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  • Variety Cruises’ CEO Filippos Venetopoulos has a big vision for small ships

    Variety Cruises’ CEO Filippos Venetopoulos has a big vision for small ships

    by Mary Bond in Seatrade Cruise News
    In a bold statement of intent, Variety Cruises’ CEO Filippos Venetopoulos told Seatrade he wants the company to be the leader in small ship sustainable cruising and by small he means vessels carrying 100 or fewer passengers.
  • Exploring the Aegean islands and Ancient wonders on a small ship cruise

    Exploring the Aegean islands and Ancient wonders on a small ship cruise

    by Helen Iatrou in Superyacht Stories

    In 25 years of living in Greece, I’d visited Nafplio - an easy two-hour drive from the capital, making it a much-loved weekend destination for Athenians - at least half a dozen times. This revelation about my ancestral country was just one of dozens I experienced, together with my fellow 32 passenger during a seven-night, eight-day small ship cruise of the Aegean aboard the Galileo.

    The grand, three-masted navy blue 47m (157ft) motor sailer, launched in 1992, rebuilt in 2007 and renovated in 2016, is equipped with 24 spacious sea view cabins hosting up to 49 passengers. A member of Greek small ship cruise operator Variety Cruises’ 11-strong fleet, its top cruising speed is 11 knots.

  • Variety Cruises Appoints Jarrod Zurvas as Director of Global Sales

    Variety Cruises Appoints Jarrod Zurvas as Director of Global Sales

    published in Cruise Industry News

    Variety Cruises has appointed Jarrod Zurvas in a newly created role as Director of Global Sales, reporting to Chief Commercial Officer Malvina Vonta.

    According to a press release, Zurvas brings with him a wealth of experience in the cruise market. Most recently, he served as the Director of Sales Asia Pacific for Quark Expeditions, previous to that Jarrod spent time with Scenic Cruises and Tours and Carnival Corporation.

  • Variety Cruises is proud to join TOURISM DECLARES as the organization’s first cruise line, committing to lead the industry by example.

    Variety Cruises is proud to join TOURISM DECLARES as the organization’s first cruise line, committing to lead the industry by example.

    by Filippos Venetopoulos, CEO Variety Cruises

    Variety Cruises (formerly Zeus Tours at its time) was the first, small boat company to share the history of the Greek Islands with the world. As the company and its family tradition enters its third generation of leadership, we remain committed to our promise as pioneers of sustainability, becoming the first cruise line worldwide to join TOURISM DECLARES. 

  • Variety Cruises was featured in National Geographic!

    Variety Cruises was featured in National Geographic!

    Article by Julia Buckley

    THE RIVERS OF WEST AFRICA BY VARIETY CRUISES

    Best for wildlife

    National parks crammed with migratory birds, chimps, crocodiles and stone circles? A fascinating yacht cruise up the Gambia River and along the coast of West Africa packs in no fewer than four natural reserves, UNESCO-protected sites and a sharp dose of Britain’s slavery history in just eight days.

  • M/S Panorama Repatriates 19 MSC Preziosa Crew to Cuba

    M/S Panorama Repatriates 19 MSC Preziosa Crew to Cuba

    “The Dunkirk spirit was invoked when a small 24-cabin cruise yacht helped 19 Cuban crew from a mega cruise ship return to their homeland”. The Telegraph April 7, 2020

    As a small ship cruise company with hospitality and warm service at our core, and with Covid-19 Pandemic putting countries on a war footing, the spirit of co-operation and resilience in the face of adversity extends to the high seas.

  • 12 Museums you can visit Online

    12 Museums you can visit Online

    Step inside the Most Famous Museums Virtually
    Technology has made it possible to visit the Louvre and other world-class museums without ever leaving your house. Just sit comfortably and enjoy.
  • 10 breathtaking UNESCO sites to visit from your couch

    10 breathtaking UNESCO sites to visit from your couch

    Virtual Tour to UNESCO sites with VARIETY CRUISES

    A glance at some of the UNESCO sites in Variety Cruises destinations. Sit back and get ready to be delighted.

  • Makatea island

    Makatea island

    between the Tuamotus and the Society Islands
    There are only 3 islands like Makatea on the planet. Originally, it was an atoll but it was raised a hundred meters when the island of Tahiti formed.

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