Cabin Cruises


APRIL -OCTOBER 2019 | 8-day cruises

Fridays - From Athens to Athens, Greece

Cyclades: Dazzling white villages, golden beaches and clear azure water are just the start of what these islands have to offer. Ancient Greek geographers gave this unique cluster of islands the name Cyclades because they saw that they formed a circle ('kyklos" in Greek) of sorts around the sacred island of Delos. According to myth, the islands were the debris that remained after a battle between giants. In reality, they resulted from colossal geological events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  Their colours are blue and white like the Greek flag. The islands come in all sizes and, though the ingredients are the same – incomparable light, translucent water, heavenly beaches, lustrous white buildings and bare rock, each one has its own distinct character..

The best of the Aegean Islands
8 days cruises from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger MotorSailer GALILEO

We 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

Cruise Highlights include:
· Santorini with her famous sunsets, sugarcube villages and the historical site of Akrotiri
· Mykonos, the queen of the Aegean and nearby Delos, Apollo's sacred island, a breath-taking open air museum and UNESCO World Heritage site.
· Folegandros, a truly authentic, off-the-beaten track island, with her famous Venetian castle.
· Syros, the classy capital of the Cyclades.
· Paros, a fairytale with charming fishing ports

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 MotorSailer GALILEO
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 Cabins
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.


2020 JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES- Cruise Itinerary
April-October 2020
8 day cruises- Fridays-from Athens - Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger Motorsailer Galileo

Day 1 - FRIDAY

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.


Morning arrival in Polyaigos, 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 - SUNDAY

Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages, including the small beautiful village of Oia know for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4 - MONDAY

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 in Paros.


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..


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.


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 - FRIDAY

Disembarkation after breakfast.

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.

Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise - 2019
On board the MotorSailer GALILEO
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Athens-Marina Zeas
Friday Sailings

From Marina Zea- Athens
Black dates are the Galileo and red dates are the Panorama
April 17, 24
May 15, 22, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 18 25

October 2, 9, 16, 30

Rates per person in DBL/TWIN
Cat C
Lower Deck, Twin or double beds
Cat B
Lower Deck, Twin beds
Cat A
Upper Deck, Twin or double beds
Single Supplement
60% for Cat C and B Cabins and 75% for Cat A Cabins
3rd Person discount
in Act A
Children 7-10 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
Children 11-16 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A
Port Charges $325

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 1 meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner.
-- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
-- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
-- English-Speaking 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 charge)

B/ Conditions and restrictions

25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.


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.

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 writing.


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.


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