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Journey, Black Sea ex Athens Return

Ship: Azamara Journey View ship details

Cruise Line: Azamara Club Cruises

Selected Sailing Date: 12 Sep 2020

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Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single
12 - Club Interior Stateroom
11 - Club Interior Stateroom
10 - Club Interior Stateroom
09 - Club Interior Stateroom
08 - Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)
06 - Club Oceanview Stateroom
05 - Club Oceanview Stateroom
V3 - Club Veranda
V2 - Club Veranda
P3 - Balcony
P2 - Balcony
P1 - Balcony

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Cruise Description

14 Night cruise sailing roundtrip from Athens onboard Azamara Journey.

Dividing Southeastern Europe from Asia Minor, the Black Sea is more than just a body of water—it’s a keeper of secrets. Rumored to be the home of everything from the lost city of Atlantis to the location of Noah’s Ark, one thing’s for certain: Your Azamara® journey here will be one for the history books.

The adventure begins in Athens, the Cradle of Civilization, before heading to Ephesus, Turkey. Once the second largest city in the Roman Europe, the ancient attractions here are truly spectacular, including the Library of Celsus, the Odeon, and the marble-made Arcadian Street.

Then it’s a day of scenic cruising, as we sail through the Bosphorus Strait to the resort town of Varna, Bulgaria. Discover Romanian folklore and great wines in Constanta, and visit the famous Opera and Ballet Theater and Potemkin Stairs in Odessa. Pamper yourself during an at-sea day, and enjoy late-night stays in the seaside playgrounds of Sochi, Batumi, and Trabzon, which also happens to be a fascinating stop on the historical Silk Road.

Next it’s another day at sea and a cruise through the Bosphorus Strait. Follow it up with a late-night stay in Kavala, where historic sites like the Castle of Kavala and the ruins of Philippi await. Finally, it’s on to the charming island of Skiathos (and its more than 60 beaches), before returning to Athens.

Highlights of this cruise:

Piraeus, (Athens), Greece
Start your journey in Piraeus with an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterwards, head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Finally, check out a local taverna where you can rub elbows with the locals well into the wee hours of the night.

Kusadasi, (Ephesus), Turkey
Kusadasi has many charms, but let’s talk Turkey: The star attraction is Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire, its marble-made Arcadian Street stretches from the 24,000-capacity Great Theatre (where St. Paul used to preach) to the harbor. Nearby sites include the Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John, and House of Virgin Mary, where Mary is supposed to have spent her last days.

Kavala, (Philippi), Greece
Clinging to the foothills of Mt. Symvolo, the city of Kavala (“the heart of Eastern Macedonia”) rises like an amphitheater out of the sea, with historical monuments and buildings almost too plentiful to list.

Skiathos, Greece
A small island surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, Skiáthos is part of the Sporades archipelago and features many inlets, capes, villas and endless stretches of picture-perfect beaches.