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Variety Cruises

About Variety Cruises

Variety Cruises is the world’s largest small ships cruise company and has been offering passengers worldwide a total yachting experience since 1949. Our fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels varies in size from 4 to 36 cabins accommodating up to just 72 guests. Our yachts and staff provide an intimate and relaxed environment; a comfort filled starting point for the discerning travellers as they visit well known and unique ports of call. Variety Cruises experiential itineraries embrace each destination by allowing guests ample leisure time in each port to discover the local nightlife, culinary traditions and culture. Our yachts dock right in the heart of the destination and offer multiple swim stops right off the vessels in secluded bays, always combining the world's most famous destinations with the off-the-beaten track locales inaccessible to large cruise ships. Fine locally-flavoured cuisine, an ever-growing number of exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call with off-the-beaten track locales, and personalized service are just a few of the things that have made Variety Cruises the choice for the fast-growing number of travellers looking for distinctive small ship cruise experiences.

 

Variety Cruises offers 13 scheduled cruise itineraries in 2015 through 2016, in Continental Historical Greece and the Greek Islands, Greek Islands and Turkey, the Seychelles, Madagascar and it's Mozambique Channel Islands, Costa Rica and the Panama including a Panama Canal transit, Cuba, Cape Verde archipelago, the Canary Islands and the Red Sea.

 

Description

Variety Cruises offers life-enriching journeys for the inquisitive mind. Variety combine a private yachting type of onboard experience with mesmerising ports of call to offer guests an authentic and memorable travel experience and become part of the Variety Cruises family.

When you visit a destination with Variety Cruises, you can expect a destination-focused journey that is enhanced by the Cruise Leaders, excursions in small numbers and docking locations right in the heart of the port visited.While Variety earned there reputation with there Greece programs, they have expanded there ships deployment to include the Adriatic and Venice, the Red Sea and Egypt.Rivers of West Africa from Dakar -Senegal and the Black Sea from Odessa and Istanbul are also included.

Last but not least, Variety have created a collection of Themed Cruises which will certainly tempt Variety Club Passengers as well as new friends looking for a cruise out of the ordinary.

Ships

M/S Galileo

M/S Galileo

Launched: 1 January 1992 Total Crew: 18
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 49
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The 48 meter "GALILEO" is a classic steel Motor Sailer built with the most stringent safety regulations, with spacious and well appointed interiors, renovated in 2013.

M/S Panorama

M/S Panorama

Launched: 1 January 1993 Total Crew: 18
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 49
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. The "PAN ORAMA" was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2009. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.

M/S Panorama II

M/S Panorama II

Launched: 1 January 2004 Total Crew: Unknown
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 49
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

Discover a 2 masted state of the art sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama II was launched in 2004 offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. The public areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas. The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas and some magnificent views. The restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for any of your meals, with generous buffet space and seating, while the swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

The Panorama II cabins located at the upper and main decks are equipped with windows, while those at the lower deck come with portholes. All cabins are handsomely designed, finished with lustrous wood trims and warm fabrics. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

M/Y Absolute King

M/Y Absolute King

Launched: 1 January 2002 Total Crew: 7
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

With her streamlined profile and dual MTU engines delivering a 27-knot top speed, and boasting sumptuous internal fittings, the AK represents an unique blend of power and luxury.

M/Y Callisto

M/Y Callisto

Launched: 1 January 2000 Total Crew: 16
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck. The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area. The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.

M/Y Harmony G

M/Y Harmony G

Launched: 1 January 2001 Total Crew: 16
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The Harmony "G" is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

M/Y Harmony V

M/Y Harmony V

Launched: 1 June 2009 Total Crew: 16
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 49
Length: 180 feet Rating: stars

The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 55 meter long/8.2 meter wide Mega-Yacht was rebuilt/launched in 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area (also convertible into indoor dining area) for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

M/Y Monte Carlo

M/Y Monte Carlo

Launched: 1 January 2000 Total Crew: 7
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

Built in Italy by C.T.M. Monte Carlo is a unique combination of speed and beauty.

From her sleek external lines, to dual MTU engines that provide a 27 Knots Top Speed, this Falcon 100 class motoryachts is byword for stylistic and Technical Excellence.

M/Y Obsession

M/Y Obsession

Launched: 1 January 2002 Total Crew: 7
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The Obsession is both elegant and extremely seaworthy, built with infinite comfort in mind, she boasts a beautiful interior and accommodation, with superb deck spaces, the ideal yacht for an unforgettable experience.

Whether you prefer to cruise at full speed, lie at anchor in a secluded bay, or just relax and enjoy the first class service offered by her professional crew, "OBSESSION" offers easy outdoor living with unique al fresco dining on both the upper sun deck and the main aft deck.

M/Y Pegasus

M/Y Pegasus

Launched: 1 January 1992 Total Crew: 18
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 49
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The twin-hulled Pegasus, built in 1990, completely refitted in 1997 and renovated in the winter of 2009-10 accommodates up to 49 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.

On board you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2,550 square feet/ 240 m2 of open deck. You can relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area.

A platform on Pegasus stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

M/Y Variety Voyager

M/Y Variety Voyager

Launched: 1 January 2012 Total Crew: 32
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 60
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built in 2012 under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance.

The Variety Voyager seduces her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht. Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling. WIFI internet is available at a charge in all cabins and public areas. Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 32-33, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy.

S/Y Christiana VIII

S/Y Christiana VIII

Launched: 1 January 2005 Total Crew: 2
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: Unknown
Length: Unknown Rating: stars

The new Christiana VIII will make a statement when entering any harbor! A truly stylish yacht, she provides exceptional accommodation, breathtaking performance and straightforward, effortless handling. Equipped with the finest technology, this luxury sailboat is perfectly suited for blue water sailing or chartering.

Voyages

Antiquity To Byzantium - Mediterranean

7 Nights

Antiquity to Byzantium - Europe, Mediterranean

7 Nights

Aqaba to Ashdod - Egypt & Red Sea

7 Nights

Ashdod to Aqaba - Egypt & Red Sea

4 Nights

Ashdod to Aqaba - Egypt & Red Sea

7 Nights

Bali & the Islands of Paradise - Asia & Indian Ocean

7 Nights

Classical Greece - Europe, Mediterranean

7 Nights

Classical Greece - Mediterranean

7 Nights

Cruises in the Garden of Eden - Asia & Indian Ocean

3 Nights

Cruises in the Garden of Eden - Asia & Indian Ocean

4 Nights

Cruises in the Garden of Eden - Mahe to Mahe - Asia & Indian Ocean, Africa

7 Nights

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro - Europe, Mediterranean

7 Nights

Glories of Spain & Portugal - Malaga to Lisbon - Europe, Iberian Peninsula

7 Nights

Glories of Spain and Portugal - Lisbon to Malaga - Europe, Iberian Peninsula

7 Nights

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs - Ashdod to Aqaba - Europe

7 Nights

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs - Ashdod to Hurghada - Europe

4 Nights

Greek Islands Mini Cruise - Europe

3 Nights

Greek Islands Mini Cruise - Europe

4 Nights

Jewels of The Cyclades - Europe, Mediterranean

7 Nights

Jewels of The Cyclades - Mediterranean

7 Nights

Splendors of Egypt by Sea - Alexandria to Aqaba - Europe

7 Nights

Splendors of Egypt by Sea - Alexandria to Hurghada - Europe

5 Nights

Splendors of Egypt by Sea - Aqaba to Alexandria - Europe

7 Nights

Tales of 4 Countries - Europe, Mediterranean

7 Nights

The Icelandic Saga West & North - Polar Regions

7 Nights

The Icelandic Saga West & North - Polar Regions

7 Nights

The Islands Of The Cape Verde Archipelago - Africa

7 Nights

The Rivers of Gambia & Senegal - Banjul to Banjul - Africa

7 Nights

The Rivers of West Africa - Dakar to Dakar - Africa

7 Nights

Treasures Of Costa Rica & The Panama - Africa

7 Nights

Treasures Of Costa Rica & The Panama - Africa

7 Nights

Photos

Cuba Greek Night Onboard Inside Cabin Panorama in Cuba St Pierre Island Swim Stop

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