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Greek Islands - Turkey - Croatia - Cuba - Seychelles - Cape Verde - Canary Islands - Spain & Portugal - Iceland - West Africa

Variety Cruises' experiential itineraries embrace each destination by allowing guests ample leisure time in each port including overnights, so travellers are encouraged to explore the local nightlife, culinary traditions and culture. Our yachts always dock right in the heart of the destination (alongside private mega yachts) and offer multiple swim stops in secluded bays, always combining the world's best destinations with the off-the-beaten track locales often otherwise inaccessible. All the while, the friendly staff helps passengers feel right at home on board their floating boutique hotel, always offering in-depth insight to the tastes of the local arts and communities.
Fine cuisine, with a strong local flavour, exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call and less known gems of the Mediterranean and beyond as well as our personalised service have positioned the company as the choice for an ever growing number of cruise goers looking for a small ship cruise experience.

From Marina Zea, Athens - 2017 dates
 APR: 21, 28                    MAY: 05,12,19,26
 JUN: 02,09,16,23,30      JUL: 07,14,21,28
 AUG: 04,11, 18, 25        SEP: 01,08,15,22,29
 OCT: 06,13,20
From Marina Zea, Athens - 2018 dates
APR: 27                         MAY: 04,11,18,25
JUN: 01,08,15,22,29     JUL: 06,13,20,27
AUG: 03,10,17,24,31    SEP: 07,14,21,28
OCT: 05,12,19
 
Classical Greece
8 day Greek cruise - Superyacht M/Y Harmony V or M/Y Callisto
Fridays ex Athens: Apr - Oct

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Classical Greece.  Discover new ports, coves, history and culture every day. Two ships operate on this cruise - the M/Y Callisto, and M Y Harmony V

 


 Akureyri to Reykjavik
 2018: Jun 16; Jul 14; Sep 08
 
Iceland: East & South
8 days from Akureyri to Reykjavik - new for 2018
JUN | JUL | SEP on the M/Y Callisto

With the company of up to 34 fellow passengers discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes and old Norse and Viking legacies.  Visiting Iceland in the summer months is a great time to sight humpback whales, orcas and dolphins.  Discover Heimaey Island - the Pompei of the North, Myvatan Lake, the Namarskard (a striking geothermal field), and the Godafoss Waterfall.  The quaint fishing village of Husavik, Siglufjordur (a fishing town close to the Arctic circle, Isasfjordur and nearby Arnardalur Valley.




Reykjavik to Akureyri
2017:
  Jun 10; Jul 08,22; Aug 05,19; Sep 02
(2017 itinerary also includes Heimaey Island)
2018: Jun 09,23; 07,21; Aug 04,18; Sep 01

Akureyri to Reykjavik
2017:
  Jun 17; Jul 01, 15, 29; Aug 12,26; Sep 09
2018: Jun 30; Jul 28; Aug 11,25

Iceland: West & North
8 days from Reykjavik to Akureyri (or vv) - M/Y Callisto
Saturdays | June - September 2017

Experience the highlights of Iceland - from volcanic landscapes of geysers to hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches - dive into the mysterious and beautiful world of Iceland.  Not to forget it's fascinating culture, history and food.  Iceland is an eye opener in so many ways and a must not miss (bucket list) destination.  Possibility to see whales, orcas and dolphins.



   Lisbon - Portugal 2017 dates
   May 13,27; Jun 10,24; Jul 08,22; Aug 05,19;
   Sep 02,16,30; Oct 14

   Portugal - Lisbon 2017 dates:
   May 20; Jun 03,17; Jul 01,15,29; Aug 12,26
   Sep 09,23; Oct 07,21

Glories of Spain & Portugal
8 days from Malaga to Lisbon or vv - M/S Panorama II
Saturdays | May to October 2017

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the glories of Spain and Portugal. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you. Seville, built along the Guadalkivir river with several UNESCO classified monuments and a rich Moorish and Spanish heritage. Grenada with her brilliant arhcitectural jewels such as the Alhambra Palace. Jerez de la Frontera, an andalucian world famous for its architecture, sherry and fine horses. Ronda, birthplace of bull fighting. Gibraltar, a British outpost right in the South of Spain. 

 


   From Dubrovnik 2017 dates
   June 11,25
   July 02, 16, 23, 30
   August 13, 20
   September 03, 17, 24

 

 

Adriatic Odyssey   
8 days ex Dubrovnik - M/S Panorama Motor-sailer
Sundays between Jun - Sep

Unravel the wonders of the Adriatic & Ionian Seas and visit 4 countries: Croatia - Albania - Montenegro and Greece.  As you sail, discover natural and historical treasures, from Korcula Island to the fjords of the Bay of Kotor.

 



  Cienfuegos to Havana
  2016: 
Nov 12 | Dec 24
  2017
Jan 7 | Feb 18 | Apr 8*, 22*

  Havana to Cienfuegos
  2016: 
Nov 5, 19
  2017
Jan 14,28 | Feb 11 | Mar 25
             Apr 15*, 29* | May 6*
 
 

Cuban Panorama
8 day from Havana to Cienfuegos or vv M/S Panorama and Panorama II
Departs Saturdays between November 2016 - April/May 2017

The wonders of Cuba await to be discovered.  Wander through the colourful streets of Havana, a throwback in time and a beautiful combination of history, colour and music.  Discover Maria La Gorda with the crystalline Caribbean water and dazzling stretches of sugar white sand.  The colonial cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, the verdant landscapes of Vinales/Pinar del Rio and the crystal clear seas with the amazing underwater life of Bahia de Corriente and Cayo Largo.  Experience Cuba in its fullest with memories to last a lifetime.


   Havana to Cienfuegos
   2016: Nov 26; Dec 10,24
   2017: Jan 07,21; Mar 04,18

   Cienfuegos
to Havana
   2016: Dec 03,17,31
   2017: Jan 28; Feb 25; Mar 11

 
Sights & Sounds of Cuba
8 day from Havana or Cienfuegos or vv -  M/S Variety Voyager
Departs Saturdays between Nov/Dec to Mar

Discover the wonders of Cuba on this 8 day sailing.  Highlights include the Vinales in Pinar del Rio region, Bahia de Corrientes a Biosphere Reserve, the port city of Cienfuegos built by the French in Neo Classic style, and home of Benny More (the famous Cuban music composer) and Trinidad with its Colonial Baroque mansions.





  From Mahe, Seychelles: Saturday sailings

  High Season 2017
  
Jan 7,14,21,28 | Feb 4,11,18,25 | Mar 4,11,
  18,25 | Apr 1,8,15,22,29 | May 6,13,20 | Oct
  7,14,21,28

  Low Season 2017
  
May 27 | Jun 3,10,17,24 | Jul 29 | Aug 5,12,
  19,26 | Sep 2,9,16,23,30
                                           

Seychelles Garden of Eden
8 days from Mahe to Seychelles M/Y Pegasus
Departs Jan - Oct 2016
M Y Pegasus

Discover the Seychelles in the best way - by small ship.  Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoilt paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses.  Everywhere you will see amazing fauna and flora; snorkel or dive to view the unspoilt underwater world.  Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life including the rare black parrots; view the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises.

 


   From: Praia, Santiago
   Sunday sailings
   2016: Nov 20,27
   2017: Nov 13,20


The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago
8 days from Praia/San Tiago
20 Nov 16 to 05 Dec 16
M/S Panorama

Explore the archipelago of Cape Verde with its intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and its welcoming locals. Once a former colony and slave trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions. Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. This cruise holiday will open up for you a vibrant and colourful world, all set to the gentle rhythms of West African music.


 

From: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2017
Saturday Sailings: Jan 7,14,21,28 | Feb 4,11,18,25 | Mar 4,11, 18,25 | Apr 1
                                                                             
From: Los Cristianos Port, South Tenerife 2017
Sunday Sailings: Jan 1,8,15,22,29 | Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 | Mar 5,12,19,26


The Canary Islands Discovery
8 day/7 night from either Gran Canaria (Sat) or Tenerife (Sun)
Jan - Mar/Apr 2017
M/Y Harmony V

This archipelago is a perfect fit for our small ships with a tremendous bio and cultural diversity and perfect weather conditions. Highlights include La Gomera Island, the second smallest island of the Archipelago, a circular island with volcanic origin with its 1,500 high peak in the center was Christopher Columbus last stop before crossing the ocean on his way to the Americas. The whistled speech or silbo gomero is still used by the locals to communicate with each other. Tenerife with its laurel forests dating from the tertiary period, the Giant Cliffs rock formation and the Cave of wind, a lava tube which is 17 km long, a journey into the earth. The impressive Volcanoe route in La Palma and the Caldera del Tuburiente National Park. The white washed houses of Yiaza and the National Park of Timanfaya - also known as Mountains of fire - and the wineries producing the white Malvasia wines in Lanzarote. 



   From Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica
   2016: Dec 30
   2017: Jan 17 | Feb 2,22 | Mar 12

   From Flamenco Marina, Panama
   2016: Dec 21
   2017: Jan 26 | Feb 13 | Mar 03
 
The Treasures of Costa Rica, Panama & the Canal
10 day/9 night - Panama to Costa Rica or vv
Dec 2016 - Apr 2017
M/Y Callisto

A Panama cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories. We now offer a spectacular yacht cruise to combine a visit to Costa Rica and Panama including the crossing of the Panama Canal, on our precious diamond and flagship of our fleet, the Mega Yacht Variety Voyager. If you want to cruise Panama and Costa Rica in a new more exciting way, you are on the right track! Most cruises in Panama offer a standardised sailing experience, lacking in flexibility and providing impersonal onboard services. We give you the chance of a vivid cruising adventure. Starting from Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica or Flamenco Marina in Panama City, Panama you will have in front of you 10 days of pure exploration. The jungles with their spectacular plants and wildlife, the unique white sand beaches and the Panama Canal crossing, are only some of the myriad treasures this Panama cruise has to offer.



 From Dakar to Dakar
 2018: April 07,14,21,28

 From Banjul to Banjul

 2018: April 08,15,22,29

Rivers of West Africa - new for 2018
8 day / 7 night from Dakar or Banjul
April
Harmony G (21 cabins - 44 guests)

Join this fascinating cruise along the West Africa Coast and upstream the Gambia River, deep inside the African continent.  Discover Africa - its animals, fauna and history.  This is an 8 day cruise in the waterways of Senegal and Gambia with visits to no less than 4 Nature Reserves.  Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of West Africa.



 

 


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