LASTMINUTE. CRUISE. BREAKS!
For those who are fascinated by man’s old accomplishments and appreciate sensational scenes, the Adriatic and Ionian oceans share one of Europe’s most marvelous coastlines. We start this experience on the shores of Lake Garda, where the remaining parts of Northern Italy’s biggest Roman estate can be found, before cruising the length of the Adriatic, exploring after the unfathomable coastline from Venice. Visit the absolute most lovely waterfront towns and urban communities of Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro before exploring Greece’s old Olympia, the jagged Amalfi Coast and brilliant excellence of Sorrento…… . . .. …
- 12 nights cruise on Azamara Journey®
- 35 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 2-13) 11 lunches (days 2-12) 12 dinners (days 1-12)
- $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: 1
- AzAmazing EveningsSM event: Land of Fire & Ice, Reykjavik
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 flight to Copenhagen
- Best available coaches with experienced drivers
- Porterage (one bag per person)
- Airport and taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
- Port taxes
- UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
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Fjords and Iceland Voyage
London – Copenhagen.
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.