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Experience the exhilarating atmosphere of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix™ during a luxurious cruise of the glorious Mediterranean.

Your voyage begins in the Eternal City of Rome, where you’ll savour an excellently located two-night hotel stay at Starhotels Michelangelo Rome. Following your stay, you’ll join the magnificent Azamara Journey® in Civitavecchia for an enchanting and intimate cruise, sailing first to the Italian riches of Livorno; gateway to the magnificent art and architecture, palaces, churches and museums of Florence as well as Pisa’s famous leaning tower.  

Next, you’ll journey to Monte Carlo to delight in an overnight in port allowing you plenty of time to uncover its opulence and breathtaking beautiful surroundings, as well as experiencing the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix™ championship with a Grandstand Ticket to this iconic event’s race day which has been held in Monte Carlo since 1929. This exhilarating event is sure to be a highlight of your holiday, as you feel the roar of Formula One® cars beneath your feet battling for pole position on the competition’s most challenging track.  

You’ll then visit Provence where you can head to boulevard Amiral Vence and travel on board a cable car up to Mont Faron’s peak, before setting sail for Mahón, Menorca. You’ll then delight in a stop in Palma de Mallorca before heading to mountainous Ibiza, colloquially known as the White Island, thanks to its dazzling, white-walled traditional houses and churches. You’ll then end your holiday with an overnight in beautiful Barcelona, a vibrant city filled with impressive architecture and delicious cuisine.  

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The Azamara Journey® Experience

For the ultimate deluxe cruise holiday on a stunning ship, the Azamara Journey® is an excellent choice. The ship boasts friendly and efficient staff and a crew to passenger ratio of 2-to-1 to ensure your every need is catered for. For foodies, the Azamara offers a superb array of restaurants and eateries with culinary delicacies to tempt every appetite whether you enjoy formal dining or a more casual meal. With more balconies than many other cruise liners, there are plenty of places to sip a cool drink as the sun sets. For more lively nights, the high-quality entertainment won’t disappoint with shows and cabaret in the elegant showroom.
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Cabaret Lounge

Enjoy live performances of professional stage musical calibre. Set amongst cosy tables and fabulous bars, it’s the perfect wind down after a day of exploring.
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Sanctum Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in the Sanctum Spa with ultimate options in signature treatments for you to indulge yourself in some ‘me’ time.
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All-Inclusive Dining

With 6 restaurants to choose from authentic Italian to mouth-watering steaks, dining on board is an adventure of its own.

Your 11 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

23 - 24 May 2023

Savour a two-night hotel stay in Rome exploring streets steeped in history

Simply marvel at the sights of Italy’s ancient capital, where you can follow in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum, built in 80AD and which once housed around 50,000 spectators. In between chic cafés and serene statues on street corners, you’ll find treasures like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, where a coin tossed into its shining waters promise a return to Rome. Sample hearty local cuisine at a family-run trattoria and find a gelato stand for a cooling ice cream as the stylish locals zip through cobblestone streets on Vespa scooters. It’s a city dripping in atmosphere.

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Day 3

25 May 2023

In Civitavecchia, you’ll embark the stunning Azamara Journey® to begin your epic cruise

A luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey® is a glorious mid-sized ship with an ultimate deck-plan that is intimate, but never crowded, tasteful, but never over the top. To be sure, it offers everything the modern voyager is looking for. Plus, a menagerie of unexpected extras (and surprises).

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Day 4

26 May 2023

Enjoy the checkerboard paving of lovely Livorno

A modern seaport known for its Renaissance-era fortifications and freshly caught seafood, Livorno is the second-largest city in Tuscany (following Florence). Its central Terrazza Mascagni, a terrific waterside promenade with checker-board paving, is the city's main meeting place. And with bastions of the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia facing the harbour which invariably open onto Livorno's canal-laced Venezia Nuova quarter, this really is an underrated city not to be missed.

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Days 5 - 6

27 - 28 May 2023

Behold the energy and the electricity of Monte Carlo’s glamorous Grand Prix™

Witness the most prestigious Grand Prix™ of them all on a circuit renowned for its eclectic atmosphere and total exhilaration. With your Grandstand T ticket to the Grand Prix™ on the Race Day Final, you’ll witness the world’s most elite drivers battle it out for the top spot. All the while, revelling in Monaco’s extravagant lifestyle with an overnight stay in port. Thus, allowing you to fully enjoy everything Monte Carlo has to offer - from its glittering harbour to its upmarket high-rises which loom over its streets. This is after all, where fashionistas beckon to be outdone.

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Day 7

29 May 2023

Take your time in Toulon as you'll see there’s a lot to find out

A port city in Provence along France’s Mediterranean coast, Toulon is lined with sandy beaches and shingle coves. As well as being a very significant naval base and harbour - home to warships and submarines, ferries and fishing boats – it boasts the grand Musée National de la Marine, which exhibits a varied collection of maritime artefacts. With a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains, the city also hosts a cable car that shuttles visitors to the top of Mont Faron; at the peak of which is a memorial dedicated to the 1944 Allied landings in Provence and to the liberation of Toulon.

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Day 8

30 May 2023

Discover the lively ambience and Georgian past of Mahón

Known for its British-style Georgian houses and sheltered harbour, Mahón, or Maó, is the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca. Its centre has a lovely atmosphere with pavement cafes, bars and boutiques, along with a maze of narrow streets with attractive architecture that is a reminder of its Georgian past. The Santa María Church, with an ornate 19th-century organ, sits on central Plaça de la Constitució. Next to the church, the city hall has a Renaissance facade with a clock donated by the island’s first British governor. Meanwhile, the Menorca Museum displays art and exhibits of the island's history.

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Day 9

31 May 2023

Soak up the sun from the golden beaches in Palma de Mallorca

Walk the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town, visit the ancient Arab Baths or simply soak up the rays on the sun-drenched city beach. As day stretches into night, take a stroll along the Passeig d’es Born boulevard and see the honey-hued La Seu Cathedral bathed in the golden glow of the fading light, before heading to a tapas bar to enjoy plates of spicy albondigas, sizzling gambas al ajillo, and patatas bravas washed down with jugs of icy sangria.

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Day 10

1 June 2023

Ibiza, such a terrific place to let your hair down whilst soaking up the sun

Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts – especially those associated with electronic dance music throughout - which attract large numbers of tourists. That said, it’s also home to quaint villages, yoga retreats, and beaches such as Platja d'en Bossa with quiet sandy coves and pine-clad hills (found all around the coast).

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Day 11

2 June 2023

Savour an overnight in port in Barcelona, the city that has it all

Your cruise of a lifetime comes to a two-day close in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. It’s the city that has it all: sun, sea and sand, history, mountains and football, bars and boutiques, restaurants and terrific parks, quite simply, the lot. And let’s not forget about the city’s art and architecture. From the fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí, which dot the city, through to Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró, which feature the modern art of their namesakes.

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Day 12

3 June 2023

Today marks the final day of your holiday – you’ll disembark in Barcelona to enjoy a fascinating tour before your flight home calls

Today you’ll bid farewell to the stunning Azamara Journey® and relish a captivating tour of Barcelona before transferring to the airport for your onward flight home.

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Your Hotel Stay

Starhotels Michelangelo
★★★★

Offering a contemporary while classic stay, the Michelangelo hotel serves as an embodiment of the city of Rome’s uniqueness. Standing just moments from the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica, this four-star retreat is the perfect stay for your exploration of Rome. Head to the Dome Eataly restaurant to indulge in authentic fine dining experience, with traditional Roman cuisine and international cuisine on offer, in the realms of a refined setting, before savouring an after-dinner cocktail at the Dome bar.  

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Touring Experience

Monaco Grand Prix™

Arriving in glamorous Monte Carlo, enjoy the luxurious surroundings and get a taste of the thrills and excitement to come during the pinnacle of your voyage - the Monaco Grand Prix™. With Grandstand Bay Tickets for Race Day, soak up the exhilarating atmosphere of one of Formula One®’s best-loved circuits – set out on the very streets of the city - and watch the world’s elite drivers roar past as they compete for glory.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

FREE Hotel Stay

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Rome at the Starhotels Michelangelo with breakfast

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 9 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Journey®
    • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beers
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
    • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • Overnight stays in port in Monte Carlo and Barcelona

FREE Exclusive Event 

  • Formula 1® Grandstand T Ticket to the Monaco Grand Prix™ on Race Day

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Barcelona City tour

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers*

*Excluding transfers to and from the Monaco Grand Prix™

Prices From

Departing

23 May 2023

Club Interior

£2,999pp

Club Oceanview

£3,499pp

Club Veranda

£3,999pp

Club Continent Suite

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Duration: 11 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Civitavecchia (Rome), Livorno, Monte Carlo, Provence, Mahón, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Barcelona

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800