Description

THE HOTTEST CRUISE TO SAIL THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Desire Cruises will be rolling out the Red Carpet for the hottest cruise to have sailed the French Riviera. Lose yourself at sea aboard this clothing-optional, couples-only, sensual sanctuary at sea, where you and your partner can redefine the meaning of passion and enjoy adventures beyond seduction.

In May 2020, departing from Nice, France, and culminating in Barcelona, Spain, this moving couple’s paradise offers a luxurious cruise program conceived to seduce the senses by providing exclusive amenities, including; the Premium Beverage Package, gourmet dining, first-class staterooms, provocative entertainment, and even features an erotic playroom, staying true to our collection’s unique atmosphere.

Enjoy streets full of colorful buildings, palm-lined boulevards, and a spectacular harbor of turquoise blue, known as the “Queen of the French Riviera”. You and your couple will feel the need to pinch yourselves, as Nice is just that nice.

The Cannes Film Festival is all about celebrities & socialites, as you never know who might drive by. You will have the chance to experience the most important film festival of all time, in the most charming port of the French Riviera. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to walk the Red Carpet? Now is your chance! You and your couple will have three days to shimmer & shine while enjoying the most highly-publicized, important world-wide film event of 2020.

From Cannes we will set sail toward the world-famous cinematic hotspot of Villefranche. This behind the scenes resort town, has been used as the backdrop for several highly acclaimed motion pictures. Only a 15 to 20-minute train ride away you can explore the city of Monaco, host of the Grand Prix. So, if you crave the circuits and the need for speed, feel the adrenaline as you witness the most thrilling race of all time. Since 1929, Formula 1 has been racing laps around the spectacular city of Monaco, with pure excitement around every curve. This circuit is considered the most prestigious automobile race in the world.

This exotic journey, based on couple’s chemistry and elusive electricity, will be shrouded in mystery, as you discover the all-new SENSUAL WAY TO SAIL AWAY!

 

Desire Cruises, THE SENSUAL WAY TO SAIL AWAY…

 

Whats' Included

Savor the sensual side to dining…

Desire Cruises offers a choice of four distinctive dining options included in your cruise package, plus room service, and proudly features two specialty restaurants Prime C and Aqualina for a minimum cover. Whether you’re a fan of haute cuisine or down-home cooking, you’ll love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices, complemented by first-class service.

Inclusive Dining Options:

Discoveries Restaurant – Main Dining

The Patio – Casual Dining & Snacks

Windows Café – Casual Dining & Snacks

Mosaic Café @ Mosaic Night – Casual Dining & Snacks

Specialty Restaurants:

Prime C & Aqualina – Specialty dining is complimentary for suite guests (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites and Club Continent Suites). For others, there is a minimum USD per-person cover. Reservations are highly recommended.

For detailed information regarding all onboard dining options & dress codes, click here.

 

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES

The Premium Beverage Package is included on your Desire Red Carpet voyage. This inclusive amenity gives you the freedom to enjoy your favorite cocktail or celebratory drink without having to pay extra. All you have to do is enjoy…

The Premium Beverage Package Includes:

  • Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs / Beer
  • Bottled still and sparkling water
  • Wines by the glass
  • Fresh squeezed juices / Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Premium Coffees and Teas
  • Fountain sodas

For our full beverage list: CLICK HERE

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 19 May - Nice, France

“NICE LA BELLE”

With streets full of colorful buildings, palm-lined boulevards, and a harbor of turquoise blue, you may feel like you’ve somehow stepped into a living painting when you arrive in Nice. And in fact, the clear air and soft light of the city has inspired some of the artistic greats like Chagall and Matisee—both of whom have museums dedicated to their works here. But no need to pinch yourself, Nice is just that nice.

Often called “the Queen of the Riviera”, the epitome of Nice’s famous joie de vivre can be found in full swing on the Promenade des Anglais. Hugging the Baie des Anges the promenade features stunning views, especially at sunset.
Don’t miss the opulent Hôtel Negresco where royalty and high society have held court since 1912, or the art deco Palais de la Méditerranée. If your feet need a break, hop on one of the numerous Velo Bleu bikes available and enjoy the feeling of the warm sea breeze fluttering through your hair.

Head for the heart of the city to the picturesque Place Rosetti to visit the cathédrale Saine-Réparate and the world-famous Fennochios’s ice cream and sorbet shop. After dark, the square becomes an open air-dance club complete with dramatic lighting that casts a magical glow on the ancient cobblestones.

 

 

Day 2, 3 & 4 - 20-22 May - Cannes, France

CRUISE TO CANNES—BECAUSE WE CAN-CAN-CANNES!

Lights, camera, Cannes! Perhaps best known for the eponymous film festival that happens ever year, this charming port has plenty more to see than just celebrities and socialites. (Though, keep your eyes peeled because you never know who might be driving those Ferraris and Maseratis!)

Get ready for your close-up with a stroll along Le Promenade de la Croisette, the place to see and been seen in Cannes. Find the perfect pair of oversized sunglasses in one of the many luxury boutiques (Prada, anyone?) and then sit back and people watch with a glass of rosé at a chic waterfront café.

To see more of this seaside paradise, head to Le Suquet (the old town) to traverse winding cobblestone streets and zigzagging staircases. Gourmands will want to head for rue Meynardiers for shops carrying delicacies like creamy Brie and colorful macarons. The street also leads to Marché Forville, a covered market, where you’ll find local fig jam, charcuterie, and fresh flowers to tempt your senses.

 

 

Day 5 & 6 - 23-24 May - Villefranche, France

JOURNEY TO THE EXCLUSIVE HEART OF THE COTE D’AZUR

Though its name may not be familiar, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize much of Villefranche while walking its beachfront and twisting, cobblestone streets. That’s because it’s been a cinematic hot spot for years, and movies such as To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember, and Never Say Never Again have all been shot here.

Behind the scenes, though, this resort town—located 20 minutes west of Nice—is considered one of the French Riviera’s most exclusive spots. (It’s also one of Europe’s most sought-after residential areas, but not to worry: When you’re on a Desire Cruise, your very own boutique hotel travels with you.)

Once your hotel tenders in one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean, it’s time to explore. Stroll along the pier, where colorful fishing boats are matched only by the colorful characters who tend their nets. Or dig your toes into the sands of beaches like Plage des Marinières, Plage de la Darse, or Plage de l’Ange Gardien.

Meander the labyrinth of winding stairways and narrow streets in the Old Town—home to many of Villefranche’s most notable attractions, including Citadelle Saint-Elme, Chapelle Saint-Pierre, and Église Saint-Michel. A quick car ride to the east will bring you to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a 20th century villa that overlooks nine gardens, each with a distinct theme.

If your travels have you needing to refuel, you’re in luck. No day in Villefranche is truly complete without indulging in fine French cuisine, flavored with a distinct Mediterranean influence. Dine on local specialties like boeuf Rossini and fresh foie gras, or watch the world go by at Wine Pier—which is just as scenic as the name implies.

 

 

 

Day 7 - 25 May - Day at sea

 

 

Day 8 - 26 May - Barcelona, Spain

A COSMOPOLITAN MASTERPIECE

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city’s best shopping and bustling cafes.

 

Azamara Quest - Ship Specifications

Ship Facts

  • Occupancy: 690 (Double Occupancy)
  • Net Tonnage: 30,277
  • Length: 592 feet (180 meters)
  • Beam: 84 feet (25 meters)
  • Guest Decks: Eight
  • Cruising Speed: 18.5 knots
  • Refurbished: 2016
  • Electric Current: 110/220 AC
  • Of­ficers and Crew: 408 International Off­icers, Crew and Staff
  • Ship’s Registry: Malta

Ship Highlights

  • Spectacular Staterooms & Suites
  • 6 Distinctive Dining Options
  • 2 Specialty Restaurants
  • Bars, Lounges & Gathering Spots
  • Playrooms
  • Provocative Daytime & Evening Entertainment
  • Spa, Salon & Fitness Center
  • Onboard Shopping
  • Casino
  • Technological Inspiration

 

Choose the Suite Life

There’s no finer way to travel than in the comfort of a Club World Owner’s Suite, Club Ocean Suite, Club Contintent Suite or our NEW Club Spa Suites on an Azamara voyage. Our suite guests receive a variety of exclusive benefits in addition to comfortable, spacious accommodations. We take care of all the details, so you can focus on experiencing the world.

Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and fine linens. Open the sliding glass doors to your private veranda, perfect for reading, al fresco dining, or stargazing. Enjoy a drink from complimentary bottles of specialty spirits, mixers included. And should you need anything, your English-trained butler is never more than a call away, ready to assist with restaurant and spa reservations, private parties, dinners for two, and much more.

Staying in a suite is like staying in your own vacation home complete with ocean views, sea breezes, and butler service.

 

Club Continent Suites

Club Ocean Suites

Club Spa Suite

Description

The Club Continents suites are our smaller suites, yet spacious and comfortable. These suites, too, are transformed with a completely new décor inspired by nature’s elements of water, sand, wood and stone. They feature two lower beds convertible to queen size, comfortable sitting area, a spacious, newly decorated bathroom – either with a bath tub or shower, large flat-screen TV, refrigerator with mini-bar, and plenty of other fine amenities. A wonderful and refined home away from home.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 40” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Complimentary Internet (235 minutes)
  • Complimentary specialty dining

Description

When you step inside your Club Ocean Suite, you step inside a large suite with elegant, contemporary décor. These suites feature new furnishings and wallpaper, plush carpeting, writings desks and more. With a large living room and a separate bedroom, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to your own private veranda, your suite will be a wonderful respite from your many experiences on land. Marble master bath and dressing room with vanity make it easy and comfortable to get ready for the day—or for an evening dinner out. Large flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, and other fine amenities add to the comfort of the suite. You’ll be spoiled by the attention to detail in these beautiful suites, and of course, all the pampering, too.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bath with tub and shower
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Complimentary Internet (235 minutes)
  • Complimentary specialty dining

Description

Love the feeling of being at the spa but never want to leave? With our new Club Spa Suites, you won’t have to. Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, our newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. With easy access to the Spa, open decks, swimming pool, our great restaurants—as well as our newest venue, The Living Room, the Club Spa Suites surround you with organic, elegant décor, and the finest, most soothing amenities. Suites feature comfortable sitting area, daily delivery of healthy snacks, Frette plush robes and slippers, and in-room spa music. For the ultimate in serene surroundings, the spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub and separate rain shower bring the outside in, with views to the endless seas beyond. Unique spa amenities are included, such as a spa credit to be used for spa treatments of your choice. The perfect place to get away from it all. Without being far from anything.

Features

Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic décor
Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
Separate rain shower
Comfortable sitting area
55” flat-screen television in sitting area
In-room spa music
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
Veranda
Refrigerator with mini-bar
Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
Writing desk
In-room safe
Hand-held hair dryer

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Complimentary Internet (235 minutes)
  • Complimentary specialty dining
  • $200 USD Spa credit

 

 

 

 

Club World Owner’s Suite

 

 

 

Description

Our largest suites have been transformed to feature contemporary design elements that create an elegant and organic feel. The design draws inspiration from nature—a sandy cliff, flowing river beds, exquisite white sand beaches, and rustling grasses.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bath with tub and shower
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hair dryer

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin
  • Complimentary Internet (235 minutes)
  • Complementary specialty dining

 

 

 

Staterooms

Club Veranda Stateroom

Club Oceanview Stateroom

Club Interior Stateroom

Description

When you book a stateroom, you’ll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You’ll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from “good” to “great.” With Azamara Club Cruises®, you’ll discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin

Description

When you book a stateroom, you’ll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You’ll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from “good” to “great.” With Azamara Club Cruises®, you’ll discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40” flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Complimentary Stateroom Features
Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet

  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin

Description

Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things. Like exploring the world.

Features

  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • 40” flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Complimentary Stateroom Features

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Shoe shine-service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin

* Deck 6 only: All Club Oceanview category 08 staterooms have an obstructed view. Please note that even though category 08 Club Oceanview staterooms have obstructed views, these staterooms represent an excellent value. Each stateroom features a picture window providing natural light. You’ll find them comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities of a Club Interior Stateroom.

 

Additional Facilities

Vacation is a time to explore. It’s also a time to relax. Before or after a day of onshore discovery, or when sailing between destinations, we’ve got plenty of options for both.

On Board Shopping

You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewelry and watches in four onboard stores.
Watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.

  • The Journey Shop/The Quest Shop. Pick up sundries, casual wear and swim fashions, sunglasses, accessories, music and shipboard keepsakes. This is a great place for small gifts to take back home.
  • Indulgences. Shop an exquisite selection of fine jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. There’s something here to delight even the most discriminating tastes.
  • The Photo Shop. Stop by for camera supplies including batteries and digital memory cards. The shop displays photos available for purchase of the previous day’s events, taken by the ship’s roving photographer.
  • Le Boutique. This shop offers a discrete shopping experience with a focus on fine jewelry and gifts. Located by the concierge desk, guests enjoy personalized shopping with one-on-one assistance from the concierge.

The Sanctum Spa

Staffed by professional aestheticians and therapists, the Azamara Spa is an oasis of tranquility.
Choose from an extensive menu of services including:

  • The Sanctum Terrace: Enter your private spa deck with a bubbling salt water bath and powerful jets that massage you as you soak up the views.
  • Facial Glow services: State of the art skin care and restorative facials for men and women.
  • Massage therapy: Hot stone therapy, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and other exotic massage treatments from around the world.
  • Body sculpting: Renewing seaweed wraps, cellulite reduction body sculpting, lime and ginger salt glows, and more.
  • Spa rituals: A selection of carefully crafted half and full-day packages including body sculpting, facials and massage for the ultimate in relaxation.
  • Teeth whitening services for bright beautiful smiles.

Spa services can be purchased a la carte or in specially priced packages. Reservations are required for most services, and slots quickly fill up, so please plan ahead. Please note that an 18% gratuity will be added to your folio for all spa treatments.

The Salon

Our full service salon offers a menu of professional services for men and women, including:

  • Hair styling and care including cuts, coloring, highlights and color correction.
  • Manicures and pedicures.
  • Salon favorites: Special packages of hair and scalp renewing rituals, milk-and-honey manicures and pedicures with massages, and barbering and grooming services.

Fitness Center and Personal Training

The secret to maintaining vitality? Exercise more. Many Azamara guests are eager to do just that, and we make it easy with complimentary group classes like sunset yoga on the deck, Pilates, cycling, core workouts, and nutrition classes.

Not the class type? Then head to our well-equipped Fitness Center filled with lifecycles, treadmills, stair-steppers and weights and work out at your own pace as you enjoy spectacular ocean views.

Ramp up the benefits with specialized training (for additional cost):

  • Customized personal training: Certified personal trainers will work with you to develop a customized workout plan and lead you through individualized instruction. Take written material back home and keep it up! Customized Pilates instruction is also available.
  • Body Sculpt Boot Camp: Offered by the spa, this get-fit boot camp includes individual analysis with a personal trainer and four supervised group workouts.

Casino & Spirits

CASINO
Test your skill, or prove to your fellow guests that beginner’s luck is real. The Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge—a great way to learn gaming strategy! The Casino accepts payment by Key Card, cash, credit card, travelers’ checks and foreign currency.

SPIRITS
And for all you sports fans, the Spirits bar adjacent to the Casino features a flat-screen TV and full bar, making it a very pleasant place to keep up with your favorite teams.

 

 

Rates & Promotions

Premium Beverage Package Included

Stateroom Category Regular Price Discounted Price Total Savings Select
Club World Owners Suite $32,092.00 —- —- More Info & Reservations
Club Ocean Suite $29,572.00 —- —- More Info & Reservations
Club Spa Suite —- —- SOLD OUT —-
Club Continent Suite $13,194.00 $10,000.00 $3,194.00 More Info & Reservations
Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom $10,674.00 $9,364.00 $1,310.00 More Info & Reservations
Club Veranda Stateroom $10,047.00 $7,300.00 $2,747.00 More Info & Reservations
Club Ocean Stateroom $9,415.00 $5,700.00 $3,715.00 More Info & Reservations
Club Interior Stateroom $7,525.00 $4,800.00 $2,725.00 More Info & Reservations

Rates are in $USD per Cabin based on Double occupancy.

Rates above include the Premium Beverage Package per cabin (based on double occupancy).

Deposit necessary when booking. Flexible payment calendar available.

All Staterooms will have a one time additional Port charge of $350.00 (USD) p/p, and all Suites $400.00(USD ) p/p (not included in the above prices).
This charge will cover – Port fees, Taxes, Document Fees, Gratuities, Administration & Security Fees.

We strongly encourage cruise protection insurance.