OF THE AEGEAN Cruise -2016
7 nights / 8 days Athens
On board the 36-cabin Mega Yacht Variety Voyager
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising
and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery,
unravelling the best of the Aegean Sea. The white washed islands
of the Cyclades, stepping stones of summer: Santorini with her
sugarcube villages and the historical site of Akrotiri. Cosmopolitan
Mikonos with her Windmills and the neighboring UNESCO-protected
archaeological isle of Delos. Crete, the largest and southern
most Greek island. The crystal blue waters of Vai at Crete, the
largest and southern most Greek island. Lindos, a magnificent
acropolis on a imposing rock and world famous archaeological site.
Mystical Patmos and its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Lipsi islands
and Simi, an off-the-beaten track island with her picturesque
harbour. Bustling and colourful Bodrum in Turkey. 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
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/ just off the Main Lounge, offers a variety of books and
Dining Room: Located on the Horizons deck, 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 dining room, 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 a "a
la minute cooking" section.
The Oceans Bar & Lounge: Located on the Sun Deck, the
open Bar and 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 also provides 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 Oceans
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 feature 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.
OF THE AEGEAN cruise 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS - ATHENS TO ATHENS
SATURDAY MARINA ZEAS
Embarkation 15:00 to 16:00 - Sailing to Cape Sounio
CAPE SOUNIO Late evening swim stop and welcome dinner under the
Temple of Poseidon. Late in the evening sailing to Delos / Mykonos.
Overnight at sea.
This morning we anchor near Delos Island, once the spiritual
and commercial centre of the Aegean. Our short walking excursion
will allow you to admire well preserved Hellenistic houses with
beautiful mosaics, the Sanctuary, the ruins of a temple dedicated
to Apollo - Delos being Apollo's mythological birthplace - the
Sacred Way with the famous 7th century B.C. marble lions, guardians
of the Sacred Lake and optionally the museum with its interesting
exhibits. After our short excursion, we return to the ship and
enjoy a refreshing swim before a deck BBQ. In the afternoon we
sail to nearby Mykonos.
MYKONOS We reach Mykonos early in the afternoon. Time at leisure
in one of the trendiest islands in the World. Overnight in port
Early morning sailing to Lipsous Islands.
LIPSOUS ISLANDS Swim stop and deck BBQ while sailing to Patmos
PATMOS Early afternoon arrival in Patmos. Optional afternoon excursion.
Overnight in port
Early morning sailing to Bodrum, Turkey
BODRUM - TURKEY Morning arrival in Bodrum. Optional walking excursion
to the Castle of St John built by the Crusaders , to several museums
and monuments including the English Tower. After lunch sailing
to Simi - Greece.
SIMI We stop late in the afternoon at a secluded bay in Simi for
a later afternoon swim before sailing into SIMI port. Overnight
Morning sailing to Lindos , Rhodes island.
LINDOS - RHODES Arrival in Lindos. Optional excursion in the morning
to the Acropolis of Lindos or time at leisure at Lindos Beach.
Afternoon optional excursion to Rhodes Town. Late night sailing
to Crete. Overnight at sea
THURSDAY VAI - Crete Swim stop in Vai, a beach known for
its crystal waters and palm forest . BBQ on deck and sailing along
the coast line to Aghios Nikolaos. Clients taking the optional
excursion to the Knossos Palace will leave from Vai and rejoin
the ship in Aghios Nikolaos in the afternoon. The optional excursion
will take us to the prehistoric (2000BC) Minoan Palace of Knossos,
a world famous archaeological site located in a unique quaint
AGHIOS NIKOLAOS - CRETE Afternoon arrival in Aghios Nikolaos -
Crete. Late night sailing to Ios / Santorin - Overnight at sea
IOS - MANGANARI BEACH
arrival at Manganari Beach - Ios Island, one of the most photographed
beaches in the Aegean. After our swim stop we will enjoy a deck
BBQ and sail to nearby Santorini
SANTORINI Our afternoon optional excursion will take us up the
cliff by cable car to Fira, the Archaeological Museum, the Akrotiri
Site excavations and later in the afternoon to the Village of
Oia, famous for its characteristic architecture and its sunsets.
We will return to the ship for a late Farewell dinner while sailing
away along the Caldera. Overnight at sea to Athens.
SATURDAY MARINA ZEAS
Disembarkation 9:00 to 9:30
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.
OF THE AEGEAN cruise -2016
ON THE 36-CABIN M/Y VARIETY VOYAGER
SATURDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
RATES - USD
DATES & RATES
Marina Zea- Athens
July 2. 9
August 6, 13
Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
Lower & Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins
Main Deck, Double or Twin bedded cabins
Upper Deck, twin or Double bedded Cabins
Upper Deck, twin or Double bedded Cabins
Person Rates in Cat B
7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B
10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B
Person Rates in Cat P
7-10 years old in triple cabin
w/2 adults in Cat P
10-16 years old in triple cabin
w/2 adults in Cat P
BOOKING DISCOUNT - SUMMER 2016:
A 10 % EARLY BIRD discount on the GROSS USD RATES is offered
for reservations made by
December 31 2015 with a deposit of USD 1,000 -( Not applicable
on Port Taxes).
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
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all
English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
HONEYMOON PACKAGE - DESCRIPTION
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
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 provided passengers have spent their honeymoon on
board a Variety Cruises ship.
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.
1. Please ask the details for our "Wedding and Cruise
with friends and family" private charter for 40 to
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
deposit is required upon confirmation. Balance of payment
is due no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.
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
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100-cancellation
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.
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 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.