The Variety Cruises passion remains unchanged since 1968: an alchemy that blends enriching oneself educationally and exploring the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas.

Today, Variety Cruises has grown to operate 11 Mega Yachts and Motor Sailers. Our small ships currently serve handpicked cruise destinations worldwide including Greece, Italy, Turkey, the Canary Islands, the Adriatic Sea, Cape Verde, the Seychelles, Costa Rica & Panama, Cuba, and soon Madagascar & Iceland.
 
We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our ships soon and discover the world the Variety Cruises way.
 
OVERVIEW
Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.
 

THE VARIETY CRUISES DIFFERENCE

  • Private Yacht Cruise Experience, with up to 72 fellow passengers
  • Boutique-size yachts that dock right in the heart of destinations that large ships cannot reach
  • Carefully crafted itineraries focused on the destination
  •  Ample leisure time in each port including overnights
  • Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a strong local influence depending on the destination
  • Personalized service on board provided by experienced and finely trained crew
  • Small group shore excursions – Immersion in the destination
  • Swimming platforms allowing guests to swim, snorkel, kayak and more
  • Yacht Deck Barbecues & Private Events on shore
 
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights:
  • USA TODAY READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016: “Best Boutique Cruise Line” worldwide
  • CruiseCritic.Com 2015: one of the top 15 small ship cruise lines and ” Best for Yacht Cruises” category
  • Tourism Awards 2015: Gold Award in “Small Ship Cruising in Greece” category
  • CruiseCritic.Com; the No1 small ship cruise line in the Scenic Nature category
  • Conde Nast Traveler Greece; the best Small Ship Cruise Line in Greece
CRUISE DESTINATIONS 2016-2017
The Variety Cruises ships operate the following scheduled cruise programs in 2016-2017:
 
  • Greece & the Greek Islands
  • The Greek Isles & Turkey
  • The Adriatic Sea: Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Greece
  • Costa Rica & the Panama, including a Panama Canal transit
  • Cuba All Year Around
  • The Seychelles All Year Around
  •  Madagascar & Mozambique Islands –NEW FOR 2017
  • The Canary Islands
  • Cape Verde Archipelago
  • Iceland – NEW FOR 2017!
With more than 400 bed capacity on board 11 vessels, Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.
 

 

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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 138 merchant reviews

4.86 / 5 Rating
138 Reviews
The primary reason I chose the "adriatic odyssey" on the Callisto was the opportunity of daily swimming from the boat. The brochure advertised almost daily swimming, but in reality we were able to swim only once from the boat in the entire week. Something to do with the ship being of Panamanian registry. Whatever the reason, this is by definition false advertising, and given the cost of the cruise, pretty outrageous.
After having traveled around the world with my wife over the past 30 years, we never expected to have our cruise aboard the Callisto this past May, 2018 be the trip of our lifetimes. From the captain on down through the rest of the crew, we found everyone to be of the highest caliber professionally, and accommodating to the extreme. The food was extraordinary and artistically presented. Thank you Variety for a trip we will never forget. We're already planning our next voyage with you. John and Traudy
I had a great time on Galileo! Delicious food and kind staff made a great holiday!