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VARIETY CRUISES VOTED "BEST BOUTIQUE CRUISE LINE" BY USA TODAY READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

posted on Monday 11 January 2016
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VARIETY CRUISES VOTED #1 
"BEST BOUTIQUE CRUISE LINE"
BY USA TODAY READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
 
It is with great pleasure and pride that we hereby announce that Variety Cruises has been selected as the “Best Boutique Cruise line” worldwide by the annual USA TODAY BEST OF 10 contest.
 
The publishing’s specialists underwent a careful curation of a select number of boutique cruise lines and invited its international readership to vote for their number 1 selection. USA TODAY is amongst the most recognizable digital and print daily publications worldwide, with over 3 million readers daily and over 35 million online visitors each month.

The number of established and well renowned contenders included SEABOURN, CRYSTAL, WINDSTAR, SEA CLOUD, LINDBLAD-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, SEA DREAM YACHT CLUB, STAR CLIPPERS, SILVERSEAS, and PONANT amongst others. We could not be more honored to be presented side by side with these respected brands that each complements the small ship cruise industry in their own unique and special way.

VARIETY CRUISES owns and operates 11 upscale and casual MEGA-YACHTS between 4 and 5 stars with capacity of up to 72 guests. The cruise line was established upon the philosophy of connecting local communities and international travelers in a sustainable, non-intrusive way by restricting our cruise operations to small sized upscale yachts that continue to exclusively dock in small as well as secluded ports of call otherwise unreachable by larger cruise lines. Over the years our small ship cruise experience formula continues to improve and adapt with our times and destinations, yet what still remains at the core is the people that add color to every variety cruises moment including our team, our guests, and the local communities we visit.

In 2016-2017 VARIETY CRUISES performs cruises in Greece, Turkey, the Adriatic, Cuba, Costa  Rica, Panama, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, the Seychelles, Madagascar, France, Italy, West Africa, the British Isles, and Brazil. 87% of VARIETY CRUISES’ former guests describe their experience as “exceptional” while 93% state a wish and intention to travel again with VARIETY CRUISES in the future.

We would like to thank our partners and collaborators, our faithful guests and friends, and last but certainly not least our carefully selected crew for their daily efforts to each and every time offer our guests unique, unforgettable, safe, once-in-a-lifetime small ship cruise experiences striving to surpass all expectations.

We feel exceptional pride for this honor, an affirmation of decades of hard work and business values paying off with the majority vote of all USA TODAY small ship cruise aficionados. We will last  but not least continue to strive to improve and upgrade our product and experience offering, as well as the awareness around us worldwide, so that more and more individuals discover the opportunity of exploring the world the Variety Cruises Way.

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Variety Cruises
214-216 Syngrou Avenue
17672 - Athens - Greece
Tel : + 30 210 6919191
Fax : + 30 210 699 8484
E: info@varietycruises.com
W: www.varietycruises.com
 
 
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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.