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Western Africa Winter Journey

Azamara Azamara Journey
Date 28th Nov 22
Nights 25 Nights
1
Lisbon, Portugal
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Lisbon. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
2
Lisbon, Portugal
After check out be transferred to port for your twenty-one night Western Africa cruise.
3
At Sea
4
Madeira, Portugal
Today the ship drops anchor at the Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed the 'floating garden' due to its lush flora and fauna, there is no place that typifies this more than Funchal's Botanical Gardens. Ride in the cable car up to Monte, before returning back down to the city in a traditional toboggan? Head to the east of the island to admire the views from Pico de Arieiro, or venture west to visit the picturesque village of Câmara del Lobos and the Cabo Girão Skywalk. Take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, a beach-lovers paradise, or take a baptism dive with sharks and tropical fish at Aquario da Madeira. For the ultimate treat, why not enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the famous Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel in Funchal?
5
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife is largest of the Canary Islands. The island is dominated by the dormant volcano Mount Teide; hop on a cable car to marvel at the views or take a hike along the trail. Tenerife is also known for its famous Carnaval de Santa Cruz with its spectacular parades, music, dancing, and colourful costumes. Siam Park is a Thai-themed water park packed with swimming pools, exhilarating slides, and plenty of family fun. Experience up-close encounters with gorillas, tigers, penguins, and other species at the landscaped Loro Park. Party animals can discover Playa de las Americas and its famed nightlife scene. Try your hand at windsurfing, kite surfing, or parasailing on El Medano Beach. The island’s capital, Santa Cruz, is home to Auditorio de Tenerife, Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Nature and Man. The UNESCO-listed colonial city of San Cristobal de la Laguna is well worth a visit too.
6-7
At Sea
8
Dakar, Senegal
Dakar is the capital of Senegal and sits on the Cape Verde Peninsula on West Africa's Atlantic coastline. Enigmatic, electric, and endlessly explorable; the city is the westernmost point of the African continent and was an important trading point for European colonial powers. Explore the traditional Médina quarter with its Grande Mosquée topped by a towering minaret. Pay a visit to Musée Théodore Monod filled with cultural artefacts including clothing, drums, carvings, and tools. The city really comes to life after dark with its vibrant nightlife inspired by the local Mbalax music.
9
Banjul, Gambia
Gambia is referred to as Africa’s Smiling Coast and Banjul is the country's capital city. Not only is Banjul home to the mouth of the Gambia River, its locals are famously friendly and eager to share their colourful culture with visitors. Pay a visit to the colonial-style National Museum dedicated to Gambia's rich culture and history. Head to Albert Market for an authentic taste, look, and touch of local life; not forgetting the colourful textiles and local produce. Head inland to Abuko Nature Reserve, where you’ll find the closest tropical forest to Europe and an abundance of monkeys and colourful birds.
10-11
At Sea
12
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Discover Abidjan - the 'Paris of West Africa' - on the Ivory Coast's southern Atlantic shoreline. One of Africa’s largest cities (and the second largest French speaking city in the world), Abidjan is a modern city with its own distinct tropical soul. Admire the skyscrapers that rise above the Ébrié Lagoon, modern landmarks such as the ziggurat-like La Pyramide, and the iconic St Paul's Cathedral tethered to a gigantic cross. Pay a visit to Le Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire to see the artwork, cultural relics, and handicrafts on display and indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the 55+ high-end shops in PlaYce Marcory mall.
13
Takoradi, Ghana
Takoradi sits on the Gulf of Guinea and is Ghana’s third-largest city. This port city seamlessly blends laid-back beach vibes with exciting urban energy. Market Circle is a colourful hub of activity and the perfect place to sample delicious street food, drink coconut juice from the shell, and buy everything from flip flops and sunglasses to dried fish. Pay a visit to the UNESCO-listed Fort Orange and the colonial-style railway station. Beautiful seaside resorts are close to port, and the surrounding area offers an in-depth perspective on the region’s slave trading past.
14-16
At Sea
17
Luanda, Angola
Luanda is the capital of Angola and is located on the west coast of Southern Africa. Step ashore and take a walk along the Marginal seafront promenade that runs alongside Luanda Bay. Visit the Museum of the Armed Forces at the nearby 16th-century Fortress of Sao Miguel; you can also enjoy views over the harbour and Ilha do Cabo peninsula from here too. Palacio de Ferro is believed to have been designed (and possibly built) by Gustave Eiffel, who created the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York. Meander through the Cidade Alta to see the Presidential Palace and the Bishop's Palace. Step back in time as you explore the history of slavery at National Museum of Slavery.
18-19
At Sea
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay nestles on the coast of Namibia and is sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit. Its majestic lagoon is home to fascinating birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. Take a stroll around the stunning harbour and gaze out at the colourful fishing boats and ships that line the water's edge. On dry land, visit the Walvis Bay Museum and discover the town’s rich history and maritime background. Head to Pelican Point lighthouse and savour sweeping views of the surrounding bay and crashing waves. Alternatively, explore the water by boat and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals. Venture slightly further afield and explore the coastal sand dunes of Dune 7 - which mark the start of the Namib Desert - and get your heart racing with a plethora of sports and activities.
21-22
At Sea
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Cape Town, South Africa
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
24-25
Cape Town, South Africa
The bustling South African city of Cape Town is a mixture of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. Ride the cable car to the top of imposing Table Mountain; the country’s most-photographed attraction and one of the new 'seven wonders of nature'. Head to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and get lost in the beautiful world of colour and nature. Take a boat trip to visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or come face-to-face with a great white shark on a cage dive. No trip to Cape Town would be complete without exploring the bustling markets that line the colourful streets and dining on a platter of fresh seafood by the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
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Cape Town, South Africa
After check out be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers throughout
  • 1 night 5* pre-cruise stay in Lisbon, Portugal
  • FREE upgrade to Bed & Breakfast at hotel in Lisbon
  • 21 night All Inclusive cruise onboard Azamara Journey
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • 3 nights 5* post-cruise stay in Cape Town, South Africa
  • FREE upgrade to Bed & Breakfast at hotel in Cape Town

Why Book
Why Book
  • Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, is home to Auditorio de Tenerife, Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Nature and Man
  • Ride the cable car to the top of imposing Table Mountain; the country’s most-photographed attraction and one of the new 'seven wonders of nature' in Cape Town 
  • Step back in time as you explore the history of slavery at National Museum of Slavery in Luanda

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Background
Azamara Journey
Overview
Like her sister ship, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandahs. 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!
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Food & Drink

At Azamara Club Cruises® we take you to remarkable destinations. We also give you more time to fall in love with them. It’s what we call Destination Immersion® experiences, and it's what happens when you can stay longer and experience more local life and culture in every port.

But Destination Immersion® experiences don't just happen on shore. They happen onboard, too. What does that mean for dining with Azamara Club Cruises®? We incorporate the flavors of a destination into our food and drink menus. What does that mean for you? An exclusive, local, and personalized culinary experience. It’s time to get a real taste for travel.

NEW VEGAN MENU

Plant-based diet? Now there’s a menu just for you – available at Discoveries, Prime C, and Aqualina.

Entertainment

A cozy nook to sip coffee. An intimate space to raise a glass and celebrate. A lively setting to catch the latest shows and international entertainment. Watch the world go by, drink in hand from any of Azamara’s bars, lounges, and gathering spaces. From port to port, our onboard venues are the perfect place to unwind after a day of onshore discovery, to connect over drinks both before and after dinner, or take in a one of a kind show. And, with Azamara’s Beverage Packages you can indulge in a superb collection of fine wines, premium spirits, and more—without reaching for your wallet.

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Health & Fitness

LOOK BETTER. FEEL BETTER. GO HOME INVIGORATED.

If you’ve ever wished for a week or two to reboot, this is it. Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in our all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigour, our relaxing spa offers you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home. Enjoy an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure before hitting the town to explore, teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment.

But beyond the Sanctum Spa, Azamara is also pleased to offer a full range of complimentary onboard fitness and nutrition classes, including one-on-one personal training for an additional cost. An Azamara voyage is the perfect opportunity to focus on your health—so let us treat you to some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Kids & Teens

Please note: There are no child or teen specific facilities available onboard Azamara Journey.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offers based on 2 sharing the lowest category stateroom/cabin/suite unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. All offers subject to availability and can change without notice and may go up or down in price. All offers are correct at time of send. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. For destinations requiring visas are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. For more details and up to date pricing please contact Hays Travel. All images are for illustration purpose only.
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