When it comes to describing this "pinch me, I must be dreaming" corner of the world, we're not going to inundate you with long-winded, flowery, and superlative-filled sentences. Because simply put: If you've never been to the Greek Isles or Turkey with Azamara Club Cruises®, you're missing the boat.

However, we should probably warn you that once you do go on a voyage with us to the Greek Isles and Turkey, you might experience symptoms of withdrawal. (Well, at least that's what our guests say.) And it's no wonder, since this northeastern region of the Mediterranean has played an extraordinary role throughout the ages.



  • Discover the white-washed villages of such renowned places as Mykonos and Santorini (rumoured to be the lost paradise of Atlantis).
  • Travel back in time to Crete—the birthplace of Zeus—with prehistoric settlements that first appeared in 6,000 BC.
  • Feel the medieval presence of the Knights of St. John at “The Holy Island” of Patmos, where we have exclusive Cruise Global, Meet Local, and which you can read more about here.


  • Sail the Bosphorus Strait, with Europe on one side, Asia on the other; visit places like Bodrum, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and shop at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.
  • Have an AzAmazing Evening in Ephesus, where you’ll be treated to a private performance by a 12-piece string orchestra.
  • Check out Lee Abbamonte’s blog, An AzAmazing Adventure in Ephesus if you want to learn more about this 10th century BC city.


  • From chicken souvlaki and lamb kebaps to stuffed vine leaves, baklava, and ouzo: This is only an "amuse bouche" of what's waiting on the menu for you.
  • See what our Chief Blogging Officer has to say about eating like a local in Turkey.
  • Add in our Destination Immersion® focus to stay longer and experience more, and you’ll be able to do—and eat—it all...but not for long, because it’s only a matter of time before our ships have sailed!

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What Our Guests Have To Say


"We sailed Greece to Turkey with you. It was fabulous and one of our favorite trips ever!"Sharon, USA

Rhodes, Greece

"Walking through the streets of Old Town Rhodes at night was a great experience; definitely a cruise highlight."Roaming on Rhodes with Carrie Finley-Bajak, Cruise Buzz

Diana, South Africa

"Santorini and Mykonos are so beautiful. Loved it so much, I’ll be back on the Azamara Journey in August!"Diana, South Africa

Istanbul, Turkey

"Istanbul is full of history and culture galore. Great mosques, ancient churches, museums, and bazaars."Two Days in Istanbul: History, Culture & Fun with Carrie Finley-Bajak, Cruise Buzz

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