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Celebrate Pride Month in June of 2020 with family, friends, and allies. This gay group on Azamara will visit our favorite destination, one of the most beautiful locations in the world…Italy! This Italy-intensive voyage begins in the Eternal City of Rome. Arrive early to take in the most iconic sites—from Vatican City, the Colosseum, and the Spanish Steps, to the Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain.
With Azamara, you’ll discover things in port you won’t find on other ships. Like Night. This means you’ll spend more time in port than with any other cruise line, which gives you more time to fully experience the culture, cuisine, scenery, and people of your destination. At the end of the day (or night), you can rest easy knowing you’ll come back to comfortable, inviting accommodations that are second to none.
- All gratuities
- Unlimited beer, wine, and spirits
- White Night Party
- Private day at the beach in Italy (details coming soon)
- Welcome cocktail reception
- One night complimentary specialty dining at your leisure
- One night private group dinner in Prime C Steakhouse
- AzAmazing evening in Livorno, Italy
- Great onboard entertainment
Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy
Rome is a city that mustn’t be missed. If you’ve already enjoyed The Eternal City, take time before the cruise to visit some of the amazing but less-well-known sites. The Church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St Peter in Chains) boasts a magnificent statue of Moses by Michaelangelo. The intimate Villa Borghese and it’s adjoining gardens are a gem that you’ll always remember, but reserve space early. We always recommend this museum to friends visiting Rome. Find a lesser-known neighborhood and simply wander. But most of all, sit with a glass (or two!) of wine and do some people-watching.
Porto Torres (Sardinia) Italy
The island of Sardinia is part of Italy but in many ways its own unique culture. Hikers will enjoy trails through forests to waterfalls and a magnificent view of the coastline. Visit archaeological sites, wander the town, or enjoy the fresh and delicious seafood that is Sardinia’s pride.
Portoferraio (Elba) Italy
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba for ten years and the Archaeological Civic Museum will help you learn about that period of history. Or, climb to the top of Medici Fortress, take an open cable car to the peak of Mount Capanne, or relax at one of the many beaches.
The port city of Livorno is one of those so-called “second-tier” Italian cities which is significantly less touristed than others. Here, you’ll find the Fortezza Nuova (New Fort) which is called “New” because it was built in the 1500’s! You can book your own excursion or a ship’s tour to underrated Lucca or (in our opinion) overrated Pisa. But if you’ve never visited Florence, consider seeing the cradle of the Renaissance. Since we’re in port for the night you might even want to book a hotel in Florence and pretend you’re a long-lost Medici cousin.
The Church of San Pietro perches dramatically on a cliff by the sea, where a temple to Venus used to stand. Wander through town to the church, stopping for gelato on the way, of course.
You may want to take time this day to visit the Cinque Terra, a National Park containing 5 of the most picturesque little villages clinging to the cliffs that you can imagine. And food! We’ll never forget our trip there. The 5 villages are served by a train at La Spezia, just a short train ride from Portovenere. Like in many of our ports, the Journey stays late. She departs at 9:00 pm, so no rushing to the ship at 3:00 PM, wishing you were still on land.
The Castello di Santa Margherita, a castle built in 1550 by the Republic of Genoa was a defense against pirates. Enjoy Santa Margherita itself or take a Ferry about 20 minutes to Portofino. Take the scenic trip and marvel at the multi-colored buildings clustered around the Portofino’s harbor and channel your inner Italian while you shop or relax.
Fight PCDS (Post-Cruise Depression Syndrome) by spending some time in Monte Carlo. Drive the Monaco Grand Prix route in a performance vehicle, visit the Grand Casino, or roll the dice and explore the breathtaking beauty of the city.
You must book through our travel professional Adam Martindale to be a part of this group. Use the link below to contact him or call 206-399-2138