Special is valid from 14th February 2018 to 30th April 2018.
**JUST CRUISES EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL**
Special Offer: This package includes FREE return airfare and 6 FREE nights land accommodation. Availability is limited and on offer until sold out or withdrawn from sale!
Your Fly, Cruise & Stay Package Includes:
- Economy class airfare from Sydney to Rome, returning from Barcelona on full service airline, including air taxes
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4 star centrally located hotel in Rome
- 8 night luxury Azamara Journey cruise from Rome to Barcelona including:
- All main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- Complimentary house spirits, international beers and wines
- Most onboard entertainment
- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event on most voyages
- Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping
- Complimentary self service laundry
- Concierge service for person guidance and reservations
- Shuttle service to and from port communities (where available)
- All port/govt. charges
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4 star centrally located hotel in Barcelona
Price does not include:
Prices are based on flights from Sydney. Please ask us for prices from Melbourne, Brisbane or other Australian cities.
*Conditions Apply: Offer correct as at 19Apr18 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views. Air fare & taxes are based ex Sydney and are subject to change until paid in full. Accommodation rates may be based on instant purchase prices, in order to keep prices low. Please ask your consultant at time of enquiry if you require more flexible accommodation payment conditions. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Prices are subject to live availability at time of booking. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the listed prices shown here may vary from the live prices in our booking system.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Rome to Barcelona aboard Azamara Journey.
This is the voyage. First, the Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious film festival in the world in the most glamorous resort on the Cote d’Azur. As an Azamara guest you’ll have an invitation to this invitation-only event and be among the first to preview the best new films from around the world. Then stroll among those starring in them – the famous La Croisette waterfront promenade is where everyone will be.
Next be a guest at the Monaco Grand Prix, the world’s most glamorous sporting event. Monaco at Grand Prix time has everything that’s great about Formula One racing: speed, allure, passion, noise and a hint of danger – in addition to precision driving and technical excellence, it takes sheer bravery to win. And to watch – the course is narrow with hairpin corners. Mercedes, Ferraris and Renaults whiz by you 78 times. There are overnight stays at both legendary ports, so there’s time to see it all.
In between and after, a day in Florence for shopping for leather and gold, and one in Corsica for fascinating archeological sites. Wow.
Highlights of this cruise:
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
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.
Lights, camera, Cannes! Perhaps best known for the eponymous film festival that happens ever year, this charming port has plenty more to see than just celebrities and socialites. (Though, keep your eyes peeled because you never know who might be driving those Ferraris and Maseratis!)
Get ready for your close-up with a stroll along Le Promenade de la Croisette, the place to see and been seen in Cannes. Find the perfect pair of oversized sunglasses in one of the many luxury boutiques (Prada, anyone?) and then sit back and people watch with a glass of rosé at a chic waterfront café.
To see more of this seaside paradise, head to Le Suquet (the old town) to traverse winding cobblestone streets and zigzagging staircases. Gourmands will want to head for rue Meynardiers for shops carrying delicacies like creamy Brie and colorful macarons. The street also leads to Marché Forville, a covered market, where you’ll find local fig jam, charcuterie, and fresh flowers to tempt your senses.
While he may have been notoriously small, Napoléon left a huge mark on his hometown of Ajaccio. The diminutive dictator’s presence is visible throughout the city in everything from his childhood home, the Maison Bonaparte, to museums like Salon Napoléonien, seaside statues, and street names.
But history buffs aren’t the only ones who will find plenty to see and do in Ajaccio. Art lovers will want to head to the Palais Fesch Musée de Beaux Arts to see the largest collection of Italian Renaissance Paintings in France (outside of the Louvre, of course). And foodies should check out the main market on Boulevard du Roi Jerome for myrtle and plum liqueurs, melt-in-your-mouth beignets (sugared donuts), and brocciu, a type of pungent cheese.
On the trendy route de Sanguinaires, stock up on French beauty secrets found in the many apothecaries and traditional pharmacies. (Spoiler alert: We think it probably has something to do with the handmade soaps and lotions made from fragrant herbs like honeysuckle, lavender, and thyme.)
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.
Dynamic Barcelona is all about architecture, from the magnificent medieval buildings of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernist movement typified by the work of Antoni Gaudi. Though his materials were stone and metal, his forms were organic, awash in curves, swirls, and colors. His masterpiece is the amazing Church of the Sagrada Familia, colossal and as yet unfinished, though construction began in 1882. A contemporary contribution to the scene is Ricardo Bofill's post modernist National Theater of Catalonia, an imaginative combination of classical and modern design, with a greenhouse-like lobby.
|17/05||Fly from Sydney to Rome|
|18/05||Arrive Rome - own way to hotel|
|19/05||Rome at leisure|
|20/05||Rome at leisure|
|21/05||Rome - Own way to port - Embark cruise|
|21/05||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||06:00 PM|
|22/05||Livorno, (Florence, Pisa) Italy||08:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|23/05||Cannes, France||12:00 PM||Overnight|
|24/05||Cannes, France||11:59 PM|
|25/05||Ajaccio, Corsica. FR||12:00 PM||07:00 PM|
|26/05||Monte Carlo, Monaco||08:00 AM||Overnight|
|27/05||Monte Carlo, Monaco||10:00 PM|
|28/05||Barcelona, Spain||05:00 PM||Overnight|
|29/05||Disembark cruise - Own way to hotel|
|30/05||Barcelona at leisure|
|31/05||Barcelona at leisure|
|01/06||Barcelona - Own way to airport - Fly to Sydney|