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Galileo
-- / 5.0
26 reviews

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Passengers
49

Crew
16-18

Passenger to Crew
3.06:1

Launched
1992

Shore Excursions
0
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Chris Gray Faust
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Galileo Overview

Launched in 1992, Galileo is a motor-sail ship that underwent a radical renovation in 2007 to expand it from two to three masts. It can accommodate 49 passengers.

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Galileo's 25 cabins are spread out across two of the ship's four decks. All are outside cabins. Upper cabins have windows, while lower-deck accommodations have portholes. Cabins range in size from 92 to 140 square feet, and they're available in three categories. Categories C and B are located on the Lower Deck; A-class cabins are located on the Upper Deck. Cabins have either twin or queen beds; they are fixed so you should know what kind you want when you book. All cabins are air conditioned and have TVs, minifridges, direct-dial internal-use telephones, safe deposit boxes, hair dryers and bathrooms with showers.

The warm-weather Greek itineraries mean that lots of emphasis is placed on time outdoors. The ship has a large sun area on the Top Deck, equipped with loungers and chairs; the Upper Deck has an outdoor bar with space to sit. There's also a swimming platform for dips in the aquamarine waters (when weather and anchorage permit). Water sports equipment like kayaks and snorkeling gear is available on request. Indoor space consists of a lounge with a small library, a flat-screen TV and comfy sofas for relaxing with other passengers. The indoor bar and restaurant are located on the Main Deck (although in nice weather, meals are served alfresco).

A cruise coordinator provides destination briefings and shore excursion information. Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost.

The passenger mix on most of Variety Cruises' ships is roughly 40 percent American and 50 percent European, with 10 percent Australians.


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Variety Cruises Galileo Member Reviews

LLarry
Sail Date: Oct 2017
The Galileo was comfortable, clean, and well managed. The crew was wonderful. Food on board was excellent and plentiful.... Read More
empyrean
Sail Date: Jul 2018
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... Read More
moadventure
Sail Date: Sep 2017
Our cab driver pulled up to the dock and we could not believe how beautiful the Galileo was. Luckily, he recognized the Greek spelling for Galileo and drove us right to the gangplank.... Read More
Selukwe
Sail Date: Oct 2017
It is still a pleasure watching him moor Galileo along side the various harbours.... Read More

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