Asia Africa and Middle East: Arabia Intensive Voyage

Azamara

Prepare to be mesmerized by the Middle East and Arabian Gulf. Where else in the world can you stroll through ancient souqs before hitting the ski slopes inside a shopping mall? Or kayak with dolphins and then visit some of the oldest and largest mosques in the world? With Azamara®, you'll discover the juxtaposition of old and new, traditional and modern in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar.

Included Extras

  • AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)

  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines

  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas

  • Self-service laundry

  • Shuttle service to and from port communities where available

  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

  • Gratuities

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Azamara sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call DubaiDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.

Day 2Port of Call Abu Dhabi Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.

Day 3Port of Call Abu DhabiDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.

Day 4Port of Call Sir Bani Yas Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Sir Bani Yas Island is part of the Al Gharbia region of the United Arab Emirates. It's dominated by the Arabian Wildlife Park, with its roaming giraffes, cheetahs and gazelles. Multiple archaeological sites across the island include the ruins of an ancient Christian monastery. Salt dome hills define the island’s desert interior. The coast features beaches, sea kayak routes and a shipwreck.

Day 5Port of Call Doha Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Doha, capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar, is a modern city on Doha Bay. Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade. On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world. At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices.

Day 6Port of Call DohaDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

Doha, capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar, is a modern city on Doha Bay. Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade. On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world. At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices.

Day 7Port of Call Dubai Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.

Day 8Dubai

Overview

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.

Onboard the Azamara Journey

Costco Member Reviews

4.5 of 5 stars4.5/5 (221 Reviews)

Ship Rating

4.0/5

Azamara Journey® features more balconies than many cruise ships and butler service in each suite. Like it's sister ship, Quest, it's a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool - Outdoor

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Internet Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Discoveries

Main Dining

Discoveries Restaurant (open seating): Discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places you visit. Whether it’s a Destination Immersion dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion cuisine on the dinner menu, give your dining a little local flavor and enjoy on shore tastes onboard! You will also enjoy a wide variety of nightly selections such as filet mignon with black truffle sauce. With its elegant yet lively dining and renewed décor, it’s easy to see why this restaurant is the culinary heart of the ship. Reservations are not accepted. Choose being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests.

Prime C

Specialty Dining

Aqualina: At Aqualina, you’ll find some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Start with lobster ravioli, followed by arugula and radicchio with prosciutto chips, and a Venetian seafood platter. You won’t be able to say no to these famous desserts: marsala custard, lemon soufflé, or tiramisu. The chefs love to be inspired, so after an on shore visit to a local market, you can also expect a delectable dish so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

Prime C: At Prime C, you’re in for more than an array of delectable dining such as steaks cooked to perfection, crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, lamb, game hens and seafood. Last but certainly not least, try the mini cinnamon-sugar donuts with dipping sauces for dessert. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm wood-paneled ambiance with stunning views and lush décor. If the chef has made a visit to a local market while in port, you’ll also have an authentic local dish to look forward to.

Specialty Dining: Guests staying in a suite are welcome to dine any night of the voyage in Aqualina or Prime C at no charge. Guests who have booked a Club Veranda, Club Oceanview, or Club Interior stateroom are subject to a USD 30 per-person cover charge in Aqualina or Prime C.

Windows Café

Casual Dining

Windows Café: The best way to see where you are in the world is not by looking at your itinerary, but by checking out the menu at Windows Café! The daily themed dinner often takes its inspiration from the region you are visiting. There’s even a live station made from local ingredients purchased in port: Greek salad made with local feta (Greece), pasta prepared with local mushrooms (Italy), fresh Mussels served with garlic bread (Netherlands). Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the easy and casual atmosphere of the newly renovated Windows Café. Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two or a lively meal for six with flexible seating options. And speaking of choices, selections change daily. Choose from fresh sushi, stir-fry and pasta, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and of course, desserts.

The Patio and Swirl & Top: Casual "pool grill" by day, then fine tablecloths and flickering candles will set the mood for a sit-down al fresco dining experience by night. Taste your way around the world with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors of the places visited on the Destination Immersion® cuisine dinner menu served by professional wait staff. And for a little touch of whimsy, a self-serve frozen yogurt station—Swirl & Top. With a variety of flavors and your choice of toppings, it's the perfect way to cool off during the day or end your evening meal.

Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night: Comfortable and stylish, Mosaic is the place where you'll find your favorite coffee drinks, just the way you like (for an additional fee). Slip into a comfortable seat and sip for a while. The perfect place to start (or end) your day, no matter where you are in the world. This just might become your favorite area on the ship.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day. Order from the full breakfast menu between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM, and have it delivered at your appointed time. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Alluring inside staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings and European linens.

Club Interior Stateroom (Category: 12)

Category: 12

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40" flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Interior Stateroom (Category: 11)

Category: 11

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40" flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Interior Stateroom (Category: 10)

Category: 10

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40" flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Interior Stateroom (Category: 09)

Category: 09

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40" flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Guarantee - Inside (Category: Z)

Category: Z
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Attractive staterooms feature an ocean view or an obstructed view, with either a picture window or a porthole, plus standard features and amenities.

Club Oceanview Stateroom (obstructed view) (Category: 08)

Category: 08

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40" flat-screen TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Oceanview Stateroom (Category: 06)

Category: 06

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40" flat-screen TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Oceanview Stateroom (Category: 05)

Category: 05

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40" flat-screen TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Oceanview Stateroom (Category: 04)

Category: 04

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40" flat-screen TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: Y)

Category: Y
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Elegantly appointed staterooms feature modern amenities and furnishings, a veranda, a sitting area with sofa bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

Club Veranda Stateroom (Category: V1)

Category: V1

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40" flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Veranda Stateroom (Category: V2)

Category: V2

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40" flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Veranda Stateroom (Category: V3)

Category: V3

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40" flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: X)

Category: X
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Suite amenities include butler service, limited internet minutes, specialty dining, free bag of laundry, in-suite tea service, and an additional onboard credit for Top Suites

Club Ocean Suite (Category: CO)

Category: CO

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 55" flat-screen television
  • 55" flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower. Journey and Quest suites feature a tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Club World Owner’s Suite (Category: CW)

Category: CW

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 40" flat-screen television
  • 55" flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower. Journey and Quest suites feature a tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Club Continent Suite (Category: N1)

Category: N1

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 55" flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Continent Suite (Category: N2)

Category: N2

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 55" flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Club Spa Suite (Category: SP)

Category: SP

  • Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55" flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Guarantee - Suite (Category: W)

Category: W
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 11
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Wheelchair-Accessible StateroomWheelchair-Accessible Stateroom
Convertible Sofa BedConvertible Sofa Bed
Connecting StateroomsConnecting Staterooms
Interior Stateroom Door LocationInterior Stateroom Door Location
Smoking AreaSmoking Area
Suite with tubSuite with tub

Ship Facts

Azamara Journey ship image
  • Ship Name: Azamara Journey
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Year Refurbished: 2016
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2007
  • Ship Class: Journey
  • Maximum Capacity: 690
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 8
  • Number of Crew: 408
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 73
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 200
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 26
  • Tonnage (GRT): 30,277
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 690
  • Country of Registry: Malta
  • Total Staterooms: 345
  • Suites with Balcony: 46
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

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Terms & Conditions

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Ship's Registry: Malta

    Package ID: AZAJOUASI20231113