Explore West Africa Beyond the Exotic with Variety Cruises

posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017
Explore West Africa Beyond the Exotic with Variety Cruises
 Dive in A Multi-dimensional Gambia
Athens, Oct 25th, 2017 – Variety Cruises, a Greece-based boutique cruise company just launched its new program, the Rivers of West Africa, with two sailing locations in Dakar and Banjul. It features an 8-day cruise in the waterways of Senegal and Gambia which will start in the early April of 2018. The company’s third generation as well as brand ambassador Constantine Venetopoulos will join this exciting journey and depart from Banjul, with his special mission.  
During the in-depth discovery in West Africa Continent, Variety Cruises will offer passengers specifically selected tours including visiting exotic natural reserves and experiencing cultural customs. Speaking of the main destination - Gambia, it is a less-known West African country with hidden gems and indigenous cultures. Among those themed tours, what is worthy highlighting is the second-term Kuntaur Film Festival which invites passengers to get involved and feel an authentic Gambia in the village of Lamin Koto. This is exactly what Mr. Venetopoulos expects passengers to spend a meaningful and unforgettable journey with Variety Cruises.
Kuntaur Film Festival was initiated by Variety Cruises in 2014. It was born with a focus of bringing global education to Gambian communities through film. Typical activities include sharing classic films from all over the globe with children and their families. This time, the festival will be celebrated in Lamin Koto School – a primary school founded by the company in 2010. In an open-air cinema using generators and mobile projectors to play movies, all passengers and children will receive one white t-shirt with a logo embodied as Africa projecting into the world like a cinema. A wide range of traditional home-cooked dishes, light snacks and beverages will also be provided.
Mr. Venetopoulos looks forward to welcoming passengers with luxury experience on yacht and exciting explorations in West Africa. “With what Variety Cruises offers, Gambia turns to be a top exotic destination to relax, a place to learn, a place to reflect, and a place to enjoy,” said Mr. Venetopoulos. “The sense of luxury not just lies in luxury goods purchase, but also means rare experience in exploring diversified cultures.” 
Voyages to West Africa can now be booked on the website at http://www.varietycruises.com/english/variety/index/summer-cruises/3/the-rivers-of-gambia-and-senegal-dakar-dakar-senegal/82. The one sailing from Dakar, the capital Senegal will start from April 14th, 2018. Another one sailing from Banjul, the capital Gambia will start from April 08th, 2018. Both will be operated by M/Y Harmony G, one of the company’s most representative vessel.
VARIETY CRUISES owns and operates 8 premium Mega Yachts and Motor Sailers, accommodating 34 to 72 guests. Since 1968, Variety Cruises has been delivering cruise experiences that focus on the destination, while guests enjoy unique benefits of what our small ships offers. Our ships serve handpicked destinations worldwide including Greece, the Adriatic Sea, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, the Seychelles, Costa Rica & the Panama, Cuba, Madagascar, Spain & Portugal, and Iceland. Family owned and operated, Variety Cruises is proud to have been recognized with top honors. In 2016, Variety Cruises is voted Best Boutique Cruise Line Worldwide by USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2015, Variety Cruises is recognized by CruiseCritic.Com, as one of The 15 Best Cruise Ship Lines - Best for Yacht Cruises category, by CruiseCritic.Com. To learn more, please visit http://www.varietycruises.com/.

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Our 2nd cruise with variety cruises July 2018 onboard panorama was just as amazing as our first on Harmony V (2014). We loved everything, from the food (so delicious) to the service from all the crew! The swimming from the boat was the highlight for us. Joseph our cruise co-ordination is just an amazing person, so warm and friendly and knowledgeable about all the ports, where to eat, swim, shop and of course Valeria our bar person, who remembered everyone’s name from day one, thanks for all the fun! We would highly recommend variety cruises to anyone looking for a more personal approach to cruising, the crew (including the captain) are always available for a chat, offering further insight to the cruise. We can’t wait to get on board again!
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