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 142 merchant reviews

4.86 / 5 Rating
142 Reviews
It is one thing to be able to cruise and enjoy the wonders of the Greek Islands. However so much more impor ant is know that your Captain has the experience to know how to ensure the safety of passengers. This past week we have been fortunate enough to undertake the Classical Greek Cruise and we were very pleased to find Captain Andreas when we boarded. With his experience he watched the weather patterns and made an early call to change the route. Yes there was some initial disappointment that we would not get to Crete. But we had a fantastic voyage and saw such interesting places that we never expected. Furthermore we enjoyed a thoroughly comfortable trip and look forward to our next visit. Thank you to captain Andreas and all the crew of Harmony V
The whole experience was out standing. The Galileo is a great boat to sail on with the whole crew friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, the places we visited were unforgettable & the other guests were great. A must do holiday.
We've just come back from the cruise in Iceland, from Reykjavik to Akureyri. It was our first cruise. And we loved it all. The crew is really committed to making the trip a real success for everyone. We liked the unformal ambiance on board. The 49 passengers are from many different countries, and they are really there to discover the country and to exchange about their experiences (in English) We appreciated the total flexibility on board: we can participate in the wery well organized excursions, but we can, as well organize one's own program on shore. The itinerary allows to visit some of the most interesting parts of Iceland. And the program is quite diversified. The food is really good, and the comfort of the cabins is quite correct, even if the ship has already lived many cruises. We highly recommend this cruise.