Atlantic Coastline-Wine & Culture Voyage | Sept 5 – 18

Welcome aboard a luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey®, a 5-Star mid-sized ship (680 guests and 400 crew) with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for - plus some unexpected extras. It’s been said that guests sail with Azamara for the destinations, but come back for the staff and crew. Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. The cruise line’s authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Added to that, world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters in store for you on shore.  

Sep 5  – 18, 2023 | 12-Day Cruise/Tour

Cruise along the spectacular Atlantic Coastline on this Port-Intensive Voyage with Azamara Club Cruises!  Southampton (UK) ~ St. Peter Port (Channel Islands) ~ Bordeaux (Two full Days) & St. Jean de Luz (FR) ~ Bilboa, Gijon & La Coruna (SP) ~ Porto & Lisbon  (PT)


Sep 5 | US to the UK. Today board your overnight flight to London.

Sep 6 | London. This morning arrive at the London Heathrow airport. You will be met and assisted by your tour director with your transfer to the hotel for a comfortable two-night stay.

Overnight: London                                                           

Sep 7 | London – Leisure morning – City Tour – Dinner. The morning is yours to enjoy London at your leisure! You may want to shop at Harrods for a stylish new outfit to wear on your upcoming cruise, or take a leisurely stroll at Hype Park, the largest of the four Royal Parks in London. This afternoon, depart for a panoramic city tour of London. See iconic landmarks such at Piccadilly Square, Big Ben, the London Tower, Buckingham  Palace, the London Eye and more. This evening enjoy a  dinner at a local restaurant, before returning to your  hotel.

Overnight: London – (B,D)

Sep 8 | London – Stonehenge – Southampton. After breakfast and checking out of your hotel this morning, journey to the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge! This extraordinary 4,500-year-old marvel of human endeavors rises from an ancient landscape, but there’s so much more at Stonehenge than the awe-inspiring Stone Circle. Discover on your self-guided audio tour how the Stonehenge builders lived and worked at the permanent exhibition. Ask the knowledgeable staff and volunteers your burning questions about the stones, then grab a snack from the café to enjoy with the best view in the world! From here you travel to Southampton and embark onto the beautiful Azamara Journey, your home for the next 7-nights! Your ship sets sail at 5pm.

Sep 9 |St. Peter Port, Guernsey Channel Islands. Experience the best of England and France in Guernsey. On today’s optional excursion, take in postcard-worthy views of brightly colored houses, idyllic gardens, and cliffside paths from St. Peter Port. When the sightseeing is over, stop at one of the many bistros for an unforgettable meal. Then, spend some time shopping in the up-and-coming boutiques for the perfect souvenir.

Tender Port 8a-5p – (B,L,D)

Sep 10 | At Sea. Today is yours to explore the beautiful Azamara Journey! Visit the elegant giftshop or the coffee corner may very well become your favorite nook on the ship. Make an appointment and treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the all new Sanctum Spa. But beyond the Spa Services, Azamara is also pleased to offer a full range of complimentary onboard fitness and nutrition classes, including one-on-one personal training at an additional cost.           (B,L,D)

Sep 11 & 12 | Two Full Days in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux’s fortunes have long been tied to viticulture. As a result it is a handsome and cohesive city of incredible classical and neoclassical style, with monumental buildings and fine mansions financed by the almighty grape. Be sure to bring your tasting palate to sample some of the world’s best wines.

Port time: 9a-9p – (B,L,D)

Sep 13 | St. Jean de Luz, France. Escape to St. Jean de Luz, one of the most stunning beach retreats in France. This Basque town is home to beautiful architecture, delicious cuisine, and the Church of St. John the Baptist. Step inside this simple church and discover its 17th-century baroque golden altar. Elsewhere, you’ll find pedestrian areas with many delightful shops and cafes to explore.
Tender Port 130p-9p – (B,L,D)

Sep 14 | Bilboa (San Sebastian), Spain. Home to a cultural and architectural renaissance, Bilbao’s factories and ports have been transformed into spectacular urban projects. The ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum is a definite standout, and this gem in Basque country is brimming with fine wines, exceptional cuisine, and a vibrant spirit.
Port time: 8a-11p – (B,L,D)

Sep 15 | Gijón, Spain. Gijón is the apple of the Bay of Biscay’s eye, and speaking of the fruit, what wine is to Rioja, cider is to Gijón and the surrounding region. Follow the Cider Trail on an optional guided tour to some of the city’s best cider houses and restaurants, or browse the Crafts Market, and be sure to try a local pastry.   Gijón has the largest number of bakeries per capita in all of Spain.

Port Time: 9a-6p – (B,L,D)

Sep 16 | La Coruna, Spain. La Coruna is a city shaped by the sea. You can see this influence in the Roman Tower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lighthouse marks one end of the spectacular Paseo Marítimo promenade, one of the longest in Europe. Take a stroll to see other highlights like the Marina, Castelo de San Antón, the Millennium Monument, and the most popular beaches – Orzán and Riazor.

Port Time: 730a-5p -(B,L,D)

Sep 17 | Leixões (Porto), Portugal. At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th Century, there is plenty to see in this town. Stroll the  Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe, and seafood while here is highly recommended.

Port Time: 9a-6p  – (B,L,D)

Sep 18 | Lisbon. One of the oldest cities in the world,  Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Today embark on an included half-day panoramic tour of Lisbon. The City of Seven Hills has layers of history dating to occupation by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the  Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a  Moorish fortification, while catching a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. You will have free time for lunch and shopping before you return to the ship.

Port Time: 8am-Overnight Lisbon – (B,D)

Sep 19 | Home. This morning after disembarkation you will be transferred to the Lisbon airport for your flight home. Memories of your Atlantic Coastline Wine & Culture Voyage will last forever.- (B)

*Itinerary is subject to change


  • Airfare to London & from Lisbon back home
  • 2-nights in London in a 4-star hotel
  • Half-day London panoramic City tour
  • Dinner in London
  • Airport/hotel/pier transfers in London, Southampton and from the Lisbon pier to the airport
  • Admission at Stonehenge
  • 11-days onboard the Azamara Journey in your selected stateroom category (including two full days in Bordeaux)
  • All meals while onboard the Azamara Journey in Discoveries Restaurant and Windows Café
  • Unlimited select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees, and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Onboard gratuities for dining, house keeping and waiter staff are included
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event or onboard Destination Celebration℠
  • All cruise, port charges, and government taxes
  • Service of a Universal Travel representative throughout the itinerary
  • All driver & guide gratuities while in London, Stonehenge, Southampton & Lisbon


$1000.00 deposit is due, within five days of making the reservation.

Final payment due April 27, 2023


$150.00 non-refundable at the time of sign up 50% non-refundable May 1, 2023

100% non-refundable June 30, 2023

Cash or Check Payments

Single Cabins are available upon request.

Additional stateroom categories and suites are available upon request.

 An optional Travel Protection plan is available with coverage  for trip cancellation/interruption, see enclosed product flyer for more information.

A valid passport is required on this itinerary and must be valid for at least 6 month after returning back to the USA.


Contact Your Group Leader OR Armonde Maurras at Universal Travel