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LET'S PLAY! #Euro2016: Enter the prize draw for your chance to WIN A 2-for-1 cruise in ICELAND or in SPAIN & PORTUGAL with Variety Cruises!

posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

  LET'S PLAY! #Euro2016 Enter the prize draw for your chance to WIN A 2-for-1 cruise in ICELAND or in SPAIN & PORTUGAL with Variety Cruises! We are excited to see Iceland and Portugal, our new & first-time destinations for Summer 2017, in…

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The Island of Kythira, Greece honors Variety Cruises by putting up our Flag in its' Port!

posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

We are honored! The Port of Kythira island, Greece puts up Variety Cruises' flag to honor us as the only cruise line worldwide visiting Kythira. Thank you, Island of Kythira for such an honor.   The Port of Kythira puts up Variety Cruises' flag…

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Variety Cruises Launches Glories of Spain & Portugal cruises Summer 2017

posted on Monday 16 May 2016

  VARIETY CRUISES LAUNCHES SPAIN & PORTUGAL CRUISES FOR SUMMER 2017      8-Day Cruise aboard the Panorama II to Launch in May 2017   Athens, GREECE -- Variety Cruises will launch Glories of Spain & Portugal, an eight…

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Variety Cruises Launches Cruises in Iceland in Summer 2017

posted on Monday 02 May 2016

  VARIETY CRUISES LAUNCHES ICELAND CRUISES FOR SUMMER 2017  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…

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Variety Cruises Reveals the Renovated M/S Galileo

posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

  VARIETY CRUISES REVEALS THE RENOVATED M/S GALILEO 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…

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

posted on Friday 08 April 2016

Variety Cruises Voted “BEST FOR SMALL SHIP CRUISING IN GREECE” IN TOURISM AWARDS 2016   Athens, Greece – 12 April 2016 – For a second year in a row, Variety Cruises proudly receives “Gold Award” in the category…

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posted on Monday 11 January 2016

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”…

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Variety Cruises Releases New Cruise Book 2015-2017

posted on Monday 16 November 2015


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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