Rome To Athens Couples Only Clothing Optional Mediterranean Cruise 2021
7 nights from Rome, Ialy to Athens, Greece
October 09 16, 2021
Azamara Club Cruises Azamara Pursuit
Embark on an erotic adventure full of sensual experiences that will enrich the imagination, bringing your wildest fantasies to life at sea.
This couples-only voyage can be described as the true “clash of the titans”. Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses have been associated throughout the ages with love, lust, passion, sensuality, and sexuality. The Desire Rome – Athens Cruise invites you and your partner to live the same magnetic energy reflected in ancient Roman and Greek mythology by fulfilling your deepest desires and reigniting the fire.
Our amazing cruise with clothing-optional areas provide passengers with the opportunity to live a high-end, sensual experience in a luxurious and uninhibited environment, where you and your partner will receive top-quality service and visit breathtaking ports-of-call. For your convenience, the Premium Beverage Package is included.
Discover Desire at sea, where nothing can stop your destiny.
Passengers will be able to enjoy a luxurious, all-inclusive program, that was conceived to ensure a truly original experience, with exclusive, world-class services and amenities such as; designated clothing-optional areas, a private playroom, adult-oriented entertainment, provocative theme nights, exquisite culinary experiences, as well as sophisticated Staterooms & Suites. Nudity or participation is completely voluntary and not compulsory.
This exotic journey, based on couple’s chemistry and elusive electricity, will be shrouded in mystery. Love and lust are basic human emotions, natural animal instincts, which have long been reflected through ancient mythology. Throughout the ages, writings depict numerous Greek and Roman Gods & Goddesses to be associated with love, lust, and sexuality. It is for this reason Desire has carefully selected this extraordinary itinerary and combined it with provocative luxury and sensual amenities for the perfect blend of ecstasy and eroticism.
Join other like-minded couples on a journey of sensual experiences that will enrich your imagination, bringing your fantasies to life at sea.
Discover exclusive, designated spaces that stay true to our Collection’s concept, such as: A clothing-optional pool area, signature Playroom & Private Jacuzzi Lounge. These popular, provocative, erotic hotspots are designed for guests to mix n’ mingle with other open-minded couples, for pure ecstasy at sea!Fulfill your fantasies...
Signature Playroom You will feel the electrical currents pulsate through your body, as you mix & mingle with like-minded couples in a healthy, sophisticated, erotic playground for adventurers. We invite you to take your relationship to the next level, by living out your forbidden fantasies at sea, in our Signature Playroom.
Private Jacuzzi Lounge Enter our private, clothing-optional spa deck, with bubbling salt water bath and powerful jets that massage you as you soak up the view in the company of other like-minded couples seeking to fulfill their fantasies. This private, intimate hotspot combines cool sophistication with steamy sensuality.
Clothing Optional Pool Area Enter our private, clothing-optional spa deck, with bubbling salt water bath and powerful jets that massage you as you soak up the view in the company of other like-minded couples seeking to fulfill their fantasies. This private, intimate hotspot combines cool sophistication with steamy sensuality.
Enticing theme nights, set the mood for seduction at its finest. Dressed to kill, let loose and live your wildest fantasies in the sensual atmosphere aboard the Desire Rome To Athens Cruise.
As the sun goes down and the day begins to fade, immerse yourself into the world of the unknown. Thrive on the excitement, as you discover the secret signature theme nights that we are preparing especially for you. Little by little the vigorous and exciting atmosphere pushes the boundaries fulfilling your elevated expectations.
As sailing dates approach stay tuned for the official release of our Desire Rome To Athens Cruise theme nights.
Pleasure Beyond Limits...
For the first-time ever, passengers will be able to enjoy a luxurious, all-inclusive program, that was conceived to ensure a truly original experience, including six distinctive dining options, including room service, plus the Premium Beverage Package. 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.
Aqualina - Speciality Dining
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.
Prime C - Speciality Dining
Settle in for a marvelous evening at Azamara’s classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn décor. The menu includes steaks in a variety of cuts cooked to perfection, along with starters like crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and more. Other entrée choices may include lamb, pork, veal chops, game hens and seafood. Indulge in the famous mini cinnamon-sugar donuts with a trio of dipping sauces for dessert.
Discoveries - Main Dining
With a wide variety of nightly selections like filet mignon with black truffle sauce, Discoveries Restaurant is a hands-down favorite for elegant yet lively dining with a renewed décor befitting the culinary heart of our ships. Reservations are not accepted, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests (which is a great way to meet new people). Discoveries Bar is also a great gathering spot for drinks before or after dinner.
The Wine Cellar - Fine Wines
From France to California, and Argentina to South Africa, the Azamara Wine Cellar will delight your palate with a vast collection of limited production, small label and rare vintage wines. Our knowledgeable sommeliers will help you pick the perfect wines for your evening meal. And be sure to look to the daily onboard news for Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Café when you can discover and sip new wines with the sommelier’s guidance.
The Patio - Casual Drinks & Snacks
While a casual “pool grill” during the day, in the evening this venue will be completely transformed into a sit-down al fresco dining experience. Fine tablecloths and flickering candles will set the mood while a reimagined menu will be served by our professional wait staff. In addition, a self-serve frozen yogurt station—Swirl & Top—is the perfect way to conclude your meal or cool off during the day with a variety of flavors and your choice of toppings.
Windows Cafe - Casual Drinks & Snacks
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 our flexible seating options. Choices change daily and include fresh sushi, stir-fry and pastas, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and sumptuous desserts.
Mosaic Cafe - Casual Drinks & Snacks
Our onboard coffee corner may very well become your favorite nook on the ship. And with brand new furniture on the Journey, it’s bound to be one of the most stylish places, too. You'll find all your favorite coffee drinks and you can order them just the way you like. If you’d like to try our Nespresso specialty coffee (for a fee), Mosaic Café is the place. We recommend that you slip right into a comfortable seat and sip for a while—you never know who'll walk by.
PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE – INCLUDED
The Premium Beverage Package is included aboard the Desire Rome To Athens Cruise. This inclusive amenity gives you the freedom to enjoy your favorite cocktail or drink without having to pay extra, and it includes:
• Cocktails, spirits, liqueurs and beer
• White and Red wine during lunch and dinner
• Bottled and sparkling water
• Fresh-squeezed juices
• Non-alcoholic cocktails
• Premium coffees and teas
• Fountain sodas
CAPTIVATING CULINARY EXPERIENCES
The Desire Rome To Athens Cruise includes a choice of four all-inclusive dining venues, plus complimentary, round-the-clock room service for your convenience.
Whether you are seeking a gastronomic treat, a hamburger hot off the grill, or a stroll along the spectacular, international buffet, there is plenty to please everybody, from the foodie to the finicky.
Inclusive Dining Options:
• Discoveries Restaurant – Main Dining
• The Patio – Casual Dining & Snacks
• Windows Café – Casual Dining & Snacks
• Mosaic Café @ Mosaic Night – Casual Dining & Snacks
• Room Service – 24 hours
SENSUAL SPECIALTY DINING
In addition to the inclusive dining facilities, our Desire Rome To Athens Cruise offers two additional specialty dining options for a minimum cover fee (USD) per person. Reservations are highly recommended. Specialty dining is complimentary for Suite guests: Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites and Club Continent Suites.
• Prime C - A steakhouse where you can choose the cut that suits your mood
• Aqualina – Mediterranean venue with magnificent ocean views.
Our Desire Cruise Collection is notorious for its provocative entertainment program, designed especially for couples. Here are just a few, temperature rising details: Spicy Signature Theme Nights, Erotic Couples Workshops, Pumping Pool Parties, Custom Shows & Performances, Meet & Greets, and Intense Icebreakers.
Your hearts will skip a beat, as Desire's sensual sanctuary at sea takes you on an unforgettable journey, visiting spectacular ports-of-call in exotic destinations.
Day 1 - Rome, Italy Eternally Enchanting Rome Rome has something special to offer, no matter your interests or tastes.
Whether you daydream about fighting the gladiators in the Coliseum, debating with the senators in the Forum, tossing a coin in the fabled Trevi Fountain, or being awestruck by the magnificence of St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpieces, Rome seems to live up to its sobriquet as the Eternal City.
Day 2 - Sorrento, Italy Sweet, Sunny Sorrento With its many pedestrian-only streets, Sorrento is a lovely city to explore on foot, but if you really want to see Sorrento, you’re going to have to travel vertically since most of the town is set up on the cliffs. To get to the top, you can hop on a minibus, take the lift, or go on a short but steep hike.
If you love to eat, you’ll find the dining experience here second to none. Lemon is the star in Sorrento’s cuisine; it’s in everything: risotto, olive oil, gelato, and of course, limoncello.
The isle of Capri, the playground of the rich and famous, is looking out from Sorrento, in the Gulf of Naples. Well known for its sparkling Blue Grotto, Capri is easily and quickly reached.
Day 3 - Syracuse, Sicily Rich in History & Culture
Syracuse was once one of the largest and most important cities in Western Civilization, and its long history and strong culture means there’s still a lot to see and do.
Classic sights like the Ortygia, Neapolis, and the Basilica of Santa Lucia are always worth a visit, and don’t forget to take in a puppet theatre show (Opera dei Pupi), which happens to be a traditional form of Sicilian entertainment.
The stunning Fonte Aretusa was once the source of the city’s drinking water and now the pond and surrounding area is a scenic spot. Don’t forget to grab a slice of Sicilian pizza and a world-famous cannoli to take along as you stroll.
Day 4 - Fun Day at Sea!
You will find that a day aboard is a day with no time to get bored. Pool parties, games, contests, workshops and seminars are just the begging of everything that you and your partner will enjoy. Or, if you want something quieter, you can always spend a relaxing day at the spa, shopping, or making new friends at our onboard bars and cafes. Enjoy!
Day 5 - Santorini, Greece Gem of the Aegean
It’s been said the sunset from Oja, on the island of Santorini, is the most beautiful in the world. But you don’t have to wait until dusk to see your share of postcard-worthy views, Santorini is stunning any time of day.
The capital, Fira, clings to the rim of the caldera, 900 feet above the sea. Take the cable car, or if you’re looking for a more authentic experience, giddy up on a donkey to climb the 588 zigzagging steps to the top.
You and your partner can also drive by black, white, and red volcanic beaches and head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town, Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied –and explosive– past.
Day 6 - Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Ephesus, An Age-Old Civilization
Sure, we could chat about the resort town of Kusadasi and its beaches and restaurants, or nearby places like Dilek Peninsula National Park, but let’s talk Turkey: The star attraction in this neck of the woods is Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire, eclipsed only by Rome, here are just a few of the incredible sights just waiting to be gobbled up!
There’s the Library of Celsus, still magnificent almost 2,000 years later, and the 24,000-capacity Great Theatre, where St. Paul used to preach. Stretching from this jaw-dropping amphitheater to the harbor is the marble-made Arcadian Street. Stroll past the marketplaces, colonnades, and fields of wild fennel, and into bath complexes that once offered piped-in hot water and a sauna.
Surrounding Ephesus, the sites are equally spellbinding. Explore the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Basilica of St. John, which stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle; and the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary is supposed to have spent her last days.
Day 7 - Mykonos, Greece Known as the 'Ibiza of Greece'
Mykonos looks like a scene from a postcard: whiter-than-white houses with brilliant blue shutters, vibrant bougainvillea, and a beautiful blue harbor drenched in warm sunlight. But beneath the idyllic scenery, Mykonos is vibrant and cosmopolitan, with a penchant for all-night parties and hedonistic good times.
As soon as the sun goes down, it’s time to let loose. Known as “the Ibiza of Greece”, Mykonos has a serious party scene that’s not for the faint of heart.
Day 8 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece The Cradle of European Civilization
You could spend a lifetime in Europe’s oldest city and still not see everything it has to offer. Settled over 3,500 years ago, Athens is like a mythological crossroads of the past and present, where modern buildings share the skyline with spectacular ruins like the Parthenon.
Make your way to Vasilissis Amalias Street for the archaeological line-up in the heart of the ancient city, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Arch of Hadrian, and of course, the Acropolis.
Neighborhoods like Pangrati, Exarhia, and Petralona feature fantastic taverns where you can rub elbows with the locals while dining on the sidewalk well into the wee hours of the night.
Desire Cruises is committed to providing safe voyages, so that all guests may fully enjoy their “Desire Experience”. We ask you to respect the following guidelines throughout your stay:
• For the comfort of all guests, we ask that you use appropriate attire in all restaurants and other public areas that are not clearly marked as clothing optional.
• Keeping the identity of our guests’ private is extremely important to us, for this reason we ask that you refrain from taking photos or videos in any/all of our ships public areas. Feel free to enjoy doing so in the privacy of your stateroom.
• Our Playroom has been designed for sexual & erotic pleasure. We ask that you use this couples-only area to fulfill your intimate desires.
• Please treat all guests with utmost respect and remember the Golden Rule: ‘NO’ means ‘NO’.
• Balance is important, some like to rest while others party, after midnight your fellow guests would appreciate it if noise levels are kept to a minimum in our ships corridors.
• We have created an open-minded ambiance aboard our Desire Cruise, however drug use will not be tolerated.
• Neither Desire Cruises nor Azamara Club Cruises will be held responsible for items left outside your safety deposit box. Please be sure to place valuable items in the safe.
• Desire Cruises takes great pride in providing you with a safe, couples-only environment in which to enjoy your vacation. However, it is a firm company policy that all staff members are strictly forbidden from interacting intimately or drinking with guests, doing so will result in their immediate dismissal.
What is the “Desire Concept”?
Our Desire Collection is uninhibited and sophisticated. We offer a clothing-optional concept for couples only (21+), who are looking to experience sensuality and freedom throughout their vacation, while enjoying cutting edge entertainment, provocative theme nights, exclusive workshops and more...
What clothing-optional areas will be offered onboard?
We are pleased to offer the Pool Area and Playroom as clothing-optional areas for your comfort and pleasure. Just a friendly reminder: As we approach the different ports-of-call the staff will give orders for all guests to be clothed due to local laws and authorities.
Is there a Playroom etiquette?
The Desire Collection is firmly committed to maintaining our unique, couples-only atmosphere, for this reason only couples will be allowed in the Playroom. (No exceptions)
Is sex permitted in onboard public areas?
The only onboard public area where sex is permitted is the Playroom, sex will not be permitted in any other public area.
Is photography allowed onboard?
Due to the nature of this cruise and the fact that our guest’s privacy is of utmost importance to us there is no photography allowed in public areas including but not limited to: cameras, cellphones, video cameras, tablets, etc.
What is the minimum age requirement for Desire Cruises?
Although the average age range of our guests is of 35-50 years of age, the minimum age to board with us is 21.
What type of client profile will we find aboard Desire Cruises?
Straight & bisexual couples that are looking to enjoy a sensual experience with their partners.
Decks 6, 7, 8. 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
Suite: 560 sq. ft. (52 sq. m.) Veranda: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq. m.)
CO - Club Ocean Suite
Decks 6, 7. 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. Stateroom: Suite: 440 - 501 sq. ft. (40.9 – 46.5 sq. m.) Veranda: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq. m.)
SP - Club Spa Suite
Deck 9. Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic decor , Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 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 conditioning, Direct-dial telephone and voicemail, Writing desk, In-room safe , Hand-held hair dryer. Stateroom: 357 sq. ft. (33.17 sq. m). Veranda: 53 sq. ft. (4.92 sq. m.)
N - Club Continent Suite
Deck 8. Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016, Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, Spacious and comfortable sitting area, 55” 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. Suite: 266 sq. ft. (24.7 sq. m.) Veranda: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq. m.)
VX - Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Decks 6, 7, 8. Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016, Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, Comfortable 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
Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq. m.) Veranda: 40 sq. ft. (3.7 sq. m.)
V - Club Veranda Stateroom
Decks 6, 7, 8. Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016, Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, Comfortable 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. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq. m.) Veranda: 40 sq. ft. (3.7 sq. m.)
OV - Club Oceanview Stateroom
Decks 4, 6, 7. 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. 170 sq. ft. (15.8 sq. m.) with large round window, or picture window.
I - Club Interior Stateroom
Decks 4, 6, 7, 8. Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016, Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 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. Stateroom: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq. m.)
All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include all meals, Premium beverage package, accommodations and entertainment!
Port taxes and gratuities are additional: $350 per person for port charges, taxes & gratuities
$400 per person in Suites
Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.
The Initial deposit to guarantee a reservation is: Staterooms $1,000 USD pp and Suites $3,000 USD pp.
Balance Payment Calendar:
April 20, 2020 - 20%
July 20, 2020 - 20%
November 23, 2020 - 20%
February 22, 2021 - 20%
May 17, 2021 - 20%
Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
Please ask for further details.
Cancellation up to July 23, 2020 - Penalty of $500 USD p/p (Staterooms) and $600 USD p/p (Suites)
Cancellation after July 24, 2020 - Penalty of $750 USD p/p (Staterooms) and $1000 USD p/p (Suites)
Cancellation after February 06, 2021 - Penalty of $1000 USD p/p (Staterooms) and $1500 USD p/p (Suites)
Cancellation after June 02, 2021 - No refund will apply.