Cabin Cruises
The Aegean Mosaic Cruises- 2016

7 nights / 8 days Athens to Istanbul and reverse programs
On board the 36 Mega Yacht Variety Voyager




Variety Cruises
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Treasures of the Aegean Sea and of the Turkey. Delos, Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini the white pearls of the Aegean Sea. The Greco Roman cities of Ephessus, Pergamon and Troy nestled on the Turkish Coast . All waiting to be discovered. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.

The Mega Yacht Variety Voyager
The 68 meter/36 cabin Voyager was launched in 2012. This sleek high -tech looking yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.

Life on Board
Main Lounge: Located on the Main deck, right off the reception area, the Main Lounge is gracefully designed and finished with wood panels. There is ample seating space for moments of pleasure or relaxation and modern AV equipment for presentations. The mini library/ Internet suite, just off the Main Lounge, offers a variety of books and magazines as well as free Internet.
Dining Room: The glass enclosed dining room seats 75 passengers and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. It extends to the adjacent open deck, also seating 50 passengers and allowing for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be taken "al fresco". Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an "a la minute cooking" section.

The Horizons Bar & Lounge: The open Upper Deck Bar Lounge offers stylish shaded seating and is the ideal spot for reading, relaxing or dancing under the stars until the late hours at the sound of our resident DJ/entertainer.
The Spa & Fitness Suite: Located at the Marina Deck, it offers Massage, Sauna and some fitness equipment. Our Balinese Spa Supervisor provides also hair, face and nails treatments.
The Sun Deck: Sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort while enjoying drinks served from the Sun Deck Horizons bar.

The Cabins
The 68m Variety Voyager accomodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins. 28 cabins are located at the Marina and Riviera Decks and 8 staterooms at the Horizons Deck. Cabins and staterooms sizes range from 16 to 20 m2 /170 to 216 sq.ft. Cabins at the Marina deck feature two oversized portholes and cabins at the Riviera and Horizons deck feauture large windows. All cabins have individually controlled A/C and ventilation, minibars, flat screen TV's, DVD players and all the amenities of a luxury ship. Bathrooms are finished with warm marble and Corian materials.

2016 Aegean Mosaic- Cruise Itinerary
8 day cruises from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the Sailing Yacht Panorama II

Aegean Mosaic - Athens to Istanbul Journey

Day 1 Athens - Marina Zeas Embarkation 3- 4 pm - Sailing at 4.30 pm to Cape Sounio
Cape Sounio Arrival at Cape Sounio late afternoon. Time for a refreshing evening swim before our welcome cocktail and dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. Late evening sailing. Overnight at sea

Day 2 Ios - Manganari Beach We arrive early morning at Manganari , one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. Swimming and snorkeling. We leave Manganari at lunch time. BBQ on deck.
Santorini We reach Santorini after lunch and disembark for an optional afternoon excursion which will include the Akrotiri excavations, the Museum and the Villages. The tour will end in Oia on time to enjoy Oia's world famous sunset. Dinner on board. Late night sailing to Delos/Mykonos - Overnight at sea

Day 3 Delos Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On our optional guided Delos walking tour, you will visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the ship for a swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos
Mykonos Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon- Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Late night sailing to Lipsous or Arkous Islands

Day 4 Arki or Lipsi Islands Early morning arrival at a secluded beach in Arkous or Lipsous Islands- depending on weather - for a relaxing morning swim . After lunch we sail to nearby Patmos
Patmos Early afternoon arrival in Patmos . Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Late afternoon sailing to Samos
Samos We reach the quaint port of Pythagorion. Overnight in port

Day 5 Samos Early morning sailing to Kusadasi Turkey
Kusadasi Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, one of the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you're about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! Free time in the afternoon for shopping in the bazaar. Evening sailing to Dikili . Overnight at sea.

Day 6 Dikili Morning arrival in Dikili. From there your optional excursion will take you the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, which is famous for its Asclepion, the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, and the Temples of Athena, Trojan, and Dionysos and the 10,000 seat Ancient Theatre. Late evening sailing to Canakkale. Overnight at sea.

Day 7 Canakkale Optional full day excursion to Troy and Assos. In the morning you will be exploring the remains of legendary city of Troy founded 1300 BC where Achilles fought Hector as celebrated by Homer in the Iliade. Excavations started in 19th century by Heinrich Schliemann. In the afternoon we will visit the old settlements of Alexandria Troa and of Assos. Late afternoon return to ship and overnight sailing to Istanbul.

Day 8 ISTANBUL
Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am

Aegean Mosaic - Istanbul to Athens Journey

Day 1 ISTANBUL Embarkation 3- 4 pm - Sailing at 4.30 pm to Canakkale - Overnight at sea

Day 2 Canakkale Optional full day excursion to Troy and Assos. In the morning you will be exploring the remains of legendary city of Troy founded 1300 BC where Achilles fought Hector as celebrated by Homer in the Iliade. Excavations started in 19th century by Heinrich Schliemann. In the afternoon we will visit the old settlements of Alexandria Troa and of Assos. Late afternoon return to ship and overnight sailing to Dikili

Day 3 Dikili Morning arrival in Dikili. From there your optional excursion will take you the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, which is famous for its Asclepion, the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, and the Temples of Athena, Trojan, and Dionysu and the 10,000 seat Ancient Theatre. Late evening sailing to Kusadasi. Overnight at sea.

Day 4 Kusadasi Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, one of the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you are about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! Free time in the afternoon for shopping in the bazaar. Afternoon sailing to Samos
Samos We reach the quaint port of Pythagorion. Opportunity for a late afternoon swim. Overnight in port

Day 5 Samos Morning sailing to a secluded beach - Arkous or Lispous Island
Arki or Lipsi Islands Arrival at breakfast time for a relaxing morning swim. After lunch we sail to nearby Patmos
Patmos Early afternoon arrival in Patmos . Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Late evening sailing to Delos Mykonos - Overnight at sea

Day 6 Delos Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided Delos walking tour, you will visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the ship for a swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos
Mykonos Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon- Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Late night sailing to Ios - Manganari Beach - Overnight at sea

Day 7 Ios - Manganari Beach We arrive early morning at Manganari , one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. Swimming and snorkeling.We leave Manganari at lunch time. BBQ on deck.
Santorini We reach Santorini after lunch and disembark for an optional afternoon excursion which will include the Akrotiri excavations, the Museum and the Villages. The tour will end in Oia on time to enjoy Oia's world famous sunset. Dinner on board. Late evening sailing to Athens - Overnight at sea

Day 8 Athens - Marina Zeas Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights
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Aegean Mosaic Cruise - 2015 & 2016

FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
OFFICIAL RATES - USD

 


ATHENS TO ISTANBUL SAILINGS

2016
July 2, 16, 30
August 13, 27

 


ISTANBUL TO ATHENS SAILINGS

2016
July 9, 23
August 6,20

   
Season A
CABIN CATEGORIES
 
IN DOUBLE/TWIN
3rd PERSON RATES
Cat C
Lower Deck, Twin or double bedded Cabins
 
$3190
N/A
Cat B
Lower & Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
 
$3790
$2653
Cat A
Main or Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
 
$4190
N/A
Cat P
Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
 
$5190
$3633
Owner's Suite
Main or Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
 
$6490
N/A
Single Supplement
 
50%
Children 7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B  
$1895
Children 7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B
 
$2595
Children 10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A  
$2463.50
Children 10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
 
$3373.50
Port Charges $250
 
$380

A/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, Local Theme Evening and Captain's Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
Multilingual Cruise Escort.

Not included:

Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at a charge)

HONEYMOON PACKAGE - DESCRIPTION, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

1/The Honeymooners Package features:

25 % reduction for the bride
Cabins with Double or King bed
Welcome Honeymooners treatment including a Complimentary bottle of Champagne and a Fruit Basket;
A Candle Lit Dinner at our Special Honeymooners location on board our ships or at a preferred restaurant;
10% discount for any wedding anniversary on board our ships;
Automatic access to our Variety Club membership;
" Our Memories" gift at disembarkation;
A free 1/2 hour massage for 2, if on board our Harmony V, Variety Voyager and Seychelles program vessel.

NOTES

1. Please ask the details for our "Wedding and Cruise with friends and family" private charter for 40 to 72 guests.
2. This package is also available to clients wishing to renew their vows. The Vows renewal ceremony is performed by our Ship Captains.

2/ Honeymoon offers : General conditions and restrictions
a/ The Honeymoon offer is valid only provided that the couple is traveling within 6 months from their wedding date (copy of marriage certificate required);
b/ The Package cannot be combined with any existing or future SPECIAL OFFERS.

B/ Conditions and restrictions

PAYMENT
25% deposit is required upon confirmation. Balance of payment is due no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.

CHILD REDUCTION
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted
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CANCELLATIONS
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100-cancellation fees
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing in all cases.

AMENDMENTS
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing guest numbers received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing.

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise approximately EURO 13-15 p/p p/day for distribution among crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), Wi-Fi available at a charge, expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.

 



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