Variety Cruises is one of the world’s leading yacht cruise lines, operating a fleet of 12 fully owned vessels and offering travellers the ultimate yacht cruise experience. Variety lets you experience all the benefits of small ship cruising including access to some fantastic destinations with all the luxuries you would expect on board the bigger cruise ships.
Variety serve handpicked cruise destinations worldwide including Greece, Italy, the Seychelles, Costa Rica and Cuba to name but a few. With yachts ranging in size from 3 to 36 cabins, each experiential cruise itinerary embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.
Variety Cruise are an award winning cruise line and USA Today readers recently voted them as Best Boutique Cruise Line Worldwide for 2016.
The Variety Cruises fleet is made up of 12 vessels which are broken down into two categories – Variety Cruising and Variety Yachting. Whichever vessel you choose, you are guaranteed the same high level of luxury from the warm fabrics to the rich marbles and axminster carpeting to the soft tones and wood panelling throughout. Variety Cruise ships feature sleek lines and ample deck space from the recently refurbished Mega Yacht the M/Y Variety Voyager to the luxurious M/Y Monte Carlo which caters for just 10 guests in five luxurious cabins.
You can find out more about the Variety Cruises Fleet here.
As you would imagine from a Mega Yacht cruise line company, the level of service is pretty much unparalleled throughout the industry. With a guest to staff ratio of nearly 1:1 on many of their vessels, Variety Cruises offer up the ultimate cruising experience for those wanting something more personalised. Each and every cruise ship and yacht offers up a different experience onboard depending on the size of the vessel, however there are some common traits that every ship shares from the Mediterranean fusion cuisine to the small group shore excursions. Many of the cruise ships have swimming platforms allowing guests to swim, snorkel, kayak and more. Most cruise itineraries also include deck barbeques and on shore events.
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Variety Cruises handpick their destinations around the world, taking you to places that you simply can’t access on the larger cruise ships. With a strong presence in the Mediterranean, Variety are a great option if you are looking for a unique cruising experience in that part of the world. Below is just a sample of some of the destinations you can visit with Variety Cruises:
• Greece & the Greek Islands
• Costa Rica
• The Seychelles
• The Canary Islands
• Cape Verde Archipelago
• Iceland (New for 2017)
Find out more about Variety Cruises cruise destinations here.
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Here at iCruise we have fantastic offers on Variety cruises throughout the world. We have an expert team of cruise advisors with experience of travelling the routes and we are available on the phone to talk you through the best cruise options for you. We make sure we know everything there is to know about Variety Cruises, helping us to recommend the Variety Cruises cruise ship that meets your needs both in terms of destination and onboard facilities.
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Variety Cruises is the largest Small Ships Cruise Company World-Wide with a fleet of over 15 fully owned vessels offering you a total yachting experience.
With sizes varying from 4 to 25 cabins, the private yachts and small ships allow passengers to visit well known destinations or to discover unique and more private ports of call in a private, convivial and relaxed environment.
Fine cuisine, with a strong local flavour, exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call and less well known gems of the Mediterranean and personalized service have positioned the company as the choice for an ever growing number of cruise goers looking for a small ship cruise experience.
Variety Cruises Concept
A variety of ships: If you are looking for that special touch of a private millionaire’s yacht then Variety Yachting has a classy motoryacht or a sailing yacht you.
If you are looking for a cruise on board a small ship with discreetly attentive service and relaxing contemporary sophistication then a Variety Vessel is the one of the best industry choice;
If your mood or budget is for an informal and fun cruise experience on board less sophisticated and less pricy ships, then a Zeus Casual Cruises vessel is the perfect choice for you.
A variety of cruise experiences for all tastes: Our ships offer our guests a truly unique opportunity to savour the great cultural, architectural, historical and natural diversity of the Mediterranean and of other destinations which we sail to. Our fleet of Small Ships can take you off the beaten track, to enjoy the intimacy of unfrequented destinations or to the cosmopolitan ports of the World.
You will be able to explore and learn the secrets of all destinations you will visit with and there is easy access to the local life wherever you are. The sea is always a few meters away as you will always be able to swim off a Variety Cruises ships in a secluded bay.
Variety Cruises History
It was established in 2006 following the merge of Zeus Tours & Yacht Cruises – a 3rd generation cruise and tourism business operating since 1949- and Hellas Yachts which started operating small ships cruises in 1993.
Zeus Tours & Yacht Cruises : Zeus Group was born out of Zeus Tours, a company founded in 1949 by Greek tourism visionary and pioneer Diogenis Venetopoulos, as an incoming Travel Agency and soon became among Greece's leading travel companies. In 1968 the company enters the 'SMALL SHIPS' scheduled cruises niche market by chartering the yacht ELEFTHERIOS and in 1973 launches its first fully owned small ship, the Motorsailer NIKI, a wooden hull cargo vessel rebuilt to offer 18 cabins. In 1978 Triantafyllos (Lakis) Venetopoulos took over the company and more ships followed including a new generation of steel hull ships of 4 star level, the M/Y HARMONY G and the M/S GALILEO
Hellas Yachts : Hellas Yachts has been offering high class services in almost all yachting fields since 1978. In the 90ies the company decided to enter the mega yachts nice market with the commissioning of the 25 cabin PANORAMA - launched in 1993 - and of the PANTHEON , launched in 2004.
Recent history : Since 2005 , Variety Cruises has been growing at a fast pace, with the acquisition of the twin hull M/Y PEGASUS and the commissioning of the 25 cabin M/Y HARMONY V which set a new standard for the Variety Cruises fleet. The latest addition to the fleet was the wooden motor yacht Halis Temel, and the the commencment of the Harmony Voyager.