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Desire Cruises French Riviera

Image: Happy couple aged 45+

This fascinating voyage begins where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi modernity, in a port bursting with Catalan pride: the radiant Mediterranean city of Barcelona. From there, you'll set sail for marvelous Marseille and enjoy a taste of Toulon in France before heading to Italy, where Portofino will delight you. You will also experience the pleasure of Livorno before reaching Rome, the final destination.

From dusk till dawn, you can enjoy events and erotic entertainment, including such things as themed parties and spicy poolside activities as well as stimulating workshops, to name a few. Don't forget the iconic hotspots on board where you can dress freely, such as the pool and sundecks and the couples' game room.

The following services are included in your booking

Image: Azarama Quest, Itinerary of the Barcelona - Marseilles - Toulon - Nice - Portofino - Livorno - Rome cruise

Unique experiences for every imagination

04.05.2024 - 11.05.2024

Not an off-the-peg cruise. The impressive ship is equipped with modern and beautiful cabins and suites that give the fresh and stylish feeling of a European luxury cruise. Shore excursions are offered depending on activity level, including museum visits and walking tours.

Image: La Barceloneta and Port Vell marina in Barcelona
Itinerary · day 1

Barcelona, Spain

04.05.2024 · Check In · from 3 pm

Barcelona is a vibrant metropolis with a great cultural offer. Arrive in Barcelona at least one day in advance, because Barcelona has a lot to offer and explore. If you want to learn even more about Barcelona, we recommend visiting the grandiose website of Here you will find everything you need to know about Barcelona.

From Barcelona Airport (BCN) to the Cruise Port is about 15 km (about 25 minutes) La Rambla, the famous promenade in the center of Barcelona, is located near the port. The port has a total of 9 terminals, 7 of which are dedicated to cruise ships. From the airport, the port can be reached by cab in about 30 minutes and costs from 40 euros each way. The port has adapted to tourists with disabilities and wheelchair users.

Image: Basilika Notre Dame de la Garde Marseille
Itinerary · day 2

Marseilles, France

05.05.2024 · Arrival 9 am · Departure 6 pm

Although Marseille is a part of the Provence region, Marseille has its own soul. Founded by a Greek sailor 600 years before Christ, Marseille is the oldest city in France, the second largest after Paris and the city with the largest commercial port. Marseille is not a simple city that surrenders and opens spontaneously to the visitor.

It is a capitol of southern Europe, cosmopolitan and exuberant with the old picturesque port, its bouillabaisse and folklore. On one side the old town with the harbor and the cliff streets high above the sea. To discover the unique character and all the beauty, you have to leave the center of the city and explore some of the quarters, of which there are more than 100.

Up to six cruise ships can berth simultaneously in Marseille at the Provence Cruise Terminal. The berth is about 7 km from the city center. The shipping companies regularly provide shuttle buses due to the relatively long distance between the berth and the city center.

Image: Old french alley with a parked Citroën 2CV (duck)
Itinerary · day 3

Toulon, France

06.05.2022 · Arrival 8 am · Departure 10 pm

The small town of Toulon is nestled among snow-white limestone sand cliffs, tranquil fishing ports and forest-lined mountains, but is also home to France's most important military port. On a trip to Toulon, you should visit the Plages du Mourillon. These stretches of beach are natural and man-made areas equipped with restaurants, bars, green spaces and sports and playgrounds. The old town is a pearl lined with impressively beautiful buildings and splendidly decorated facades.

Discover the unmissable sights of Toulon at a reduced price with the Toulon City Pass 24h from 34 € per adult. Included in the price: the ride on the cable car of Toulon, boat tour of the roadstead, the National Maritime Museum, tourist tour by small train and 10% discount on your purchases at the Boutique Toulon Tourisme - Place Louis Blanc.

Most of the larger ships do not dock in Toulon itself, but in La Seyne sur Mer, on the other side of the bay. The port is part of the agglomeration of Toulon and is located west of the city. 10 KM away. Shuttles by land are offered by the cruise line.

Image: Nice
Itinerary · day 4

Nice, France

07.05.2024 · Arrival 9 am · Departure 6 pm

Embedded in a natural landscape, the port city of Nice is located on the Côte d'Azur between the mountains and the Mediterranean. The constant and Mediterranean climate with almost 300 sunny days a year makes the city one of the most popular destinations in France.  The old town of Nice can be easily explored on foot and offers many attractions such as museums, churches, parks, markets and many small stores.  

The Promenade des Anglais runs for seven kilometers along the bay and offers great views of the harbor and the noble villas and hotels.  The best time to travel is from June to September with temperatures between 24° and 27°.  At this time it rains rather rarely.

Cruise ships arriving in Nice dock at the cruise terminal in the Old Port (Vieux Port). Cruise passengers can either walk about 10 minutes along Rue Cassini to the old town of Nice or take a bus into town. There is also a bus going east to Villefranche-sur-Mer and Monaco.

Image: cityscape Livorno houses
Itinerary · day 5

Portofino, Italy

08.05.2023 · Arrival 9 am · Departure 6 pm

The small village, Portofino on the Italian Riviera, stretches in a crescent shape on the edge of a quiet bay and is surrounded by greenery of the natural park and the marine reserve. In the 50's and 60's Portofino was discovered by the rich and famous who found the charm of the "Dolce Vita" here and celebrated exclusive parties. Today Portofino is known as a place for international tourism and jet-setters

Many international fashion houses still feel connected to Portofino like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Emilio Pucci and many more. The luxurious Mediterranean personality of the fishing village still attracts artists, famous personalities and writers.

The charm of this village, the fine cuisine of the Ligurian region and the countless cultural and natural itineraries make this corner of the Gulf of Tigullio an ideal destination in any season. The cruise ships cannot dock in this port, you will be taken ashore by tender boats in the center of town.

Image: Atrani town on the Amalfi coast
Itinerary · day 6

Livorno, Italy

09.05.2024 · Arrival 8 am · Departure 8 pm

The port city of Livorno is a popular destination for shipping companies in the Mediterranean and a good starting point for trips to Tuscany to Florence or Pisa, two cities that lie in the hinterland and are easy to reach from Livorno.

The Italian city of Pisa is one of the top sights in Italy and is located only 20 km away from Livorno. Who doesn't know the leaning bell tower of Pisa, which has been leaning more and more since 1174 due to the soft ground. However, Pisa has more to offer than just a leaning tower. The historical city life with its numerous monuments and architectural gems make every cultural heart beat faster. But Pisa also invites you to stroll with chic stores and stylish cafes in the Borgo Stretto on the northern bank of the Arno.

In Livorno, it is not possible to leave the port area on foot, but there were free shuttle buses from the port administration that ran about every 15 minutes from the terminal to the city center to Via Claudio Cocorano. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes.

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At sea

10.05.2024 → at sea · at sea →

Today, a beautiful day at sea awaits you on your way to another fascinating destination. Sit back, relax and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the Mediterranean.

While you enjoy your morning coffee or tea, you'll be spoilt for choice with numerous activities on board. During the day, talented entertainers will keep you entertained and having fun. If you love the sun and warm temperatures, you can relax by the pool and take a refreshing dip. The sun deck offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea.

Of course, your physical well-being is also taken care of. The first-class restaurants offer a wide selection of culinary delights from all over the world.

Image: Tiber and Petersdom im Vatikan
Itinerary · day 8

Rome, Italy

11.05.2024 Check out from 7:00 am

Rome is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, fascinating and photogenic cities in the world. Every year millions of tourists from all over the world come to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. Rome's squares are one of the main attractions of the Italian capital, perhaps "the core" of the city itself

Modern and ancient, past and present go side by side here. Rome is best visited in April, May and late September to October, as the heat of summer makes the city almost unbearable.

The cruise terminal in Rome is located in the industrial port of Civitavecchia, about 80 km from Rome. Cabs and shuttle buses are available at the pier for guests. Those staying in Civitavecchia can discover the city, the waterfront, many attractions and beautiful beaches. The regional train is the cheapest way to reach Rome (about 12 € per ticket). The maximum average temperature in May is 23 °.

Your ship: Azamara

Smaller, more sophisticated
club-like environment and intimate

The Azamara is registered in Malta and was built by Chantiers de L'Atlantique,
Nazaire in France. On board, 408 staff and crew members
ensure the well-being of the passengers. The 30,277 gross tonne vessel has a cruising speed of 18.5 knots, a length of 180 and a beam of 25 metres.

Pool deck Azamara
  • 345 cabins and suites in 8 categories
  • Six dining options including cabin service
  • Four complimentary restaurants
  • Two specialty restaurants ($)
  • Eight bars and lounges
  • Eight guest decks
  • Swimming pool and Jacuzzi's
  • Four on-board shops
  • Casino
  • Fitness Centre
  • Textile & nudist areas on board
  • Play lounge
  • Provocative evening entertainment
  • Spa Service ($)
  • Cosmetic salon ($)
  • Wi-Fi packages available ($)
  • Guided shore excursions ($)
  • The ship is barrier-free
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    Sexy theme nights, pool parties, animation and contests.

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Do you have any questions?

Can we smoke on board?

There is a smoking area. This is located on the port side in the forward area of the pool deck. Smoking areas are marked with signs indicating that smoking is permitted there. All other areas of the ship are non-smoking. This includes all public areas, restaurants, the pool deck, cabins and suites, balconies, hallways and corridors. For the comfort of guests, strict adherence to this policy is requested. Changes may be made if local smoking regulations require.

Can we choose a specific cabin, or will we be assigned one?

You always book only the cabin type (balcony cabin, inside cabin, etc.). The cabin is therefore usually always assigned to you. On request and against payment of a service fee of 29,- Euro you can choose your desired cabin. You will receive a cabin guide from us and we will be happy to advise you by phone in the selection of your desired cabin.

For regular customers of Aphrodite Travel and all guests who book a suite the service remains free of charge..

Note: You can also download Aphrodite's cabin guide for free if you sign up for our newsletter.

Can I travel as a single person?

No, unfortunately, as a single you will not get on board a couples-only charter cruise. Please book an adult cruise, singles are welcome here. If one of the two partners does not come on board or leaves the ship prematurely, both partners must leave the ship or neither partner will come on board. As a precaution, we would like to point out that in this case a refund of the tour price by the organizer is excluded.

What additional costs will we incur?

There are no additional costs for you. Excepted are expenses for your personal needs. For example, if you wish to participate in a guided shore excursion, you must add these costs to your travel expenses. All prices on board are exclusive of taxes. Please take this into account when making your expenses.

What documents did we need to join the cruise?

You need a valid passport, which must be valid for 6 months after the end of the trip.

You need a manifest, which you can apply for online in advance. You will receive the login data for your manifest from us. We will send you this login data by email. If you do not do the online check-in (manifest), this must be done on site on the day of departure. This will take much longer and you must be at the port at least 3 hours before departure.

If you wish and for a service fee of 25 euros per person, we will do this work for you. To do this, you must give us the order and release us from the obligations of data protection. You can request a corresponding form from us.

What is included in the cruise?

The following services are included on the cruise:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks such as hamburgers, cakes, ice cream and more
  • Drinks such as coffee, tea, water
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages from the premium beverage package
  • All taxes and fees, including gratuities, port charges, security fees
  • All onboard entertainment
  • $300 shipboard credit for World Owner Suite, Ocean Suite and Spa Suite
  • Workshops and seminars that provide useful information to enrich your sex life
  • Fitness Center, with group classes and fitness equipment

What kind of entertainment can I expect on my trip?

Venetian Night with Masks, Heavenly White Night, Sailors and Sailor Girls, Silver & Gold, Heels & Stockings, Famous Movie Couples like Harry & Sally, Grand Prix, Sea Safari and many more. The mood is always positive, exuberant and sexy too. There is an extensive entertainment program in the evening. During the day there are animations at the pool. Full body orgasm classes, rope bondage classes, classes with sex therapists, dance classes like Bachata, Kizomba, Belly Dance & Pole Dance. Please refer to the descriptions on our website. The on-board language is English.