We chose this cruise to visit the Greek Islands. A friend who we thought has high standards told us about Vantage/Variety Cruises.
When we got onto the ship in Athens the Suite we booked smelled of BLACK MOLD. We entered the bathroom and the tile in the shower was covered with BLACK MOLD.At the junction of the tile and shower stall there was mold on the caulking as well. I asked the Hotel Manager to clean with bleach n caulk. They did nothing the first day and I continued to complain until I had an argument with the Tour Guide. All she did was talk over me and when the co-captains overheard they stepped in and got the bathroom cleaned up.
The bed linen was old and yellowed the rugs in the state room were stained and not vacuumed as well.
As mentioned before, the cabin was not fit for humans to stay overnight due to the BLACK MOLD.You were not to drink the water since it was not potable. My wife got sick due to limited contact with the water from showering.
The cabins needed to be torn out and rebuilt. There was a strong odor of sewage coming from the drains. I placed plastic over the drains and used a trash can over the drain. That same trash can was to be used to place used toilet paper into. I think prisons have better plumbing. HORRIBLE