Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

“Sailing to Byzantium”. To do this became a romantic ideal in the poetry of W B Yeats. But despite this popular poem, the word Byzantine is still most often used today to evoke the obscure, the remote and over-complicated. Wrongly, I believe, Yeats was absolutely...
Packing For Your Cruise

Packing For Your Cruise

Packing for your cruise is never the most thrilling aspect of the experience, but it must be done. Where you go and what you plan to do will usually dictate some of the things you pack, but we think it’s always useful to have a list of things in one place that...
Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Aegean Odyssey is currently sailing to more historical and culturally rich destinations and as she does, her guests and crew are preparing to celebrate Christmas on board. When dinner is served on December 25th, she’ll be cruising the Red Sea, en-route to exciting...
My Camera, My Companion

My Camera, My Companion

We have many guests that travel alone aboard Aegean Odyssey and they each fill their time in varying ways. Sharon is one of those guests and she enjoys exploring with her trusted friend, a Canon 60D. Sharon’s story is one we enjoyed and one we think many others...
Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Guest lecturer Hugh Ellwood provides us with a very interesting blog today, looking at kings and caliphs: Arab conquests and a masterpiece of cooperation between the Christian King and the Islamic Caliph. It all centres around Spain and a time when in Western Europe,...
A Short History Of The Shwedagon Pagoda

A Short History Of The Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma) is one of the most interesting places on earth, we know, we’ve been there several times and we are looking forward to introducing new guests to this enchanting land during our winter season. One place we must always visit is the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is...
The Gourmet Traveller: Mumbai

The Gourmet Traveller: Mumbai

Today, our ‘Gourmet Traveller’ blog series is focusing on the flavourful delicacies and traditional dishes that await us in Mumbai – one of our favourite Asian destinations. Food and travel go hand in hand and one of the great pleasures of visiting a new city or...