8 day / 7 night  Jewels of  The Cycaldes cruise 2021 / Departing Fridays
Aboard the 24 cabins motor sailers  GALILEO  and  PANORAMA

A cruise voyage unraveling the authentic, whitewashed islands of the Cyclades. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches, white & blue buildings.
Highlights include: Santorini · Mykonos · Folegandros · Poliegos · Delos · Paros · Syros · Kythnos · Poros

Sailing dates in 2021 from Athens, Marina Zea

JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES CRUISES 2021 – SAILING DATES  
From Athens, Marina Zea
Friday Sailings
2021 – on the M/S GALILEO:
Apr: 23, 30
May: 07, 14, 21, 28
June: 04, 11, 18, 25
July: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Aug: 06, 13, 20, 27
Sep: 03, 10, 17, 24
Oct: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
2021 – on the M/S PANORAMA:
May: 07, 14, 28
June: 18
July: 02, 16, 30
Aug: 13, 27
Sep: 10, 17, 24
Oct: 01, 08

Small Ship Yacht Cruises

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

A cruise voyage unraveling the authentic, whitewashed islands of the Cyclades. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches, white & blue buildings. Highlights include:

M/S GALILEO

MOTOR SAILER

The 48 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, with spacious and well-appointed interiors renovated in 2016.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Length: 48 m (157 ft)
Launched:1997 |Rebuilt: 2007 |Renovated:2020
Cabins: 24
Capacity: 49 passengers
Crew: 16-18
The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and was fully rebuilt in 2007. The latest renovation works of the M/S Galileo took place in summer 2020 and included significant upgrading of the indoor & outdoor public areas.
The elegant Galileo has operated cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allow
Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.

THE MOTOR SAILER GALILEO

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:

The Galileo’s 24 outside guest cabins are located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with large portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or double sized beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. Category B cabins have flexible bedding arrangement. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins have individually controlled A/C, offer storage space, and are fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

LIFE ON BOARD

During the day, life on board centers around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas at the Main, Upper and Sun decks. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking.

MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM

Renovated in 2016, the main deck lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and carpet flooring, and beautiful soft fabrics. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. 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.

UPPER DECK OUTDOOR LOUNGE AREA

Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor area with an outdoor bar where they can relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views.

SUN DECK

The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to sunbathe under the Mediterranean sun. In the evening you can watch the sunset, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the shaded outdoor Bar area at the Upper Deck as well as the Sun Deck.

THE PANORAMA

MOTOR SAILER

The M/S PANORAMA is a 54 meter elegant motor sailer accommodating just 49 passengers in 24 outside cabins.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Length: 54 m
Launched: 1993 | Last Renovated: 2019
Cabins: 24
Capacity: 49 passengers
Crew: 16-18
The M/S PANORAMA is a 54 meter/24 cabin elegant motor sailer that was launched in 1993 and was last renovated in summer 2019. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings: she has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Cuba, and offers the highest standards of accommodation, comfort and safety. The vessel complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.
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 preference and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organized excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

THE MOTOR SAILER PANORAMA

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:

The PANORAMA’s 24 cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with 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 or corian materials. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TVs, telephones (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridges, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

LIFE ON BOARD

During the day, life on board centers around the Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck as well as the Upper deck indoor and outdoor bar area and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s lounges, and enjoy a drink while listening to piano music. The swimming platform on PANORAMA’s stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where guests enjoy swimming, snorkeling.

MAIN DECK DINING ROOM

The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and 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.

MAIN DECK & UPPER DECK LOUNGE AREAS

The interior lounges have relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to, read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting. Also located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited.

SUN DECK

The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

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Beach, Culture, Romance
Interests
Antiparos, Athens, Folegandros, Kythnos, Mykonos, Paros, Poros, Santorini, Syros
Location
7 to 10 nights
Nights
Cruise
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Itinerary

DAY 1- FRIDAY: ATHENS-POROS /GREECE

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

DAY 2 – SATURDAY: POLIEGOS-FOLEGANDROS☽GREECE

Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island known for its amazing beaches and turquoise waters. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city, and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros.

DAY 3 – SUNDAY: SANTORINI☽GREECE

Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 4 – MONDAY: ANTIPAROS – PAROS☽GREECE

In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

DAY 5 – TUESDAY: DELOS-MYKONOS☽ GREECE

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos.  The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY: SYROS ☽,GREECE

After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.

DAY 7 – THURSDAY: KYTHNOS – CAPE SOUNION- ATHENS

In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

DAY 8 – FRIDAY: ATHENS / GREECE

Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.

☽OVERNIGHT IN PORT

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise company  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.

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