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34 Variety Cruises Europe Cruise Reviews


SergeiPetukhov avatar

SergeiPetukhov

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Deceptive advertizing - Great Northern Discovery on Variety Voyagers

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Buyers beware. Confusing, misleading, or blatantly untrue statements when promoting a product... They advertise as Deluxe Travel. Not even close. There is really no way of knowing anything about the ship until ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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petal06

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Callisto - Old and noisy. Needs to be retired. Expensive.

I wrote to Variety cruises with my feedback and you do not get answer - only put on the email list for advertising. This has prompted me to put a review on Cruise Critic. Afraid even the travel agent did not want ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Martha Jayne Cee

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Misled, not the Vantage cruise we paid up for

We paid for a cruise on Vantage, a line we have had good experiences on previously. Instead of the Vantage ship we expected, we were greeted with the Variety Voyager on arrival in Poole, our departure point. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Quairading

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied

We were expecting a luxury cruise. We paid good money for a luxury cruise. The boat Callisto is very old and not well maintained. The noise was that loud that we were offered earplugs by the crew. The boat shuddered ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Orion2006

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful small ship cruise around the Cyclades

This is a beautiful small ship (about 25 cabins) with an amazing crew. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was wonderful..authentic Greek food, perfect for our trip around these beautiful islands. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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susanjmurphy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Croatian Coast (?)

Great crusie ! Always wanted to go to Croatia and this looked like a lovely way to see it! Classy older yacht, well maintained and very comfortable. FOOD and CREW were 1st class!!! 5 star all the way! Leija was a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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ZoeB090187

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed; Will not be back

Cruise: Adriatic Odyssey: Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Greece Cruise Company: Variety Cruises Cruise Ship: Callisto Cruise Dates: August 26 – September 2nd. 1. The ship  Callisto is a very old ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dajashoe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small ship that can get near ports but don't expect much

We chose this cruise as the ship was small and advertised that it would be docking in city centers around the Iberian peninsula so exploring on our own would be easy. We had been on the Harmony V before, so felt ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Rambling Texans

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Beware of Vantage Travel- you don't know what you're getting!

We choose this cruise, Vantage Cruise Line's "The Hidden Gems of the British Isles and Ireland" ,because it went to the islands north of Scotland- the Isle of Skye, the Outer Hebrides, and the Orkney Islands- to see ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tubabob

10 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

72-passenger Mega Yacht delivers on service; otherwise, not so much!

The ship was exclusively chartered by Vantage World Travel for a cruise around the British Isles. After an overnight in the beautiful Hotel Principal in Edinburgh, we were driven by motorcoach to Inverness, where we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MikeWhite

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great food and a beautiful ship

Our first time on a ship with only about 70 passengers, but we were still very satisfied with the excellent food, terrific personalized service from the crew and staff, the quality of the ship, the intriguing ports ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Tomgosdeck

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

An over hyped old ship

We chose this ship after very good experiences on Vantage Travel Cruises. The ship was represented as launched in 2012 with Marble bathrooms, minibars, individual thermostats, five star dining and the like. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Diana and friends

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A wonderful experience

We chose this cruise because of its destination, the size of the boat and the fact that it was vetted by Wilderness Travel, an excellent US travel company. Eight of us traveled for a week along the Dalmatian coast ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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saracep13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing adventure, unforgettable

I can't complain about anything. Our trip in Pan Orama through the Adriatic sea (Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece) was absolutely amazing. The crew is incredible, everyone was super nice to us and we felt ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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randalljay

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Staff

We travelled with a group that filled the ship. The crew was terrific - every single one - with the most chatty captain we've ever had. Food was very good. The room was fine but the walls were a bit thin. The ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Gatormarj

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not worth the price

I wanted to return to Sicily. I have enjoyed cruising in the last several years. I had a wonderful experience on a yacht style ship earlier nether year and wanted to see how Variety Voyage stacked up. Also, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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kiwicruiser99

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Variety Voyager in the Med - a while ago but still relevant I hope

My experience was a few years ago so things may have changed since that time, but I'm a new member so thought that I would reflect back on my experience aboard the Voyager. I did a week long cruise on the Variety ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Pamushana

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

All round quality.

Returning to our favorite ship , "Panorama", with our favorite cruise company, "Variety", we were as delighted as ever , and so happy , to find many of the same wonderful staff on board. It felt as if we were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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JacquelineD

1 Review Written

Cruise like a royalty

For the 3rd time we chose to make a cruise with Variety Cruises. This time we sailed the Adriatic and Ionic Seas. Again we had a great experience. A very friendly and helpful cruisedirector, captain, hotelmanager, ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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corb2000

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great first cruise experience and an excellent way to see the Adriatic coast

This was our first ever cruise and followed us watching the Panorama sail into Santorini's caldera while we were on holiday there in 2015 - we did some research after we got home and the 2016 Adriatic Odyssey ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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goroe

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Worst Ever vacation

Disgusting!!!!! We booked through Vantage Deluxe World Travel for an Aegean Cruise on the Harmony V and it was the worst vacation we have ever had. This ship needs to be taken out of commission or totally ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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tarka

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

An awful experience

We choose this cruise as there was an interesting itinerary and good guest speakers on subjects that appealed. Things started to go wrong as soon as we got on board when the wardrobe door fell off and the problem ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mroosen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

It was an amazing adventure.

This was my first cruise ever and I really loved it. It's amazing to be sailing with a small ship. There were only 17 guests on board so you had a feel of having the ship for yourself. We did the adriatic cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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freedml

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Harmony G and Vantage which chartered her are both terrible

We cruise a lot on all different lines and this is the first ship we felt was UNACCEPTABLE. This is especially disturbing since the ship was chartered by Vantage 'Deluxe' Travel which we had heard was a terrific ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Mac2478

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing for the Cost

We travelled on this ship in Oct from Istanbul to Athens. Embarkation was a disaster with no one to meet us, no information about Port process and how to get on the ship and a walk of 500 metres with our luggage. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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