Wednesday 21 January 2015

Variety Cruises six new cruise programs in 2015 and 2016


Variety Cruises, represented in New Zealand by Discover the World, has released details on new cruise itineraries in the Red Sea, the Greek Isles & Turkey, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago and in Madagascar and its Mozambique Channel Islands.

New 2015 – 2016 Cruise Programs

Greece & Turkey

Aegean Mosaic cruise on the 72-passenger Mega-Yacht Variety Voyager.

The 7-night/8-day cruise program departing from Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece or reverse, will discover cosmopolitan Santorini and Mykonos and the off-the beaten track Greek Islands of Patmos and Samos, all the way to the fabled Greco-roman cities of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus. As for our intimate shore excursions and life on board, we are offering six optional excursions, but we still left time for three swim stops off the swimming platform of the M/Y Variety Voyager, or at remote beaches of the most amazing locations in the Aegean Sea. Sailing dates: August & October 2015 | July – August 2016


The Canary Islands Discovery on the 49-passenger Motor Yacht Harmony V

The 7-night/ 8-day cruise program offers dual embarkation, departing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or from South Tenerife. Guests will explore Gran Canaria, cosmopolitan Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma or Isla Bonita. The beauty of Fuerteventura and the small and quaint island of la Gomera will enchant the guest’s senses. Exotic colours everywhere, as all the islands are volcanic, green lush flora and turquoise seas, all awaiting to be discovered during the best period to visit the 10-island archipelago. Sailing dates: December 2015 – March 2016

The Red Sea
Two new cruise itineraries in the Red Sea will debut in 2016 on the 42-passenger Motor yacht Harmony G. The Kings and Pharaohs cruise from Suez, Egypt to Aqaba, Jordan or reverse and the Splendours of the Red Sea roundtrip cruise from Hurghada, Egypt, two equally fascinating 6-night/7-day cruises will showcase the history and cultural diversity of Egypt and Jordan and the underwater treasures of the Red Sea. Some of the highlights include Luxor, the ancient land of gods and Pharaohs and home to the Valley of the Kings, and the Karnak and Luxor temples, St. Catherine’s Monastery atop Mt. Sinai. Sailing dates: January – March 2016.

Cape Verde Archipelago
The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago cruise on the 49-passenger Motor Yacht Harmony V Is a 7-night/ 8-day island hopping cruise program unravelling the intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and welcoming locals. Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. Sailing date: 18 November 2015

Madagascar and its Mozambique Channel Islands

The 9-night/10-day itinerary on the 44-passenger Motor Yacht Pegasus will show North West Madagascar in a way no land tour or cruise has done so before: The Madagascar mainland portion of the itinerary includes the magnificent Diego Suarez Bay, the Ankarana Park and Amber Mountain. The itinerary also includes a island hopping portion reaching the most beautiful islands in the Mozambique channel such as Hara, Mitsio, Komba, Sakatia, Iranji and last but not least Nosy Be. The program embarks from Nosy Be or from Diego Suarez and there will be a Madagascar Specialist Guide onboard. Sailing Dates: July 2015

For bookings, brochures or more information, please contact Discover the World on 1800 OCEANS or email

About Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises is one the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, owning and operating a fleet of 11 Mega Yachts, Motor Yachts and Sail assisted Motor vessels, offering travellers a variety of total yachting experience. Since 1967, Variety Cruises small ships and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting cosmopolitan port of call or unspoilt secluded destinations in a private and relaxed environment.

Variety’s intimate ships, which carry just 44-72 guests, dock so close to where guests want to be, they simply step ashore and are amongst all the action. This means, no queues to access tenders and a flexible cruise schedule which allows guests freedom to fully enjoy each port at their own pace.

Variety Cruises cruise destinations include: Greece, the Greek Islands & Turkey, the Red Sea, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mozambique Channel Islands, Costa Rica and the Panama, Cuba, the Cape Verde Archipelago and the Canary Islands.

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