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Voyages to Antiquity

Voyages to Antiquity

Choosing a holiday is a big decision. We understand that before booking your cruise aboard Aegean Odyssey that you will want to know the philosophy behind Voyages to Antiquity. Our aim is to help you assess the meticulous planning of our itineraries, our policies aboard ship and the many features included in the price. We will create a cruise experience that is not only for the amateur or professional historian but also for people who simply want to understand the history, art, myths and architecture of the ancient world. A Voyage to Antiquity cruise aims to open a window into the origins and genius of western civilisation. These journeys, however, are not only about history. As well as seeing breathtaking archaeological treasures you will also see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and experience the magnificent food and wine of the Mediterranean.

THE BENEFITS OF SMALL SHIP CRUISING
In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of the Mediterranean, we have a mid-sized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbours and sail closer the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views. As we carry only an average of 350 passengers, our ship is ideal for those who dislike travelling around with hordes of people. This boutique-style cruising tends to be more expensive to operate than larger ships. If you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship for you.

Ships

Details Departs Price
Aegean Odyssey, Andalusian Spain & Morocco ex Seville to Malaga
11 Night Cruise and Land package sailing from Seville to Malaga aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Seville and mid-cruise in Marrakesh and Fez.
29 Oct 2017
11 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Spain Morocco & Canary Islands ex Malaga to Tenerife
11 Night Cruise and Land package sailing from Malaga to Tenerife aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays mid-cruise in Fez and Marrakesh.
09 Nov 2017
11 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, The Aegean Experience I ex Athens Return
12 Night Cruise and Land package including a 8 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Aegean Odyssey.
26 Apr 2018
12 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Aegean Experience Dalmatia & Venice ex Athens to Venice
18 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Venice aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Athens.
28 Apr 2018
21 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Ancient Greece & Dalmatian Coast ex Athens to Venice
10 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Venice aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Athens.
06 May 2018
12 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Classical Italy & The Adriatic ex Venice to Rome
12 Night Cruise sailing from Venice to Rome aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay post-cruise in Rome.
18 May 2018
14 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage to Italy Adriatic & Spain ex Venice to Seville
24 Night Cruise sailing from Venice to Seville aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay post-cruise in Seville.
18 May 2018
26 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage ex Venice to Tilbury
36 Night Cruise sailing from Venice to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay post-cruise in Tilbury.
18 May 2018
38 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands ex Rome to Seville
12 Night Cruise sailing from Rome to Seville aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Rome and post-cruise in Seville.
28 May 2018
16 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Rome Iberia & West Europe ex Rome to Tilbury
24 Night Cruise sailing from Rome to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Rome and post-cruise in Tilbury.
28 May 2018
28 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage to Middle Sea & Northern Kingdom ex Rome to Tilbury
38 Night Cruise sailing from Rome to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Rome.
28 May 2018
40 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, European Connoisseur ex Seville to London
12 Night Cruise sailing from Seville to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Seville and post-cruise in London.
09 Jun 2018
16 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage - Iberia France England & Norway ex Seville to Lond
26 Night Cruise sailing from Seville to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Seville.
09 Jun 2018
28 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Norwegian Fjords ex Tilbury Return
14 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury roundtrip aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
21 Jun 2018
16 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage - Norway Iceland & Atlantic Is ex Tilbury to London
29 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury to London aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
21 Jun 2018
31 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Iceland Faroes & Shetlands ex Tilbury to London
15 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury to London aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
05 Jul 2018
17 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Circumnavigation of Britain & Iceland ex Tilbury Return
29 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury roundtrip aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
05 Jul 2018
31 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, The British Isles ex London to Tilbury
14 Night Cruise sailing from London to Tilbury aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
20 Jul 2018
16 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Britain Iceland & Northern Waters ex London Return
29 Night Cruise sailing from London roundtrip aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stay pre-cruise in London.
20 Jul 2018
31 nights
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Aegean Odyssey, Grand Voyage to Iceland Iberia & France ex Tilbury to Lisbon
27 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury to Lisbon aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in London and post-cruise in Lisbon.
03 Aug 2018
31 nights
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WONDERFUL FOOD, GOOD WINE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE
As well as being one of the world’s most historically interesting and naturally beautiful destinations, the Mediterranean is also home to an unsurpassed culinary tradition. This gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious and healthy style is the inspiration for the three restaurants on Aegean Odyssey.

THE MARCO POLO (lunch and dinner)
The most formal of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo, has a full waiter service, casual country-club elegance (a jacket is suggested at dinner) and Mediterranean influenced food. At lunchtime, you can choose from a variety of starters such as Parma ham and melon or tricolore salad, three dishes of the day including grilled fish, a pasta special and a choice of desserts, fruit and cheese. In the evening, dinner will include appetisers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses and desserts (see menu). The complimentary house wines are carefully sourced from Italy, Croatia, Sicily and Greece. There is also a full wine list of superior vintages available.

THE TERRACE CAFé (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated Mediterranean interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a seaside trattoria. As well as the grill, there is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, Italian antipasti such as bruschetta, beef carpaccio or fresh mozzarella drizzled with virgin olive oil. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice creams. For liquid refreshment there is a wine and aperitif bar. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast when you can either enjoy a healthy combination of yoghurt, fruit and muesli or indulge in eggs, bacon or omelette.

TAPAS ON THE TERRACE (dinner)
In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouth-watering appetizers, try our delicious seafood paella or pick from the wide-range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of the wines served at Tapas on the Terrace; these will be served at your table by our helpful waiting staff.

AFTERNOON TEA - one of England's greatest contributions to civilisation
There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. On afternoons when you are not ashore, a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones will be served in the Observation Lounge. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas and a choice of coffees. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Mediterranean: the perfect combination.

ROOM SERVICE
If you prefer to start your day in the comfort of your cabin, then our room service staff will be happy to bring a continental breakfast. There is also a limited room service menu available throughout the day from noon to midnight.

LATE NIGHT SNACKS
For those passengers enjoying a late night discussing the excitements of the day's sightseeing, a selection of light snacks freshly prepared by our chefs will be available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars.

Tipping Policy

Gratuities are included in cruise fare - service charge of 12.5% added to all bar service bills.

Children's Policy

We consider the cruises unsuitable for children under the age of
12. There are no childrens facilities onboard the Aegean Odyssey.