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Voyages to Antiquity

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  • Mediterranean, Cuba and the Caribbean cruises with historical and cultural bent
  • Lots of onboard enrichment in the form of lectures
  • 378-passenger Aegean Odyssey is particularly singles-friendly
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19 Voyages to Antiquity Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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Silver Quail
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I was part of Bernard Magee's bridge group. Both this and the fact that we arrived back into the UK rather than having to make another flight with all the airport hasssle involved persuaded me to take this voyage. The observation ... Read more
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Having read numerous reviews regarding Voyages to Antiquity (VTA) and their ship, Aegean Odyssey, I was puzzled by the diverse reviews. Some appeared to love it, whilst others hated it. My conclusion, after a cruise in May and talking with ... Read more
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Hi Bazza99, We much appreciate your very detailed ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on Aegean Odyssey having cruised the Eastern Med and the Black Sea in 2012 and 2014. We have always loved this ship for its small size, focus on historical learning, and unique somewhat old fashioned ambiance. It ... Read more
Member Since 2007
1 review
171 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Let me begin by saying this was our 5th cruise with Voyages to Antiquity, so obviously we like the cruise line. What do we like in general? We like the size of the ship (approx 350 passengers), we like the friendliness of both ... Read more
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Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I've been on several other cruises with this company and have enjoyed each one. The staff are very friendly and courteous. They remember you when you return and I see other passengers that have sailed with this company many times. The ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a wonderful cruise. The ship is small which meant we got to know many other passengers quite well and we plan to keep in touvh with some of them.. The service on this ship was second to none. The largely Asian staff were so ... Read more
Mrs Rose
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I chose this cruise because of the included Brandenburg Sing-at -sea choral experience, which was very enjoyable. I hope it will be repeated. The two days in Athens, the departure city! got us off to an excellent start being ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Booked Through: AHI Pearls of Southeast Asia: Hong Kong to Bali - Jan 12, 2013 to Jan 29, 2013 'Cruise Ship': Aegean Odyssey Voyages to Antiquity There were two parts to our "trip" -- starting with ~2 days in Hong Kong, ending ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
The Voyage to Antiquity cruise/tour was a 31 day, 22 night cruise trip of a lifetime. The ports of call included Hong Kong - 3 nights, Manila Philippines, Sandakan Borneo, Pare Pare Indonesia, Ujung Indonesia, Lombok Indonesia and Bali ... Read more
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2011
We have cruised 13 times on both mainstream and upscale ships. Good: Lectures (good to very good); the value of the extra two-day program in Istanbul (accommodation in Ritz Carlton); no casino; efficient steward; polite crew; frequent ... Read more
1 review
My husband and i traveled with a friend and her sister on the May 7 2011 cruise to Greece and turkey. We had cruised once previously to Alaska on a large Princess ship. Although we enjoyed Alaska, we were not fans of the huge glitzy cruise ... Read more
Cruising Ginger
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
410 forum posts
I was a little hesitant to book this cruise since there had been no Cruise Critic reviews on the ship since November 2010 and they weren't all that positive. However, since Sicily is one of my favorite places in all of the world (and I ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed November 2010
For someone very picky, I rather enjoyed myself on this cruise. Stateroom with balcony was spacious and well-thought-out. Our guy, Rodolfo, was charming and always available. Staff at the desk were patient and helpful (why can't the space ... Read more
Member Since 2008
1 review
Sailed September 2010
We had taken a previous "Voyage to Antiquity" in June when the ship and itinerary were still quite new. There were several complaints from passengers on that cruise. Since then, however, the quality of the food,logistics in getting on and ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Flights and Embarkation: We were pleased with our requested Lufthansa flights, timely transfers and speedy delivery of bags. Cabin: We were in the smallest class which was adequate for two. The bathroom was spacious with the shelf below. ... Read more
Bob Dymowski
1 review
This was our first cruise of this duration, and our first visit to the Eastern Mediterranean area. We were very pleased with all aspects of the cruise - the ship was as nice as it looked online, the food and service were excellent, and the ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
The MV Aegean odyssey is a small ship that recently entered service after a major refitting. because it's small it doesn't have some of the amenities of larger ships (casino, shows, etc.). I would characterize it as a 3 star (bordering on ... Read more
Susan Benn
1 review
1 helpful vote
My eldest daughter, Sarah Saunders, a chef and lecturer on historical and contemporary food subjects, surprised me with her invitation to join her on the Aegean Odyssey cruise around the coast of Italy, Sicily and Croatia this August. I ... Read more
1 review
The mid-size 550-passenger MV Aegean Odyssey's exterior is pleasingly sleek, white with a navy stripe with Neptune's trident in gold as her symbol. Completely rebuilt in Piraeus Greece she once plied the Aegean as a ferry before being ... Read more

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