10 day Magical Aegean Cruise

2 for the price of 1 special - book by 31 March 2015

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10 day Magical Aegean Cruise

2 for the price of 1 special - book by 31 March 2015

Gallipoli Centenary Cruise

  • 5 star private charter on Azamara Journey
  • Visit Athens, Ephesus, Lemnos, WW1 Battlefields, Troy, Assos, Canakkale, Iznik, Bursa, Istanbul
  • Departs 18 April 2015
  • Whitness the breaking dawn over Gallipoli 100 years on
  • Includes Battlefiled excursions exploring all sides of the conflict
  • Enjoy a performance from internationally acclaimed soprano Dame Malvina Major
  • Australian Geographic Official Expedition Partner

Hear the legends of...

  • Ephesus - celebrated ancient Greek & Roman city
  • Lemnos - steeped in Hellenic myth and ANZAC history
  • Gallipoli - WW1 Battlefields in its 100th year
  • Troy - with some mysterious Gallipoli connections
  • Bursa - first capital of the Ottoman Empire
  • Iznik - blue tiles of palaces and ancient Nicea
  • Istanbul - destination of the legendary Orient Express

Itinerary

Day 1 - Embark in Athens 18 Apr 2015
Arrive Athens and board Azamara Journey in the historic Port of Pireaus. Today's cabin allocation is followed by a stylish evening cocktail function. D

Day 2 - Ephesus 19 Apr 2015
Once a formidable Athenian ally, Ephesus was also a great cultural centre. Walk its 2,000 year old streets, visit the Celsus library and take a seat in the remarkably intact amphitheatre. B, L, D

Day 3 - Lemnos 20 Apr 2015
Cruise the Aegean Sea's pristine sapphire waters en-route to Lemnos. ANZAC troops began their Gallipoli journey from this island and returned depleted for the subdued Christmas of 1915. B, L, D

Day 4 - WW1 Battlefields 21 Apr 2015
After a relaxed day in Lemnos, we set sail to Turkey. Today's excursion will take us to WW1 Battlefields Where British, French and ANZACs were almost 100 years ago. B, L, D

Day 5 - Troy & Assos 22 Apr 2015
Indulge a passion for culture in the nearby ruins of Troy, and uncover secret links between Priam's celebrated kingdom and Gallipoli. Visit where Aristotle opened and Academy, Assos.B, L, D

Day 6 - Canakkale 23 Apr 2015
Embrace a joyous haze of dance and music as
VIP guests at the spectacular Children's Day festivities in Canakkale. An afternoon visit to Canakkale Military Museum includes the site where HMAS Queen Elizabeth's 15" shell landed without exploding. B, L, D

Day 7 - Iznik (Nicea) 24 Apr 2015
Leave the ship for one night and travel to Iznik (Nicea), the site of the first Christian Ecumenical Council. Spend the night in a luxurious 5 star Hotel in Bursa. B, L, D

Day 8 - Bursa 25 Apr 2015
Bursa, was the first Ottoman Capital. We will visit the Green Complex and Ulu Mosque, the first of the Royal Ottoman Mosque still standing. Return to our ship in the afternoon and sail to Istanbul. B, L, D

Day 9 - Istanbul 26 Apr 2015
Explore the old city's charming winding lanes and dramatic monuments, including World Heritage listed Hagia Sophia, the mesmerising Blue Mosque and lavish Topkapi Palace. An elegant black tie ball concludes the cruise. B, L, D

Day 10 - Disembark 27 Apr 2015
Bid friends and fellow travellers farewell. Depart for home or the promise of new horizons on an extension tour. B

Fares Include

  • 9 nights cruising
  • Full board meals
  • Land excursions
  • Expert panels and entertainment
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Black tie ball
  • Beverages, house wine, specialty coffees and teas
  • Suite Guests will enjoy 24/7 English trained butler, complimentary dining at specialty restaurants and full minibar.

On request: airfares, travel insurance, airport transfers, pre and/or post cruise tour options.

Expert panel

This cruise features an exemplary team of Australian and Turkish Gallipoli specialists. These noted specialists each has their own distinct area of expertise to share. From the battle weary ANZAC experience to strategic military operations and unique Turkish perspectives. Presentations throughout the cruise will build the story of Gallipoli from every side of the conflict. Knowledge and insight will be shared about surviving and dying at the front line and the abiding humanity from which two new nations walked forward.

Learn what life was really like for ANZAC and Turkish warriors on the peninsula. How did they survive such bitter extremes and the daily dance with death? What were the battle-masters thinking? Explore the ANZAC diet, hear about lost loves and discover their humour and slang. What are the true origins of Two-up, digger or cobber, now part of folklore?

All this and more awaits you aboard the cruise, where you will meet:

  • Dr John Basarin
  • Dr Carol Scott
  • Dr Kevin Fewster, AM
  • Dame Malvina Major, ONZ, GNZM, DBE
  • Marcus Falay
  • Brad Manera

Prices per person

Cabin Code Deck PP
Club World Owners Suite CW 8, 7, 6 £11,514
Club Ocean Suite CO 7, 6 £10,284
Club Continent Suite N1 8 £7,050
Club Continent Suite N2 8 £6,294
Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom VX 8, 7, 6 £5,916
Club Veranda Stateroom V1 8 £5,304
Club Veranda Stateroom V2, V3 7, 6 £5,244
Club Oceanview Stateroom 4 7, 6 £5,244
Club Oceanview Stateroom 5 4 £5,104
Club Oceanview Stateroom 6 6 £5,016
Club Oceanview Stateroom 8 4 £4,924
Club Interior Stateroom 9 8 £4,831
Club Interior Stateroom 10 7 £4,559
Club Interior Stateroom 11 6 £4,375
Club Interior Stateroom 12 4 £4,286
Club Interior Accessible Stateroom AZ
£4,199

2 for the price of 1 special - book by 31 March 2015.

Single guests - you can opt for a share cabin with no supplement (sharing with another guest - same gender) or pay 40% supplement for sole use.

Terms and conditions

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability and possible change. Full balance is due is at time of booking. Cabins sold on a guarantee basis with cabin numbers issued within 24 hours. Cruise operated by Fairy Chimneys Travel. Valid for UK residents only.