Winter Cruises

Winter Cruises
Discover Variety Cruises Winter cruise programs in Costa Rica and the Panama, Cuba, the Seychelles, the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, and the Cape Verde archipelago.
Barbados and the Grenadines:Barbados to Barbados

Embarkation: Barbados
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 21 Dec 19 to 28 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Barbados, Martinique, Bequia, Grenada, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union

South Cuba | (Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos)

Embarkation: Santiago de Cuba
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 04 Jan 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos. Santiago de Cuba, Manzanillo

Barbados and the Grenadines:Martinique to Martinique

Embarkation: Martinique
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 22 Dec 19 to 29 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Barbados, Martinique, Bequia, Grenada, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union

Leeward and British Virgin Islands:St. Martin to St. Martin

Embarkation: St. Martin
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 07 Dec 19 to 14 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Saint Martin, Anguilla, Saba, Antigua, Tortola, St. Barths, Virgin Gorda. Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Montserrat

Leeward Islands and Barbados:St. Martin to Barbados

Embarkation: St. Martin
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 14 Dec 19 to 21 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Saint Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths, Montserrat, Dominica, Nevis, St. Kitts, Iles des Saintes, Bequia, Barbados

Sights & Sounds of Cuba ( Havana-Havana Program/Havana to Cienfuegos program)

Embarkation: Havana
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 18 Jan 19 to 08 Feb 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Valley of Vinales, Isla de La Juventud, Maria La Gorda, Havana

Sights & Sounds of Cuba | ( Havana-Havana Program/Cienfuegos to Havana Cruise)

Embarkation: Cienfuegos (Overland transfer from Havana)
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 11 Jan 19 to 15 Feb 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Valley of Vinales, Isla de La Juventud, Maria La Gorda, Havana

The Rivers of Gambia and Senegal (Dakar - Dakar, Senegal)

Embarkation: Dakar
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 12 Jan 19 to 03 Mar 19
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Dakar, Saloum River Delta, Djiffere, Banjul, James Island, Tendaba, Kuntaur, Kaur

Seychelles Cruises in the Garden of Eden (4 nights Mahe - Praslin)

Embarkation: Mahe (Victoria)
Ship: M/Y Pegasos
Sailing Dates: 15 Dec 18 to 30 Oct 19
From: $ 1490
Cruise Highlights: Mahe, Praslin, Curieuse, Aride

The Rivers of Gambia and Senegal (Banjul - Banjul, Gambia)

Embarkation: Banjul
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 13 Jan 19 to 04 Mar 19
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Banjul, James Island, Tendaba, Kuntaur, Kaur, Dakar, Djiffere, Saloum Delta River

Seychelles Cruises in the Garden of Eden (3 nights Praslin - Mahe)

Embarkation: Baie St. Anne (Praslin)
Ship: M/Y Pegasos
Sailing Dates: 12 Dec 18 to 02 Nov 19
From: $ 1090
Cruise Highlights: Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Moyenne Island

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel to Aqaba, Jordan)

Embarkation: Herzliya Marina, Israel
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 19 Jan 19 to 09 Mar 19
From: $ 2190
Cruise Highlights: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada, Luxor, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Port Said, Tel Aviv

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel)

Embarkation: Aqaba
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 26 Jan 19 to 02 Mar 19
From: $ 2190
Cruise Highlights: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada, Luxor, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Port Said, Tel Aviv

Splendours of Egypt & Israel (Herzliya Marina/Tel Aviv, Israel to Hurghada, Egypt)

Embarkation: Herzliya Marina, Israel
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 19 Jan 19 to 07 Mar 19
From: $ 1750
Cruise Highlights: Tel Aviv, Suez Canal crossing, Cairo, Port Said, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada

The Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Costa Rica - Panama)

Embarkation: Puerto Caldera Port, Costa Rica
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 02 Mar 19
From: $ 1554
Cruise Highlights: Gatun Lake, Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Darrien Jungle, Casa Orquideas, Tortuga, Curu, Panama City

The Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama-Costa Rica)

Embarkation: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 09 Mar 19
From: $ 1554
Cruise Highlights: Gatun Lake, Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Darrien Jungle, Casa Orquideas, Tortuga, Curu, Panama City

The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Embarkation: Palmeira, Sal
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 29 Dec 18
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Fogo Volcano/Sao Filipe, Cidade Velha UNESCO World Heritage Sites/San Tiago, Paul Valley/ St. Antao, Mindelo/San Vicente

Embarkation: Barbados
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 21 Dec 19 to 28 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Barbados, Martinique, Bequia, Grenada, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union

Embarkation: Santiago de Cuba
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 04 Jan 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos. Santiago de Cuba, Manzanillo

Embarkation: Martinique
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 22 Dec 19 to 29 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Barbados, Martinique, Bequia, Grenada, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union

Embarkation: St. Martin
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 07 Dec 19 to 14 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Saint Martin, Anguilla, Saba, Antigua, Tortola, St. Barths, Virgin Gorda. Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Montserrat

Embarkation: St. Martin
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 14 Dec 19 to 21 Mar 20
From: $ 2490
Cruise Highlights: Saint Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths, Montserrat, Dominica, Nevis, St. Kitts, Iles des Saintes, Bequia, Barbados

Embarkation: Havana
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 18 Jan 19 to 08 Feb 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Valley of Vinales, Isla de La Juventud, Maria La Gorda, Havana

Embarkation: Cienfuegos (Overland transfer from Havana)
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 11 Jan 19 to 15 Feb 19
Cruise Highlights: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Valley of Vinales, Isla de La Juventud, Maria La Gorda, Havana

Embarkation: Dakar
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 12 Jan 19 to 03 Mar 19
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Dakar, Saloum River Delta, Djiffere, Banjul, James Island, Tendaba, Kuntaur, Kaur

Embarkation: Mahe (Victoria)
Ship: M/Y Pegasos
Sailing Dates: 15 Dec 18 to 30 Oct 19
From: $ 1490
Cruise Highlights: Mahe, Praslin, Curieuse, Aride

Embarkation: Banjul
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 13 Jan 19 to 04 Mar 19
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Banjul, James Island, Tendaba, Kuntaur, Kaur, Dakar, Djiffere, Saloum Delta River

Embarkation: Baie St. Anne (Praslin)
Ship: M/Y Pegasos
Sailing Dates: 12 Dec 18 to 02 Nov 19
From: $ 1090
Cruise Highlights: Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Moyenne Island

Embarkation: Herzliya Marina, Israel
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 19 Jan 19 to 09 Mar 19
From: $ 2190
Cruise Highlights: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada, Luxor, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Port Said, Tel Aviv

Embarkation: Aqaba
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 26 Jan 19 to 02 Mar 19
From: $ 2190
Cruise Highlights: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada, Luxor, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Port Said, Tel Aviv

Embarkation: Herzliya Marina, Israel
Ship: M/Y Harmony V
Sailing Dates: 19 Jan 19 to 07 Mar 19
From: $ 1750
Cruise Highlights: Tel Aviv, Suez Canal crossing, Cairo, Port Said, Giza Pyramids, Hurghada

Embarkation: Puerto Caldera Port, Costa Rica
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 02 Mar 19
From: $ 1554
Cruise Highlights: Gatun Lake, Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Darrien Jungle, Casa Orquideas, Tortuga, Curu, Panama City

Embarkation: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Ship: M/Y Variety Voyager
Sailing Dates: 09 Mar 19
From: $ 1554
Cruise Highlights: Gatun Lake, Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Darrien Jungle, Casa Orquideas, Tortuga, Curu, Panama City

Embarkation: Palmeira, Sal
Ship: M/Y Harmony G
Sailing Dates: 29 Dec 18
From: $ 1990
Cruise Highlights: Fogo Volcano/Sao Filipe, Cidade Velha UNESCO World Heritage Sites/San Tiago, Paul Valley/ St. Antao, Mindelo/San Vicente

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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by Reviews.co.uk 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