Cruises & Cabin Charter/Boutique cruises

Islands and Anzacs - Limited Collection Cruise

8 day cruise: 21 April - 28 April, 2023
Aboard the 25-Cabin Mega Yacht HARMONY V
Friday, Athens - Instanbul

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Treasures of the Aegean Sea and of Turkey. Delos, Mykonos, Chios: some of the white pearls of the Aegean Sea. The Greco Roman city ofTroy nestled on the Turkish Coast. All waiting to be discovered. 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.

Highlights

  • Excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula: Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula.
  • Overnight stay in Mykonos: Extended stay overnight in Mykonos to experience the world famous bars restaurants and find out why they call this island the “Jewel of the Aegean”.
  • 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.
  • Dawn Service in Anzac Cove in Gallipoli included.
 

Islands and Anzacs itinerary

Day 1 ~ Friday

MARINA ZEA, ATHENS – CAPE SOUNION
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. We sail to Cape Sounion. Late in the afternoon, we reach Cape Sounion for Welcome Cocktails & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon. Departure and overnight at sea to Ios.

Day 2 ~ Saturday

DELOS - MYKONOS
Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On our optional guided Delos walking tour, you will 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 rejoin the ship for a swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon. Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Overnight in port and early morning sailing to Chios.

Day 3 ~ Sunday

CHIOS
The reputed birthplace of Homer, the island of Chios is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic sites and old villages. The island is also home to the Adamantios Korais Library. Korais, an 18th-century Greek scholar, corresponded extensively with Thomas Jefferson, and a good portion of the correspondence is housed in the beautiful library, which we will visit in the morning. Continue to the 11th century church of Nea Moni, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece, renowned for its architecture and mosaics. In the afternoon, visit the old villages of Mesta and Pyrgi.

Day 4 ~ Monday

BOZCAADA - CANAKKALE
Arriving early morning to the Turkish island of Bozcaada which is also known as Tenedos, is one of the truly hidden gems of the Northeastern Aegean Sea! With rolling vineyards, breathtaking beaches and secluded coves dotting the coast it’s an ideal stop as we make our way to Istanbul. Take your time wonder through the city taking in the monuments, charming Greek homes, boutique shops and sample traditional Greek/Turkish delicacies at one of the many Island Tavernas of the city center. In the afternoon uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this optional guided day trip to Troy. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time.

Day 5 ~ Tuesday

CANAKKALE
Arrive in Canakkale gateway to the ancient city of Troy. The day starts before the sunrise as we make our way to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service Meet back at your ship for an afternoon of ‘’two up’’ with your fellow travelers. Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Day 6 ~ Wednesday

CANAKKALE - GALLIPOLI PENINSULA
Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Enjoy a full day today on the Gallipoli Peninsula hosted by our Historians and local expert guides. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Day 7 ~ Thursday

GOKCEADA
Early morning sailing to nearby beautiful Gokceada Island, also known as Imbros – just off the coast of Gallipoli and Turkey’s largest island. We will visit original airfields used by the Australian Intelligence, and some of the small villages as we explore this delightful island. In addition, Gokceada is proud of their organic produce that is made locally on the island, and you will gain insight into their traditional methods of production as you visit an organic winery. Throughout the day, our team of historical experts will provide interpretation of the planning and preparation for the landings that took place 100 years earlier.

Day 8 ~ Friday

INSTANBUL
Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am.

 


 

m/y Harmony V

  • 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

Discover m/y Harmony V

2023 Cruise Dates

April 21- April 28, 2023 


2023 Cruise fares per person, per double occupancy 

CABIN CATEGORIES

Cabin

Euro rates

USD rates

C Main deck

Double bed cabins

€2600.00 $3090.00

B Main deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€3150.00 $3790.00

A Upper deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€3750.00 $4390.00

P Upper deck

Double or Twin bed cabins

€4250.00 $5090.00

Single supplement

in C, B, A 

+ 60%

Single supplement

in P 

+ 75%

3rd person discount

in CAT A cabin

- 30%

Port charges

per person

€370.00 $440.00

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

Cruise fares are per person per week and include:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort
  • Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend to the Gallipoli Peninsula

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)

 

The Variety Cruises passion remains unchanged since 1968: an alchemy that blends enriching oneself educationally and exploring the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our ships soon and discover the world the Variety Cruises way.

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.

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