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Hot Cross Buns similar to traditional Jamaican Easter buns

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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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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The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba

Winter is coming….. Fascinating new explorations in winter 2017/18

Having spent the past seven years defining and refining our unique approach to cruising the lesser-known and lesser-explored places and ports of Europe, Voyages to Antiquity is delighted to announce that a completely new programme for the winter months will soon be launched – register your interest today. We have been looking for a complete destination that can become a suitable home for Aegean Odyssey during the winter months, one which will enable us to deliver our unique insight, focus …

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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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Members of the Oxford office attended the award ceremony in London

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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John Julius feels that Sicily is both geographically and historically at the center of the Mediterranean

The Middle Sea by Lord John Julius Norwich

Historian and travel writer, Lord John Julius Norwich’s epic history plays a huge part in the very foundations of Voyages to Antiquity and is the inspiration behind our new April cruise – ‘A voyage through the Middle Sea’, and we are very excited to announce that he will be joining us on board Aegean Odyssey in spring 2017. Founder Gerry Herrod was inspired by the book “The Middle Sea,” about the fabled ancient civilisations that flourished in the eastern and …

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Our passengers getting to know one another © Bob Porter and the Brandenburg choir

Aegean Odyssey given 98% guest satisfaction

On the 16th September 2016, we disembarked passengers on one of our signature Classical Greece & The Greek Islands cruises. The cruise had an incredible 98% guest satisfaction score, meaning 98% of the passengers who joined the cruise (Many of whom had not cruised with us before or in fact cruised with anyone before) would happily return to cruise with us again. Below are just a handful of reviews from our passengers. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the large volume …

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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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