Regions operating in: Greece, West Africa (Senegal, The Gambia), East Mediterranean (Syria, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus), Black Sea, Turkey.

Variety Cruises offers life-enriching journeys for the inquisitive mind. We combine a private yachting type of on board experience with mesmerizing ports of call to offer our guests an authentic and memorable travel experience and become part of the Variety Cruises family.

With just 30 to 50 fellow passengers cruising together no wonder that after a few days into the cruise, most of our guests will be on first name basis with both crew and guests. With a professional yet family –like atmosphere on board, the Variety informal and personal approach is a valued part of your experience not found on larger vessels.

Our programs deliver an up-close and personal cruise experience that larger ships cannot offer and allow for an in –depth exposure to the culture and history of each destination. Our ‘slow’ programs allow for lots of time at each port. While we earned our reputation with our Greece and Turkey programs, we have expanded our ships deployment to include the Adriatic and Venice, the Red Sea and Egypt and in 2010/11 the Rivers of West Africa from Dakar/Senegal and the Black Sea from Odessa and Istanbul.

We look forward to welcoming old and new friends and sharing with them our love for the Sea and the beautiful places which we visit.


All cabins are premium and contemporary, decorated with soft colour furnishings. Cabins are comfortable and average size is 12.5sqm. Cabins offer large windows or portholes (on Lower Deck) and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat-screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individual A/C and safe deposit boxes.


All of our Greece cruises are on half-board basis, while all our other cruises are on full-board basis. Local and international cuisine is offered to suit every palate. The stylish Dining Rooms offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ships cruise, as well as the external dining areas where meals are served alfresco.


  • Indoor & outdoor dining area
  • Internet and email service
  • Special meals (advance request)
  • Library
  • Cruise Manager on scheduled cruises
  • Sport equipment (kayak, snorkelling)
  • Mini Spa Suite on selected vessels


With just 30 to 50 passengers on board, Variety Cruises’ ships sail to world famous destinations as well as unspoiled places off the beaten track where only our small ships can go to. So, if you want to admire the wonders of the exciting ports we visit, explore unique archaeological treasures or simply enjoy the bright skies and the crystal sea, join us!


  • Vessels: Harmony V, Harmony G, Galileo, Panorama, Pegasus, Halis Temel, Variety Voyager (coming 2012), Obsession, Monte Carlo, AK
  • Passengers: 30-50
  • Entered service: 1949
  • Months of operation: Year-round


  • Full/half-board (destination dependant)
  • Double or twin cabins
  • Filter coffee, tea and water free all day
  • Use of fishing equipment
  • English-speaking cruise escort
  • Port Charges and VAT


Variety Cruises