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The best of the Aegean Islands and Turkey 8 day cruises with a MEGA YAGHT

Aegean Odyssey - April to October 2015 

The best of the Aegean Islands and Turkey

8 day cruises from Athens – Marina Zea

on board the 25 cabin M/S Panorama II 

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands and of Turkey. 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.

The Motorsailer Panorama II

The PANORAMA II was launched in 2004. This state of the art motorsailer has sailed all around the Mediterranean and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.

Life on Board

During the day, life on board centres around the outdoor areas including the 2 bars and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s indoor lounge or have a drink while enjoying the views from the spectacular outdoor bar lounge. The swimming platform on PANORAMA II enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

The Cabins

The PANORAMA’s II cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with beautifully crafted  wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes

Aegean Odyssey 2015 –Day by Day Program

Athens - Athens (Marina Zea)

Day 1 – Friday


Embarkation 14:00-15:00, welcome drink. After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner.   Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Saturday


In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional   tour  to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sun set. 

Overnight at sea to Patmos

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Sunday


Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora.  Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach.  Overnight in Patmos.   

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Monday


Early morning sailing to Kusadasi - Turkey. Early in the morning, we sail to Kusadasi - Turkey . Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos.

Late afternoon,  we reach  Samos and the  quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow  alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside  cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos Mykonos.

Overnight at sea.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Tuesday


The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking  tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour.

We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – Wednesday


At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour -Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos. and the workshops of the  marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – Thursday


In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos. for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion . We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the  Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio  to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Friday


Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.

Meals: 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.

 AEGEAN ODYSSEY 2015 - 7 night /  8 DAYS CRUISES

On board the 25 cabin M/S Panorama II 




From Athens - Marina Zea

Friday Sailings 

April 24*                                              

Μay 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                        

June 5, 19                    

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                      

August 7, 14, 21, 28                    

September 4, 11, 18              

October 2, 9

Red Star Marked Dates have a discount of 10% 



Cat C

Lower Deck, Double bedded cabins

€ 1,990

Cat B

Lower Deck, Twin bedded cabins

€ 2,190

Cat A

Main or Upper Deck, Double or Twin bedded cabins

€ 2,690

Single Supplement


3rd Person Rates in Cat B

€ 1,533

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

€ 1,095

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

€ 1,423.5

Port Charges

€ 230


Cruise fares are per person and week and include :

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Half-board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral 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.


1/The Honeymooners Package features:

  • 25 %  reduction for the bride
  • Cabins  with Double or King bed 
  • Welcome Honeymooners treatment  including a Complimentary bottle of Champagne and a Fruit Basket;
  • A Candle Lit Dinner at our Special Honeymooners location on board our ships or at a preferred restaurant;
  • 10% discount for any wedding anniversary on board our ships;
  • Automatic access to our Variety Club membership;
  • “ Our Memories” gift at disembarkation;
  • A free 1/2 hour massage for 2, if on board our Harmony V, Variety Voyager and Seychelles program vessel.


1. Please ask the details for our "Wedding and Cruise with friends and family" private charter for 40 to 72 guests.

2. This package is also available to clients wishing to renew their vows. The Vows renewal ceremony is performed by our Ship Captains.

2/ Honeymoon offers : General conditions and restrictions

a/ The Honeymoon offer is valid only provided that the couple is traveling within 6 months from their wedding date (copy of marriage certificate required);

b/ The Package   cannot be combined with any existing or future SPECIAL OFFERS.

Conditions and restrictions


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. 


25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.

75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.


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.


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 byVARIETY CRUISES in writing.


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 10.00-12.00 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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