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Azamara

Spend 18-nights on this Asian adventure of a lifetime - even spending Christmas and New Year exploring the world in luxury! Start in Dubai for a two-night stay at a 5* hotel, during which you can enjoy some of the best views of this region with an exhilarating helicopter ride - soaring above the landscape for a whole new perspective.

Embark on Azamara Quest for your eleven-night sailing to the ports of Doha, Sir Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Mumbai, with the chance to witness a solar eclipse during your sailing! Spend Christmas on-board, before reaching Cochin where you will stay at a 5* hotel for the start of your Kerala Backwaters tour - a four-day exploration of regions such as Munnar and Thekkady.

End the tour on a houseboat for New Year, before transferring to the airport the following morning and flying back to the UK.

14 December 2019 Fly overnight from the UK to Dubai
15 december 2019 On arrival, transfer to a 5* hotel for a two night stay
Whilst you are here you will enjoy the best views of all of Dubai's famous landmarks and building during an exhilarating helicopter ride.
17 December 2019 Transfer to the port and embark Azamara Quest
Dubai (overnight on-board)
19 December 2019 Doha, Qatar
Discover a modern oasis at the heart of an ancient city in Qatar. View invaluable artefacts at the Museum of Islamic Art, make your way through the Souq Waqif to shop like a local, and dine at IDAM—3-Star Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse’s outstanding restaurant. Cap your visit off with a stroll along the Al-Corniche, where you’ll find breath-taking views of Doha Bay and the city’s unmistakable skyline.
20 December 2019 Sir Bani Yas
You can drive a race car around the F1 Grand Prix track. Surf the largest sheet wave in the world. Play golf on one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New International Golf Courses”. Have a cocktail in the Yas Viceroy; a five-star hotel built half on land, half over water. Go shopping at the 280,000 sqm. Yas Mall with Rogo’s Rollercoaster Restaurant. Wee!
21 December 2019 Abu Dhabi
Camels keep company with lavish sports cars in this dazzling city that is a seamless blend of architecture and culture from the old world and the new. Experience the grandeur of the gold-gilded Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, stroll along the seaside Corniche Road, or beat the desert heat at one of Abu Dhabi's chic, upscale shopping centres.
22 December 2019 Day at sea
23 December 2019 Muscat, Oman (overnight on-board)
Culture and history await those who travel to Muscat. Shoppers will want to visit the Mutrah Souq to discover a colourful maze of vendors offering everything you could imagine. After, take a stroll along the Corniche to the Mutrah Fort for sweeping city views. And don’t forget the Sulan Qaboos Grand Mosque—the third largest in the world and home to a must-see 600,000 crystal Swarovski chandelier!
25 December 2019 Enjoy Christmas day at sea
26 December 2019 Day at sea and solar eclipse
After sailing from Muscat and celebrating Christmas Day on-board Azamara, you can witness a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence – a total annular solar eclipse while at sea. Tick this experience off your bucket-list and watch as the sun and moon come together in ultimate harmony.
27 December 2019 Mumbai (overnight on-board)
Amid all the hustle and bustle, Mumbai is buzzing with adventures to discover. To get a sense of the region’s history, visit the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, where you’ll find over 3,500 objects telling Mumbai's story. To escape to hustle and bustle, travel to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to tour the maze of cave temples and impressive temple carvings.
28 December 2019 Transfer to the airport to fly to Cochin
On arrival, you will transfer to a 5* hotel to join a fully-escorted Kerala Backwaters tour.
Evening at your leisure
Overnight in Cochin
Cochin is situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, God’s Own Country. A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a memorable experience.
29 December 2019 Kerala Backwater tour - Day Two
After breakfast, head out on your journey to Thekkday. This is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, covering an area of 777 sq. kms. Set on the attractive manmade Periyar Lake, it attracts several visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants. After you have checked in and relaxed, proceed for a plantation tour of the Spice Village property which is offered by the hotel.
30 December 2019 Kerala Backwater tour - Day Three
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar, a manmade lake. See the wildlife on the banks of the lake between the shore and the forest edge. You will also spot plentiful birds as well. You will then drive to Kumarakom, a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the Vembanad Lake. Here an old rubber plantation around the lake has been developed into a bird sanctuary. A path goes through the swamp to the main nesting area, while the island in the middle of the lake can be reached by boat.
31 December 2019 Kerala Backwater tour - Day Four
After breakfast, drive to Allepepy and board your Houseboat which will be your home for the night.
1 January 2020 Transfer to Cochin airport for an overnight flight to the UK

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Highlights
  • Watch a total annular solar eclipse whilst at sea
  • Four-night Kerala Backwaters escorted tour
WHAT´S INCLUDED
  • Flights and overseas transfers
  • Two-night 5* hotel stay in Dubai
  • Sightseeing helicopter flight in Dubai
  • Eleven-night premium-luxury full-board cruise
  • Four-night Kerala Backwaters escorted tour featuring hotel stays and tours in Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom and a luxury houseboat stay in Alleppey
Club Oceanview Stateroom
£7399  
£4059
Club Balcony Stateroom
£7599  
£4559
Club Continent Suite
£8319  
£6259
Alleppey houseboat - India
Dubai skyline
Indian men fishing in the sunset
Architecture in the Middle East
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