Black Sea Voyage

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.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | 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.

DAY 2 | 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.

DAY 3 | At Sea

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 4 | Istanbul, Turkey

East meets West in the storied city where Europe and Asia meet. Start in Sultanahmet Square and you can easily explore the intricate architecture of Topkapi Palace, the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum of Hagia Sofia, and the brilliant blues of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Sample kebaps, mezes and more at the city’s endless restaurants and taverns where you’re sure to meet friendly locals and be caught up in their infectious love of life.

DAY 5 | Varna, Bulgaria

A cosmopolitan city with a buried treasure in its past, the Black Sea port of Varna is perfect for strolling and taking in its history and beautiful mix of architecture. Check out that treasure for yourself—the Gold of Varna is on display at the Archaeological Museum—or meander your way around the stunning seaside park. No matter what you do, be sure to sample the region’s fabled wines.

DAY 6 | Constanta (Bucharest), Romania

A cultural and economic center for over 2,600 years, Constanta holds archaeological treasures and the charming atmosphere of the old town center. Its historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand casino, museums and shops, and proximity to beach resorts make it a seaside gem that isn’t on the map for most cruises. Plus, beautiful Bucharest is just a shore excursion away.

DAY 7 | Odessa, Ukraine

Founded by Katherine the Great, this brilliant jewel on the Black Sea boasts pastel-hued, neoclassical buildings, the bustling Pryvoz market, and the iconic Potemkin steps. Deribasovskaya Street is a pedestrian paradise with endless shops, cafes, and monuments, and the world-renowned Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater is an opulent blend of Viennese, Italian, and French architecture.

DAY 8 | At Sea

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 9 | Sochi, Russia

A Black Sea resort, this “Russian Riviera” lies in a tiny portion of Russia that can boast a subtropical climate—making it an ideal holiday destination. Though once known for its balmy temperatures and picturesque sunsets, it’s world debut as the host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has made Sochi a year-round hotspot. The city boasts a vibrant nightlife, impeccable views, and quick access to the spectacular hiking trails of Agura Valley.

DAY 10 | Batumi, Georgia

Emerging as one of the most popular destinations on the Black Sea, Batumi wows with its palm-lined promenades, charming Old Town, modern, and eye-catching architecture. Keep your eyes peeled for unique buildings like Alphabet Tower, replicas of the great Alexandria lighthouse and the Acropolis, and even an upside down White House.

DAY 11 | At Sea

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 12 | Istanbul, Turkey

East meets West in the storied city where Europe and Asia meet. Start in Sultanahmet Square and you can easily explore the intricate architecture of Topkapi Palace, the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum of Hagia Sofia, and the brilliant blues of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Sample kebaps, mezes and more at the city’s endless restaurants and taverns where you’re sure to meet friendly locals and be caught up in their infectious love of life.

DAY 13 | Kepz (Troy/Gallipoli), Turkey

Kepez is a small seaside town, but real treasures can be found when you explore further beyond the shore. The ancient city of Troy was once just a myth, but archaeological excavations have brought this fabled locale to life. Also within reach of port is the Gallipoli Peninsula, where an ill-fated WWI campaign devastated Allied forces. In Assos, the Temple of Athena sits perched on an acropolis with sweeping sea views.

DAY 13 | Dardanelles (cruising)

DAY 14 – 15 | 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.

 

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Save Up To 40%: Offer applies to new bookings created between December 7, 2019 –  February 29, 2020 (“Offer Period”). Offer applies to select sailings departing between April 14, 2020 – November 21, 2021. See blackout dates listed below. Offer provides up to 40% off the cruise fare for the first two guests in a stateroom. Savings vary by sailing and stateroom category. All other charges, including, but not limited to, cruise taxes, fees, and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. Offer may not be available on all categories on all sailings. Savings applied to cruise fare at checkout.

Blackout Dates: JR 4/26/2020, JR 5/12/2020, JR 5/26/2020, JR 7/7/2020, JR 7/18/20, JR 9/5/2020, JR 9/12/2020, JR 11/10/2020, JR 9/29/2021, PR 6/26/2021, PR 7/20/2021, PR 9/14/2021, QS 5/9/2020, QS 7/26/2020, QS 8/18/2020, QS 5/1/2021, QS 4/23/2020.

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