|Desire Nice France - Barcelona Cruise May 2020|
Discover the SENSUAL WAY TO GET AWAY
The only way to get away!
Desire’s couples-only, conceptual cruise, where clothing is optional, and the ports of call are awesome, sets sail Barcelona to Rome this April 2018. Aboard this sensual sanctuary at sea you and yours will redefine eroticism, in exotic destinations, while being led on a journey of fantasy and reverie…
Romance and sensuality are in every detail of the cobblestone alleyways, elegant esplanades, cliff-side footpaths, waterfront promenades, and roads made of marble. When we walk through the cities, towns, and villages of Europe, it’s almost as if we’re strolling hand-in-hand on a spectacular voyage through time.
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.
• Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
• Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
• 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
ABOUT THE SHIP:
Guest Decks: Eight
Cruising Speed: 18.5 knots
Electric Current: 110/220 AC
Officers and Crew: 408 International Officers, Crew and Staff
Ship’s Registry: Malta
Spectacular Staterooms & Suites
6 Distinctive Dining Options
2 Specialty Restaurants
Bars, Lounges & Gathering Spots
Provocative Daytime & Evening Entertainment (use your imagine on this)
Spa, Salon & Fitness Center
Casino (7 come 11)
Up on Deck 10 try the Aqualine.
Get a taste of Italy even before you dock there!
You’ll love the contemporary, inventive Italian cuisine at Aqualina, featuring some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Starters include beef tenderloin Carpaccio with orange oil, lobster ravioli, and seared tuna wrapped in veal, followed by second courses such as sweet pea and fennel soup or delicious salads of watermelon and tomato or arugula and radicchio with prosciutto chips. Main courses include forest mushroom risotto, a perfectly grilled veal chop, a Venetian seafood platter or delicate dover sole. Save room for Azamara’s famous desserts like Masala custard, lemon soufflé, tiramisu and chocolate torte. Hours: 6 PM – 9:30 PM Location: Aft - Port - Deck 10
On Deck number Nine find:
The Spa to transport you to a whole new world with treatments inspired by rituals from exotic cultures world over.
You'll also find a hair salon, the Sanctum Terrace with a Thalassotherapy pool (who?), and an assortment of the finest spa products.
The Sanctum Spa also includes a nail bar and pedicure area, and dedicated stations for barber services, teeth whitening, and hair services, along with the Medi-spa and acupuncture clinic.
Also on Deck number Nine. number Nine, the fitness center. Keep up your fitness routine or embark on a new one in this onboard Fitness Center.
Take part in yoga at sunset or toning Pilates (Pilates is a physical fitness system of stretching movements developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Do not confuse with that old Romaan senator who couldn't wash his hands even if he used all the seven seas); the onboard wellness consultant is there to assist you every step.
Also While spending daytime sun-drenched and relaxed by the pool, don’t think of missing Azamara’s famous White Night party held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting).
Colorful décor and linen-draped tables, a fabulous buffet feast, and boutique wines on the house make this an event like no other.
Not to forget the fun and fast-paced show the entertainment team puts on.
Friendly Pool Bar serves refreshments while enjoying the Pool during the day, and cocktails of your choice in the evening.
More on Deck Nine:
Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the easy and casual atmosphere of the newly renovated Windows Café.
Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two or a lively meal for six with flexible seating options.
Choices change daily and include fresh sushi, stir-frys and pastas, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and sumptuous desserts.
There’s more: Don’t miss our themed buffets! Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and other regional cuisine. Our international crew takes pride in their native cuisine and it shows.
Early Riser: 6:30 AM – 7 AM (ain't too many people in this spot!) | Buffet Breakfast: 7 AM – 10 AM
Late Risers' Lite Breakfast: 10 AM – 11 AM | Lunch Buffet: 12 PM – 2:30 PM
Afternoon Tea: 3:30 – 4:30 PM (port days) | Casual Dinner: 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Aft - Deck 9
Deck 11 is all the way up there. A sundeck.
See sights like these on the Desire Cruise.
Exotic places. Exotic things.
In the floating hotel your vacation is structured like this: You get onboard; you unpack; you never change rooms again; and yet you go different places. Effortlessly.
On some cruises food is mediocre; on the Desire Cruise, food is divine.
On other cruises ports have nothing in them worth seeing. Not the case here my dear!
Look at that itinerary on the right.
See Avinguda del Tibidabo
On both sides of this avenue there is a Modernist urban development from the beginning of this century, which was created by a chemist.
There are some very interesting villas by several different architects. The so-called "Tramvia Blau" (blue tram) goes up this avenue and is the only one of its kind left in Spain.
There affords a magnificent view over Barcelona.
A visit to the Market of la Boqueria in Barcelona is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.
The best products from Catalonia in one place: fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars like El Quim and others
The first mention of the Boqueria market of Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old door of the city to sell meat. From December 1470, a market selling pigs occurred at this site. At this time, the Market had the name Mercat Bornet or was (until 1794) simply known as Mercat de la Palla (Straw Market).
|USD per couple for
entire cruise all-inclusive: stateroom, food, drinks, activities
for May 2020 cruise
|6||Club World Owners Suite||$32,092|
|4||Club Ocean Suite||$$29,572|
|2||Club Spa Suite||sold out|
|34||Club Continent Suite||$11,504
|191||Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom||$9,364
|72||Club Ocean Stateroom||$7,092
|26||Club Interior Stateroom||$$6,486
and Port fees per person: in addition to above$350USD in Staterooms | $400USD in Suites
Rates are in $USD per Cabin based on Double occupancy.
Rates above include the Premium Beverage Package per cabin (based on double occupancy).
These additional charges will cover – Port fees, Taxes, Document Fees, Gratuities, Administration & Security Fees.
|Early booking discounts|
|Club Veranda Stateroom||$400USD|
|Club Ocean Stateroom||$300USD|
|Club Interior Stateroom||$200USD|
|these limited offer discounts subject to removal|
|Exclusive benefits in booking with us|
|50 points in our FREQUENT RENTERS program which never ever expire|
|Hundreds of dollars of discount coupons to download from our website with a secret code we provide which are good throughout Mexico|
|Use these at some future date as you wish|
|At Mango Outlet in Barcelona save up to 40% on clothing|
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|1||May. 19th, 2020||NICE, FRANCE
Day 1 | Nice, France
|2||May. 20th, 2020||CANNES, FRANCE
Day 2 | Cannes, France
|3||May. 21st, 2020||CANNES, FRANCE
|4||May. 22nd, 2020||CANNES, FRANCE
Day 4 | Cannes, France
|5||May. 23rd, 2020||Villefranche, FRANCE
|6||May. 24th, 2020||Villefranche, FRANCE
|7||May. 25th, 2020||Sea,
|8||May. 26th, 2020||Barcelona Spain,
“NICE LA BELLE”
With streets (rues) full of multi colored buildings, palm tree-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.
Yes sir! Nice is 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.
No kids with spray paint doing grafiti here. 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.
CRUISE TO CANNES—BECAUSE WE CAN-CAN-CANNES!
Lights, camera, Cannes! Perhaps best known for the international 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.
This splendid La Croisette promenade going around the bay is the stage for the spectacle that is Cannes. With a sparkling acreage out front and exotic greenery, even mother-in-laws look good. You’ll see beautiful youth, handsome families and over-tanned ladies with wrinkles with brush-head dogs still wearing furs in June (the ladies, that is, not the dogs).
Weaving in and out will be joggers, rollerbladers and clowns on stilts, all providing a performance for the people-watchers laid out under umbrellas or securely seated at the host of bars and restaurants stacked along the promenade.
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. Enjoy.
JOURNEY TO THE EXCLUSIVE HEART OF THE COTE D’AZUR Villefranche
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, escargots, chateaubriand, filet mignon, 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.
Sea is time to star gaze, submarine race watching, hooche koochie, enjoy the ships restaurants and bars. sensual theme nights.
A COSMOPOLITAN MASTERPIECE
Barcelona Spain 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.