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Variety Cruises

141 Reviews
Harmony V

About Variety Cruises

Variety Cruises is the perfect name for this Athens-based cruise line, which historically specializes in small-ship Mediterranean cruising using a mix of motor and motor/sailing ships. Cruises are laid-back with lots of time for independent exploration.

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Variety Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Variety Cruises cruise ships?

Variety attracts a broad range of international cruisers, although all shore excursions and public announcements are provided in English. Passengers tend to be well-educated, well-traveled couples and singles, mostly more than 55 years old, looking for soft adventure and historical perspective. Honeymooners are not uncommon on weeklong Greek cruises.

Although there are no age restrictions, bringing kids under the age of 11 is not advised.

Do I have to dress up on a Variety Cruises cruise?

No. In keeping with the yacht-like atmosphere, the daily norm is casual clothing. Variety recommends plenty of swimwear for water sports and comfortable shoes for walking on shore.

Is everything free on Variety Cruises cruises?

No. Unless you buy a specific package, you'll pay extra for shore excursions, transfers to and from the yacht, alcoholic beverages, massage and beauty treatments, gratuities, Wi-Fi and laundry service.

Which meals are included also varies by the fare purchased; you can book a fare with breakfast plus lunch or dinner, or a fare that includes all three meals.

The use of water sports equipment is always included in the cruise fare.

What are Variety Cruises’s most popular activities?

Variety cruises tend to be social in nature, and cruisers enjoy congregating together on deck or in the lounge, chatting or playing cards. Most of the line's yachts have water sports platforms that are used when at anchor, and there are fins, masks and snorkels available onboard; in some regions the ships also carry kayaks.

The generous time in port, including overnights, encourages cruisers to interact with locals, and it's not uncommon to see groups of cruisers eating together at a restaurant ashore.

Why go with Variety Cruises?

  • Small-ship ambiance on well-appointed yachts
  • Up close and personal cruising to unique ports
  • Upscale amenities for soft-adventure cruising

Best for: Experienced travelers looking for a private yacht-style experience

Not for: Cruisers who want an extensive program of structured activities and entertainment

Variety Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Catastrophic

The stern was flooded, so that eating in the restaurant (after the already set tables were cleared by the rocking of the boat) was no longer possible.The cushions on the loungers were covered in stains and were wet from the 3rd day onwards; they stayed on the loungers regardless of the weather and sea conditions.Read More
schokoping

6-10 Cruises

Age 58s

Amazing

We stopped at a lot of great Islands and ports and saw a little bit of all the best parts of Greece.The staff was friendly and the food was great with a varied menu everyday with lots of good salads and delicious fish and BBQ meat.Read More
Superchris229

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Fantastic small cruise

For the second time we had the opportunity to take a great trip with variety cruises.The entire crew did a great job and there was a family, warm atmosphere on board.Read More
Conny and chris

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

TAHITI: An Awesome experience

Staff, food and cabins were all better then expected.Staff were awesome from the Captain to the galley staff.Read More
Travel tragic50

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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