Variety Cruises, a family-owned small-ship cruise line, has been led by the Venetopoulos family for three generations, with Filippos Venetopoulos as the current CEO at the age of 37. He is known for his progressive and passionate approach to the business, with a strong focus on sustainability and gender diversity. Filippos is committed to carrying on his grandfather’s original mission to “Go Deeper” by positively impacting communities and natural environments at each destination.
Small-ship cruising is at the heart of Variety Cruises, offering intimate and thoughtful experiences for guests, but Filippos acknowledges that this type of cruising also presents its own challenges. Itineraries are designed to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations while maintaining a focus on sustainability, but they can be weather-dependent, and changes may occur at any time. Despite these challenges, Variety Cruises provides a unique opportunity for guests to explore authentic local and indigenous cultures, regional cuisine, ancient sites, remote villages, and natural wonders that only small ships can reach.
Variety Cruises offers seven-day cruises for families and solo travelers alike, with an average of 32 passengers per vessel and the largest vessel hosting up to 72 passengers. According to Filippos, these cruises are personalized, intimate, and flexible adventures at sea, with everyone welcome to join.