OF THE CYCLADES- 2016
The best of the Aegean Islands
8 days cruises from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger MotorSailer GALILEO
are back from our wonderful adventure. We were gone a total
of 15 days and the last week was on the boat. It could not
have been better!! We had such a great time. The crew and
staff were friendly and helpful and the room was excellent.
We got very lucky and the rest of the guests were fun and
easy to get to know. We highly recommend it.
The Greek Isles are breathtakingly beautiful!!
A big thanks to you for helping us. ...Terri...6/15/09
The Variety Cruises Experience
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising
and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery,
unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands. 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 51 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer,
with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2007.
The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally
used when weather and route allow.
Life on Board
At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads
into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and
leather. Guests on Galileo enjoy the most, a shaded outdoor
deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship's sun deck equipped
with sun beds and deckchairs.
The M/S Galileo's 25 outside guest cabins are located on the
Lower and the Upper Deck all with large windows or portholes.
Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or queen sized
beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. All cabins are fully
air-conditioned and offer storage space and radio music controls.
JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES- Cruise Itinerary
7 day cruises from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger Motorsailer Galileo
Day 1 - SATURDAY
MARINA ZEA - POROS
Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your
crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours
visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 - SUNDAY
POLIEGOS - FOLEGANDROS
Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its
amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck.
Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and
less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city
and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.
Day 3 - MONDAY
Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore
its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to a typical Winery
and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village
of Oia know for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight
Day 4 - TUESDAY
In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay
of Antiparos . Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and
the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show
us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight
Day 5 - WEDNESDAY
DELOS (anchorage) MYKONOS
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos,
antiquity's most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos
beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the
port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore
and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 6 - THURSDAY
After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the
Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy
beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture
of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
Day 7 - FRIDAY
Kythnos- Marina Zea, Athens
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy
a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where
we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple
of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 8 - SATURDAY
MARINA ZEA- DISEMBARKATION
Disembarkation after breakfast.
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 Cyclades Cruise - 2016
On board the MotorSailer GALILEO
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SATURDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
RATES - USD
DATES & RATES
Marina Zea- Athens
April 23, 30*
May 7, 14, 28
June 4, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8
have a discount of 10%
Lower Deck, Twin or double beds
Lower Deck, Twin beds
Upper Deck, Twin or double beds
Person Rates in Cat A
7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
A/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC
& air conditioning.
Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily,
including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening ,
fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all
Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
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 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.
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25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day
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 pax number 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, spa-where applicable-, boutique
items 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
10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew
members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions
(shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by
the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available
at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything
not mentioned in cruise program.