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/.

Variety Cruises is rated 4.87 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 132 merchant reviews

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132 Reviews
We recently did the Garden of Eden cruise around the Seychelles on the Pegasus sailing on 16th April. The fact that there were only 12 passengers instead of a maximum of 44 meant we were treated like royalty. Good mix of Brits and continentals and everyone got on well. We had a class A cabin which was comfortable and a reasonable size but as this is not the most modern ship the bathroom is quite small and the fittings are a little dated. The food however was very good throughout with decent choice and the fresh fish served was excellent. The staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble, so a big credit to the captain and Markos who was in charge of Hotel operations. Enjoyed the excursions to Curieuse, Cousin and Aride islands particularly,which are basically nature reserves with no other facilities .For those interested in the natural world and ornithology in particular then these are excellent excursions and the landings on small boats through big surf waves was all part of the fun. The optional excursion to Vallee de Mai on Praslin was enjoyable and informative. There were several excellent snorkelling trips using the zodiacs and the variety of fish and marine life was pretty good and a lot of new coral growth was particularly evident! So to summarise, thoroughly enjoyed the cruise which certainly exceeded our expectations. As this was our first cruise with Variety it will almost certainly not be our last since we particularly enjoy small ship cruising and they have an interesting schedule of similar cruises!
Recently (April 2016) cruise in the Seychelles which was magnificent. Everything you want from a good holiday, plenty to see, beautiful locations and beaches, fauna and flora. The boat Pegosos was wonderful, very comfortable and a fabulous crew that looked after everything. It truly is a luxury experience. Other guests were a lot of fun and the ship is small enough to make it feel like a private charter. The Excursion guide was very good and made sure we didn't miss anything. So happy to see the Tortoises on some of the Island stops, a very good way to see the Seychelles -- highly recommended and very good value. Food was excellent and lovely BBQs on the beach. Take my advice and go!
Pegus Seychelles. We had a fantastic holiday and a big thank you to Variety Cruises. We found all the staff without exception very helpful ,accommodating, entertaining and great fun which made the experience all the more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this holiday.