed Club Oceanview Stateroom
Deck 6. (Approximately 170 sq.ft.). These staterooms are obstructed, yet have a picture window to allow for plenty of natural sunlight. They feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
9 - Club Interior Stateroom
Deck 8. (Approximately 158 sq.ft.). These comfortable interior staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
10 - Club Interior Stateroom
Deck 7. (Approximately 158 sq.ft.). These comfortable interior staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
11 - Club Interior Stateroom
Deck 6, Deck 7. (Approximately 158 sq.ft.). These comfortable interior staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
12 - Club Interior Stateroom
Deck 4. (Approximately 158 sq.ft.). These comfortable interior staterooms feature a queen size bed (convertible to two twins), flat-screen television and refrigerator with mini-bar.
More information will be available approximately 9 months prior to the trip.
Rates: Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include airfare, insurance, fuel surcharge or NDA of $399 (subject to change).
Early bird prices valid until April 6, 2018.
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