Variety Cruises Receives Gold Award for Small Ship Cruising in Greece - Tourism Awards 2016

posted on Friday 08 April 2016
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Athens, Greece – 12 April 2016 – For a second year in a row, Variety Cruises proudly receives “Gold Award” in the category of “Small Ship Cruising in Greece” during the Tourism Awards 2016 ceremony, held in Megaro Mousikis in Athens, Greece.
“We would like to thank the organizers and the Jury for this great recognition. It is with great pleasure and honor that Variety Cruises is recognized as BEST FOR SMALL SHIP CRUISING IN GREECE” said Mr. Lakis Venetopoulos, President of Variety Cruises. “While Variety Cruises has expanded her cruise offerings to over 10 destinations worldwide, Greece is the heart of our cruising heritage and we remain committed to increasing the number of cruise ships deployed in Greece year after year.”
About Variety Cruises:
VARIETY CRUISES is a Greece owns and operates 11 upscale and casual MEGA-YACHTS, accommodating no more than 72 guests on the largest of our yachts. Since 1968, the Variety Cruises concept and passion remains unchanged to deliver cruise experiences that focus on the true identity of a destination, while guests are enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas.
Our small ships currently serve handpicked cruise destinations worldwide including Greece, the Adriatic Sea, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde archipelago , the Seychelles, Costa Rica & the Panama, Cuba, and soon the British Isles, Madagascar & 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 awarded as one of The 15 Best Cruise Ship Lines, Best For Yacht Cruises category, by CruiseCritic.Com.
The award was received by Mr. Diogenis Venetopoulos, Commercial Director of Variety Cruises (left).
About Greek Tourism Awards 2016:
The Greek Tourism Awards are organized by Boussias Communications and Hotel & Restaurant magazine and held under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), aiming to promote excellence and innovation in the Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. During the awards ceremony, best practices have been rewarded by a competent jury of distinguished professors and travel experts, through legitimate procedures.

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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.