Azamara Pursuit sails into the Azamara Club Cruises' fleet in August 2018. This elegant, mid-sized ship offers a maximum of 702 guests a sophisticated yet casual ambiance with the contemporary style and personalised service that are the benchmarks of Azamara Club Cruises. Her eight passenger decks are home to seven restaurants, cafes, and lounges, an outdoor pool surrounded by sun-lounger filled decks, an idyllic spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. The boutique hotel-style staterooms and suites come with welcome touches such as 24-hour room service, Terry cotton robes and slippers, 'About Rose' luxury bath products, a fresh fruit basket, and freshly-cut flowers. Step ashore at your ports of call to experience the local culture, cuisine, and places of interest.
Take your seat in the open-seating Discoveries Restaurant to enjoy the Destination Immersion menu and a choice of daily-changing specialities. Visit Windows Cafe for casual-style fare during the daytime, and then savour a daily-themed dinner menu in the evening. The Patio is a casual 'pool grill' during the daytime, transforming into an alfresco dining venue after dark. Feast on Italian-inspired contemporary cuisine and speciality dishes in Aqualina or dine on steaks from the grill in Prime C. 'Nights in Private Places' is the perfect treat for two – start the evening with champagne and canapés served by your personal butler; followed by food from the hot stone grill, drinks on The Sanctum Terrace, and a night under the stars in a private outdoor bed.
The Living Room is the ship's social hub both day and night; where you can relax with a pot of tea, enjoy tapas and wine, and mingle with your fellow guests. Relax in Mosaic Café as you sip your favourite speciality coffee and watch the world go by. The Pool Bar is open for drinks and cocktails by the water's edge or you can view big-screen sports over an ice-cold beer in Spirits bar. The friendly atmosphere of Discoveries Bar is the perfect spot for pre-dinner gin and tonics or late-night cocktails. The wine cellar offers a fine selection of wines to add to your dining experience.
Azamara Pursuit offers an eclectic mix of entertainment. Spend your days afloat sunbathing by the pool or enjoying pampering treatments in the Sanctum Spa. Shape up with a workout in the Fitness Centre or run a few circuits of the Jogging Track. Lose yourself in a book in The Drawing Room or catch up with the news from home at In Touch. Watch a cookery demonstration or sample fine wines from around the world with the sommelier. The Cabaret Lounge is the place for musical revues, live bands, and classical and opera performances. Themed events such as the famous White Night party and ABBA night also add to the fun after dark. If you're feeling lucky; visit the slot machines, blackjack tables, and roulette wheel in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Athens, Greece
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Athens and enjoy coach transfers to the port to board Azamara Pursuit for your 9-night Greek and Italy cruise.
Day 2: Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos sits in the Aegean Sea with traditional white-washed houses and bright-blue waters. Wander the twisting narrow lanes, which were originally designed to confuse pirate invaders, and discover quaint shops and boutiques. Visit stylish beach bars, modern restaurants and see the iconic 16th-century Venetian windmills which overlook Mykonos town — the island's capital.
Day 3: Santorini, Greece
Curving around a majestic caldera, Santorini is one of the prettiest of the Greek Isles. Hop on the tender boat ashore, where the cable car will whisk you up to the cliff-top village of Thira with its quaint streets filled with restaurants, bars and shops. Pay a visit to the cave houses at the beautiful village of Oia before heading down the steps to Amoudi Bay to feast on fresh seafood. Taste the unique beers at the Donkey Brewery close to the black pebbled sands of Kamari Beach. Explore the island's history at the Akrotiri archaeological site or admire the dramatic coastline by catamaran.
Day 4: Chania (Crete), Greece
Chania is a thriving city with beautiful Venetian buildings. Located on the north coast of Crete, the city is picturesque and it main attractions are situated close to the harbour. Explore the waterfront and stroll along the harbour wall to be greeted by the iconic Venetian Lighthouse. Discover the ancient buildings and admire the Venetian and Turkish architecture. Take a walk down the narrow shopping streets to soak up the local culture, or dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants and cafes to taste the flavours of the local cuisine. Head to the Naval Museum where you can gain insight into Crete's maritime history.
Day 6: Sorrento, Italy
This stunning coastal town of Sorrento is situated in south-western Italy and faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views, buzzing bars, and delicious pizzas. Explore the narrow alleys of Piazza Tasso and gaze in awe at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco or revel in the rich history at Museo Correale. Walk along the sandy stretch at Marina Grande harbour or visit the stunning natural phenomenon Vallone dei Mulini.
Day 7: Rome, Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 8 – 9: Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 10: Nice, France to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Nice where you disembark the ship. Enjoy a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.