Variety Cruises offers life-enriching journeys for the inquisitive mind. Variety combine a private yachting type of onboard experience with mesmerising ports of call to offer guests an authentic and memorable travel experience and become part of the Variety Cruises family.
When you visit a destination with Variety Cruises, you can expect a destination-focused journey that is enhanced by the Cruise Leaders, excursions in small numbers and docking locations right in the heart of the port visited.While Variety earned there reputation with there Greece programs, they have expanded there ships deployment to include the Adriatic and Venice, the Red Sea and Egypt.Rivers of West Africa from Dakar -Senegal and the Black Sea from Odessa and Istanbul are also included.
Last but not least, Variety have created a collection of Themed Cruises which will certainly tempt Variety Club Passengers as well as new friends looking for a cruise out of the ordinary.
Variety Cruises is the largest Small Ships Cruise Company World-Wide with a fleet of over 15 fully owned vessels offering you a total yachting experience.
With sizes varying from 4 to 25 cabins, the private yachts and small ships allow passengers to visit well known destinations or to discover unique and more private ports of call in a private, convivial and relaxed environment.
Fine cuisine, with a strong local flavour, exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call and less well known gems of the Mediterranean and personalized service have positioned the company as the choice for an ever growing number of cruise goers looking for a small ship cruise experience.
Variety Cruises Concept
A variety of ships: If you are looking for that special touch of a private millionaire’s yacht then Variety Yachting has a classy motoryacht or a sailing yacht you.
If you are looking for a cruise on board a small ship with discreetly attentive service and relaxing contemporary sophistication then a Variety Vessel is the one of the best industry choice;
If your mood or budget is for an informal and fun cruise experience on board less sophisticated and less pricy ships, then a Zeus Casual Cruises vessel is the perfect choice for you.
A variety of cruise experiences for all tastes: Our ships offer our guests a truly unique opportunity to savour the great cultural, architectural, historical and natural diversity of the Mediterranean and of other destinations which we sail to. Our fleet of Small Ships can take you off the beaten track, to enjoy the intimacy of unfrequented destinations or to the cosmopolitan ports of the World.
You will be able to explore and learn the secrets of all destinations you will visit with and there is easy access to the local life wherever you are. The sea is always a few meters away as you will always be able to swim off a Variety Cruises ships in a secluded bay.
Variety Cruises History
It was established in 2006 following the merge of Zeus Tours & Yacht Cruises – a 3rd generation cruise and tourism business operating since 1949- and Hellas Yachts which started operating small ships cruises in 1993.
Zeus Tours & Yacht Cruises : Zeus Group was born out of Zeus Tours, a company founded in 1949 by Greek tourism visionary and pioneer Diogenis Venetopoulos, as an incoming Travel Agency and soon became among Greece's leading travel companies. In 1968 the company enters the 'SMALL SHIPS' scheduled cruises niche market by chartering the yacht ELEFTHERIOS and in 1973 launches its first fully owned small ship, the Motorsailer NIKI, a wooden hull cargo vessel rebuilt to offer 18 cabins. In 1978 Triantafyllos (Lakis) Venetopoulos took over the company and more ships followed including a new generation of steel hull ships of 4 star level, the M/Y HARMONY G and the M/S GALILEO
Hellas Yachts : Hellas Yachts has been offering high class services in almost all yachting fields since 1978. In the 90ies the company decided to enter the mega yachts nice market with the commissioning of the 25 cabin PANORAMA - launched in 1993 - and of the PANTHEON , launched in 2004.
Recent history : Since 2005 , Variety Cruises has been growing at a fast pace, with the acquisition of the twin hull M/Y PEGASUS and the commissioning of the 25 cabin M/Y HARMONY V which set a new standard for the Variety Cruises fleet. The latest addition to the fleet was the wooden motor yacht Halis Temel, and the the commencment of the Harmony Voyager.