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122 Variety Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Panoramic

1 Review Written

An amazing adventure.

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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shirleyteale

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Fionaorde

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

This was not a 'classic or luxurious cruise ship'

I chose this cruise in order to visit particularly Hydra, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, which were itemised in the itinerary. Embarkation & disembarkation were no problem. First, the problems arose as we left the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SergeiPetukhov

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Deceptive advertizing - Great Northern Discovery on Variety Voyagers

Buyers beware. Confusing, misleading, or blatantly untrue statements when promoting a product... They advertise as Deluxe Travel. Not even close. There is really no way of knowing anything about the ship until ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Marco Maranghello

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Greatest cruise experience

When I thought ,I ll visit Africa once in my life time, Variety Cruises change my mind, not only got me there to see the beautiful West Africa, with private beaches and the splendors of the side scene and meeting ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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travelworld2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Terrible cruise

We normally prefer small ship cruises but this was easily the worst. We made the booking on condition that we would be allocated a cabin with a double bed,at the front of the ship. The request was acknowledged by ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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1kflyer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Destination Cuba, aboard MegaYacht Variety Voyager

My EXCELLENT rating of this adventure is not indicative of luxury, rather a unique opportunity to experience Cuba and to do so aboard a mega-yacht. This was our third Cuban trip in six years. Booking this ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ricardosch

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent

Very interesting islands, excellent food, nice beaches, even the snorkeling was better than expected. The staff were very friendly and we feel like at home. The group was formed by several couples from all over ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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petal06

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Callisto - Old and noisy. Needs to be retired. Expensive.

I wrote to Variety cruises with my feedback and you do not get answer - only put on the email list for advertising. This has prompted me to put a review on Cruise Critic. Afraid even the travel agent did not want ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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empyrean

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Take this Cruise!

Greece was my bucket list destination. Because we wanted to see a variety of islands and only had a short time we chose the Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise with Variety. I am glad we did. First off. The ship is ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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laurenvirginiaa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gem of the Adriatic!

This sailing was incredible from start to finish! The staff were all friendly, helpful, and couldn't do enough for you. The ship was an older classic style yacht, very comfortable but definitely a dated look to it. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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torpedo9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A fine ship's crew

We were on the Cape Verde cruise starting from Palmeira on Sal, in November 2018. We enjoyed the experience; the only drawback with this particular cruise is that the ports on Santiago and Fogo are commercial ports, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Martha Jayne Cee

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Misled, not the Vantage cruise we paid up for

We paid for a cruise on Vantage, a line we have had good experiences on previously. Instead of the Vantage ship we expected, we were greeted with the Variety Voyager on arrival in Poole, our departure point. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Quairading

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied

We were expecting a luxury cruise. We paid good money for a luxury cruise. The boat Callisto is very old and not well maintained. The noise was that loud that we were offered earplugs by the crew. The boat shuddered ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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hvitanov

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute of it!

I've always wanted to visit the Seychelles, but as I don't fall into the typical group visiting it (couples/honeymoon ) I thought that the best way is to visit on board a small cruise. I was originally planning on ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Gary zim

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Pegasus Seychelles

What a pleasant trip.Staff were so friendly they made you feel at home. The Food was good to excellent and the cruise was a wonderful opportunity to meet lovely people and new friends from all round the world. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Orion2006

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful small ship cruise around the Cyclades

This is a beautiful small ship (about 25 cabins) with an amazing crew. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was wonderful..authentic Greek food, perfect for our trip around these beautiful islands. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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susanjmurphy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Croatian Coast (?)

Great crusie ! Always wanted to go to Croatia and this looked like a lovely way to see it! Classy older yacht, well maintained and very comfortable. FOOD and CREW were 1st class!!! 5 star all the way! Leija was a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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ZoeB090187

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed; Will not be back

Cruise: Adriatic Odyssey: Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Greece Cruise Company: Variety Cruises Cruise Ship: Callisto Cruise Dates: August 26 – September 2nd. 1. The ship  Callisto is a very old ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Rambling Texans

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Beware of Vantage Travel- you don't know what you're getting!

We choose this cruise, Vantage Cruise Line's "The Hidden Gems of the British Isles and Ireland" ,because it went to the islands north of Scotland- the Isle of Skye, the Outer Hebrides, and the Orkney Islands- to see ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dajashoe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small ship that can get near ports but don't expect much

We chose this cruise as the ship was small and advertised that it would be docking in city centers around the Iberian peninsula so exploring on our own would be easy. We had been on the Harmony V before, so felt ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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DiMelb

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First time cruise.. won't be the last!!!

I have always cringed at the thought of going on a cruise on one of the larger ships so it was with trepidation that I even agreed to go on this one. Boy was I glad I did. From the minute we stepped aboard to the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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wdenton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Morning, Galileo!

We loved everything about this cruise! It was our first time in Greece, and after the cruise we were heading out for two weeks of home exchange and our own adventures, so we really appreciated the introduction this ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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tubabob

10 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

72-passenger Mega Yacht delivers on service; otherwise, not so much!

The ship was exclusively chartered by Vantage World Travel for a cruise around the British Isles. After an overnight in the beautiful Hotel Principal in Edinburgh, we were driven by motorcoach to Inverness, where we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MikeWhite

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great food and a beautiful ship

Our first time on a ship with only about 70 passengers, but we were still very satisfied with the excellent food, terrific personalized service from the crew and staff, the quality of the ship, the intriguing ports ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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