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London To Rome Through A Camera Lens

Every year, a photography competition is open to Probus members across Australia and in 2017, the first-prize winner of that competition – in association with Cruise Traveller and Voyages to Antiquity – was Jenny Kohlhagen. The theme of the competition this year was “40 years of friendship, fellowship and fun” and Jenny’s photo outshined all others, making her the lucky winner of a London to Rome sailing aboard Aegean Odyssey. This was her experience of small-ship cruising. What a fantastic …

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Cruise Spotlight: European Connoisseur

In June 2018, Aegean Odyssey will begin her ‘European Connoisseur’ sailing from Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. As she heads north along the Iberian coast, she will make calls in Portugal and northern Spain before arriving in France and England. This exciting itinerary features 9 included tours, and in our blog today, we’re taking a closer look at what awaits during you visits to Seville, Lisbon, Oporto, Vigo, Bordeaux, Falmouth and Dartmouth. Before joining Aegean Odyssey, you …

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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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The ancient city walls of Dubrovnik

A History Of Dubrovnik Old Town

Our small-ship Aegean Odyssey takes our guests to some of the most historical and beautiful places in the world in true style and ultimate comfort, and two of the regions that we sail – the Adriatic and the Aegean – are always firm favourites. To celebrate this fascinating area of our world, we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful things you can see and do with us on voyages to the region and today, we’re looking at the UNESCO …

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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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