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Joshua Pugh Ginn, ex-Shorex team member, Voyages to Antiquity, on University Challenge

A Shorex team star on University Challenge

Last week we were very excited to hear that one of our all time favourite Shorex team members Joshua Pugh Ginn was on BBC’s University Challenge. Josh was an integral part of our Shorex team in 2010 and 2011, after which he went to pursue his MA and PhD in Classics at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Apart from being an extremely knowledgeable researcher, Josh also has quite a charismatic personality – we still get past passengers asking about him on board! …

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Vote for us in the Cruise International Awards

Time to vote in the Cruise International Awards

We are delighted to announce that Voyages to Antiquity has been shortlisted in four categories for the Cruise International Awards 2014. If you have enjoyed travelling with us, place your vote today › It’s that time of the year again! We are extremely pleased to be among the nominations of the Cruise International Awards – a total of 13,000 nominations were received this year, proving yet once again that these awards are a unique benchmark of customer opinion. Thanks to …

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Cruise International digital guide on Voyages to Antiquity

A special guide to Voyages to Antiquity

We’ve recently produced a special digital supplement in association with Cruise International. Compiled by the magazine’s editorial team, this guide is designed to help you discover more about small-ship cruising on board Aegean Odyssey. It features articles about our destinations in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, cruise news and more.

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“A nerd’s dream vacation, lectures included” – Barbara Orr on her Greek cruise earlier this year

“Professors, museums and ancient pots – smaller ships let history lovers and art devotees indulge in their obsessions even on the road” – the title of Barbara Orr’s article for Canada’s The Globe and Mail, published earlier this month gives a hint about what she thought of her two week cruise. This informative and entertaining travel feature explains why Barbara is convinced that our type of voyages are an interesting developing niche for cruising, but also for any kind of …

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We Won. Thank you!

A big ‘Thank you’ to all our UK customers and supporters who voted for us over the last couple of months in the Cruise International Awards. The ceremony was held at London’s Soho Hotel last night, in front of a packed audience which included the management teams from all the world’s major cruise lines. These awards, in their second year, are supported by a wide variety of organisations and travel agents, encouraging passengers to vote for what they like most …

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Travelsquire.com: Enrichment cruising with Voyages to Antiquity

Earlier this year we welcomed American writer, Thom Meintel of Travelsquire.com aboard Aegean Odyssey as she sailed from Venice to Istanbul. Thom’s article shows how the Voyages to Antiquity cruise encompassed visits to new destinations as well as re-traced paths first discovered by Thom on a student trip to Greece. The writer, who loves the Mediterranean and its different civilisations, enjoyed going on all the included tours, but also appreciated the time to explore on his own. Not only is …

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Burma, just waiting to be rediscovered

You won’t have failed to notice that Burma (Myanmar) has been in the news over recent months. The country has held its first free elections with Aung San Suu Kyi’s party winning several seats in the new parliament. This new political freedom, plus the ensuing visits from a number of the world’s leading politicians, has triggered a huge increase in interest in the country from both tourists and investors. Staying on board The country has huge potential, and is facing …

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It’s that time again – vote for us in the Cruise International Awards

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve once again been nominated for the Cruise International Awards. We do need your support and would ask you to vote for us in the following sections and also encourage your family and friends to vote for us too! Best Cruise Line Best Specialist Cruise Line Best Shore Excursion – Private tour of San Marco Basilica, Venice Best for Learning – Expert Speakers ! You don’t have to vote in every category, just the ones …

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Wall Street Journal shows how Voyages to Antiquity brings a new angle to multi-generational cruising

Earlier this month we were delighted to discover that we had been included in the Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 holiday choices for multi-generational families. As one of the world’s leading newspapers we were obviously very proud to be included. The term ‘Multi-generational’ travel is quite a new term, but reflects the way in which people are getting older but still want to travel, often with their extended family which may include teenagers or young children. The story includes ten …

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The Travel Channel: sit back and enjoy your Voyage to Antiquity

Back in April, regular readers of our blog will remember that we were asked to contribute to a Travel Channel feature on Aegean Odyssey. The crew were with us for nearly a week whilst we sailed from Rome to Taormina. The outcome, an excellent overview of our lovely ship, was aired on Travel Channel International in the UK and across Europe last night. You can now view it here or on their website, too, wherever you are in the world. Click …

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