Variety Cruises for 2017 #iceland #greece #costarica #cuba #canaryislands

July 5, 2016

  1. What’s new in 2017:

a. GLORIES OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL

The 7-night/8-day program embarks from Lisbon to Malaga or reverse. The itinerary is packed with amazing excursions, visits of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and popular highlights such as Granada, Seville, Ronda, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Silves and Lisbon.
The ship:   25-cabin M/S PANORAMA II
Sailings: SATURDAYS | May – October 2017

b. ICELANDIC CRUISES

The 7-night/8-day cruise program embarks from Reykjavik to Akureyri, or reverse. Iceland is an amazing destination, relatively unknown and coming into fashion, with short flights from both Europe and the USA. Guests will journey breathtaking fjords, waterfalls and fauna, and will enjoy cultural experiences with the locals, following their everyday life in quaint fishing villages. Short domestic flights are available daily from Akureyri to Reykjavik (not included)
The ship: Our new 17-cabin/34-guest M/Y CALLISTO
Sailings: SATURDAYS | June – September 2017

We expect that both these new cruise programs will become guest favorites and should be very successful. We look forward to your questions and of course your support.


  1. Variety Cruises’ Much-Loved Summer 2017 cruises in Greece & the Greek Isles, and in the Adriatic Sea:
  2. CLASSICAL GREECE  program will be operated on our 21-cabin/42-guest M/Y HARMONY G in 2017, since the Harmony V  is chartered all  the summer 2017. Sailings: FRIDAYS |April 2017- October 2017 | 7-night/8-day roundtrip cruises from Athens, Greeceb. JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES program is once again operated on our recently renovated 25-cabin/49-guest M/S GALILEO in 2017, and sailings start on FRIDAYS, not Saturdays anymore.
    Sailings:  FRIDAYS | April 2017-October 2017 | 7-night/8-day roundtrip cruises from Athens, Greece

    C. ANTIQUITY TO BYZAMTIUM, our Archaeology & History Theme Cruise with an onboard Lecturer. The cruise is a circumnavigation of the Peloponnese featuring visits to some of the most important archaeological sites worldwide, and highlights also include a crossing of the world-famous Corinth Canal, on our M/S GALILEO.
    Sailings: FRIDAYS |  March-April 2017 & October-November 2017 | 7-night/8-day cruises from Athens, Greece

  3. ADRIATIC ODYSSEY CRUISE is once again operated on our 24-cabin/49-guest M/S PANORAMA, from Dubrovnik, Croatia. Please keep in mind that one of the strongest selling points of this program is that we visit 4 countries in 7 days: Croatia, Greece, Albania and Montenegro; a plus for travelers who are passport stamp collectors.
    Sailings: SUNDAYS | June– October 2017 | 7-night/8-day cruises from Dubrovnik, Croatia
  4. SEYCHELLES All Year Around Operation:

Our island-hopping cruises in the Garden of Eden are picking up year after year, and are 7-night, 4-night, or 3-night cruises from Mahe island or Praslin island, on the recently 21-cabin/44-guest M/Y PEGASUS.
Sailings: ALL YEAR ROUND | SATURDAYS from Mahe Island (7-night & 4-night cruises) or WEDNESDAYS from Praslin Island (3-night cruises)

A RECAP OF OUR WINTER 2016/17 CRUISE OPERATIONS:

COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA:

Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal – On the M/Y CALLISTO: 9 night/10 day cruises From Flamenco Marina Colon, Panama to Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica or reverse | December 2016– April 2017

CUBA:

  • Impressions of Cuba – On the M/Y VARIETY VOYAGER: 7 night/8 day cruises -Havana-Havana Program | SATURDAYS |November 2016– March 2017
  • Sights and Sounds of Cuba – On the M/S PANORAMA: 7 night/8 day cruises- Havana-Havana program | SATURDAYS | December 2016-March 2017
  • Cuba Discovery Cruise – On the M/S PANORAMA II: 7 night/8 day cruises- Havana-Havana program | SATURDAYS | October& November 2016

THE CANARY ISLANDS:

The Canary Islands Discovery– On the M/Y HARMONY V: 7 night/8 day roundtrip cruises from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (SATURDAYS) or South Tenerife, Tenerife (SUNDAYS) | November 2016-April 2017

THE CAPE VERDE ARCHIPELAGO:

The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago – On the M/S PANORAMA : 7 night/8 day cruises from Praia, Sao Tiago |  Available for TWO departures – 20 & 27 November 2016