We have travelled with Variety before, on the Panorama in Croatia. We chose this trip as a way to see the Seychelles islands as well as the wildlife on land and sea. Our best friends came along on our recommendation despite never having been on a sea cruise and being a little worried about seasickness. They really enjoyed it, no seasickness or safety issues. We all enjoyed the cameraderie of the other passengers and the crew, we had a blast!
What a fantastic way to see this beautiful group of granite islands. Being at sea means it is a bit cooler as it was very hot and humid. We got to see lots of islands, beaches, giant tortoises, dolphins, fairy terns, manta rays, lemon sharks etc. Snorkelling was great as the sea was teeming with marine life. James Bond style beach landings were amazing. Will never forget getting up close with giant tortoises.
The cruise followed the same ethos as the other Variety cruise we were on which really appealed to us. A great balance of good food, safe adventure and relaxed luxury. Everyone on board made a great effort to make it a fun and enjoyable adventure- both passengers and crew.
The boat was clean and tidy though it would benefit from an update. Our cabin was comfortable with a good sized bathroom and full sized shower cubicle. Service was very personal and better than I have had on larger cruises.
I have to say again how exceptional the crew are and we will travel with Variety again in future.
Clean and tidy, plenty of storage space given limitations of a small ship. Full sized shower cubicle, not just a corner with a curtain.