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Variety Cruises specialise in small boutique yachts accommodating an average of 45 guests and offering a blend of shore excursions that include both cultural and active experiences. Explore secluded bays and private marinas and taste local homemade delicacies.
Variety Cruises’ experiential and immersive itineraries include Tahiti and French Polynesia; Bali and East Indonesia; the Seychelles Islands; Eastern and Western Mediterranean; Spain and Portugal; Sicily, Malta, and the Aeolian Islands; Costa Rica and Panama; the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the Suez Canal); the Rivers of Gambia and Senegal; and Cape Verde.
Small group tours and excursions are carefully crafted to connect you with the local history and traditions, visiting UNESCO heritage sites, nature reserves and rare wildlife.
Experienced travellers looking for a private yacht-style experience offering an intimate ambiance on board with 34 to maximum 72 fellow passengers discovering authentic destinations and ports no other ship can reach.
Embark on a laid-back cruise with overnight stays allowing plenty of time for independent exploration. Swimming platforms at the stern of the vessel allow guests to swim, snorkel and kayak in secluded beaches or coves. The relaxed atmosphere onboard goes along with casual clothing and an open-bridge policy.
Variety’s cruises tend to be social in nature, and guests enjoy congregating together on deck or in the lounge, chatting or playing cards. Onboard prices are quoted in euros, and payments can also be made in cash in euros or by credit card.
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private shower, toilet and air conditioning. Half board or Full board: Buffet breakfast and one or two main meals daily, including a welcome cocktail, a local theme evening, BBQ (weather permitting), and Captain’s dinner.
Half board is included in the following Greek cruises (Jewels of the Cyclades, Classical Greece, Best of Greece and Turkey, Aegean Odyssey). Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water, & pastries and fresh fruit served all day. Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment. Kayaks & Stand-Up Paddle Boards (available on request). English-speaking Cruise Escort.
A broad range of international cruisers with all shore excursions and public announcements provided in English. Passengers tend to be well-educated, well-travelled couples and singles, mostly more than 55 years old, looking for soft adventure and historical perspective. Honeymooners are not uncommon on cruises.
Ship size: Small - 34 to max 72 passengers
Class: Niche/Boutique Cruise Concept
Enjoy a small-ship ambiance on well-appointed yachts with up close and personal cruising to unique ports and secluded beaches and coves not accessible by bigger ships. Exceptional personalised service with passengers to crew ratio of 2:1.
Variety Cruises offers an exquisite and intimate dining experience with single-seating meals and a Mediterranean fusion cuisine with distinct local flair. For breakfast and lunch, food is displayed on the state of the art hot and cold buffet, with breakfast including an ‘a la minute cooking’ section.
Depending on the ship, passengers can dine al fresco on the open deck dining room. Dinner is served at the table and includes an appetizer, soup, main course, and dessert or fruit. Coffee and tea are always available in the main lounge along with delicious freshly baked cookies, banana or spice bread, and fresh fruit. There is also a coffee and tea station available throughout the day at the bar.