CLASSICAL GREECE 2018

The best of the Aegean Islands and Continental Greece 8 days cruises from Athens – Marina Zeas.

DESTINATIONS AND DATES

CRUISE MAP

From Athens with M/Y HARMONY V:

June 15, 29
July 13, 20
August 10, 17
September 14, 21
October 5, 19

From Athens with M/Y CALLISTO:

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday
ATHENS- KEA, GREECE
Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 – Saturday
DELOS- MYKONOS, GREECE
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3 – Sunday
SANTORINI, GREECE
Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Day 4 – Monday
RETHYMNON CRETE, GREECE
Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 – Tuesday
KYTHIRA, GREECE
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favourite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.

Day 6 – Wednesday
MONEMVASSIA- NAFPLIO, GREECE
Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 7 – Thursday
HYDRA, GREECE
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8 – Friday
MARINA ZEA- ATHENS, GREECE
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

 

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

The M/Y HARMONY V

Life on Board
The HARMONY V is a modern Mega yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.
Life on board will centre around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and at the Sun Deck Bar where meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. The classy dining room and the adjoining cosy bar lounge are surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. The Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.
The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

The Cabins on Harmony V
The 25 cabins of the HARMONY V are located on the Main deck (9 cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins). All cabins are premium and contemporary, decorated with soft colour furnishings. Cabins are comfortable and average size is 135 sq feet. All 16 cabins on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. The 9 cabins at the Main Deck consist of 6 double bedded cabins and of 3 twin bedded cabins (no flexible bedding arrangement).
All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Cruises Experience
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Classical Greece. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.

Safety on the Harmony V
The latest addition to the Variety Cruises fleet, the HARMONY V, is a 183 ½ foot-wide Mega yacht was launched in July 2009. The HARMONY V complies with EUROSOLAS safety regulations, ISPS (International Ships Port Safety Code) ISM, (International Safety Management), while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

The M/Y CALLISTO

The Callisto is a 52 m /170 ft Motor Yacht which complies with the latest SOLAS regulations for International Voyages. Her state of the art twin stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
Length: 52 m (170 ft)
Launch Year: 2000 | Fully refitted: 2015
Cabins: 17
Capacity: 34 passengers
Crew: 17

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet in 2015 and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in 2015-16. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.
Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.

Cabin Specifications
The Callisto offers 17 finely appointed exterior cabins located on the Lower deck and the Main deck. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers and are equipped with windows (Main deck cabins) and portholes (Lower deck cabins). All cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with flat-screen TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes. Four Main deck cabins –bow section- offer 1 double bed while all other cabins in the Lower and Main decks are equipped with twin beds.

Life on Board
The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centers around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cozy Library located on the Sun Deck. 

Main Lounge
The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area. 

Dining Room
Located on the Upper deck, the dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and allows for spectacular views around, while dining in an elegant environment. Meals can be also served “al fresco” on the Upper Deck’s outdoor Deck, depending on weather conditions. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.


Sun Deck
The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows.

RATES   

 

 

CLASSICAL GREECE CRUISES 2018 - SAILING DATES & GROSS EURO RATES

From Athens, Marina Zea

Friday Sailings

with M/Y CALLISTO

May 4, 11, 18, 25

CABIN CATEGORIES

Gross Euro Rates per person in DBL/TWIN

Gross Euro Rates in SGL

SPECIAL MARKET GROSS EURO RATES PER PERSON IN DBL/TWIN

Special Market Rates in SGL

Cat C Lower Deck, Twin bedded Cabins

€ 2,210

€ 3,536

€ 1768

€ 2.829

Cat B Lower Deck, Twin bedded Cabins

€ 2,550

€ 4,080

€ 2.040

€ 3.264

Cat A Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins

€ 2,933

€ 4,692.8

€ 2347

€ 3.755.20

Cat P Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins

€ 3,315

€ 5,304

€ 2.652

€ 4.243.20

3rd Person discount in Cat C and Cat B

30%

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30%

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Children 7-10 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat C and Cat B

50%

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50%

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Children 10-16 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat C and Cat B

35%

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35%

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Port Charges

€ 270

Special Market Rates are valid for the markets: GREECE – TURKEY – CYPRUS – ALBANIA – BULGARIA – ROMANIA – POLAND - SERBIA – CROATIA – M’NEGRO and for same country’s PASSPORTS HOLDERS ONLY (not residents).

CLASSICAL GREECE CRUISES 2018 - SAILING DATES & GROSS EURO RATES

 

From Athens, Marina Zea

Friday Sailings

with M/Y HARMONY V

June 15, 29

July 13, 20 

August 10, 17

September 14, 21

October 5,19

 

CABIN CATEGORIES

Gross Euro Rates per person in DBL/TWIN

Gross Euro Rates in SGL

SPECIAL MARKET GROSS EURO RATES PER PERSON IN DBL/TWIN

Special Market Rates in SGL

 

Cat C

Main Deck, Double bedded Cabins

€ 2,210 

€ 3,536 

€ 1768

€ 2.829

 

Cat B

Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins

€ 2,550 

€ 4,080 

€ 2.040

€ 3.264

 

Cat A 

Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins

€ 2,933 

€ 4,692.8 

€ 2347

€ 3.755.20

 

Cat P

Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins

€ 3,315 

€ 5,304

€ 2.652

€ 4.243.20

 

3rd Person discount in Cat A

30%

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30%

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Children 7-10 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A

50%

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50%

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Children 10-16 years old discount in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat A

35%

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35%

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Port Charges

€ 270

 

Special Market Rates are valid for the markets: GREECE – TURKEY – CYPRUS – ALBANIA – BULGARIA – ROMANIA – POLAND - SERBIA – CROATIA – M’NEGRO and for same country’s PASSPORTS HOLDERS ONLY (not residents).

The above rates are Per Person and Week and include:

Rates include:
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
• Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, local Theme evening and Captain’s Dinner.
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
• Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
• Multilingual Cruise Escort.

Not included:
• Beverages (except those mentioned above).
• Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
• Crew tips.
• Passenger personal expenses.
• Wi-Fi (available at charge).

 

Conditions and restrictions

PROOFREADING
Tour Operators featuring our Cruises in their Catalogue or Internet site by itinerary, vessel’s description and images, will send VARIETY CRUISES a draft for error-checking of the contents prior publication as well as two brochure copies when printed. In order to secure corect information given to our clients and keep our high customer satisfaction levels. Variety Cruises will not bare any responsibility for innacurate information or misrepresentation of our vessels or cruise itineraries without having accepted a draft prior to the brochure going to print or internet page published.

PAYMENT
25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.

CANCELLATIONS
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100—cancellation fees
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing in all cases.

AMENDMENTS
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing.

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 11.00-13.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.

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