Boutique cruise specialists, Variety Cruises has ramped up their cruise offering with a host of new itineraries and dates to Cape Verde, Cuba, the Greek Islands, Costa Rica and the Seychelles.
Comprising a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels - including mega yachts, sail cruisers and private luxury yachts - Variety Cruises specialises in unique journeys for the inquisitive mind and is one of the largest small ship cruise lines in the world. Each ship hosts a limited number of passengers from 40 up to 75 offering an intimate boutique cruise or yachting experience that allows dockings in smaller ports of call.
The Islands of Cape Verde Archipelago *New*
Variety Cruises’ latest itinerary will give guests the chance to travel around this archipelago with its unique blend of African and Portuguese heritage aboard the elegant yacht Harmony V. Highlights include stops in the old city of Praia in San Tiago, the striking Monte Gordo volcanoes on Fogo and the San Nicolau Islands and Mindelo in San Vincente known for its vibrant nightlife and artistic traditions. Offering a diverse landscape comprising verdant mountain ranges and lush jungles to volcanic backdrops and wide deserted beaches plus a pleasant year-round climate, this itinerary will provide a colourful cruise experience set to the gentle rhythms of West African music.
Eight day cruise. Available 23rd & 30th November and 7th December 2014. Prices from £865 per person (excluding port charges, flights and transfers).
Sights and Sounds of Cuba *20 sailings from 2014 - 2015*
Discover a beautiful country of amazing cultural and architectural diversity; explore vast countryside and museum cities. Highlights include the beautiful UNESCO Heritage sites of Vinales in Pinar del Rio region, Bahia de Corriene- a biosphere reserve, Trinidad with its impressive mansions, and the stunning Valley de Ingenios where time stands still.
Seven day cruise. Available from 29th November 2014. Prices from £1,500 per person (excluding port charges, flights and transfers).
The Seychelles Cruise *departure dates available all year round*
Explore the unspoilt paradise that is the Seychelles on board a small luxurious ship. Hopping from island-to-island allows guests to explore the exquisite surroundings. Cruise highlights include The Vallee de Mai- a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its palm trees, its Coco de Mer plants and black parrots- with stops at the picturesque Anse Lazio and the Island of Curieuse famed for its colony of giant tortoises.
Eight day, five day and four day cruises are all available. Available all year round. Prices from £899 per person (excluding port charges, flights and transfers).
The Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal 2014-15 *Updated Itinerary*
The Treasures of Costa Rica and the Panama Canal invites guests to discover lands full of vibrant charm, friendly people and a fascinating history. This cruise encapsulates lush jungles and marine parks, colonial architecture and stunning Caribbean coast lines. Highlights of this eight day cruise include the stunning Quepos, Corcovado and Drake Bay in Costa Rica, the Granito de Oro & Coiba Islands, Panama Canal Transit, and San Blas Islands in Panama.
Eight day cruise. Available from 14th December 2014 - 15th March 2015. Prices from £1690 per person (excluding port charges, flights and transfers).
Aegean Odyssey *New *
The striking whitewashed Cyclades, Ephesus and the intoxicating islands of the Dodecanese will be the ports of call for guests enjoying the Aegean Odyssey. Embarking Athens guests will sail from the Greek capital aboard the Panorama II, a two-masted state-of-the-art sail cruiser with opulent interiors and an intimate vibe with just 25 cabins available.
Eight day cruise. Available weekly from 24th April until 19th September 2014. From £1,155 per person (excluding port charges, flights and transfers).
Boutique cruise specialists Variety Cruises (+44 208 324 3114 ; www.varietycruises.co.uk )