Variety Cruises Launches Cruises in Iceland in Summer 2017

posted on Monday 02 May 2016
Variety Cruises to Enter Iceland with Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice Cruise
Sailings Begin in June 2017
Athens, Greece -- Beginning in June 2017, small ship cruise line Variety Cruises will offer Iceland: Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice, a weeklong yacht cruise of the Nordic island nation, unraveling the wonders of the Western & North Coast of Iceland.  Defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, Iceland is a nature lover's paradise.  Sailing on the elegant M/Y Callisto, the newest addition to Variety Cruises’ fleet of yachts, up to 34 passengers will discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes and old legacies of Viking and Norse conquerors.
The 7-night/8-day cruises sail from Reykjavik to Akureyri or reverse, and highlights include:
·         Heimaey Island, the Pompeii of the North,
·         Myvatn Lake, Namarskard a striking geothermal field and Godafoss Waterfall
·         The quaint fishing village of Husavik.
·         Siglufjordur, a fishing town close to the Arctic Circle.
·         Borgarnes with the Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
On the first day of the program, travelers take the Ring Road to reach Godafoss Waterfall - the Falls of the Gods - and continue to Lake Myvatn,  Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all  fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. 
Arriving in the almost-Arctic fishing town of Siglufjordur the next day, travelers enjoy a walking tour through the city with stops at the Herring Museum and the Folk Music Center.  On the third day of the program, the cruise reaches Isafjordur, a large fishing port in Westfjords, known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century.
In Bildudalur, travelers visit the town and the Sea Monsters Museum and then continue to sail around the Westfjords coast line and past the grand Latrarbag cliffs, which rise 450 meters over the sea.  Reaching Borgarnes, travelers have the option to visit  Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful thermal spring, as well as the Barnafoss Waterfalls.  Stop in Reykholt, once one of the intellectual centers of the island, before continuing to the Westfjords.
At Heimaey Island, the Pompei of the North, travelers discover a community which almost disappeared during a 1973 eruption that buried 400 homes and visit  two volcanoes and the Eldheimar Geological Museum.  The cruise rounds out in Reykjavik, the capital city that offers a renowned nightlife and music scene as well as a multitude of art and history museums.
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About Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises, the world's largest small ships cruise company, has been offering passengers worldwide a total yachting experience since 1968, with a fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels varies in size from 4 to 36 cabins. Their yachts and staff provide an intimate and relaxed environment; a comfort filled starting point for the discerning travelers as they visit well known and unique ports of call, including Seychelles, Greece, Turkey, the Adriatic Sea, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago and Costa Rica & Panama, featuring a Canal crossing. Fine locally-flavored cuisine, exciting itineraries and personalized service are just a few of the things that have made Variety Cruises the choice for the ever-growing number of travelers looking for distinctive small ship cruise experiences. For more information, please visit .

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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.