Bible Lands Voyage

Greece & Israel | September 3 - 15, 2019

 
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Join us on an incredible experience sailing across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the all-new Azamara Pursuit. We aim to offer a deeply immersive learning experience to Greece and Israel, a couple of the most significant destinations in biblical history. This journey will fill your imagination with visions of the past by providing a geographical and historical context for the Bible.



Cruise Tour Details | 13-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive from USA & Overnight in Athens

Welcome to Athens! On your own time, may we suggest you begin your journey 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, veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Finally, enjoy a restful evening in your hotel before tomorrow's cruise departure.

DAY 2 - 11: Embark on 10-Night cruise ROUND-TRIP from Athens, Greece 

Depart from Athens towards a 10-day voyage to Cyprus, two welcoming ports in Israel, and sun-soaked Crete. Enjoy a day at sea before awakening in Limassol, one of the busiest ports of the Mediterranean. The next morning you’ll arrive in Haifa, Israel, where you'll spend two full days before departing late evening of the second day. This extended time in port leaves opportunity to discover biblical and archaeological sites including: Nazareth, Galilee, the River Jordan, and Elijah’s Cave. The time in Haifa will prepare you for the next three days in Jerusalem where you'll be able to walk the Stations of the Cross and/or see some of the most celebrated shrines on earth, the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount. Enjoy a day cruising at sea before visiting Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete, then venture back to Athens. Your package includes a shore excursion credit and assistance in customizing your experience.

DAY 12: Arrive in ATHENS

Guests choosing **BEST VALUE** Veranda Stateroom Package will experience the Corinth, Acropolis, and Areopagus (Mars Hill) Tour.

Tour details:

Departing from the port of Piraeus you'll reach the ancient town of Corinth, where the Apostle Paul lived and preached for two years. We’ll enjoy a time of devotional conversation reflecting on the teachings of I & II Corinthians. Following a photo stop at the canal, you'll board your coach for a drive back to the center of Athens, where you'll enjoy a three-course meal at a local restaurant. After lunch, you'll re-board your coach, passing by numerous points of interest such as: Constitution Square, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Gate, and Olympic Stadium. Soon after visiting the Acropolis, we’ll ascend Areopagus (Mars Hill) where the Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech in Acts 17. After departing we’ll enjoy a farewell meal together reflecting on our journey and return to our hotel for the evening.

DAY 13: Return FLIGHT to USA

Today you’ll return home on your flight to the USA, or continue your journey on a privately planned extension.

 

 


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Cruise Package Details

This package has been designed in order to provide you with a seamless and nearly all-inclusive experience. The exclusive benefits of cruising with our group includes: dedicated on-board hosts, welcome aboard cocktail reception, lively discussions with like-minded cruisers, welcome gift bag including a custom tour study guide, and of course our expert guidance throughout the entire experience. 

Early booking offer expires August 31, 2018, space is extremely limited.

Your reservation form and deposit secures your spot!


Your Boutique Hotel at Sea

Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes, slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things; like exploring the world!

Stateroom Amenities:

• Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet; terry bathrobes and slippers
• 24-hour room service
• Welcome fruit basket at embarkation and fresh-cut flowers
• Tote bag
• Use of umbrella and binoculars
• Shoe shine-service
• Turndown treats

Included on every Azamara Voyage:

• Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Gratuities
• Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
• Self-service laundry
• Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
• Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Early booking offer expires August 31, 2018, space is extremely limited.

Your reservation form and deposit secures your spot!

**BEST VALUE** Veranda Stateroom Includes:

• Welcome gift bag & custom study guide
• NIV Archaeological Study Bible eBook
• All transfers
• One-night stay at a 4-5 star property in Athens (9.3.19)
• Welcome aboard cocktail reception
Exclusive Virtuoso® Jerusalem excursion (9.9.19)
$700 Shore excursion credit (with personalized planning)
• Unlimited WiFi for 2 devices
• Ultimate Beverage Package for two
$250 On-board spa credit
• Two bags of laundry during the cruise
• Chef's Table dining experience for 2
• Corinth & Areopagus Tour (9.14.19) w/1-night hotel stay

From $6,699.00 / Per person

Oceanview Stateroom Includes:

• Welcome gift bag & custom study guide
• All transfers
• Welcome aboard cocktail reception
$500 Shore excursion credit (with personalized planning)
• Unlimited WiFi for 2 devices
• Premium Beverage Package for two
$200 On-board spa credit

FROM $4,349.00 / Per Person

Early booking offer expires August 31, 2018, space is extremely limited.

Your reservation form and deposit secures your spot!

Download a copy of the Azamara Pursuit deck plan here
 

Payment Schedule

1st deposit = $550.00 per person, due August 31, 2018
2nd deposit = $1,000 per person, due January 31, 2019
Final payment due on May 1, 2019

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Round-trip airfare, travel insurance (personalized quote will be provided), miscellaneous fees such as passports, baggage fees, off-ship dining, additional taxes, tips, and personal incidentals.

CANCELLATION & Refund POLICY

Your vacation package is reserved when we receive your required deposit and will be acknowledged with written confirmation. Please note that deposit requirements are per person. Travel insurance is optional, but highly recommended and a customized quote will be provided to you. Cancellation penalties start at $100.00 per person and increase as the travel date approaches.