Classical Greece Cruise

A cruise voyage unravelling the wonders of Classical Greece, through the Aegean Sea to the Peloponnese mainland, including Kea, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Crete, Kythira, Monemvassia, Nafplion and Hydra – from Athens.

Aboard the 25-Cabin Mega Yacht HARMONY V

Experience the magic of Classical Greece on a cruise that visits the most famous and popular Greek islands, including Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, with departures from Athens almost every week between May and October.

On a boutique cruise, you will be pampered and spoilt by a highly professional crew, because unlike the mega-ship cruises, these cruises are intimate, friendly, professionally served and of very high quality.  With the ratio of guests to crew at almost two to one,  you will want for nothing at any moment. The number of guests on board means you can make new friends and get to know almost everyone during your time on board.

These smaller boutique ships can access ports that the bigger ships cannot and the itinerary means you can see and do more in a week as you will really feel intimate with the Greek islands.

Classical Greece Cruise Highlights

  • Santorini with her famous sunsets, sugar cube villages and the historical site of Akrotiri
  • Mykonos, the queen of the Aegean and nearby Delos, Apollo’s sacred island, a breath-taking open air museum and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Hydra, a truly authentic, unknown island.
  • Crete, the largest island in Greece.
  • Monemvasia, a “stone about to set sail”

Classical Greece Cruise: May – October, 2024

M/Y HARMONY G :
May 24, 31 | June 7 | September 6, 13, 20, 27

M/Y HARMONY V:
Low Season: August 2 | August 9 | August 16 | August 23
High Season: June 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 12, 19 | August 30

Friday – Friday, Athens – Athens

 

Itineraries

Yachts

  • m/y Harmony V (click to view details)

    Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 179 feet of comfort, beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, contemporary state of the art Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name HARMONY V, waving her Greek flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Harmony V loves to seduce her select 49 guests with her sleek lines and ample deck space redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, large windows offering pristine views of all destinations, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with likeminded travelers in` our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to your cabin-sanctuary all offering windows or portholes connecting you with Mother Nature’s wonders. Harmony V’s experienced crew of 18 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience.

     

    • 55m / 179 feet mega yacht
    • 25 guest cabins / 49 guests
    • classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards
    • cruises at 10 knots per hour
    • spacious lounge with classy seating
    • American bar and classic dining room restaurant
    • large windows
    • deck bar and sun loungers
    • external dining area on the sun deck
    • 360° views from top deck
    • high standard of international and Greek cuisine
    • professional and experienced 16-18 member crew

    Common areas

    Interior Lounge

    The spacious lounge with the classy seating, the American bar and the joining dining room, boast large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call.

    External Dining Area

    The External Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco”, is located on the Sun Deck being the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

    Dining Area

    The classy Dining Room offers large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to, while accommodating all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavours.

    Cabins

    Category C

    MAIN DECK – 1 DOUBLE BED.
    The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom 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.

    Category B

    MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
    The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom 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.

    Category A

    UPPER DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
    The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom 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.

    Category P

    UPPER DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS OR 1 DOUBLE BED.
    The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom 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.

  • m/y Harmony G (click to view details)

    Picture a magnificent vessel measuring 177 feet, designed to provide the utmost comfort, elegance, and adherence to the latest international safety standards, specifically the “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) guidelines. Envision this floating paradise known as HARMONY G, proudly flying the Greek flag as it gracefully navigates the open waters. Embark on a remarkable journey, discovering the world at a leisurely pace of 10 knots per hour, savoring each destination one island or coastline at a time.

    Harmony G is a masterpiece of modern engineering, captivating the hearts of its carefully chosen 44 passengers with its sleek design and expansive deck spaces, redefining the essence of luxury yachting. Step into a spacious lounge adorned with tasteful furnishings, complemented by warm hues, and adorned with large windows that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding beauty. Whether you are lounging in shaded areas, sipping drinks at the outdoor bar, or reclining on comfortable loungers, every element of Harmony G is crafted to enhance your experience.

    Immerse yourself in the panoramic vistas that stretch across 360 degrees of unobstructed ocean, like an artist’s canvas painted with hues of deep blue and lush green mountains. Engage with fellow travelers in our inviting public areas, share stories and create lasting memories. Should you desire solitude, find solace in the generous deck spaces or retreat to your private cabin on the upper or main deck. Every cabin features windows or portholes that connect you intimately with the wonders of nature.

    Let Harmony G seduce you with its unrivaled charm, providing an idyllic sanctuary as you explore the world’s treasures on the high seas.

2024 Cruise fares per person, per double occupancy

M/Y HARMONY G :
May 24, 31 | June 7 | September 6, 13, 20, 27

M/Y HARMONY V:
Low Season: August 2 | August 9 | August 16 | August 23
High Season: June 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 12, 19 | August 30

M/Y HARMONY G

CABIN CATEGORIES Cabin Euro rates USD rates
C Main deck Double bed cabins €2850.00 $3350.00
B Main deck Double or Twin bed cabins €3490.00 $4150.00
A Upper deck Double or Twin bed cabins €4090.00 $4800.00
P Upper deck Double or Twin bed cabins €4400.00 $5250.00
Single supplement  in C, B, A 60%
Single supplement in P 75%
3rd person discount Valid for CAT C 30%
Port charges per person €320 $380.00

M/Y HARMONY  V

CABIN CATEGORIES Cabin Euro rates low season Euro rates high season USD rates low season USD rates high season
C Main deck Double bed cabins €2360.00 €2950.00 $2760.00 $3450.00
B Main deck Double or Twin bed cabins €2800.00 €3500.00 $3320.00 $4150.00
A Upper deck

P Upper deck

Double or Twin bed cabins €3272.00

€3520.00

€4090.00

€4400.00

$3840.00

$4200.00

$4800.00

$5250.00

Single supplement For Cat C & B & A

For Cat P

+ 60%
+75%
3rd person discount Valid for CAT P – 30%
Port charges per person €320.00 $380.00

USD prices for USA, JAPAN AND MEXICO countries. Euro prices for rest of the world.

USD prices for USA, JAPAN AND MEXICO countries. Euro prices for rest of the world.

 Children policy/Family offer

  • SINGLE parent with 1 or max. 2 children in same cabin: The parent pays Single cruise fare & children cruise for FREE
  • COUPLE with 1 child sharing the same cabin:
    – No charge for the child up to 10 years old
    – 50% reduction for the child 11-17 years old
  • COUPLE with 2 or 3 (regardless of age) children: Both cabins will be charged at Single rate (single adult rate)
  • Discounts which only apply for the children (5-17 years old): 25% reduction on all optional excursions

 

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).
  • English-speaking Cruise Escort.

 

Not included:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses.
  • Wifi (available at charge)

 

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 13-15 per person per 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.

Notes:

  • Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting.
  • Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise operator and of the Vessel`s Captain in case of adverse weather conditions – winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- or 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 the cruise company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
  • The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel due to breakdown or mechanical failure.

 

OVERVIEW

Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Boutique Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.

THE VARIETY CRUISES DIFFERENCE

  • Private Yacht Cruise Experience, with up to 72 fellow passengers
  • Boutique-size yachts that dock right in the heart of destinations that large ships cannot reach
  • Carefully crafted itineraries focused on the destination
  • Ample leisure time in each port including overnights
  • Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a strong local influence depending on the destination
  • Personalized service on board provided by experienced and finely trained crew
  • Small group shore excursions – Immersion in the destination
  • Swim platforms allowing guests to enter the crystal clear waters on spot and swim or experience snorkeling, kayaking, SUP and more
  • Yacht Deck Barbecues & Private Events on board and ashore

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

Some of Variety Cruises’ industry nomination highlights:

  • Tourism Awards 2019: Gold Award for “Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers’ choice 2018: “Best Cruise Line in Eastern Mediterranean”
  • Tourism Awards 2017: Gold Award in “Small Ship Cruising in Greece”
  • USA TODAY Reader’s Choice Awards 2016: “World’s Best Boutique Cruise Line”
  • CruiseCritic.Com 2015: In the top 15 Small Ship Cruise Lines and “Best in Yacht Cruises”
  • CruiseCritic.Com: “Best Small Ship Cruise Line in the Scenic Nature”

With more than 400 bed capacity on board 11 vessels, Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.

 

Testimonials:

“We had a wonderful time on the cruise, it was everything we had hoped, the boat was beautiful, the crew great and travelling companions very easy to get along with. We could not fault it at all and are recommending it to all friends and will probably look at doing another cruise at a later date.”

Kim and Marg

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