Variety Cruises Reveals the Renovated M/S Galileo

posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016
 
VARIETY CRUISES REVEALS THE RENOVATED M/S GALILEO

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Following a significant renovation that represented an investment of US$ 1.2 million, the 3-masted M/S Galileo rejoined Variety Cruises’ fleet to operate in Greece & the Greek Islands
 
The renovation works of the 25-cabin/49-passenger M/S Galileo took place between November 2015- March 2016 and included significant upgrading of the guest accommodations as well as the indoor & outdoor public areas.
 
PUBLIC AREAS

The Indoor Bar & Lounge and Dining area at the Main deck was completely renovated with re-upholstered furniture, soft fabrics, and new wood flooring and carpet design.
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THE CABINS

All 16 Lower deck cabins (Category B and C) were completely transformed to feature wood paneling, new wallpaper and new carpet design. The lower deck guest hallway has been completely renovated to feature wood paneling, new wallpaper & new carpet flooring.
All 25 cabins of the M/S Galileo received new bedding and furniture, new soft fabrics, and are now equipped with Flat-screen TVs and a mini-fridge.
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THE SUNDECK

New decking has been installed on the Sundeck, and all sun loungers, cushions and fabrics have been replaced with new. 

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The M/S GALILEO IN 2016-2017
(To download a complete selection of photos of the M/S Galileo, please follow this link.)
 The M/S Galileo is operating cruises in Greece from March to November 2016 & 2017.
TheAntiquity to Byzantium theme cruise is operated in March & April and in October & November 2016 and 2017.
During the summer 2016 & 2017, the M/S Galileo performs the Jewels of the Cyclades cruise, every week from April through October.
 
 About VARIETY CRUISES 
VARIETY CRUISES owns and operates 8 premium Mega Yachts and Motor Sailers, accommodating just 34 to 72 guests. Since 1968, the Variety Cruises concept and passion remains unchanged to deliver cruise experiences that focus on the destination, while guests enjoy the comforts and unique benefits of the size of our small ships sailing the seas.
Variety Cruises’ ships currently serve handpicked cruise 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.

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We recently did the Garden of Eden cruise around the Seychelles on the Pegasos sailing on 17th November. The ship was not full so there was plenty of space although there was a bit of scrapping over sunbeds by some of the Germans on board! There was a group of Germans whose leader was a bit over bearing but other than that the rest of the passengers consisting of Brits, French, French Canadians and Belgians and one lone German couple not part of the group got on well. We had a class C cabin which was comfortable, a little on the small size but we spent very little time there other than sleeping and changing so it was not an issue - it did give us very easy access to the sundeck so that was a bonus although it meant we had to keep our curtains shut at all times!! As this is not the most modern ship the bathroom was also quite small and the fittings are a little dated and there was a knack to making sure the shower doors did not roll back and forth when there was a slight swell! The food however was very good throughout with a decent choice and the fish and especially the beef tenderloin were all excellent and presented beautifully. The staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble, so a big credit to the captain and George who was in charge of Hotel operations. Our Entertainment host was a little distracted and perhaps not quite up to the same standard as the other staff, which was a shame. We enjoyed the excursions to Curieuse, Cousin (beware of the mosquitos here though) and Aride islands particularly, which are basically nature reserves with not many other tourists or facilities which we liked. 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. There were several excellent snorkelling trips and the variety of fish and marine life was pretty good and a lot of new coral growth was particularly evident! As this was our first cruise with Variety it will almost certainly not be our last as we enjoyed our small ship cruise - we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise which certainly exceeded our expectations.
We cruised the Galileo August 17, 2018 and it was fantastic! I absolutely loved the ship! The entire crew went out of their way to make it a wonderful experience. The rooms are nice and the food is very good. The views from the ship are beautiful and each island is different. I loved the intimacy of the smaller ship. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend this cruise!
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