2018 is going to be the year of extraordinary sophisticated experiences that will get you a step closer to achieving your cruising goals and ticking places off your bucket list. It’s going to be the year of visits to fascinating ports with overnight or late night stays and plenty of time to explore the unexplored. But wait, let us tell you that such luxurious travel experiences aren’t possible without the right cruising partner, which is why we are opting for short and luxurious travels with Azamara this year!

Here are our top picks for the year!

1) Go island hopping in the Balearic

Top 5 Azamara Cruises in 2018

Isn’t it true that some of the best moments come in small voyages? The Azamara Quest will sail in May from Nice, France, this voyage will help cruisers go island hopping along the Mediterranean covering the best of Spain, particularly Barcelona and Ibiza. The first halt post the sail is Menorca, where hiking up the Monte Toro can give the cruisers some of the best views of the Balearic getaway. Explore the island’s historic past or lie back on the beach or visit some of the natural wonders of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, cruisers are in for some uninterrupted fun. This is going to be followed by the crystal clear waters and exceptional coastline of Ibiza and Barcelona. Time to get drenched in the sun in the Spanish hot spots and go partying in Ibiza and Barcelona.

2) Getting sporty at the 4 days Grand Prix Weekend Voyage

Top 5 Azamara Cruises in 2018

What’s the zaniest itinerary that a sports lover’s ever heard? Hold that, because we are going to tell you one. The Azamara Quest will sail from Nice in May to a beach in Saint Tropez and then to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix. But oh wait, we missed out Portofino, Italy in the itinerary. This four day super sporty and fun itinerary is going to take cruisers through some charming streets, exclusive boutiques, mighty castles and beautiful harbors. The lasagna, fish and antipasto are waiting for you, where are you?

3) A seven night voyage along the Dalmatian Coast

Top 5 Azamara Cruises in 2018

The Azamara Quest is August is all set to leave from Venice, only to return there. It will sail the Dalmatian coast, the ancient Cliffside cities on the shimmering Adratic Sea and take you across the picturesque landscapes of Italy and Croatia. Owing to its smaller size, it can easily sail across some inside passages of Croatia and Italy before arriving at the island of Hvar. The sights you can behold are serene and beautiful with yachters around. Smell the lavender and hog on the lobster and spaghetti with a glass of local wine. Can it get any better? One last piece of advice, don’t miss out on the exploring the city, the whole of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the gorgeous Dubrovnik. Walk along the walls, shop for leather or gold and make the most of this short and sweet voyage.

4) A seven night Agean Wonders Voyage

Top 5 Azamara Cruises in 2018

This is going to be a perfect Greek Odyssey on-board the newest ship in the fleet, the Azamara Pursuit, sailing in September from Athens to explore the beautiful Greece. This ancient city, full of ruins and a vibrant culture, will leave you spellbound. The next stop on the list, is Mykonos, home to the white and blue homes on a cliff over the sparkling turquoise water. Head to Turkey in the day and experience Ephesus. Up next is Chania, followed by Santorini. To grab an amazing view of the latter, travel to the top of the island by a cable car. With a lot of late stays in the ports, the cruisers will get to see the natural beauty, breathtaking sunsets, the stunning villages and warm locals of Greece.

5) Seven Night Adratic Wonders Voyage

Top 5 Azamara Cruises in 2018

It’s time for the Adratic Voyage on-board the Azamara Quest, sailing in the end of September from Venice to explore the beautiful Croatia and Italy. Hvar and Bologna are the destinations that the cruise will explore next. You’ll be surrounded by unspoilt nature, historical towns and cities and pristine beaches. Both Italy and Croatia are famous for their azure blue oceans, making them great destinations for beach holidays, combined with visits to pretty historical towns to soak up some history and the modern-day culture.

Now that we’ve helped you with some of the best places and itineraries to explore, isn’t it about time to get yourself the best of Europe in a jiffy? To know more, log onto http://bit.ly/2BBZ5fQ!