A new inclusive pre-and-post Europe Land and Sea program is being offered by Azamara Club Cruises in partnership with the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient Express train. The program aims to provide Azamara guests with the opportunity to extend their travels by combining train, hotel and cruise travel in a personalised way.
The Venice Simplon-Orient Express travels between London and Venice and offers the experience of travel’s so-called ‘Golden Age’, in original 1920s vintage carriages, with gourmet cuisine and spectacular scenery.
“This slower form of travel is exactly what Azamara celebrates with our Destination Immersion programming where we look to give travellers more time and new ways to fall in love with destinations,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises.
London to Venice Pre-Voyage: Guests will depart London’s Victoria Station aboard the Belmond British Pullman, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, for the journey to Folkestone. Enjoy a Bellini brunch and silver service as the train passes through the lush Kentish countryside, before transferring across the Channel on the Eurotunnel. Once aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Calais, a delicious four-course dinner is prepared by skilled French chefs and served in one of the three restaurant cars. Head to the Bar Car ‘3674’ for a nightcap before retiring to your cabin for your overnight stay. Continental breakfast is served in your cabin, followed by lunch in the restaurant car. Relax over afternoon tea as the train makes its way to Venice and then depart the train for an overnight in Venice including luxury accommodations at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of the charming city.
Venice to London Post-Voyage: After a relaxing evening spent at the Hotel Monaco guests board the gleaming carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express where they wave goodbye to Venice over a three-course lunch. Afternoon Tea is served in your cabin before guests mingle with fellow passengers in the Bar Car ‘3674’, followed by a dinner in one of the three beautifully unique restaurant cars. Linger over continental breakfast served in your cabin the following morning, followed by a delicious lunch en route to Calais where you will transfer for the Eurotunnel crossing. On the other side, board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which takes guests from Folkestone to London Victoria Station, with afternoon tea served on the way accompanied by a glass of English Sparkling Wine.