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Variety Cruises Cruises

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Variety Cruises

About Variety Cruises Cruises

Variety Cruises is the perfect name for this Athens-based cruise line, which historically specializes in small-ship Mediterranean cruising using a mix of motor and motor/sailing ships. Cruises are laid-back with lots of time for independent exploration.

  • Who goes on Variety Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Variety Cruises cruise?

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Who goes on Variety Cruises cruise ships?

Variety attracts a broad range of international cruisers, although all shore excursions and public announcements are provided in English. Passengers tend to be well-educated, well-traveled couples and singles, mostly more than 55 years old, looking for soft adventure and historical perspective. Honeymooners are not uncommon on weeklong Greek cruises.

Although there are no age restrictions, bringing kids under the age of 11 is not advised.

Do I have to dress up on a Variety Cruises cruise?

No. In keeping with the yacht-like atmosphere, the daily norm is casual clothing. Variety recommends plenty of swimwear for water sports and comfortable shoes for walking on shore.

Is everything free on Variety Cruises cruises?

No. Unless you buy a specific package, you'll pay extra for shore excursions, transfers to and from the yacht, alcoholic beverages, massage and beauty treatments, gratuities, Wi-Fi and laundry service.

Which meals are included also varies by the fare purchased; you can book a fare with breakfast plus lunch or dinner, or a fare that includes all three meals.

The use of water sports equipment is always included in the cruise fare.

What are Variety Cruises’s most popular activities?

Variety cruises tend to be social in nature, and cruisers enjoy congregating together on deck or in the lounge, chatting or playing cards. Most of the line's yachts have water sports platforms that are used when at anchor, and there are fins, masks and snorkels available onboard; in some regions the ships also carry kayaks.

The generous time in port, including overnights, encourages cruisers to interact with locals, and it's not uncommon to see groups of cruisers eating together at a restaurant ashore.

Why go with Variety Cruises?

  • Small-ship ambiance on well-appointed yachts
  • Up close and personal cruising to unique ports
  • Upscale amenities for soft-adventure cruising

Best for: Experienced travelers looking for a private yacht-style experience

Not for: Cruisers who want an extensive program of structured activities and entertainment

Variety Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Exceptional service in exceptional circumstances

Our cruise was round the (Portuguese) Cape Verde islands off the coast of west Africa. After four days the captain told us that we had been ordered back to port due to the impact of the corona virus outbreak. We... Read More
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Ojarm

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Very enjoyable cruise

The cruise was excellent with very good staff who all looked after us all very well. We enjoyed the food prepared by the Greek Chef - lots of Greek specialities and fresh fish and prawns. We went on almost all... Read More
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shirleyteale

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Old ship

I spent months reading reviews on cruise ships visiting the Seychelles before deciding on the Pegasus for a family trip with my mother and teen daughter. The photo provided on this forum of a sleek ship recently... Read More
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Calypso Rose

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

An amazing adventure.

Our cruise on Panorama II, December 2019, from Penang to Phuket was fantastic. What an amazing adventure and opportunity to make new friends. The low number of passengers meant the cruise was really personal, both... Read More
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Panoramic

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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