DESIRE Venice – Rome, May 18 – 25, 2023

Melt the cares of the world away on board the Desire Venice – Rome Cruise, designed to rekindle the flame between you and your partner. May 18 – 25, 2023, this couples-only cruise will take you on an Adriatic adventure sure to be a fantasy quencher.

From: $2,296 – $16,426 USD per person





MAY 18 – 25, 2023


Melt the cares of the world away on board the Desire Venice – Rome Cruise, designed to rekindle the flame between you and your partner. May 18 – 25, 2023, this couples-only cruise will take you on an Adriatic adventure sure to be a fantasy quencher.

This floating couples’ paradise offers a luxurious program conceived to seduce the senses. Indulge in exclusive amenities such as the Premium Beverage Package, five dining venues, room service, an alluring playroom, sexy pool parties, temperature-rising theme nights, sensual entertainment, stimulating workshops, and clothing-optional areas, all of which are included in your cruise.

The journey starts in one of the world’s most captivating cities in the world: Chioggia (Venice), Italy, a mecca for hopeless romantics who thrive on taking chances. Next stop, the Croatian city of culture: Šibenik , known for its diversity of international influences. For those seeking paradise on earth, we will then travel to the Pearl of the Adriatic: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Then, get ready to leave a piece of your heart in the medieval city of Kotor, Montenegro, before setting sail to the land of limoncello: Amalfi, Italy. Along the voyage is the Gateway of Capri: Sorrento, Italy. You will see all these cities before disembarking in the Eternal City: Rome, Italy.

On board the Desire Venice – Rome Cruise you and your partner will have the opportunity to gaze into the expanse horizon of the Adriatic Sea as you and your partner fulfill your sensual fantasies.


What’s Included

Feel sensually free to indulge your senses aboard the Desire Venice – Rome Cruise. We have anticipated your every need by including exquisite gourmet cuisine, premium beverages, erotic entertainment, and luxurious amenities that perfectly enhance your experience at sea. Leave everything to us, the only thing you and your partner have to do is allow yourselves to be seduced by Desire…

The PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE is INCLUDED on this voyage. There is no need to pay extra for your favorite nightcap or celebratory drink, our Desire Venice – Rome Cruise has included it for you!

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

You and your partner will enjoy an outstanding culinary journey that includes five fabulous dining venues. The inclusive dining options on this cruise are:

Discoveries Restaurant – À la carte main dining room
The Patio – casual Dining & Snacks
Windows Café – casual Dining & Snacks
Mosaic Café @ Mosaic Night – Specialty coffees, teas & snacks
Sunset Veranda – casual Drinks & Snacks

Additionally, there are two specialty restaurants included for suite guests. All other stateroom categories will be charged a minimal USD per-person cover. We invite you to take yourselves up to the top deck for a succulent specialty dining experience.

Prime C – signature steakhouse
Aqualina – Mediterranean

When is the best time to order room service? Any time you want! As one of your inclusive perks, we offer room service 24 hours a day!

The pool deck and sun decks are the designated clothing-optional areas on this voyage.

A broad array of daring activities and provocative pool parties, each with Desire’s sensual touch, will surprise and seduce you.

The workshops and seminars on board will entertain and educate you with actionable steps and useful information to add some spice to your sex life.

To satisfy all of our passengers’ desires, our erotic, enticing theme nights will set the mood for seduction at its finest.

This intimate, erotic hotspot with a sensual atmosphere is for couples seeking to live out their forbidden fantasies at sea.

The secret to maintaining vitality is exercising. For our passengers who love to do just that, we offer group classes and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.


The Desire Venice – Rome Cruise will be making an erotic statement with its sensually seductive onboard entertainment.

Our heart-stopping couples’ workshops by internationally-acclaimed sexologists, sensual theme nights, provocative pool parties, VIP  DJs, plus prize-winning shows and more stimulating onboard entertainment, are the perfect combination to rekindle the flame in your relationship forever.

Theme Nights

Thrive on the excitement as you discover the sinfully sensual theme nights that we are preparing for this voyage. The vigorous and exciting atmosphere promises to push couples’ boundaries, fulfilling your elevated expectations of the most seductive version of racy roleplay. Our theme nights are due to be released soon!


In addition to modern accommodations and the first-class service you deserve, as a Desire Venice Rome suite guest, you and your partner will receive a variety of exclusive benefits.

Indulge in the sensual luxury of our suites, elegant spaces to enjoy your privacy. In addition to the amenities included to all passengers, Suite guests will enjoy these exclusive perks:

$300 onboard credit per person (applicable to Club Owners’, Club Ocean, and Club Spa suites only)
240 complimentary internet minutes per guest
Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
One free bag of laundry service per suite
Priority embarkation and debarkation
Complimentary in-room spirits
In-suite afternoon tea service
English butler service
Daily fruit basket

For a cruise experience that will fulfill your highest expectations, the following inclusive amenities are available to all Desire Venice-Rome Cruise guests:

Gratuities included
Premium Beverage Package included per person
Self-service laundry
Concierge services for personal assistance and reservations
24-hour room service
Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
Terry bathrobe and slippers
Fresh-cut flowers
Tote bag
Use of umbrella and binoculars
Shoe-shine service
Turndown treats
Daily news bulletin
Welcome fruit basket at embarkation



Ship Facts

Azamara Journey

Occupancy: 702 (Double Occupancy)
Gross registered tons: 30,277
Length: 592 feet (180 meters)
Width: 84 feet (25 meters)
Guest decks: 8
Cruising speed: 18.5 knots
Refurbished: 2016
International staff and crew members: 408
Ship’s Registry: Malta

Ship Highlights

Premium Beverage Package included
Luxurious staterooms & suites
Five inclusive dining options + two specialty restaurants ($)
Numerous bars, lounges & gathering spots
Couples playroom
Provocative daytime & seductive evening entertainment
Spa, salon & fitness center
Onboard shopping

Restaurants & Bars


Fresh ingredients, careful preparation and a variety of menu choices, promise a meal for every mood. This voyage offers six seductive dining venues, including room service. Bon appétit! Buon appetito! ¡Buen provecho!

What you should know

The Premium Beverage Package is included aboard the Desire Venice-Rome Cruise. This inclusive feature gives you the freedom to enjoy your favorite cocktail or celebratory drink without having to pay extra.

In all dining rooms, we encourage a “cruise casual” dress code. Good taste and common sense are the key.

Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts, and torn/distressed jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or two specialty restaurants (khakis and other trousers are fine).
When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.
In Prime C, Aqualina and Discoveries Restaurant, many guests enjoy dressing up. Formal evening wear (tuxedos and gowns) is not expected. We recommend that men bring a sport coat or suit; this attire comes in handy for evenings onshore as well. For women, dining attire includes dresses, skirts, blouses with pants and capris.

With advance notice, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our Reservations Department no later than 80 days before sailing.

Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.

Who doesn’t enjoy room service every now and then? Well, we have great news! For your convenience, this voyage offers 24-hour complimentary room service. So, if you’re feeling a bit lazy today, you’re just a phone call away.


1. What is the Desire Concept?
Desire provides an uninhibited and sophisticated clothing-optional concept (in designated areas) for couples (21+) looking to experience sensuality and freedom at sea, while enjoying cutting edge entertainment, provocative theme nights, exclusive workshops, and more…

2. What clothing-optional areas will be offered on board?
For your onboard enjoyment, the pool deck and sun deck are clothing-optional areas. Just a friendly reminder: due to local laws and authorities, our staff will give orders for all guests to be clothed as we approach the different ports of call.

3. Is there a Playroom etiquette?
Desire Cruises is firmly committed to maintaining our unique, couples-only atmosphere. For this reason, only couples will be allowed in the Playroom (no exceptions ).

4. 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.

5. 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 sail with us is 21.

6. What type of client profile will we find aboard Desire Cruises?
Heterosexual couples that are looking to enjoy a sensual experience with their partner.

7. Do I need to be vaccinated for the cruise?
Beginning with departures as of March 11, 2023: sailings departing from and returning to Europe do not require COVID-19 vaccination. All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to cruise and will no longer be required to provide proof of pre-departure.

8. What is included with the final price of the cruise?
Cabin pricing includes:
● Selected cabin category
● Five dining options: Discoveries, Windows Café (restaurant), The Patio, and Mosaic Café (specialty coffee shop)
● Room service
● Premium Beverage Package
● Port fees, taxes, document fees, pre-paid gratuities, plus administration and security fees
● All workshops and seminars on board
● All pool parties
● All theme night events
● Playroom access

9. Is Wi-Fi available throughout the cruise?
There are several Wi-Fi packages available, which may be contracted upon boarding.

10. Is smoking allowed on board?
There is one designated smoking area available on board. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas.

11. Is bringing my own alcoholic beverages aboard permitted?
Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages onboard. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of call will be stored by the ship and delivered to passengers’ staterooms on the last day of sailing.

12. What alcoholic beverage packages are offered on board?
The PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE is INCLUDED on the cruise; however, for a minimal fee you can upgrade to the Ultimate Beverage Package. These packages give you preferred spirits at a great value. It’s a win-win situation. By upgrading from the Premium Beverage Package (Included) to the Ultimate Beverage Package (+ $14.95 USD per person/per day) you will receive all liquor brands offered in both packages. Prices are subject to change.

13. Are drinks unlimited?
Yes. Drinks are unlimited within the parameters of the responsible alcohol service guidelines.

14. What beverages are included on board?

15. What specialty restaurants are available on board?
There are two specialty restaurants: Prime C and Aqualina, both of which are complimentary for suite guests (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Spa Suites, Club Ocean Suites, and Club Continent Suites). For all stateroom categories, there is a minimal cover charge per person/per seating.

16. What if I have dietary restrictions?
The ship can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our reservations department no later than 80 days before sailing, so we can communicate this with the cruise line. Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.

17. Do I need to make reservations to dine?
To avoid disappointment, reservations are strongly recommended in Prime C & Aqualina; however, reservations are not required in other dining venues.

18. Is there assigned seating in dining rooms?
No, seating is not assigned; guests can sit where they would like.

19. What is the dress code in the dining rooms?
In all dining rooms, guests should follow a “cruise casual” dress code following good taste and common sense. Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts, and jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or the two specialty restaurants. When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.

20. Are onboard staff members multilingual?
Yes. The staff on board is not only multilingual, they are from all over the world; however, the principal spoken language onboard is English, and most signage will be found in English as well.

21. Is photography allowed onboard?
Due to the nature of this cruise, and the fact that our guests’ privacy is of utmost importance to us, there is no photography allowed in clothing-optional areas, including, but not limited to, cameras, cellphones, video cameras, tablets, etc. We will have official staff that will be taking pictures of onboard events, the experience, and ambiance; however, no guest will be photographed unless the guests gives written permission.