Seafarer has published the new Summer 2013 cruise programme of Small Ship Cruises specialist ‘Variety Cruises’ which it markets exclusively in the UK.
Amongst the great range of Mega Yacht Cruises on offer is the Adriatic Odyssey Cruise which presents a truly unique itinerary combining visits to Corfu and Paxos in the Greek isles, Saranda in Albania, Kotor and Bar in Montenegro and Dubrovnik and Korcula in Croatia.
Each of the ports of call is a true Mediterranean cruise gem boasting natural beauty plus a wealth of historical and cultural treasures to discover and explore.
The Venetian influence from the years of the Renaissance, when the Venetian Maritime Republic, dominated the Adriatic and Ionian, is a common thread that can be seen in all these ports of call, with the symbol of the Lion of Venice evident on the fortresses and public buildings that still stand to this day. Even the cuisine shows common Venetian influences, though the contrasts between these enchanting ports of call are equally evident and striking. Dominated over the millennia by Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and Austro Hungarians, each has left their mark on the landscape and culture. In fact, in places like the Ionian Isles, even the British had their day, which is why in Corfu; you can watch a cricket match whilst enjoying an iced coffee at a Liston café.
The cruise is operated on the sleek modern sail cruiser Panorama, which accommodates up to 50 passengers in 25 comfortable en suite cabins. Whilst technically a small cruise ship, this is ultimately a yacht cruise, much closer to the concept of a deluxe private yacht. The atmosphere on board is casual and friendly, with attentive yet unobtrusive service, fine cuisine and plenty of time in each port of call to explore at your leisure. Leave dinner jackets and ball gowns behind, since the dress code is casual even at the Captain’s dinner. This is an unhurried cruise concentrating on exploring a relatively compact area although offering ports of call in four countries.
Cruises operate weekly between May 12th and 29th September 2013 with prices starting at £1390, plus £190 port charges, or £1675 for 7 nights flight inclusive. Early booking savings of between £695 and £1035 per couple are available for bookings confirmed by 31st December.
For more information call Seafarer on 0208 324 3117 or see www.seafarercruises.com