Historical Greece Cruise for Two!

Historical Greece Cruise for Two!

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Enjoy an amazing 7 night cruise for two! A voyage through history dedicated to the Golden Age of Greek civilization and beyond, this cruise comes complete with a guest lecturer, Eugenia Alexiou - an expert historian and graduate of the Athens’ Tour Guide Academy. The journey to off-the-beaten track locales in the Peloponnese peninsula is a masterclass on classical antiquity and the Roman conquest, ending with the transition to the Christian empire of Byzantium. Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery. Your cruise will depart and return to Marina Zea, Athens with stops at Nauplion, Monemvassia, Gytheio, Pylos, Olympia, Itea and Ancient Epidavros. INCLUDED: -Accommodation in double or twin Category B cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning -Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail -Optional visits to 4 UNESCO sites (entrance fees apply), Captain's Honor Night -Corinth Canal Crossing Variety Cruises is the 2016 USA Today Reader's Choice for "Best Boutique Cruise Line" worldwide. Flights, crew tips, shore excursions and other personal expenses are not included. Port taxes of roughly $370 per person is collected during the cruise. Location: Greek Isles Details: 7 Nights Restrictions: Subject to availability on "Antiquity to Byzantium" Cruise. Blackout dates may apply. Variety may offer an alternative cruise program in case the certificate is for a cruise program which is not operated anymore by Variety Cruises. Certificate expires 9 months after event date. Valid: Cruise dates are March-April and October-November

From: Marina Zea, Athens To: Marina Zea, Athens. YOUR HOST Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment. Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights: - USA TODAY READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016: “Best Boutique Cruise Line” worldwide - CruiseCritic.Com 2015: one of the top 15 small ship cruise lines and ” Best for Yacht Cruises” category - Tourism Awards 2015: Gold Award in “Small Ship Cruising in Greece” category - CruiseCritic.Com; the No1 small ship cruise line in the Scenic Nature category - Conde Nast Traveler Greece; the best Small Ship Cruise Line in Greece THE SHIP: The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and was fully rebuilt in 2007. The latest renovation works of the M/S Galileo took place between November 2015 and March 2016 and included significant upgrading of the guest accommodations as well as the indoor & outdoor public areas. The elegant Galileo has operated cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allow. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. SAILING DATES: This cruise is only able to be taken during the months of March, April, October, and November. If a customer would like to sail during the summer months, he or she must select another cruise and pay the cost difference.


TESTIMONIALS

“Best services and super friendly staff throughout my trip to Greece in July. everyone on board so helpful and the cruise very clean and the food is outstanding. looking into booking it again for 2024.” - Anthony L

“Incredible experience under all aspects : the service was excellent and the food was so fresh and authentic (living the real greek dream). The route through the islands was planned with criteria and included both historical & relaxing experience. What you can see from the water you could never experience from the land: have seen the best sunsets and sunrises of my life. You would never get disappointed by Variety Cruises anywhere in the world.” - Lucrezia M

“Easily the most amazing, fantastic cruising adventure! ! Thanks so much to the crew of the MS Galileo for making this experience the most memorable one of a lifetime! I highly recommend Variety Cruises if you are looking for something just a little different but extraordinary!” - Gary M

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