2019 Mediterranean Food & Wine Cruise

May 11-18, 2019

7 Days – 6 Night Mediterranean Wine & Food Experience.

Are you ready to take a culinary adventure with your fellow food and wine lovers? You ready to explore the world through your taste buds? If you are as excited as I am, then I invite you to join us when we sail to Barcelona, Marseilles, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Santa Margherita, Florence, and Rome.

ouR CULINARY Journey

The sun is setting after an day of culinary exploration though Barcelona's Gothic Quarter area. With a sigh of contentment you relaxed on your private balcony with a glass of Cava, excited with anticipation for what was to come over the next 6 days. You relax into the knowing that you'll be falling asleep and waking up in your lovingly stateroom knowing that your view in the morning will be the beautiful city of Marseille, France. As your thoughts turn to tomorrow, you feel a spark of excitement, knowing that your day will be filled with experiences that will excite your taste buds, recharge your passion for food and wine, and empower your heart for learning about another culture. .

FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

  • Round trip economy class airfare from DC to Barcelona and from Rome to DC
  • Airline fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights onboard Azamara Journey
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses
  • $250 Shipboard credit
  • All transfers with private bus
  • Private Cooking Classes
  • Private Wine Tasting
  • Private City Tours
  • Wine Lovers Group Spa Party
  • Wine Lovers Tote Bag
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • Be Relaxed Destinations team member on-site

7 Days Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary

  • Sat May 11: Barcelona, Spain
  • Sun May 12: Barcelona, Spain
  • Mon May 13: Provence (Marseilles), France
  • Tue May 14: St.Tropez, France
  • Wed May 15: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Thu May 16: Santa Margherita, Italy
  • Fri May 17: Florence /pisa (Livorno), Italy
  • Sat May 18: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

ACCOMMODATION

Club Continent Suite
  • English Butler service
  • Priority check-in and departure
  • Unpacking and packing of luggage
  • Complimentary garment pressing for two items
  • Welcome sparkling wine and fruit basket
  • Daily savories between 4-6 pm
  • En-Suite afternoon tea service
  • En-Suite dining from restaurant menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary seating throughout the voyage in specialty dining restaurants
  • Opportunity to book en-suite spa services
    (addtional charges may apply)
  • One bottle of vodka and one bottle of Scotch whiskey
  • Two lower beds convertible to queen size
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Bath tub
  • Flat screen-television
  • CD/DVD player
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone and voicemail
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer
Club Veranda Stateroom
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Complimentary shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Two lower beds convertible to queen size
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Veranda
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
  • Direct-dial telephone and voicemail
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
Club Oceanview Stateroom
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Complimentary shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Two lower beds convertible to queen size
  • Flat-screen television
  • Some with sofa bed
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controller air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

CRUISE WITH AIRFARE

Selection this option if you are interested in the cruise package with airfare.

CRUISE ONLY

Select this option if you prefer to book your own airfare.

Onboard Dining Options

Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table in Windows Café, our casual buffet offering made-to-order breakfasts and a large variety of lunch and dinner options. Choices change daily and include fresh sushi, stir-fries and pastas, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and sumptuous desserts. There’s more: Don’t miss the buffets! Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and other regional cuisine. Our international crew takes pride in their native cuisine and it shows.
Dine poolside on made-to-order fish-kabobs, burgers, fries and salads.
Sink into a comfortable chair at the Mosaic Café and enjoy an espresso or hot tea with fresh biscotti, tea sandwiches or scones—on the house, of course. Centrally located on deck five, the Mosaic's congenial service and atmosphere make it a favorite gathering spot for conversation, cards and trivia games.
Savor fabulous Mediterranean seafood and other cuisine against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling views and a soothing blue and white decor. Starters including seafood bouillabaisse, lobster-asparagus salad, and wild mushrooms with parmesan and white truffle cream. Main courses may include seafood paella with saffron couscous, black truffle and mushroom risotto, and rack of lamb. Save room for Grand Marnier Souffle or Creme Brulee.
Settle in for a marvelous evening at Azamara’s classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn decor. The menu includes steaks in a variety of cuts cooked to perfection, along with starters like crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and more. Other entree choices may include lamb, pork, veal chops, game hens and seafood. Indulge in the famous mini cinnamon-sugar donuts with a trio of dipping sauces.
With a wide variety of nightly selections like filet mignon with black truffle sauce, Discoveries Restaurant is a hands-down favorite for an elegant yet lively dining scene. Reservations are not accepted, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests (which is a great way to meet new people). Discoveries Bar is also a great gathering spot for drinks before or after dinner.
From France to California, and Argentina to South Africa, the Azamara Wine Cellar will delight your palate with an 8,000-bottle collection of limited production, small label and rare vintage wines. Our knowledgeable sommeliers will help you pick the perfect wines for your evening meal. And be sure to look to the daily onboard news for Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Cafe, when you can discover and sip new wines with the sommelier’s guidance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Gratuities for Driver and Tour Guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages during meals unless noted
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional excursions offered by cruiseline
  • Flight itinerary will be published December 2018
  • Flight schedule is subject to change
The fear of missing (FOMO) is a horrible feeling…but losing your hard earned money you paid for your vacation is far worse. Because all of Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable, travel insurance is therefore highly recommended for this trip. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don’t have to worry about being over-insured. Click the link for our preferred travel insurance vendor list. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance you will be required to complete a form declining this options. This is to ensure you understand the repercussion of not purchasing travel insurance. 
  • Traveling on a Azamara cruise requires a valid driver’s license and certified birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport.
  • When making your reservations, you can choose to pay in full or select our convenient payment plan. If you select a payment plan, you will automatically be added to our auto-bill payment plan option. You can opt-out of this program by emailing us at nteasha@berelaxeddestinations.com after you make your reservations.
  • Please review our auto-bill payment plan option.
  • If you choose monthly payment plan, you will receive monthly notices when your payment is processed.
  • Please note if you choose to book your own flight you should begin looking for flights 5 months before event. Some travel sites will allow you to set alerts to advise you when prices are dropping. You should purchase your flight no later than 30 days before the trip.
  • We strongly suggest that you arrive the day before the cruise. However should you choose to fly in the day of, please find a flight to get you into Barcelona no later than 12PM. You should arrive at the cruise port and ship no later than 3PM. No exceptions!
  • The group flight will leave the US on May 3 and arrive in Florence, Italy on May 10. Check-in into the hotel is May 10.
  • The group flight will depart Rome, Italy on May 18 headed back to the United States.
  • Provided full payment is received no later than your final payment due date, travel documents, itineraries and travel instructions will be sent via email 30 days or earlier prior to travel. All documents will be sent via electronic mail.
  • It is the guests’ responsibility to notify Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC of all email address changes.
  • Only Oceanview Staterooms, Veranda Staterooms are available for group booking. If you would like an Interior Stateroom or Suite, please send an email to nteasha@berelaxeddestinations.com and be prepared to make a $250 per person deposit (deposit fee can change).
  • Roommate Matching is offered on this cruise. If you want to be matched, please enter “Roommate Requested” on the reservation form. Also, please note roommate matching does not take place until after 75% of the cost of the package is paid.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments to Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is because Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC has contractual agreements with cruises, hotels, airlines and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.
  • Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided on travel description pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.
  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.
  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Therefore, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expenses and more. We have a full list of travel insurance vendors. Click here to see referrals.
  • Seat assignments ARE at the discretion of airlines. Wine Lovers Group cannot request seats on your behalf.
  • Seats for this group are only located in economy class. If you require another class of service please purchase our Cruise Only Package and secure your flight on your own.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.
  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.
  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Roommate Matching is available. Review our Roommate Matching Program.
  • You can log-in to our member portal to view your account and reservations 24 hours a day.
  • Name changes are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until the final payment date and $250 after final payment date.
  • Late payment of $250 per person is required after final due date listed on your payment plan. Late payment fees are automatically added to your reservations the day after your final due date.
  • All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.