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Aegean Odyssey 2018 Summer Highlights: Inaugural Visits And New Adventures

Our unforgettable 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 summer 2018 as we explore some of the most impressive regions on earth and with part 2 of this blog series, we venture north to the British Isles, Norwegian Fjords and Iceland. River cruising, cities, chateaux and Vineyards …

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Aegean Odyssey 2018 Spring Highlights: Exciting Destinations And Spectacular Sights

Our unforgettable 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 1 of this blog series, we begin with Spring and some of our more traditional ports of call in the Aegean, Adriatic and …

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View on french Riviera with yachts in Cannes

Spring in the Mediterranean

In May 2017, Aegean Odyssey will sail from the ancient city of Rome to the picturesque city of Nice on the French Riviera. It’s a springtime cruise that offers calls to some of the best destinations in the Mediterranean, over the course of 11-days, and includes 6 tours in 2 countries. The ideal spring break, and with a single supplement of only 10%, everyone can enjoy this wonderful journey with us. Aegean Odyssey will sail from Rome to the city …

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Volcanic landscapes on Timanfaya. Lanzarote, Canary Islands

‘Geology and Art’ on board Aegean Odyssey by Dr Peter Cattermole

  In anticipation of our forthcoming cruise to Seville, Morocco & Canary Islands, we talked to planetary Geologist and Volcanologist Dr Peter Cattermole. Peter will be lecturing on board Aegean Odyssey in November, focusing on the interesting scenery through which we will be travelling to. From the standpoint of a both the geologist and art lover, this cruise offers a wonderfully diverse itinerary. Beginning on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, with its backdrop of the Betics Mountains, continuing with by a chance to cruise the amazing …

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Lisbon street with the Cathedral in the background

Destinations inspired by BBC’s Rick Stein’s Long Weekends

As Rick Stein’s series of ‘Long Weekends’ across Europe concluded last week, it made us think about all the wonderful destinations that he visited. We look back at his ten-part series, reliving some of the fascinating cities that he stopped at. Cities that you too can visit on a cruise with Voyages to Antiquity in 2017. Palermo Palermo, located on the island of Sicily, is full of interesting things to see and do. The Palatine Chapel, built during the 1130’s …

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Santa Claus from the Coca Cola ad

A look back at some ancient festive traditions

As the festive season gets in to full swing and we all start thinking about our plans for the big day, we decided to look back at some ancient festive traditions – all of which we are all still familiar with to this very day.  Ancient Rome, Old Nordic, Byzantium and Medieval Europe each offer an interesting glimpse into the past and how these traditions have shaped the present.   ANCIENT ROME Throughout the world, homes and streets blaze with …

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Camel ride excursion in Palmyra Syria in 2010 © Zoe Bromley-Fox

Zoe Bromley-Fox looks ahead to an exciting 2017

Now that we have put the finishing touches to our 2017 shore excursion programme, Zoe Bromley-Fox, Land Operations Manager, looks ahead to next year… Last night I dreamt of the Aegean Odyssey again. Let me be more specific.  Last night, prompted no doubt by a 2010 Palmyra photograph which Facebook unnervingly reminded me about at the same time as my BBC news app informed me that East Aleppo evacuations were under way, I dreamt of a time when the Aegean …

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A very special accolade for a truly unique cruise line…

Voyages to Antiquity won a major, consumer voted, travel industry award last week. “Best Specialist Cruise Line” in the British Travel Awards 2016. Managing Director, Jos Dewing, reflects on such a major achievement for the company. Less than two years ago, I embarked on the most rewarding adventure yet in my career, leading the highly regarded and completely unique small-ship cruise company, Voyages to Antiquity. One thing I quickly realised after taking up the new post, was how difficult it …

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Iceland, Faroes and Shetland Islands by Brian Williams

In June and August 2017, we will be embarking on a voyage to Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands – an exploration of the beautiful landscape of Iceland, the gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Guest lecturer Professor Brian Williams, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Aberdeen will be accompanying the Iceland cruise in August 2017, he tells us the importance of Iceland for geologists. Iceland, the land of “Fire, Ice and Water”, is best known for it’s dramatic and frequent volcanic …

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Greek Temple of Segesta, Sicily

Q&A with Dr Paul Roberts, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum

Dr Paul Roberts, a NADFAS Accredited Lecturer, is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Oxford and lived in Italy for several years. He was the driving force behind the major exhibition “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum“. He was also co-curator at the recent Ashmolean Exhibition, “Stroms, War and Shipwrecks; Sicily and the Sea – the history of Sicily through shipwreck”. You recently joined the …

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