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Sonoma-Napa Wine Cruises and Peju Province Winery Present

Greek Isles and Summer Holiday Voyage

Istanbul to Athens aboard Azamara Club Cruises

July 21st—July 30th, 2015
Pretty Greek villages, great nightlife and fascinating history
make a perfect summer getaway. From Kepez, explore
ancient Troy, the World War II battleground of Gallipoli, or
lovely Assos where Aristotle once lived. You’ll be awed by
Meteora’s monasteries, seemingly suspended in air on
rock pinnacles, and by the ruins of ancient Ephesus. The
seaside resort of Bodrum may be a surprise favorite with a
mausoleum that’s one of the Seven Wonders of the
Ancient World, a pedestrian friendly shopping area and
great nightlife. Soak up the sunset from Oia town on the
caldera’s edge in Santorini, and the seaside tavernas and
whitewashed villages of Mykonos. Lovely Hydra on a
horseshoe bay is ideal for walking—and indeed you must,
because motorized vehicles are banned in this artsy town
of restaurants and shops.

Pricing starting at $2499.00 per person.

THIS VOYAGE QUALIFIES FOR OUR CHOICES:
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We all love choices! So simply choose whichever one of these three offers suits you best. It could be $1,000 in onboard spending credits, $1,000 in ChoiceAir®credits, or a stateroom upgrade!

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Sara Fowler — Director of Winemaking,
Peju Province Winery
 

Raised on a 400-acre organic ranch, Sara learned
hands-on farming alongside her father and she later
directed that expertise into her study of viticulture.
Over the years Sara has had the opportunity to hone
her craft with prestigious stints that include Franciscan,
Mt. Veeder Winery and Quintessa.For eight years as
Director of Winemaking for Peju, she continues to
demonstrate her blending talents and true passion
for Bordeaux varietals. “The diversity is extremely
exciting. I’m enjoying having a hand in maintaining and
enhancing the quality reputation of the Peju wines.”
Now celebrating her 20th harvest, she travels the
world representing the Napa Valley as a speaker, guest
panelist, trainer and wine educator.
 

 
About Ziggy The Wine Gal
Ziggy Eschliman, known to most simply as The Wine Gal
or The Contessa of Cocktails, is among America’s most
enthusiastic, authoritative and entertaininglibation experts.
For over 20 years, Ziggy has set and reported trends in all
things to imbibe. Her radio shows are broadcast throughout
wine country and are available on the internet. As a leading
American speaker, consultant, and wine writer, with personal
experience extending from the hills of Tuscany to the streets
of New Orleans, Ziggy is a driving force behind a national
movement toward making wine hip, fun and accessible.

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July 21, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is supremely exotic, warmly welcoming, and quite unique – after all, where else can you tour Europe and Asia on the very same afternoon? Must sees include Haghia Sophia, decorated in 30 million tiny mosaic tiles, the greatest church in Christendom for 1000 years, then a mosque and now a museum; and Topkapi, palace of sultans, complete with harem quarters. And of course shopping in the Grand Bazaar, a medieval version of a mall, for unusual gifts to take home, stopping along the way in a café for a cup of Turkish coffee or mint tea.

July 22, Kepez (Troy/Gallipoli), Turkey
Canakkale was long a crucial point in the defense of the Dardanelles. Today the port hosts stylish yachts stopping over during pleasure cruises through the straits. But the big stories are still of two wars: the battle of Gallipoli during WWI, and the Trojan War, perhaps three millennia earlier. Once the stuff of
mythology, archaeological excavations at Troy have brought life to Homer’s Iliad, and the tale of the beautiful Helen, fought over by outsized warriors like Hercules, and won of course by means of the Trojan horse, a phrase now so common in our language that it has made its way into techno speak.


July 23, Volos (Meteora), Greece The mythical “City of the Argonauts”, Volos is a modern city in the heart of Greece. Dating back to the Neolithic age, this prominent port overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf was built on ancient cities, and is a place of immense natural beauty and cultural heritage. Stroll along the famous seaside promenade to watch the fishing boats and yachts. Fill your day with swimming or sailing at one of the many beaches. Visit one of the area’s many archaeological sites or discover the city’s classic architecture, neoclassical buildings, churches, monuments and museums: the Tsalapatas Brickworks Museum, Kitsos Makris Folklore Center at the Topali Mansion or the impressive Archaeological Museum. Reward your palate with delicious flavors at any number of tavernas or fresh food markets. The traditional picturesque villages of Mount Pelion are
the perfect backdrop to what truly is one of Greece’s most alluring cities.


July 24, Skiathos, Greece A small island surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, Skiáthos is part of the Sporades archipelago along the east coast of Greece. Explore the island’s many inlets, capes and peninsulas by boat, or enjoy the endless stretches of picture-perfect beaches. Wander the pedestrian streets, with its bustling marina and many villas, hotels and tavernas. The distinctive clusters of white-washed buildings and red rooftops contrast against the backdrop of the island’s lush, pine forest. Built into the hillside, the remarkable 18th century Byzantine Evangelistrías monastery now houses a wonderful museum. Absorb the natural beauty of the ruins of the 16th century medieval town at Kástro. For stunning views of the archipelago, venture to Boúrtzi, a small peninsula that divides the port, to explore the ruins of the
Venetian fortress established in 1207.


July 25, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Kusadasi is your port of access to an age-old civilization. Ephesus was once the second largest metropolitan area in the Roman Empire, eclipsed only by Rome herself. Explore this city of construction both monumental and mundane. It was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient



world; the Library of Celsus, with its thousands of scrolls; and its amphitheater, with a capacity of 24,000 spectators. But you can also imagine yourself in the sandals of a resident as you stroll the streets, past marketplaces, and into bath complexes that offered piped-in hot water, massage, and sauna.

July 26, Bodrum
Bodrum is an inviting, colorful crowd full of surprises, sometimes
a humble wiseacre and a loose wise man, sometimes it is an alone crazy, it is freedom, love; Bodrum is sun, sea and after al it is history Today, Bodrum is one of the most important centers of trade, art and entertainment as it has been since centuries ago… This coastal town in which traditional and modern life go along hand in hand in an excellent harmony opens it arms for those who want to be acquainted with her and live her.

July 27, Santorini, Greece
Your daydream of a Greek island meets reality in Santorin—its
whitewashed villages cling to cliff sides, and bright blue roofs reflect the sea and sky. So beautiful is it, that you can almost believe the myths that claim it as the birthplace of gods. Born itself as a volcanic cone, the island blew its top in 1450 BC, its center sank, and it assumed its current crescent shape, outlined
by three main islands. The capital, Fira, a pedestrian haven with narrow, meandering cobblestone lanes, is reachable only by cable car, donkey, or for the fit and fearless, a flight of 600 steps.

July 28, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is living proof that picture postcard destinations do exist. Its many charms include its iconic windmills, fabulous beaches, and an irresistible traditional town with a maze of twisting streets and alleys originally designed to confuse marauding pirates. Dazzling sunlight reflects off of whitewashed
houses and hundreds of small chapels. Other adornments include shaded courtyards and balconies lush with flowers, and a lively nightlife that some claim is the best in Europe. Nearby you can visit the uninhabited island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo, fittingly the god of sunlight, music and beauty.

July 29, Hydra, Greece
Hydra is an island both idyllic and lost in a time warp. One town, no real roads, and no cars – only donkeys on the pathways, and taxi boats to isolated beaches and tavernas. The tiny harbor is ringed with cafés and restaurants, and backed by a village of stone houses and villas that step their way up the hillside. The main hobby here is people watching. You can sit in a café for hours sipping an espresso, and no one will ask you to move. But it would be a shame not to engage in a bit of exploration, and there are many paths through the hills leading to outlying hamlets, monasteries, and churches.

July 30, Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Athens has quite a reputation to live up to. Named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, the city is credited with being the cradle of European civilization and birthplace of democracy. Ruins and relics of its glory days are scattered throughout the modern city, popping up where you least expect them. Its crowning glory is the Acropolis, perched atop a hillside, and covered in carved
and columned temples of varying degrees of antiquity. Not quite so old is the Plaka, an appealing neighborhood for a stroll down cobblestone streets, past old mansions and a plethora of outdoor tavernas ideal for watching the world go by, while munching tasty Greek snacks.

 

PRE-CRUISE HOTEL OPTIONS


ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Package Description: Taxes, Transfers, Porterage And Buffet Breakfast

Blending the traditional dimensions of East and West, Grand Hyatt Istanbul hotel reflects the spirit and culture of the magical city of Istanbul. Located in the new centre of modern Istanbul, next to Taksim Square and Istiklal street, the hotel offers luxury rooms and suites and 5 star service. Grand Hyatt Istanbul offers a spectacular setting overlooking the Bosphorus, just minutes away from the historic landmarks of the Old City, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Grand Hyatt Istanbul Hotel is host to Gaia Spa & Fitness Centre offering modern spa treatments and authentic hammam rituals. Grand Hyatt Istanbul is only 45 minutes away from Ataturk International Airport & 20 minutes away from the Port.

1 Night $227.84 2 Nights $430.00 3 Nights $632.16

 


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Istanbul Hilton

Package Description: Room, Tax And Breakfast.

Relax and enjoy the extensive facilities at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus hotel, the longest serving Hilton hotel outside of the Americas. Located on the European side of the city and surrounded by lush gardens, the hotel is within walking distance of Taksim and Nisantasi business and leisure districts and is just 50 minutes’ drive from Ataturk International Airport. Admire great views from the private balcony of your guest room which features high-speed internet access, a separate working area and an LCD TV. Step-up to a Suite with more space for living and relaxing, as well wireless internet access and a stunning Bosphorus view. Choose an Executive Room or Suite for access to the award-winning Executive Lounge offering complimentary breakfast, refreshments and drinks.

Choose from seven unique dining options at this Istanbul hotel. From Lebanese to Cantonese, or relaxed poolside dining, there are choices to suit every palate. Work out at the fully equipped fitness center, take a swim in the indoor or outdoor pool or jog around the picturesque gardens. Children adore the kid’s swimming pool and playground and adults can relax at the Turkish Baths and Spa. Host meetings, weddings, and events in the extensive indoor and outdoor events space at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus hotel. A 24-hour business center, 27 meeting rooms including Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom and intimate boardrooms make this hotel the ideal Istanbul venue for any event for between 10 and 3000 people.

1 Night $267.00 2 Nights $509.03 3 Nights $750.70

 

POST-CRUISE HOTEL OPTIONS


 

PIRAEUS (ATHENS), GREECE

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King George Palace

Package Description: Room,Tax, Porterage And Breakfast.

Dating back to 1930 and located in the centre of Athens, the 5-star King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel.

Perfectly situated for captivating experiences, a truly inspiring and gracious venue, King George is located within walking distance from the wonders of Athens. The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission are nearby, so too are upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district.

With 102 rooms and suites, a Penthouse Suite with private outdoor pool overlooking the fabled Acropolis, Tudor Hall Restaurant and incomparable views of the city’s landmarks, King George finds its best expression in the outstanding personalized service.

1 Night $251.00 2 Nights $475.00 3 Nights $698.00
 

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Hilton Athens

Package Description: Room,Tax, Porterage And Breakfast.

This central Athens hotel is located in the heart of the city’s commercial district, with the prestigious shops and cafés of Kolonaki surrounding it. Navigating downtown Athens is easy with Evangelismos metro station just footsteps from the hotel. Central to the ancient Greek attractions of Athens, Hilton Athens is also near corporations such as Deutsche Bank, Oracle and the US and UK Embassies.

Wake up to fantastic views of the Acropolis or Mount Lycabettus from the air-conditioned interior or spacious private balcony of a guest room at this downtown Athens hotel. Floor-to-ceiling patio doors and a balcony allow you to absorb the majesty of the Athenian cityscape. Upgrade to the Executive Floor, or choose a 72 sq. meter Suite for an elegant Greek pied-à-terre.

Choose from five restaurants at Hilton Athens that encompass fresh Aegean fish at Milos, to charcoal barbeques, sushi and cocktails overlooking the Acropolis on the rooftop of the Galaxy Restaurant & Bar.

Host any event at Hilton Athens. Purpose-built meeting rooms on our mezzanine level are equipped with projectors, climate control and an abundance of natural daylight. Choose from 22 venues throughout this Athens hotel, including the Terpsichore Ballroom and the rooftop Galaxy Room. Hold functions with the unforgettable vista of the Acropolis at sundown. Work with our dedicated wedding planner to create the ultimate Athenian celebration.

1 Night $199.00 2 Nights $370.00 3 Nights $542.00

Your Luxury Cruise

Aboard Azamara Club Cruises ship the ” Journey” is Personally Hosted by Sara Fowler Director of Winemaking for Peju Province Winery and Ziggy the Wine Gal. Your Cruise includes a Welcome Aboard Event, a Winemakers Dinner, Wine Tasting and a Bon Voyage Party all Featuring Peju Province Wineries Award Winning Wines.

THIS VOYAGE QUALIFIES FOR OUR NEW OFFER—2ND GUEST 50% OFF VOYAGE FARE!

StateroomsFares
Club Suite $5,599.00
Club Veranda$3,549.00
Club Oceanview$2,099.00
Club Interior$1,799.00

Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $162.53 per person. Prices are per person in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Q- What is the basis of the quoted cruise fares?

Fares are quoted in U.S dollars, are per person and are based on double occupancy (two per cabin), and include limited travel services provided by Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises and the onboard wine program. Fares do not include personal charges made onboard the ship, airport transfers, optional shore excursions, meals ashore, baggage handling, beverages not part of the regular menu, and all items of a personal nature including, but not limited to alcohol, laundry service and other onboard services, including spa treatments.

Q- What is included with the Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises?

The Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises feature two programs; you have all the onboard entertainment and creature comforts of a deluxe cruise, plus a private to the group educational wine program featuring private parties, tastings, seminars and a winemakers dinner in one of the ships specialty restaurants. Only wine served at exclusive group events is included with the program. We feature our wine hosts wine at all events.

Q- What is included with Azamara Club Cruises?

Included in your voyage fare is the ship accommodations, ocean transportation, dining room meals, excluding specialty dining, gratuities for stateroom attendants, bar and dining wait staff, selected house boutique red and white wines with lunch and dinner, port shuttle buses (when offered) coffee, tea, selected bottle water, soft drinks and self-service laundry. Your voyage fare will also include one AzAmazing evening, select international beers with lunch and dinner; and a selection of standard spirits, wines and beer at all ship bars. Spirits, wine and beer are limited to select standard brands, and are available only in ship bars during open hours, and not through room service.

Q- What is AzAmazing Evenings?

AzAmazing Evenings events are complimentary and included on all except Transatlantic and voyages that are less than 7 nights long. A few select itineraries may not feature ports conducive to such events, in which case the AzAmazing Evenings event will be held onboard. A refund will not be given if you do not attend, or if the event date, port, venue or program are cancelled or changed for any reason by Azamara Club Cruises.

Q- Do I need reservations for AzAmazing events?

Yes. Reservations are required for your AzAmazing Evenings event. After booking your voyage, please visit Azamaraclubcruises.com/AzamazingEvenings to select the event for your voyage, then follow the instructions to reserve your place. If you do not pre-book the AzAmazing Evenings online but decide to participate once onboard, you may sign up until the morning of the event, space permitting. To be sure there is room for you, we encourage you to sign up before boarding.

Q- Is there a cancelation penalty for cancelling the AzAmazing Evenings event?

Yes. Azamara Club Cruises incurs cost for each participating guest, we ask that you let us know by no later than 10:00 p.m. the previous day if you decide not to attend. Confirmed guests who do not cancel by this deadline and do not show up will assessed a cancelation fee of $100.00 per person. Onboard credits cannot be used to pay for cancelation fees.

Q- What type of air flights and services are included in the cruise fare?

The air is not included with your Azamara Club Cruises vacation. Azamara does offer discounted air prices. Please ask about prices on Economy or to upgrade to Business and First Class seating or how to extend your travel dates.

Any pre-flight arrangements, such as seat assignments, frequent flyer details, wheelchairs, oxygen, special meals, or other requests may be made directly to the airlines.

Q- Can I make independent air arrangements?

Yes. Your travel consultant may assist you with your purchase of independent air tickets, or you may make your own reservations. Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises request that you send us your flight details.

Q-Do I need travel Insurance?

Sonoma~Napa wine Cruises strongly recommends you purchase Itravelinsured , or a comparable travel insurance covering supplier default, full medical expenses, medical evacuation, travel delay, cancelation and loss. It is our policy to send every traveler a travel-insurance brochure, so please contact us immediately if this is not received. Be advised that pre-existing condition coverage requires insurance purchase within 14 days of deposit payment. Note that by not purchasing insurance, you assume all risks of loss. Insurance must cover all trip components to be valid. Insurance can only be refunded within 10 days of its purchase if done in writing. Refer to the insurance brochure for details regarding coverage conditions.

Q-Can I bring bottles of wine onboard the ship and is there a corkage fee?

Guests wishing to bring wine aboard may do so at embarkation with a limit of three (3) bottles per stateroom. Guests may enjoy their wine in their stateroom, suite or in any of the ship’s public venues. Wines not purchased onboard the ship consumed in any public venue is subject to a corkage fee.

Q- Does Azamara Club Cruises offer packages to guests?

Yes. Azamara Club Cruises offer several packages to choose from. Azamara offers beverage packages, Chef’s Table, Specialty Dining and Spa packages. These packages can be purchased after your final payment has been paid and you will be able to access the packages at azamaraclubcruises.com/packages

Q- Are guests now subject to the new EU VAT (Value Added Tax) on Mediterranean cruises?

Yes. Guests sailing on cruises within selected European Union ports will now be subject to the EU Value added Tax (VAT) for onboard purchases such as those made in the gift shops, spa and for alcoholic beverages purchased during their cruise. Purchases subject to the VAT varies by itinerary and venue. If guests are not citizens of the European Union, they can reclaim a portion of the VAT paid on certain merchandise purchased on board in the gift shops, subject to certain minimum purchase requirements. The VAT on beverages and spa services are not eligible for reimbursement. Reimbursement of eligible VAT charges must be done at the last city of their European visit and within 30 days of purchase. Offices to submit VAT refund requests are located at most airports for guest’s to submit their paperwork.

Q- Do I need a passport?

Yes. If you are traveling with a US passport, it must be valid for six months past the last date of your trip. Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the ship or disembark thee vessel and no refund of cruise fare or any other travel components purchased through Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises will be issued.

If you are travelling with a foreign passport, you are responsible for verifying and obtaining appropriate visas for foreign passport holders.

NOTE: US passport guests travelling through Turkey or Australia are required to obtain a VISA to enter their country. Your travel consultant can advise you on how to procure the document.

All guests will be required to complete and submit a GUEST REGISTRATION FORM before you board the ship. To submit this information, go to www.azamaraclubcruises.com tab on to “guest registration form”. To access your reservation online you will need your booking #, cruise date and the name of the ship. This information is provided in your reservation confirmation letter sent to you by your travel consultant.

Q-Do I need special vaccinations?

Passport and Visa requirements, and regulations in regards to vaccination certificates and other health requirements vary by destination. It is the sole responsibility of each guest to obtain and have available appropriate valid travel and health documents for their chosen itinerary. Any guest travelling without the proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare or any other travel components purchased from Sonoma~ Napa Wine Cruises will be issued.

Q- Where do I find information about Travel Advisories?

The US Department of State’s Consular Information Sheets are available for every country in the World. Sonoma~Napa Wine Cruises recommends that all guests visit the U.S. Department of State’s web status of any advisories site at www.travel.state.gov to obtain information concerning that status of any advisories or warnings issued to travelers for specific countries.

Q-What payment methods are accepted for deposits and final payments?

Sonoma~ Napa Wine Cruises accepts AMEX, MC, Visa and personal checks. For your convenience your final payment may be automatically charged to the card used to make the initial deposit. If you use a debit card to pay the deposit, we may not be able to process your final payment due to daily spending limits imposed by your bank, and therefore would require an alternate form of payment. Azamara Club Cruise Lines processes credit cards internationally, and your credit card bank may possibly charge a foreign transaction fee. Neither Azamara Club Cruise Lines or Sonoma~ Napa Wine Cruises accepts any responsibility for credit card foreign transaction processing fees independently assessed by banks. You may want to check with your bank in advance to see if they charge these types of fees.

Q-What is the single supplement?

When one person travels alone in a stateroom, a single supplement will be added to the cruise fare. Unless otherwise indicated, the fare will be 200% of the double occupancy suite or stateroom.

Q-Can I bring children under the age of 18?

Azamara Club Cruises policy for all guests under the age of 18 states that they must be accompanied by and occupy the same accommodations as an adult aged 25 years or older and are unable to accept infants less than six months of age.

Q-Can I make changes to my reservation?

Changes to a reservation after deposit and prior to issuance of travel documents may result in assessment of administration fees and service charges beyond the control of Sonoma~ Napa Wine Cruises and are the responsibility of the guest. Administration fees and service charges will vary and are based on the type of change to your reservation including but not limited to name and air schedule changes.

Q- What about airport transfers to and from the ship?

Azamara Club Cruises does not offer complimentary transportation. Each cruise will vary in price. Your travel consultant will advise you of the pricing.

Q- When will I receive my final documents?

A- Approximately 45-60 days prior to sailing Azamara Club Cruises will mail you your “Cruise Vacation Guide”. Your Sonoma~ Napa Wine Cruise documents will be mailed approximately 30 days prior to departure.

Q- Is there a dress code?

Recommended onboard clothing is resort or country club casual. For evening dining, elegant casual resort-wear is suggested. Jeans, T-shirts or tennis shoes are not to be worn at dinner.

Q- What is Azamara Club Cruises baggage policy?

Luggage must be handled pursuant to regulators and tariffs of airlines, government security requirements and ground operators. Luggage exceeding these limitations will be subject to charges by the individual operators. Fees for checked luggage are the responsibility of the guest. Please check with your specific airline(s) for their respective luggage policy. Azamara reserves the right to refuse any items that may be considered dangerous (explosives, firearms, liquid oxygen, combustible or illegal items). All hand carried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the guest at all times. Azamara is not responsible for loss of or damage to guest luggage. Baggage insurance is recommended. Guests may bring a reasonable amount of luggage onboard an Azamara vessel. No baggage of items heavier than 70 lbs. will be loaded onto the ship.

Q- When can I board the ship?

Guests are required to be onboard the vessel at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Guests booked in one of the ship’s suites are allowed to board beginning at 11:00 A.M. Concierge Level begins boarding at noon. Guests in all other staterooms may board beginning at 3:00 P.M.

Q- Does the ship have room service?

Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from the Azamara service menu.

Q- Does the ship have valet and laundry service?

Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered onboard and are available at an additional fee. Self-service laundry is complimentary.

Q- What kind of outlets do the staterooms have?

Each stateroom has two 110 volt outlets and two 220 outlets.

Q- Can I smoke onboard?

Smoking is expressly forbidden both inside and on the veranda of all staterooms and suites in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas. Guests choosing to disregard this policy will be disembarked at the next port of call and may also be subject to additional cleaning and damage fees.

Q- Does the ship have medical services onboard?

Each of the ships is equipped with limited facilities and staffed by international medical personnel. Customary Emergency Room fees and charges do apply for medical services and are dictated by the services performed by the ship’s medical staff.

Q- I have an existing medical condition. What do I do?

Guests with any medical condition(s) or special needs that may require medical treatment or attention or accommodation during the voyage, or needing to travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorized scooters, oxygen therapy, etc., must advise Azamara Club Cruise Lines in writing at the time of deposit. Azamara is unable to accommodate women past their sixth month of pregnancy. Azamara has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort onboard may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Azamara Club Cruise Lines.

Q- What is the procedure to have medical equipment delivered to the ship?

Having medical equipment brought onboard is handled on a case-by- case basis. Azamara must receive a fit-to-travel letter, the full dimensions, description of the equipment, name of the delivery company, and all other pertinent information.

Q- What special diets are available on the ships?

Special arrangements can be made if you require Diabetic, Gluten-free, Kosher, Vegetarian, or Vegan. Other diets must be requested for approval and, in some cases may require medical documentation.

Q- Can I exchange my money for local currency?

Euros may be purchased from reception. For destinations in Europe that do not utilize the EURO, Oceania will endeavor to provide currency exchange services onboard or provide the guest with information on currency exchange services available ashore. All foreign currency exchange transactions will be charged to the guest’s onboard account and a 5% transaction fee will be applied.

Q- Can I use my credit card to get a cash advance on the ship?

Cash advances are available at the Reception Desk. A daily limit of $500.00 per registered card can be billed to the guest’s shipboard credit account. A 5% transaction fee will be applied by Azamara Club Cruises.

Q- Can I cash a Traveler’s check or a personal check on the ship?

Traveler’s checks may be cashed on Azamara Club Cruise ships. Azamara does not charge a service fee for cashing the checks into US currency. A 5% transaction fee will be added to your onboard account if you require foreign currency. Personal checks are not accepted.

Q- What kind of currency is used on the ship?

Azamara uses a cashless system based on the US dollar. All onboard purchases and services, other than the Casino, will be billed to your onboard account. You will be required to register an American Express, MasterCard or Visa card during the embarkation process.

Q- What computer facilities and wireless internet connectivity (WIFI) are available on the ship?

There are 16 computers available in the Internet Café. Two additional computers are available in the library. Wireless Internet service is available throughout all ships.

Q- What are the ships policies regarding guests going ashore?

When the ship arrives in a port of call, guests are requested to wait in the public areas or in their stateroom until an announcement is made with instructions for safe disembarkation. In certain ports, guests will be brought ashore in tender boats. When tendering is required, you will be instructed when and where to board the tenders. Sailing times for each port of call are listed in Azamara daily newsletter and clearly displayed at the gangway. Guests should take note of the scheduled sailing time and return to the ship at least 30 minutes prior to sailing. If the guests return late and miss the ship, they will be solely responsible for rejoining the ship and all associated costs. When going ashore, guests should carry their Azamara Club Card stateroom key with them at all times. The Azamara Club Card serves as the guest’s boarding card and must be swiped for security purposes at the gangway each time you disembark and embark the ship.

Q- How is luggage handled at embarkation and debarkation?

On embarkation day, your luggage will be delivered directly to your stateroom. If the luggage has not arrived one hour prior to sailing, guests should contact Reception from their stateroom telephone. On the last night of the cruise guests should pack their luggage and leave it outside their stateroom door before retiring for the evening. You should not pack personal items such as medicine and toiletries that you will require the next morning. Staff members will collect the luggage during the night and deliver it to the cruise terminal. All luggage being disembarked from the vessel must weigh no more than 70 pounds per piece.

Q- What is the ships alcohol policy?

The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages onboard the ship is strictly limited to guests aged 21 years or older. Guests are kindly reminded to consume alcohol in moderation. Azamara Club Cruise Lines reserves the right to prohibit and retain all alcohol bought ashore for consumption onboard the vessel.

Q- Where do I locate information about the weather during my cruise?

A favorite resource for up-to-the-minute weather is weather.com. They feature a very informative vacation-planner tool that you may find useful.