12 days awesome cruise to the stunning islands on the shore of Lake Garda – Azamara Quest® – May 2017 – Aug 2017 – departs London Gatwick Airport

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Azamara Quest®

Italian Lakes and Croatia’s Inside Passage Cruise with Titan Ocean Cruises

 

Departs: London Gatwick Airport on May 2017 – August 2017
Days: 12

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Begin your revelation of wonderful fortification towns and staggering islands on the shore of Lake Garda, with outings to Isola del Garda and Sirmione. At that point take to the Aegean Sea to find memorable towns of Zadar and Hvar as we persue the coastline of Croatia to Montenegro. Cruise the Bay of Kotor, a standout amongst the most remarkable characteristic attractions of the Mediterranean, before returning north by means of affectionately reestablished Dubrovnik and the green island of Korcula to spend a day in Slovenia – Ljubljana is a respected capital – and finish up in mystical Venice…… . . .. …

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   CRUISE SHIP:Azamara Quest®
                    

PRICES FROM:Prices from: £2,399 per person

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Includes

  • INCLUDING…

    • 3 nights in hotel and 8 nights cruise on Azamara Quest® (accommodation as specified or similar)
    • 27 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12) 7 lunches (days 5-11) 9 dinners (days 1, 4-11)
    • $300 per stateroom onboard credit
    • Complimentary Speciality Restaurant dining package of three meals
    • Gratuities for stateroom attendants, bar and dining/waiting staff
    • Selected spirits, beers, wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
    • Shuttle service to and from port communities where available

    Included excursions and visits: 4

    • Excursion by boat on Lake Garda to Isola del Garda
    • Visit to Sirmione
    • Short visit to the beautiful city of Verona
    • AzAmazing EveningsSM event: Choir performance at Tito Square, Koper

    Plus all these benefits:

    • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Free connecting flights from regional airports
    • Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
    • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
    • Porterage (one bag per person)
    • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
    • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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Italian Lakes and Croatia’s Inside Passage

Italian Lakes and Croatia's Inside Passage

Day 1 London – Verona – Bardolino, Lake Garda

VIP Outbound3Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport and your direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Verona. On arrival, we make the short transfer to Bardolino and our hotel for the next three nights, the Hotel Caesius Thermae Resort & Spa (4T), located opposite beautiful Lake Garda. We enjoy an included dinner at the hotel tonight.

Day 2 Isola del Garda

We take a boat across Lake Garda to the small, rocky, privately owned island of Isola del Garda, home to a magnificent Venetian Gothic villa with beautiful rooms and formal gardens. Explore the old battlements and the lush nature park, see the crumbling hermitage and go in search of the 130 Gallic-Roman tombstones on the island.

Day 3 Sirmione

We travel to the southern banks of Lake Garda to explore Sirmione, a beautiful peninsula that has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Wealthy Romans holidayed here to enjoy the natural springs and the impressive three-storey Roman villa, Grotto of Catullus, still dominates the tip of the peninsula, despite the wear of time; while the magnificent Scaligera Fortress is a reminder of the serious side of medieval life. Return to Bardolino for an afternoon at leisure, and maybe a stroll along the picturesque shore.

Day 4 Bardolino – Verona – Venice

After breakfast, we depart the hotel for the short drive to the elegant city of Verona, forever associated with William Shakespeare, where we make a stop. Continue to Venice to embark Azamara Quest® (5T) and settle in before we begin our cruise; the experience of sailing out of Venice, passing St Mark’s Square, is truly memorable.

Day 5 Zadar, Croatia – Inside Passage

Zadar is a truly captivating city, where history-drenched cobblestone streets meet deep blue sea and green olive groves. Spend your day meandering through the old town, rich in ancient monuments, and listening to the wonderful tones of The Sea Organ, a masterpiece of nature and architecture on Zadar’s shores. Or take an excursion to Krka National Park, a beautiful, diverse land of lakes, magnificent waterfalls and caverns that support a wide variety of fauna, marsh birds, birds of prey and bats. Early this evening, we begin our voyage through Croatia’s inside passage, passing numerous islands which decorate the water.

Day 6 Hvar

Today we visit one of Croatia’s largest and most popular islands – Hvar. The island’s capital, Hvar Town, exudes wealth with elegant hotels and restaurants welcoming guests from their extravagant yachts. The fortress and Benedictine convent provide an interesting insight into the island’s history and lace-making traditions. Much of the rest of the island is rural, with fields of lavender and ancient hamlets, long abandoned. Ship to shore tender service.

Day 7 Kotor, Montenegro

Sail through the Bay of Kotor, a stunning ria whose mountainous restraints become increasingly imposing as we navigate our way to Kotor. On arrival in Montenegro’s beautiful town, take a stroll along its cobblestone streets, interlaced in a bid to confuse the unwanted pirates and soldiers who explored them before you. Within the thick city walls, up to 10m wide, lie churches and eateries selling fresh delicacies on hidden piazzas.

Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik has been carefully restored after the Croatian conflicts, just 25 years ago, and is once more a magnificent medieval city, full of squares decorated with monuments and fountains, churches and quaint shops selling local art and crafts. Walk atop the thick medieval walls for fantastic views across the city, or delve into museums to take a closer look at the city’s turbulent past. Ship to shore tender service.

Day 9 Korcula

Legend has it the enchanting port of Korcula was founded by a Trojan hero in 12th century BC. It is also believed that the great adventurer, Marco Polo, was born in the house that now bears his name and is open to visitors. The town (which shares its name with the island) is still very much a market town, with a small museum conserving a mix of island history, from items found from the bottom of the sea to the Nazi occupation. You may like to explore further into this forested island, or take a water taxi to Badija to discover the 15th century Franciscan monastery. Ship to shore tender service.

Day 10 Koper, Slovenia

Beautiful Tito Square (Titov Trg), in the heart of Koper’s Old Town, is an ideal starting point today. Explore the arcaded Venetian Gothia Loggia, the gleaming white 15th century Praetorian Palace, Armoury, 12th century baptistery and climb 204 steps up the belfry of the Cathedral of the Assumption for wonderful views. Alternatively, take this opportunity to explore Slovenia’s beautiful capital, Ljubljana, or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Skocjan Caves, the world’s largest underground canyon. Then, enjoy an AzAmazing EveningSM choir performance at Tito Square.

Day 11 Venice, Italy (overnight)

Early this morning we are greeted with the wonderful sight of Venice, as we return to explore the city of a hundred enchanting islands. Experience the famous statues, domes, and spectacular bell tower of St Mark’s Square. Marvel at the palaces of the aristocracy of old, the handsome Gothic palazzo, the buildings that line the waterways and the bridges which cross them. See antique art and discover the vibrant contemporary art scene. Spending the evening in port, lovers of performing arts may like to find tickets for an opera or ballet.

Day 12 Venice – London

VIP InboundWe disembark Azamara Quest® after breakfast and transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

 Cabins

Cabin Information:

PER/PERSON CALL FOR LATEST

Q: What should I pack?

A: Planning what to wear on your cruise holiday is easy. You should keep in mind three types of clothing: casual shipboard attire or day wear; conservative resort wear for sightseeing or shopping; and evening wear.

Appropriate attire onboard Azamara Club Cruises® is always resort casual; there aren’t any scheduled formal nights. However, guests should always feel comfortable wearing formal attire if they so desire. No bare feet, tank tops, caps, swimwear, or jeans are allowed in the dining room or speciality restaurants. Additionally, no tuxedo hire will be available onboard.

Here are a few general tips: we recommend low-heeled, comfortable shoes for walking around the ship during the day; pack at least two swimsuits so you’ll always have a dry one; ashore you will need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen. When visiting museums, mosques, temples and churches it is appropriate (and in many cases mandatory) to dress conservatively. Women should wear trousers or skirts that cover the knees. Bare shoulders and sleeveless tops and shorts are often not permitted for men or women. If your cruise takes you to Northern Europe we suggest you also pack a raincoat or jacket and a couple of jumpers.

Examples of resort casual attire: Women

  • Casual dresses, skirts, trousers
  • Light fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk Men
  • Trousers, shirts, polo-type or button-down shirts, sweaters, jackets/windbreakers, blazer (if desired, but not required)
  • Light fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk

What not to pack: For the safety of our guests, the following items are not allowed onboard: irons, coffeemakers, candles, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives (such as fireworks), weapons (including knives, regardless of length or ceremonial use) and electrical transformers.

WEATHER

Q: The Weather

A: Our cruises encompass a variety of continents and destinations and therefore the weather in each region will vary. Some of the destinations visited are tropical and may experience heavy rainfall or strong winds (sometimes hurricane force) at certain times of the year. Azamara Club Cruises® cannot accept liability for adverse weather conditions during your cruise holiday. See clause 5.10 of our Booking Conditions.

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE

Q: What advice does the Foreign and Commonwealth Office give?

A: The FCO provides important travel advice about most destinations around the world. Please ensure that you visit www.fco.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the most up to date travel information.

CRUISE TICKETS & BAG TAGS

Q:How do I get my cruise tickets and bag tags?

A: We are now using electronic tickets for our guests. When you receive e -docs, you will need to request your bag tags via the online check-in page of our website approximately 1 month before your sailing.

GUEST RELATIONS

Q: What do the ship’s Guest Relations staff do?

A: The Guest Relations Desk is available 24 hours a day. The Desk operates as your source of general information as well as customs and immigration.

EMBARKATION & DISEMBARKATION

Q: How do I check-in for boarding the ship?

A: In order to make your check-in and boarding process as simple as possible, we recommend that you go online at AzamaraClubCruises.co.uk to complete your embarkation forms. Click on ‘Already Booked’ then ‘Online Check-in’ and submit these details online.

By checking in online for your cruise, you will significantly speed up your check-in process and will be able to board the ship sooner and avoid delays and queues at the cruise terminal. If you complete embarkation forms online, you do not need to complete the Guest Clearance Form within your cruise e-doc. If completing your embarkation forms online is not possible, your embarkation forms will automatically be included with your cruise documents. Please complete these forms before you arrive at the cruise terminal.

In the cruise terminal, simply present your cruise documents at the check-in desk. Once all the necessary forms have been completed, you will receive your Azamara KeyCard. You will then be permitted to board the ship. The Azamara KeyCard is your identification card for re-boarding the ship in the various ports of call, the key to your stateroom and your Charge Card for all your onboard purchases.

Your Stateroom Attendant will deliver your luggage as soon as possible after boarding. We recommend that items such as medicines are packed in your hand luggage.

Q: When can I board the ship?

A: We request that all guests check-in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time to ensure luggage and security screening. Guests will not be allowed to board after check- in has been closed. Late arriving guests will need to join the cruise at an approved down line port of call. It is your responsibility to arrive on time unless you are transferring to the ship via our transport. If you are not onboard at least 90 minutes before the ship’s scheduled sailing time, we shall at that time be entitled to treat your non-arrival as a cancellation by you and as such 100% cancellation charges will be payable and no refund will be made. Please note, for security reasons, you will not be permitted to bring any visitors onboard the ship in any port.

Azamara Club Cruises® shall not be required to refund any portion of the cruise fare paid by any guest who fails for any reason to be onboard the ship or transport by the embarkation cut- off time applicable to the specific cruise. This also applies to the boarding cut-off time applicable at any port of call, destination or point of departure as the case may be, and shall not be responsible for lodging, meals, transportation or other expenses incurred by the guest as a result thereof. Embarkation and disembarkation details are available at AzamaraClubCruises.co.uk. Boarding cut-off times for any port of call, destination or point of departure are as announced on the applicable cruise.

Q: Can I change my stateroom after arrival onboard?

A: Subject to availability, you may upgrade to a higher category stateroom after you have checked in. The upgrades, if available, are done and paid for at the Pier Coordinator’s desk. You can pay for the upgrade with either credit card, cash or in travellers cheques.

Q: What do I need to do on the last night of the cruise?

A: Pack your bags and place them outside your stateroom door by the time you are advised onboard. Your stateroom attendant will give you luggage tags for each piece of luggage. Please clearly write your name, home address and, where applicable, flight details on each tag. Carry fragile, important and valuable items with you. We recommend that you bring an overnight bag with you for your last night onboard.

Q: How should I prepare for disembarkation?

A: Guests must disembark the ship by 08:30hrs on debarkation day. If you have booked your flights with us you will be transferred to the airport at this time, irrespective of the flight departure time. The Cruise Director will give detailed instructions about disembarkation and clearing customs and immigration during the departure talk on the last day of the cruise. We strongly recommend that you attend this important and informative talk. You can also view this talk on your stateroom TV. Azamara Club Cruises® has no control over the length of time it may take for immigration and customs clearance. The colour of your luggage tag will determine your departure time from the ship and your luggage collection point.

Q: What is a standard fly/cruise package?

A: For US departing cruises and other long haul destinations, a standard fly/cruise package is where we fly you on the day prior to your cruise, provide overnight accommodation selected by us and provide transfers to the port the following day. For non-UK European departing cruises, a standard fly/cruise package is where we fly you on the same date as your cruise departure date and transfer you from the arrival airport directly to the port of departure of your cruise.

A non-standard fly/cruise package is any other air and cruise arrangement organised by Azamara Club Cruises® for you. In such circumstances you shall be responsible for the cost of all accommodation and transfers in addition to the cost of the standard fly/cruise package.

  • What hotel arrangements are made for me prior to my boarding and after I disembark from the ship?

A: If your booking with us is cruise-only i.e. you have not booked your flights through Azamara Club Cruises®, no arrangements will be made for you. If your booking with us is a standard fly/cruise package i.e. you have flights booked and arranged through Azamara Club Cruises® and your outward flight is scheduled for the day of sailing, no hotel arrangements will be made and you will be transferred by coach to the ship. If your booking with us is a standard fly/ cruise package and your outward flight is scheduled to arrive the day prior to the cruise (generally transatlantic or other long haul flights), you will be provided with a hotel room at a hotel of our choice (subject to change) on a room-only basis. You will be transferred to the ship the following day. On disembarkation, if your booking with us is on a cruise-only basis, you will proceed through Customs and Immigration, collect your luggage and continue with your independently made onward arrangements. If, however, your booking is on a fly/cruise basis, a transfer to the airport will also be provided.

In certain ports of call, where the return flight is late in the day (fly/cruise guests only), we may at our discretion provide a complimentary dayroom/luggage store, tour or similar arrangements prior to your return flight. Please

check your travel documents for details of any post-cruise arrangements applicable to your booking (subject to change).

Q: When should I schedule my flight home?

A: If we are not arranging flights for you, please consult your Travel Agent on the most appropriate flight times, ensuring you allow sufficient time both prior to embarkation and following disembarkation. You will normally be asked to have disembarked the ship before 08:30 on the disembarkation day. Actual times will be shown within your cruise tickets. Please note that the time a ship sails and the time it arrives back, may be subject to change in advance of the cruise or on the day, so please factor in delays when arranging your own onward journeys.

STATEROOM & SUITE

Q: What about stateroom sizes?

A: Please bear in mind that staterooms, by nature, cannot be compared in size to hotel rooms you may find on shore. Should you wish to know the dimensions of any stateroom, please visit AzamaraClubCruises.co.uk, or contact your travel agent or reservation agent.

  • What about electrical equipment and carriage of items that may be perceived as dangerous?

A: The onboard voltage is 110/220 AC (maximum 1500 watts) so please take any necessary adapters (N. European and North America adaptors will both work). Hair dryers are provided in all staterooms throughout the Azamara fleet. Please note: if you are bringing any medical equipment with you that requires mains power, please ensure you check the power requirements with our Special Services team in advance of your cruise. Be advised also that for safety reasons Azamara Club Cruises® may not permit you to use certain items in your stateroom (see 2.2 below) e.g. travel irons. Please also check with your airline to ascertain the up to date position for the carriage of electrical and other dangerous items. This may vary by airline.

Q: Is the ship wireless?

A: Both Azamara ships have Internet access. Internet access is available in eConnections 24 hours a day until 6:00 am on debarkation day. Wireless Internet access is available around the ship. In order to take advantage of this service, you must bring your own laptop/smartphone/tablet, which must have WiFi capability. Apple’s default browser, Safari, must be at version 3.0 or above to ensure compatibility with the onboard wireless network. Internet minutes can be purchased in various packages, depending on the number of minutes you plan on using while onboard.

Q: What about laundry?

A: Self-service laundry facilities are available onboard both Azamara ships on Deck 7 (midship) free of charge. Additionally, laundry and dry- cleaning services are available onboard, and prices vary by garment type.

ONBOARD PURCHASES

Q: What is included in my voyage?

A: The price of the voyage includes ocean transportation, ship accommodations, most meals, our inclusive selection of beers & spirits, most entertainment, as well as gratuities for your stateroom attendants, bar and dining waiting staff, selected house wine, port shuttle buses when offered, coffee, tea and selected still bottled water (Evian, San Pellegrino and other specialty water excluded), soda/soft drinks and self-service laundry. The amount of money needed for items of a personal nature, such as shore excursions, enhanced beverage packages, some speciality dining options*, gratuities to non-dining and bar waiting staff, etc. will be at your discretion.

*Speciality dining in Azamara Club Cruises’® intimate Prime C steakhouse and the Mediterranean-influenced Aqualina is complimentary for suite guests for the duration of their voyage.

Q: How do I pay for onboard purchases?

A: All items onboard ship are priced in US Dollars. All Azamara Club Cruises® ships operate on a ‘cashless’ system. Simply validate your Azamara KeyCard account with an acceptable credit card at the cruise check-in desk. Then you can sign all onboard purchases to your account. At the end of your cruise you will receive a completely itemised statement. Guests, who pay their Azamara KeyCard account with a credit card issued in a currency other than US Dollars, will be charged in the same local currency that the credit card is issued in. For example, a GBP credit card issued in the UK will be charged in GBP. Please note that this transaction may be subject to a fee from your credit card company.

The transaction value of your spending onboard the ship plus the exchange rate to be applied will appear on your itemised statement. We will carry out the currency conversion at the commercial daily rate of exchange provided by a reputable foreign exchange dealer and a currency conversion charge will also apply. Please note that a currency conversion charge is usually made by credit card companies, but it should not be necessary for your credit card company to charge such a fee when your transaction value has already been converted to your local currency by us. Should you wish to opt out of this system and therefore have your credit card charged in US Dollars (with your credit.

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