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Variety Cruises Cruises

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About Variety Cruises Cruises

Variety Cruises is the perfect name for this Athens-based cruise line, which historically specializes in small-ship Mediterranean cruising using a mix of motor and motor/sailing ships. Cruises are laid-back with lots of time for independent exploration.

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  • Who goes on Variety Cruises cruise ships?

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Variety Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Variety Cruises cruise ships?

Variety attracts a broad range of international cruisers, although all shore excursions and public announcements are provided in English. Passengers tend to be well-educated, well-traveled couples and singles, mostly more than 55 years old, looking for soft adventure and historical perspective. Honeymooners are not uncommon on weeklong Greek cruises.

Although there are no age restrictions, bringing kids under the age of 11 is not advised.

Do I have to dress up on a Variety Cruises cruise?

No. In keeping with the yacht-like atmosphere, the daily norm is casual clothing. Variety recommends plenty of swimwear for water sports and comfortable shoes for walking on shore.

Is everything free on Variety Cruises cruises?

No. Unless you buy a specific package, you'll pay extra for shore excursions, transfers to and from the yacht, alcoholic beverages, massage and beauty treatments, gratuities, Wi-Fi and laundry service.

Which meals are included also varies by the fare purchased; you can book a fare with breakfast plus lunch or dinner, or a fare that includes all three meals.

The use of water sports equipment is always included in the cruise fare.

What are Variety Cruises’s most popular activities?

Variety cruises tend to be social in nature, and cruisers enjoy congregating together on deck or in the lounge, chatting or playing cards. Most of the line's yachts have water sports platforms that are used when at anchor, and there are fins, masks and snorkels available onboard; in some regions the ships also carry kayaks.

The generous time in port, including overnights, encourages cruisers to interact with locals, and it's not uncommon to see groups of cruisers eating together at a restaurant ashore.

Why go with Variety Cruises?

  • Small-ship ambiance on well-appointed yachts
  • Up close and personal cruising to unique ports
  • Upscale amenities for soft-adventure cruising

Best for: Experienced travelers looking for a private yacht-style experience

Not for: Cruisers who want an extensive program of structured activities and entertainment

Variety Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Good itinerary, second class service.

The problem with the ship and the crew was evident after a few days - the ship is starting to show its age and the captain said on the first day that the crew was there for our comfort.If you want to sail the Greek islands, find a newer ship with better crew.Read More
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greek island fan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Dream Vacation

Another example is that even though the gym on board was being remodeled, the staff made some quick adjustments which allowed us to use the gym during the voyage.For example, they told us our excursion to Mycenae might be canceled because we did not have the minimum number of subscribers; however, the staff found a way to make it happen as scheduled.Read More
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Life-is-good

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Amazing week in the Seychelles

The islands we visited were stunning and the captain and the crew were wonderful, we were made to feel so special and nothing was too much for the team on board.We made so many good friends on board Undoubtably a unique and memorable experience after a long wait .Read More
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rduckworth1

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Beautiful Seychelles

He made the cruise extra special.We shall cruise with Variety again and would like thank the cruise director, Captain, officers and crew for a wonderful holiday.Read More
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JBGuernsey

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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