The 12 day journey on-board Azamara’s pursuit ship is the ideal itinerary, to explore all the Mediterranean has to offer-plus a whole lot more.

A curated experience that is all about immersing in each destination, bespoke shore excursions and sampling the local produce and wine from across each region. Beginning in Athens Greece, taking in parts of Turkey, Italy, France and Spain along the way.

Embark Athens after exploring the ancient city, and set sail as the sun sets-destination Kusadasi, Turkey. Kusadasi is home to the preserved ruins of Ephesus. The Azamazing Evening ‘Unity in Diversity’ includes a mesmerising performance by the ‘Civilisations Choir of Antakya’ in the natural amphitheater of the ruins.

Back on board the nine restaurants and bars are a showcase of local flavours, including fresh seafood, cheeses and meats from across the globe. Dine at one of the speciality restaurants like Aqualina, for a taste of the Mediterranean or Prime C a steakhouse with a fine dining edge.

Set sail to Santorini and Crete in Greece, explore the popular islands of the Cyclades, from climbing an active volcano to swimming in the natural hot springs. Spend a day at sea to rejuvenate the soul and indulge in a decadent brunch, served in the Discovery Restaurant on level five.

Next stop on the ‘Islands of the Med’ journey takes in Sorrento, Sicily and Sardinia. Explore the cliff top old city of Sorrento or take a tour of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri. Azamara is all about the on-shore experience, with several hours in each destination.

Back on board the restaurants are themed to reflect the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean, including a charcuterie of local cheese and cured meats sourced from the local markets in Sorrento. Take in the picturesque clifftops and old city of Sicily and sample the catch of the day fused with Sicilian flavours.

Book an easy self drive to local wineries, olive groves and the the stunning Emerald Coast in Sardinia, or take a curated on-shore excursion that takes in other parts of the island. The port town of Olbia, is a fusion of character filled streets and fresh local seafood.

From the coast of Italy, the ship sets sail to the French Island of Corsica, and the quaint coastal town of Porto-Vecchio. Dotted with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and cathedrals- take a short walk from the bustling port to the old town, to capture breathtaking views across the Mediterranean.

The final destination on the Azamara 12 Day voyage of the Med, is Spain, taking in the popular islands of Mahon Menorca and Palma De Mallorca. Each island offers unique Spanish flavours, drive the stunning clifftops and beaches of Binibeca in Menorca, and take in the picturesque white washed village.

Mallorca is a popular tourist destination, with a bustling harbour and commanding Catedral de Mallorca, central to the town. Walk the cobbled stone streets and taste an array of tapas inspired by the coastal surrounds.

The final destination is the city of Barcelona, sail in as the sun rises and explore the Gothic Quarter, El Born district and Barceloneta Beach-the ideal place to watch the sun sets over the city and mountains beyond.

Azamara offers smaller guest numbers, destination immersion experiences and local produce sourced from the port. Along with friendly staff, bespoke shore excursions and curated itineraries that take in unique locations along the way.

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