• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Variety Cruises Europe Cruise Reviews

Seeing the unspoilt and unpopulated parts of Thailand.
Kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddling were included in the package.
A most relaxing holiday
Brilliant small ship cruising.
Cruiser Rating
3.5
Average
35 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 35 Variety Cruises Europe Cruise Reviews


DON’T DO IT

Review for Harmony V to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Yumyumyum avatar

Yumyumyum

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The worst experience at a very high price. When we pulled up at the Portimao dock to start our cruise on Harmony V, our hearts sank when we realised that was our ‘luxury cruise ship’ NOT.!! Totally misleading advertising, this ship was a ‘tired old dog’ and nothing like what we were sold as per the photos on Variety Cruise online brochure, which showed a modern, sleek super yacht, Harmony V ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2019


Great overall experience!

Review for Harmony V to Europe - Western Mediterranean

deliajp avatar

deliajp

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

I went on the "glories of Spain and Portugal" itinerary in August. This was my first cruise. The small ship size was great and I got to know the fellow passengers and crew very well. The crew and staff were excellent and very attentive, and I also enjoyed the small group excursions. I really enjoyed the ports and the privileged locations we got to dock at each day. The ship was very clean and ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019


Deceptive advertizing - Great Northern Discovery on Variety Voyagers

Review for Variety Voyager to Baltic Sea

SergeiPetukhov avatar

SergeiPetukhov

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 you get there. - This one is pretty bad ... Temperature in the room can not be controlled - it is ether cold or hot. Temperature control in the room does not work. Really were ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019


Misled, not the Vantage cruise we paid up for

Review for Variety Voyager to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Martha Jayne Cee avatar

Martha Jayne Cee

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 ship appeared to be older and was in need of some repairs, some of which were obvious to passengers. The reservation agent offered a cabin on the port side so we would have a good ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018


Dissatisfied

Review for Callisto to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Quairading avatar

Quairading

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 while under way and made sleeping very challenging. The beds were extremely hard. Bathrooms were very tired. The staff did keep them clean.This was not a luxury cruise and had I known ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2018


Disappointing

Review for Callisto to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Quairading avatar

Quairading

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this cruise believing it was high end. It was extremely expensive so we thought it was the cruise of a lifetime. I wish people would write reviews so you can make and informed decision on whether this is the cruise for you. The boat was very old. I wouldn’t pay that sort of money to sail on this boat. The noise was unbearable at night and they offered everyone ear plugs so I guess ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2018


Not impressed; Will not be back

Review for Callisto to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

ZoeB090187 avatar

ZoeB090187

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 boat and it shows its age. But it is clean and runs well. Few negatives: The sun deck has no shade. There were four loungers, and no chairs or umbrellas. Category A cabins have no direct ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2018


Wonderful small ship cruise around the Cyclades

Review for Galileo to Mediterranean

Orion2006 avatar

Orion2006

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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. Our tour coordinator, Joseph, was knowledgeable, friendly and funny a perfect combination! The stewards (food and room) were all efficient and friendly, our room was serviced twice a ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2018


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

Review for Callisto to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

petal06 avatar

petal06

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 to know. We had previously done a Variety Cruise "Jewels of the Cyclades" on the Galileo and loved the cruise so much that I wrote in a rave review on tripadvisor saying it was ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2018


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

Review for Harmony G to Mediterranean

dajashoe avatar

dajashoe

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 like we knew what we signed up for. Starting with the ship itself: The ship is a bit tired and wear can be seen throughout. as it is small, it feels cluttered in the dining room and ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2018


Find a Variety Cruises Cruise

Europe Cruise Reviews for Variety Cruises Ships
Panorama Europe Cruise Reviews
Panorama Europe Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.