Variety Cruises Fleet
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Since embarking on their first small ship cruises in the 1960s, Variety Line’s fleet and destinations have grown significantly. The cruise line began offering cruises for small groups around the Greek islands. Enjoying much success in this growing niche of cruising in small intimate groups, the company expanded their fleet and list of destinations. The fleet made the most of local experience and knowledge by merging with groups in these new areas. However, no matter how much they have expanded over the years, their mantra has remained the same. To create unique expeditions that are a mix of exploration, education, and comfort, aboard small cruise ships. The Variety Cruise line offers only small ship cruises to create a warm and personalized service for their guests. Over the years, Variety Cruises has selected some of the best destinations and itineraries using their wealth of cruising experience.

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The cruising fleet and their destinations have grown to include a number of coastlines and archipelagos around the world. Their cruise excursions and experiences have developed into some of the best itineraries available, thanks to strong relationships with local groups and a wealth of experienced staff. The Variety line has also kept its fleet up to the finest modern standards with refits and renovations done every few years. The group prides itself on providing guests with a blend of hotel style comfort and facilities, plus a varied list of rich local experiences.

Why Book a Variety Cruise

One of the best features of this fleet is in the name, Variety. The fleet offer cruises around the stunning Mediterranean and Adriatic as well as exotic trips around Seychelles and thrilling expeditions to the remote Icelandic coast. The cruise itineraries themselves are also full of variety and there is something on offer for passengers of any age or fitness level. Wherever Variety Cruises take guests, they are guaranteed comfort, luxury, and an immersive and educational trip. All of their ships are comfortable and equipped with ample facilities, with all the luxury of a floating mini hotel and the freedom to roam along the coast.

Each ship has been chosen to fit best with its destinations and expedition types, in order to make the most of their surroundings. Those ships that are predominantly in warm and tropical waters have diving decks and spacious sundecks for lounging and sunbathing. Those that cruise in cooler climates have large top decks for whale watching and admiring the dramatic scenery. The stop offs and cruising areas have been carefully chosen by the cruise line, to give their guests the most exciting, cultural and educational experiences in their chosen destination.

Variety Cruise Line Fleet of Small Cruise Ships


Renovated only a few years ago, the Callisto has all the mod cons but has still retained a traditional Mediterranean feel. The ship spends most of her year in the waters around Greece and the Adriatic. With this in mind, the ship has a sizeable sundeck and rear swimming platform to allow guests to hop off for a snorkel or swim in the many quiet bays and coves this region has to offer. The ship accommodation has 16 cabins both double and twin ensuites with air conditioning.


With a sleek, classic design, ample deck space and tasteful furnishings, the Galileo is perfect for anyone looking to experience the Greek Islands in style. Guests can explore golden beaches, swim in the clear azure waters, visit charming villages, and walk to world-famous destinations like Santorini to enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean.

Harmony G

Each day offers a new adventure aboard the Harmony G, with plenty of opportunities to explore each island's local towns, ancient history, and natural beauty. Enjoy the traditional Cycladic architecture, the friendly locals, the incredible food, and the breathtaking views. The perfect way to enjoy this region, from the world-famous island of Santorini to hidden coves, and crystal blue waters.

Harmony V

The Harmoni V is a small cruise ship taking guests on a journey through Greece to explore stunning Mediterranean islands, including the Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, and Mykonos. Each day brings a new port of call to discover, with hidden coves, crystal-clear blue waters, and glimpses of ancient history.

Harmony V Egypt

The Harmony V Egypt is perfect for exploring Egypt and its many ancient wonders. Comfortable accommodation, top-notch service and amenities while sailing the Nile River and through the Suez Canal. Land excursions are available in every port of call, making any trip an amazing experience.


A stunning triple-masted sailing yacht, the Panorama is an impressive sight, although she only takes up to 49 passengers in twin or double cabins. The inside and outdoor lounges are spacious and perfect for relaxing in the sun or keeping an eye out for marine life such as whales, dolphins, and seals. The upper deck also houses an onboard bar and lounge area for relaxing and talking over the day’s excursions. It is worth noting that the ship is an ocean-going vessel and makes for a comfortable and stable trip even in more challenging waters.

Panorama II

The MS Panorama II is a 50mtr/164ft luxury motor sailer that offers a way to explore the paradise areas of Polynesia. She can accommodate up to 49 guests and provides sailing trips around the Polynesia Islands. Enjoy a trip around well-known islands such as Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine and Raiatea. Itineraries include sailing to the Tuamotu Islands and visiting vibrant coral atolls, white sand beaches, and crystal clear lagoons. 

Panorama Greece

The MS Panorama Greece offers guests a comfortable and relaxing cruise through the Greek Islands, culminating in a visit to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Onboard, guests can enjoy the outdoor bar and lounge area, as well as the sundeck and shaded aft deck. This is the perfect way to experience some of Greece's most stunning scenery.


Ideally designed for making the most of a warm and sunny climate, the M/V Pegasus has an ample sundeck and offers guests the option of alfresco dining on warm balmy evenings. The ship accommodates up to 44 guests on a sailing, in 21 double or twin ensuite cabins. Guests will find all the modern conveniences of a hotel onboard with air conditioning, Satellite T.V. and a mini-fridge in the cabins and outside, a swim deck and a mini spa.

Variety Voyager

The Variety Voyager is a sleek, state-of-the-art mini-cruise ship that explores the beautiful Cyclades islands, Santorini, Mykonos, the Dodecanese islands, and Turkey. The yacht is equipped with a massage room, sauna and sun deck with loungers for relaxation. She also offers hair, facial and nail treatments in the mini-spa suite on the Oceans deck.

Areas the Variety Cruise Line Fleet Covers

Over the years, Variety Cruises has grown its fleet to include a range of beautiful and thrilling destinations. Regular small ship cruises take guests on luxurious sailings around the lush green islands of the Seychelles archipelago. Starting in Mahe, these cruises take in the very best and most remote of the islands. Cousin Island, where hundreds of nesting birds and sea turtles can be seen and Praslin, one of the best beach and watersports areas in the archipelago are just two of the stop-offs their cruises make.

Island hoppers will also find Variety Cruises around the Cyclades Islands off the coast of Greece. Starting in Athens, these small ship cruises take in the lovely whitewashed island of Santorini. The archaeological site of Delos island and the stylish isle of Mykonos are also the perfect places to spend a few days exploring from a small cruise ship. Also, in the Mediterranean and Adriatic coast, Variety Cruises arrange small ship expeditions along the coast of Montenegro, Croatia, and Albania.

For those looking for a thrilling expedition, the Variety Cruise line makes expedition trips along Iceland's dramatic coast. Starting off in Reykjavik these small ship cruises take guests to some of the most remote and impressive geographical and cultural features of this region. Stopping off at quaint villages such as Grundafjordur and the dramatic waterfalls at Dynjandi these expeditions are full of thrills and rich cultural experiences.