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Seeing the unspoilt and unpopulated parts of Thailand.
Kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddling were included in the package.
A most relaxing holiday
Brilliant small ship cruising.
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Exceptional service in exceptional circumstances

Review for Harmony V to Africa

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Ojarm
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our cruise was round the (Portuguese) Cape Verde islands off the coast of west Africa. After four days the captain told us that we had been ordered back to port due to the impact of the corona virus outbreak. We returned to Sal where we were anchored off shore for the next five days. The captain and crew worked tirelessly to ensure that we felt completely safe and reassured during a difficult and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Very enjoyable cruise

Review for Harmony V to Africa

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shirleyteale
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise was excellent with very good staff who all looked after us all very well. We enjoyed the food prepared by the Greek Chef - lots of Greek specialities and fresh fish and prawns. We went on almost all of the optional excursions which were mainly very interesting - some involving wild-life viewing and some to cultural/historical locations. It was a small group of fewer than 40 ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Old ship

Review for Pegasus to Africa

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Calypso Rose
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I spent months reading reviews on cruise ships visiting the Seychelles before deciding on the Pegasus for a family trip with my mother and teen daughter. The photo provided on this forum of a sleek ship recently refurbished won me over. The reviews were also generous. Alas, the M/Y Pegasus could not be called a ship. It was worn and sat low at the dock. Even my taxi driver expressed surprise ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children


An amazing adventure.

Review for Panorama II to Asia

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Panoramic
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our cruise on Panorama II, December 2019, from Penang to Phuket was fantastic. What an amazing adventure and opportunity to make new friends. The low number of passengers meant the cruise was really personal, both with staff and fellow passengers. We are beach lovers and we had near perfect weather so this was the most brilliant cruise we’ve been on. The food was delicious and there was always ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Great way to see variety of Seychelles Islands

Review for Pegasus to Africa

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mommersamy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Great way to see the Seychelles and visit a number of islands. Especially good if you prefer hiking, wildlife, and snorkeling rather than a beach/resort vacation. Boat only had 27 guests which was great (vs 42 max). Very happy with the ship and staff--excellent service. Food was A- (very good, large variety, many choices). We had some issues with the weather--too windy to moor overnight in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


DON’T DO IT

Review for Harmony V to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Yumyumyum
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The worst experience at a very high price. When we pulled up at the Portimao dock to start our cruise on Harmony V, our hearts sank when we realised that was our ‘luxury cruise ship’ NOT.!! Totally misleading advertising, this ship was a ‘tired old dog’ and nothing like what we were sold as per the photos on Variety Cruise online brochure, which showed a modern, sleek super yacht, Harmony V ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Interesting Indonesian Islands

Review for Panorama II to Asia

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AuntieNelly
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This is the second cruise with Variety (first being the Seychelles) and both have been excellent. The itinerary was great visiting 10 islands in 8 days, and some that could only be done with the small ship experience to some beautiful remote spots. Everything was smooth from embarkation and throughout the duration of the cruise, with the crew working hard to make sure everything went ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Worst cruise ever

Review for Galileo to Greece

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Louisa1261
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Let me list the points: 1) Accommodation - we paid for a cat A cabin and on arrival were shown to a cabin with twin beds. We argued that we booked a double but manager just shrugged shoulders and said boat was full which turned out to be a complete lie. Met the couple opposite us and they had been booked into cat B and then decided they didn't like the cabin and were given an upgrade (at a ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Great overall experience!

Review for Harmony V to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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deliajp
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

I went on the "glories of Spain and Portugal" itinerary in August. This was my first cruise. The small ship size was great and I got to know the fellow passengers and crew very well. The crew and staff were excellent and very attentive, and I also enjoyed the small group excursions. I really enjoyed the ports and the privileged locations we got to dock at each day. The ship was very clean and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


This was not a 'classic or luxurious cruise ship'

Review for Harmony G to Greece

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Fionaorde
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I chose this cruise in order to visit particularly Hydra, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, which were itemised in the itinerary. Embarkation & disembarkation were no problem. First, the problems arose as we left the port, when the Captain informed us that the detailed itinerary, that we had chosen especially, was going to be undertaken in reverse order. This meant that on our first night we arrived ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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