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Variety Cruises Announces Acquisition of the M/Y Callisto

posted on Monday 07 September 2015

      Athens, Greece - Variety Cruises announces the purchase of the M/Y Callisto, the newest addition to the company's fully owned fleet of 12 Small Cruise Ships accomodating just 10 to 72 guests.     “In September…

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THE TIMES rated Variety Cruises' Seychelles cruise program among "THE 10 BEST CRUISES ON SMALL SHIPS"

posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

THE SEYCHELLES CRUISES ABOARD VARIETY CRUISES M/Y PEGASUS named by THE TIMES and THETIMES.CO.UK as one of the 10 BEST CRUISES ON SMALL SHIPS  Athens, Greece – 20 May 2015 – Variety Cruises' seven-night cruise around the Seychelles islands,…

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Variety Cruises receives GOLD AWARD in SMALL SHIP CRUISING IN GREECE -Tourism Awards 2015

posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Variety Cruises receives Gold Tourism Award in the category “Small Ship Cruising in Greece” - Tourism Awards 2015   Athens, Greece – 16 March 2015 – Variety Cruises received the “Gold Award” in the category “Small…

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Silver Travel Advisor discovers the Sights & Sounds of Cuba on board the Motor Sailer Panorama

posted on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Silver Travel Advisor discovers the Sights & Sounds of Cuba on board the Motor Sailer Panorama Silver Travel Advisor Writer, Steve Aldridge, discovers Cuba on board Variety Cruises' 49-passenger Motor Sailer Panorama.   Read the first two…

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Variety Cruises 2015-2016 Cruise Book

posted on Monday 02 February 2015

Variety Cruises presents brand new itineraries in the 2015-2016 Cruise Book      Athens, Greece | February 2, 2015 - As the fastest expanding small ship cruise company, Variety Cruises is proud to present to you an intimate boutique…

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Variety Cruises Announces 5 New Cruise Voyages in 2015 & 2016

posted on Thursday 15 January 2015

Variety Cruises Announces 5 New Cruise Voyages in 2015 & 2016 Greece-based Small Ship cruise line launches new cruise itineraries in the Red Sea, in the Greek Isles and Turkey, in the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, and in Madagascar…

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And the winner of the Variety Club "Memories to Share" Photo Competition is...

posted on Thursday 15 January 2015

          ...PLUS A BONUS PRIZE TO ALL CONTESTANTS! We have loved your Variety Cruises photos so much and we decided to offer a PRIZE OF 100 EURO SHIPBOARD CREDIT TO ALL VARIETY CRUISES PAST PASSENGERS who…

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Variety Cruises Announces Holidays Offers Exclusive to Past Travelers

posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

With the Festive Season well and truly upon us, we are pleased to announce an extra special Holidays Offer available exclusively to all members of the Variety Club, guests who have experienced at least one Variety Cruises scheduled cruise.   The…

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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by based on 144 merchant reviews

4.86 / 5 Rating
144 Reviews
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