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Ancient Trade Routes - JR17U003 Azamara Journey departing 27 Oct 2023

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Azamara Journey
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
27 Oct 2023
Duration
17 Nights
From / To
Athens (Piraeus) / Dubai
Ports of call
Athens (Piraeus) - Alexandria (Cairo) - Alexandria (Cairo) - Suez Canal - Suez Canal
Rating

Inside from £2,482pp

Outside from £2,846pp

Balcony from £3,089pp

Suite from £3,844pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 27/10/2023
Location Athens (Piraeus)
In 05:00
Out 17:00

You could spend a lifetime in Europe’s oldest city and still not see everything it has to offer. Settled over 3,500 years ago, Athens is like a mythological crossroads of the past and present, where modern buildings share the skyline with spectacular ruins like the Parthenon.

To see a veritable “greatest hits” line-up, make your way to Vasilissis Amalias Street for the archaeological walk. Winding through the heart of the ancient city, the route leads to landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Arch of Hadrian, and of course, the Acropolis.

Date 28/10/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 29/10/2023
Location Alexandria (Cairo)
In 06:00
Out

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city and its largest seaport. Known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean,” it’s found by many to have an atmosphere and culture that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. In ancient times, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt; today, its a city synonymous with commerce and sophistication.

Date 30/10/2023
Location Alexandria (Cairo)
In
Out 13:00

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city and its largest seaport. Known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean,” it’s found by many to have an atmosphere and culture that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. In ancient times, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt; today, its a city synonymous with commerce and sophistication.

Date 30/10/2023
Location Suez Canal
In
Out 23:00

Experience the breathtaking illusion of sailing through miles of desert sand as you cruise the 100-mile Suez Canal, the engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Date 31/10/2023
Location Suez Canal
In 15:00
Out

Experience the breathtaking illusion of sailing through miles of desert sand as you cruise the 100-mile Suez Canal, the engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Date 01/11/2023
Location Safaga
In 06:00
Out

While Safaga has its share of charms, including renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea, nearby Luxor is where the main attractions lie. Known as “the world’s greatest open air museum”, the monuments, temples, and tombs found in Luxor are amongst the most impressive in the world.

Date 02/11/2023
Location Safaga
In
Out 19:00

While Safaga has its share of charms, including renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea, nearby Luxor is where the main attractions lie. Known as “the world’s greatest open air museum”, the monuments, temples, and tombs found in Luxor are amongst the most impressive in the world.

Date 03/11/2023
Location Aqaba (Petra)
In 08:00
Out 23:00

The warm, tranquil waters of the Red Sea are perfect for the growth of corals, and the masses of brilliantly colored fish that live amongst them, making Aqaba a prime attraction for snorkelers and divers. Inland is a vast desert of stark beauty that entranced Lawrence of Arabia when he headquartered in its empty canyons during WWI.

Date 04/11/2023
Location Eilat
In 06:00
Out 22:00

Eilat is a desert resort on the shores of the Red Sea, where temperate gulf waters nourish an astonishing variety of fish and corals, and a surprising number of ways to observe them. The snorkeling and diving are outstanding, but for those who prefer to remain dry there are glass bottom boats, a submarine, and the Underwater Observatory. A group of free-wheeling dolphins hangs out on an offshore reef; observe their antics, or jump in and join them.

Date 05/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 06/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 07/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 08/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 09/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 10/11/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 11/11/2023
Location Muscat
In 08:00
Out 18:00

An important trading port between East and West since the first century, Muscat’s influence once extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. While much of the city’s construction is new, it all displays traditional Arabic stylistic elements, creating a handsome and cohesive whole that incorporates a rich history. Two seemingly invincible mountainside forts from the 1500s flank the palace of the sultan, though today they are both museums. A major highlight is the Muttrah Souq, Muscat’s oldest market. Colorful and bustling, it is a fascinating place to browse, as well as to bargain for exotic spices, traditional handicrafts, or gold and frankincense.

Date 12/11/2023
Location Dubai
In 17:00
Out

Dubai can already be mistaken for a movie set featuring a futuristic metropolis, and there are big plans still in the works. In the middle of the desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, there are so many building projects that foreign construction crews vastly outnumber citizens. Everything is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including manmade islands shaped like palm trees and the world’s first underwater hotel. It’s a striking collection of styles, including modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. If the planet’s largest shopping mall doesn’t appeal, traditional souks do still exist, including a gold souk housing over 200 retail shops.

Date 13/11/2023
Location Dubai
In 18:00
Out

Dubai can already be mistaken for a movie set featuring a futuristic metropolis, and there are big plans still in the works. In the middle of the desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, there are so many building projects that foreign construction crews vastly outnumber citizens. Everything is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including manmade islands shaped like palm trees and the world’s first underwater hotel. It’s a striking collection of styles, including modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. If the planet’s largest shopping mall doesn’t appeal, traditional souks do still exist, including a gold souk housing over 200 retail shops.

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