Sunday, July 18, 2010


IF you've a lazy month at your disposal, love cruising, enjoy a quiet drink on a warm day that you won't pay full price for, and would like to do your Christmas shopping duty-free, then have a unique fly, cruise and sail package from Istanbul to the Middle East and Singapore that's just for you.

Guests will fly out of Australia mid-November this year, have two nights at the Swissotel the Bosphorus in Istanbul with a full day's city tour and 4-course lunch, and then sail 31-nights aboard the luxury Azamara Quest that carries fewer than 700-guests to Singapore, for a night at the Fairmont Hotel (with transfers) and a flight home.

Azamara Quest's gourmet dining includes all wines at lunch and dinner – and with this package through, you'll also get an Onboard Spending Credit of up to US$1500 (currently about AU$1798) per stateroom for use in bars or onboard boutiques (credits vary with category of stateroom.)

Azamara Quest will sail from Istanbul on November 20 this year for two days in Kusadasi for historic Ephesus in Turkey, Bodrum (Turkey,) an overnight in Rhodes, a full day in Piraeus for Athens, Alexandria in Egypt followed by a passage through the Suez Canal, two nights in duty-free Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, an overnight in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay,) Cochin in India, Phuket (Thailand) and duty-free Singapore. 

Prices start from $7699pp twin-share including return air and taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth, and transfers in Singapore. Full itinerary and shipboard details 1300 369 848 or

ADDITIONAL SHIPBOARD INFORMATION: Originally priced from $12,419pp twin-share, the current price represents a saving of 38%pp.

The mid-size 690-guest Azamara Quest features 24-hour room service, any-time bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees and teas and complimentary wines with lunch and dinner. She has an intimate environment with one crew member for every two guests, a Piano and Wine Bar, nightly live entertainment, daily enrichment programs, a pool, jogging track, spa and casino.

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