Like her sister ships, the Azamara Pursuit is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. Its intimate size allows itineraries to unique, smaller ports in regions around the world that larger ships are unable to reach.
On an Azamara ship, you'll sail to the city center of Bordeaux, the heart of Seville, and within a short walk to Hong Kongs buzzing nightlife and Shanghais famous Bund. You'll sail to the doorstep of Bangkok, while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away.
With a capacity of 690 guests, you'll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of her bars, restaurants, and lounges. Youll love the genial club-like atmosphere and the way the attentive staff and crew get to know you. And youll feel the same friendliness with your fellow voyagers.
Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There's nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views.
Azamara's friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
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|Sep 23||Sun||2||Mykonos, Greece||8:00AM||8:00PM|
|Sep 24||Mon||3||Ephesus, Turkey||port: Kusadasi||8:00AM||10:00PM|
|Sep 25||Tue||4||Patmos - greece||8:00AM||10:00PM|
|Sep 26||Wed||5||Kos - greece||8:00AM||6:00PM|
|Sep 27||Thu||6||Chania - crete - greece||8:00AM||10:00PM|
|Sep 28||Fri||7||Santorini, Greece||8:00AM||6:00PM|
|Sep 29||Sat||8||Athens, Greece||port: Piraeus||6:00AM|
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Exclusive Shore Event: Kusadasi | Ancient Ephesus and Festive Lunch at the Kismet HotelKusadasi is a charming fishing village and resort on the Turkish Aegean. It is also the port for the ancient ruins at Ephesus. This great commercial city, once home to 300,000 people, flourished between 600 BC and AD 500. A Roman writer dubbed Ephesus Lumen Asiae Light of Asia for its beauty and location. In the books of the New Testament, Ephesus is the fourth greatest city in the world. Only Rome, Alexandria, and Antioch in Syria were more renowned. The city was simply stunning.
On our journey to the magnificent ruins of Ephesus there will be an opportunity for us to visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is thought she lived the last years of her life. This lovely little chapel is set in the hills behind Ephesus.
Arriving at Ephesus, Voyager Club travelers will tour these remarkable ruins and enjoy a private walking tour. Julius Aguila built the Library of Celsus in AD 135 in honor of his father, Celsus. Not only did this Royal Road library store between 9,500 and 12,000 parchment and papyri documents collected by this learned man (the walls were amazingly thick, so as to avoid any chance of mildew), but it is also the final resting-place of Celsus. The Arcadian Way (also known as the Royal Road) stretched from the harbor to the city's theater for drama. You can just imagine the spectacle of parades chariots abreast on this one-hundred-foot wide roadway.
One of the highlights of our visit to Ephesus will be exclusive access to the recently discovered Yamac Terrace houses, a fascinating archeological site that is currently being excavated.
Construction of the great theater of Ephesus was started during the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54) and was completed under his successor, Trajan. The diameter of this immense hall was 495 feet. The Odeion had 22 tiers, could accommodate 1,500 spectators, and was acoustically perfect for performances by musicians and poets. The Temple of Diana this Roman goddess of fertility and resurrection was most revered here was four times the size of the Parthenon. Even in ruins, it is impressive. Curiously, the temple was built in marshy soil to protect it from earthquake damage.
A wonderful luncheon with wine has been reserved at the Kismet Hotel overlooking Kusadasi Harbor. A leisurely repast will allow you time to reflect on all of the ancient treasures of Ephesus. Just as fine cuisine awaited first-century travelers, a feast of local specialties and fine European wines awaits you. After lunch, we'll have the option of returning to the ship, or spending independent time in Kusadasi for some shopping.
Approximate Length: Seven hours.
Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Light casual wear with comfortable walking shoes. Sunscreen is highly recommended. This tour includes at least two hours of walking outdoors, with steps, cobblestone streets, and uneven surfaces. It is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or requiring use of a wheelchair.
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