Like her sister ship, the Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. In addition to going to the most celebrated destinations on Earth, youll also go to less-traveled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and sail to the doorstep of great cities like Seville, Hong Kong, and Bordeaux.
You'll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of her bars, restaurants, and lounges. Youll love the genial club-like atmosphere and the way the attentive staff and crew get to know you. And youll feel the same friendliness with your fellow voyagers.
Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There's nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views.
Azamara's friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
More cruises featuring Azamara Journey
|Oct 27||Sun||1||Athens, Greece||port: Piraeus||6:00PM|
|Oct 28||Mon||2||At Sea|
|Oct 29||Tue||3||Siracusa - sicily||8:00AM||8:00PM|
|Oct 30||Wed||4||Valletta, Malta||8:00AM||10:00PM|
|Oct 31||Thu||5||Trapani - sicily||11:00AM||6:00PM|
|Nov 1||Fri||6||Amalfi, Italy||7:30AM||10:00PM|
|Nov 2||Sat||7||Sorrento, Italy||7:30AM||5:30PM|
|Nov 3||Sun||8||Rome, Italy||port: Civitavecchia||6:00AM|
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|October 27, 2019||$2,199|
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Exclusive Shore Event: Valletta | Malta Highlights, Mdina, with Festive Lunch
The island of Malta has been a crossroads of Mediterranean trade since antiquity. The Maltese are descended from the original rulers of the island the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians. And the isle's 7,000-year history is a tale of conquest and defense. Successive rulers included the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines, the Saracens from North Africa, the Norman kings of Sicily, and the knights of the First Crusade the Knights Hospitalers now known as the Knights of Malta. The Ottoman Turks, under Suleiman the Magnificent, were repulsed in 1565. Malta in 1800 became part of the British Empire. During World War II, the Axis Powers mounted an annihilating bombing campaign against the island. The devastation and resistance were so fierce that the entire population was awarded the George Cross for bravery.
Our day begins with a drive to the The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum in Rabat a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622). It forms part of a Pauline complex just outside the walls of the old Roman City of Malta and is materially linked to St Paul's Grotto, the cradle of Christianity in Malta, the place where St Paul the Apostle in A.D. 60 is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island. The building, fully completed in 1749, is on three levels: the underground level consists of a labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea with interesting architectural features as well as a complex of World War II shelters with two main corridors and fifty rooms. The ground floor level consists of a corridor with one side consisting of a number of rooms used as offices and minor collections and on the other side, a spacious garden area which once included the refectory of the Chaplains of the Order and an oven which during World War II provided daily more than 2000 loaves for the population of Rabat. The main floor has an impressive picture gallery with works by Mattia Preti, Antoine Favray, Francesco Zahra and other Maltese as well as European Artists. Also a collection of 17th- 19th century Spanish, Italian and Maltese silver; a unique wooden altar used for the celebration of Mass on the galleys of the Order of the Knights of Malta; a collection of old relics and reliquaries, sculptures in wood, alabaster and bronze, including a medallion by Alessandro Algardi; maps, coins, prints and rare books among which is King Henry VIII's 'Septem Sacramants" written to confute Martin Luther and above all a baroque chapel for the private devotions of the residing chaplains.
Afterwards, we make our way to the medieval fortified city of Mdina. Also known as the "Silent City", Mdina was the capital of Malta until the 16th century. Mdina is a superb example of a typical medieval town, and one can admire the panoramic views of most of the island from its bastion walls. On entering the city through the main gate, we'll visit the magnificent cathedral dedicated to St. Paul, who was shipwrecked in Malta in 60A.D.
We then proceed to the picturesque village of Attard to a typical Maltese townhouse and the private residence of Pippa & John Mattei. Pippa Mattei is a leading chef, cookery writer and teacher. She has written several cookbooks, namely the bestselling "25 Years in a Maltese Kitchen". She has been featured on American Life TV and has won an International award with GOURMAND in Paris.
We will be hosted in her Mediterranean garden, weather permitting, or in her dining room and her state of the art kitchen, overlooking the garden. Pippa and her husband John will prepare a typical Maltese/Mediterranean lunch using local and seasonal ingredients which are sourced from local markets. The meal will be accompanied by the best Maltese wine from the nearby wine estate, and will finish with coffee and Pippa's homemade mandarin or lemon liquor.
After our wonderful luncheon we will return to the ship.
Approximate Length: Six hours, 30 minutes.
Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Smart casual wear with a sun hat and comfortable shoes (women are not permitted to enter Malta's churches in sleeveless shirts). Moderate walking on cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Approximately 30 minutes of walking in Mdina.
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