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A Winter’s Tale From Voyages To Antiquity

Our blog today is a story from our Managing Director, Jos Dewing, that tells of Voyages to Antiquity’s unique beginning and ultimately sheds light on our winter 2018/19 programme. A season that we are immensely proud of and that is a true epic of the ocean waves; a five-month, six-cruise exotic adventure that begins and ends in Aegean Odyssey’s spiritual home of Athens and takes in half the world in between. It is always fascinating to learn that the things …

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Cruise Spotlight: Classical Italy And The Adriatic

Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit the Adriatic and in May 2018, Aegean Odyssey will sail from the port of Venice to the eternal city of Rome on her ‘Classical Italy and the Adriatic’ cruise. Today in our blog, we’re putting the cruise spotlight on the spectacular destinations you can explore on this sailing and taking a closer look at a selection of our included tours that are offered in Venice, Urbino, Split, Dubrovnik, Lecce, Corfu, Sarande, …

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Cruise Spotlight: Ancient Greece And The Dalmatian Coast

In May 2018, Aegean Odyssey will sail from the port of Athens on her ‘Ancient Greece and Dalmatian Coast’ cruise. Spring is a very pleasant time of year to visit this region and today in our blog, we’re putting the cruise spotlight on the wonderful destinations you can explore on this sailing and taking a closer look at a selection of our included tours that are offered.  Your journey begins with a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in the ancient city …

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Greek Island Cruising And The Arts Society 50th Anniversary

In October 2018, Aegean Odyssey will sail out of Athens for a very real voyage to the stories and art of Antiquity. This is a journey that will celebrate The Arts Society (formerly known as NADFAS) 50th Anniversary and with that comes a visual feast of art, architecture and the vivid stories behind them. Joining the sailing will be Archaeologist Gillian Hovell and aside from offering interesting lectures on board, she will also be exploring ashore. These are some of …

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The Beautiful Waterfalls Of Iceland

In 2018, Aegean Odyssey will once again visit the charming shores of Iceland, allowing her guests to witness some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Among the highlights are two waterfalls that leave visitors in awe each year: Godafoss and Gullfoss. Our included tours feature both, but many people don’t realise there’s so much more behind them than just a torrent of water. In our blog today, we take a look at the history of these impressive natural …

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Casablanca: Founded In The Berber Kingdom Of Barghawata

One of our favourite destinations to visit is Morocco, it’s a vibrant country that is steeped in exciting history and culture, and where you will find one of the most impressive mosques in the world: the Hassan II Mosque. We visit Morocco almost every year and Casablanca has become one of our most-loved ports. There’s so much to see and do here and it’s a highlight on our upcoming Seville to Malaga and Andalusian Spain and Morocco cruises in October …

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Aegean Odyssey 2018 Autumn Highlights: Ancient Cultures And Fascinating History

Our wonderful 2018 journeys have been designed to take advantage of the seasons. Along the way, you will enjoy expertly-crafted tours of the great treasures of antiquity, scenic and river cruising and a variety of social events on board. Join us in 2018 as we explore some of the most impressive regions on earth and with part 3 and ultimately the final part of this blog series, we head south for autumn and end with the ancient treasures of lands …

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Egypt: The Land Of The Pharaohs

In October 2018, Aegean Odyssey will take her guests on a remarkable journey through Greece and Egypt on a cruise and land tour that combines the very best of these two ancient lands. It’s been several years since Voyages to Antiquity visited Egypt and we are thrilled and very excited to be taking our guests back to this fascinating part of our world. Aegean Odyssey’s ‘Aegean Experience and Cairo’ adventure will begin with land tours and hotel stays in Athens, …

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Voyages to Antiquity by the Cruise Experts

Combining the comfort and benefits of boutique-style cruising with the very best of cultural travel, Voyages to Antiquity offers an opportunity to explore the history, culture and natural wonders of some of the best destinations in the world and we think we’re rather good at it. We suppose it’s easy for us to say how good we are, but what would the experts say? We asked some of the cruise industry’s most respected and trusted travel writers, journalists and bloggers to tell …

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Easter Traditions from Around the World

In our blog today, we take a look at some interesting Easter traditions from around the world. Different countries and cultures have their own special traditions to celebrate the Easter holiday, for many it is a time of celebrations and feasting.  Christians come together to commemorate the resurrection of Christ, whereas others celebrate Easter by decorating, exchanging or searching for eggs. Read on to find out more about Easter Traditions from around the world.  1: Italy (Rome) For many years, …

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