Azamara returns to sea at the end of August

Azamara has announces its return to sail with Greece country-intensive voyages starting in August. The voyages mark Azamara’s return to service for the first time as an independent cruise company  

Azamara, the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion experiences, is making her comeback to the high seas on August 28, 2021. Azamara Quest will sail five back-to-back country-intensive voyages and one classic Mediterranean sailing. Each sailing will be seven-days in length and include a total of 18 late-night stays in port, including Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion, Greece.

“There’s no better way to return to service than in a country Azamara knows best, Greece.” said Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara.

Voyages on board Azamara Quest will include the following highlights:

  • Medieval, ancient wonders of Rhodes, Greece:  Known as the Island of the Knights, guests can visit ancient wonders including the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Stunning architecture and ruins of Heraklion, Greece: The fourth largest city in Greece, guests can explore Heraklion’s architectural marvels including The Bronze Age Palace of Knossos, an ancient palace with ruins dating back to the early Minoan period.
  • Volcanic splendors and stunning sunset in Santorini, Greece: Santorini was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Travelers can sail the caldera or discover the ancient ruins of Akrotiri by day and soak in the sunset views from Azamara Quest, as nightfall descends upon the island.
  • Ancient Delos and beautiful beaches of Mykonos, Greece: Step back in time to mythological Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and historic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can explore the hidden corners and captivating coastline of Mykonos by 4X4 or caique, a traditional wooden boat.
  • A blend of old and new in the coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus: Travelers can visit the last divided capital of the world, Nicosia, shared by Cyprus and Turkey. Byzantine landmarks, tales of the Crusades, or ventures into the countryside to explore the fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards await.

Azamara has made the decision to require all guests and crew to be fully vaccinated no later than 14-days prior to departure. Once the sailings open for booking, on May 11, 2021, the upmarket cruise line will reveal protocol guidelines.

Also read: All aboard: Azamara, the boutique cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion

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