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Our First Visit to Beautiful Bonifacio, Corsica

Having welcomed our first group of passengers the previous day in Civitavecchia fresh from two days touring Rome, the MV Aegean Odyssey arrived outside the port of Bonifacio on the southern tip of Corsica and dropped anchor at around 7am, ready for the first tour of the 2011 season. Corsica is new stop on our Mediterranean adventures and holds a wealth of history and culture. We were using our tender boats to get ashore; some of those new to tendering …

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Cruising Deep into the Heart of Ancient Cultures

Richard Scott from South Florida Opulence magazine: “It is a difficult notion to choose the right word for the culturally enlightening adventures offered by new-breed cruiseliner Voyages to Antiquity. An itinerary is not quite right. Plainly labeling it a cruise is a plain injustice. No, the cruise line’s singular focus on exploring the most influential cultures of the past 5,000 years lends a different flavor to its excursions. An immersion is more like it. ” DOWNLOAD THE FULL ARTICLE (PDF) …

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Cruise Travel Magazine profile Voyages to Antiquity

Have a look at this great profile piece from Cruise Travel Magazine, a US based cruise specialist publication who travelled with us last year. The Cruise Travel team sailed from Rome through Sicily and Dubrovnik to Venice exploring the magnificent Greco-Roman relics as well as Norman sites of this unique Mediterranean region. Download Cruise Travel Magazine article (PDF ~1 MB) For similar cruise itineraries this year, see our Sicily is the Key and The Shore of the Mediterranean sailings.

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“A Hugely Civilized Cruise Ship”, Main Line Times

Ralph Collier is a member of the Society of the American Travel Writers, the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association and the International Motor Press Association. His syndicated programs are heard on 32 radio stations and through their respective Web sites worldwide. Locally he can be heard Monday through Friday at 9:58 a.m. on WRTI 90.1 FM. In his article for Main Line Times, a local Pennsylvania newspaper, he shares the experience that a Voyage to Antiquity cruise offers: A Hugely …

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“An Unforgettable Cruise Through History”

Get a first hand look at a Istanbul to Venice voyage aboard the Aegean Odyssey and an exploration of the Ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean through the eyes of esteemed travel writer Tony Leighton. “We started in Istanbul and ended in Venice, spending 16 days exploring hallowed sites of the Byzantine Empire, which existed for more than a thousand years (from approximately 306 AD to 1453 AD). Mosaics and frescos were the prevailing art forms. Before this cruise on the …

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Top 10 Cruises in 2011 – Voyages to Antiquity voted Best Port of Call

As a new cruise line, only launched in 2010, we really appreciate praise from our customers and the press. Last week we were delighted to be named as the winner of ‘Best Port of Call’ category for our Libya itineraries with Shermans Travel Media. As well as a comprehensive web site, Shermans also publishes a weekly newsletter which is distributed to over four million subscribers giving Voyages to Antiquity tremendous reach within the travel community. Commenting on the announcement, Mitchell J. Schlesinger, vice president …

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Voyages to Antiquity Featured in the Chicago Tribune

We always love it when our journalist partners enjoy their cruises with us. Last year Bob Jenkins sailed with us around Sicily and has written a great overview for the Chicago Tribune, the third largest newspaper in the US. Have a look at what he thinks about our mix of education and culture in his article Brain Waves: Cruise amid the antiquities—and learn Thanks, Bob! View and Download the article as it appeared in the paper (PDF~9MB)

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Voyages to Antiquity: The First Year, from one of our lecturers

We welcomed over 40 lecturers and specialists on board Aegean Odyssey in the first year of our operation. We thought you might like to see what Dr Oswyn Murray said about our first year after sailing with us on three cruises… Voyages to Antiquity: the first year After more than thirty years as a lecturer on Mediterranean cruises, I was excited to be asked to take part in this new venture; I have seen more of the ship than most, …

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Ancient Worlds – Catch it on BBC iPlayer in the UK

In the run up to Christmas 2010, BBC 3 have shown an interesting series on the Ancient World highlighting many of the Mediterranean areas Voyages to Antiquity visits, including Istanbul, Sicily, Carthage in North Africa and more recently Palmyra in Syria. Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation in an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire. A synopsis and links to the programmes …

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Mary Beard on BBC 2 – Making History Popular for the Masses?

For viewers in the UK, BBC 2 offered another documentary in their History series earlier this week. In this latest installment Professor Mary Beard took viewers to Pompeii and a newly discovered site of Oplontis. Close to main site she talked to archaeologists who had unearthed many unknown facts about the time of the volcanic eruption in AD 79 by analysing the skeletons of 54 Romans who had sheltered in a cellar from the eruption. For those who haven’t seen …

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