It was a perfect week in every way, and we will surely be booking another trip with Variety Cruises. We loved the Galileo - our room was quite comfortable, and the public areas on the boat were spotlessly clean, offering a variety of places to sit both indoors and outside. The delicious meals exceeded our expectations, and our cruise director, Joseph, was knowledgable, experienced, friendly and fun to listen to when he addressed our group.
Swim stops were well organized and much appreciated by everyone. We kayaked, snorkled, and simply floated in the refreshing and beautiful sea.
We chose only one excursion -- Delos, and well worth it -- since the other islands were easy to explore on our own. But those who chose the excursions seemed very pleased.
The professional crew made us feel safe and cared about. Valerie, the awesome bartender, knew everyone's name within an hour of boarding.
Our favorite islands were Folegandros and Syros - the Galileo allows for small island visits, which is one of the best aspects of the trip.
Our fellow passengers were friendly and fun to be with, and the configuration of the dining tables allowed us to get to know everyone by week's end. Passengers were from England, Australia, Spain, Switzerland and the US; the multitude of cultures greatly enhanced the trip.
There are so many benefits to being on an intimate yacht as opposed to a giant cruise ship. In addition to jumping into the sea from the boat and visiting smaller islands, there's a sense of being part of the environment, an intimacy that can't be had on a floating city with thousands of inhabitants.
I can't wait for our next Variety cruise. The only part of the trip we didn't enjoy was saying good-bye to our new friends!
Huge thanks to everyone connected with Variety Cruises, for allowing us the privilege to sail with you on our perfect vacation.
There's enough room and storage for two adults. The shower worked well, and we appreciated the turn-down service (with candy on our pillow) at night, and the prompt and thorough cleaning of the room in the morning. By the time breakfast was completed, our cabin was clean and ready for the day.
The port was easy to get to by taxi -- the Galileo was right there waiting for us, and the crew was ready to tag our luggage and bring it on board. It was easy and effortless!
The port was clean with lots of restaurants.