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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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The Choir enjoying a drink on the Lido deck. © Bob Porter and the Brandenburg choir

Sing at Sea – in at the deep end?

Earlier this month passengers returned from our ‘Come Sing at Sea’ voyage. Cruising from classical Greece and the Greek isles to the sites of the Dalmatian coast and beautiful Ravenna and Venice. One of our lovely passengers Nicki shares with us a wonderful encounter of her time on board Aegean Odyssey. After seeing an advert for the “Voyages to Antiquity – Sing at Sea” cruise at one of the recent Brandenburg Choir concerts we attended, it sounded like an intriguing and unique …

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Aegean Odyssey in Delos

Greece is a country of many pasts and many presents by Alex Motyl

Guest lecturer Professor Alexander J. Motyl takes us on a journey from Athens to Athens, as he remembers his recent visit to Greece on board Aegean Odyssey last month. Having first travelled to Greece as a student in 1976; he has regularly visited the incredible architectural heritage of this beautiful region. There is the world of Minoan, Mycenean, and Athenian civilization. There is the world of the secular Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. There is the world of the sacred Christian Orthodox …

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Watching the elephants bathe and play at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. © Joanne Peters

Competition winner Joanne Peters returns from a trip of a lifetime

Competition winner Joanne Peters returns from a trip of a lifetime. Having won our Facebook competition back in August, the prize was to win a cruise for two to Burma & the Malay Peninsula.  Joanne decided to take her mum for a special birthday treat and having recently returned, she shares with Voyages to Antiquity her first-time experience on board Aegean Odyssey. We have recently returned from our amazing first cruise on board the Aegean Odyssey.   It will definitely not …

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Church of St. Nicolo stands on the hill

Walk in the footsteps of movie stars

Our Mediterranean cruises offer our guests the chance to explore and immerse themselves in local cultures, but they also allow visits to destinations that have been made famous through the silver-screen. Film and TV is a great way to inspire, motivate and bring to life many of the places that we visit and you may well find yourself “on-set” during your next Voyages to Antiquity cruise. Mamma Mia Mamma Mia was filmed on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos and …

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New Cruise Director, Richard-Skyes

Welcome on board, Cruise Director Richard Sykes

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Aegean Odyssey’s new Cruise Director, Mr. Richard Sykes. With 16 years’ experience, Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge, he shares with us why he is thrilled to be joining Voyages to Antiquity. Richard will join us on board beginning in March 2016 and brings with him 16 years of experience cruising the world on the Discovery, the Magellan and many more. He’s even cruised on the Marco Polo, formerly …

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Aegean Odyssey

Explore the very best of Morocco and Spain with Neil Horrocks

We are thrilled to welcome Cruise Director Neil Horrocks on board Aegean Odyssey. Neil joins us for a 2 week cruise on 6 November 2015 to explore ‘A Taste of Spain, Madeira and Morocco’. Neil sailed with Voyages to Antiquity in 2014. His arrival was a huge success as was his range of on board entertainment and activities. With over 14 years’ experience working on cruise ships, Neil tells us what passengers can expect with him on board and what …

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Relaxed atmosphere on board Aegean Odyssey

Welcome on board, Cruise Director Paul Carter

We are delighted to welcome Cruise Director Paul Carter on board Aegean Odyssey. Following a two month ‘relief role’ trip on the Aegean Odyssey last year, Paul now looks forward to a more permanent role with Voyages to Antiquity. With over 19 years’ experience, Paul shares with us what passengers can expect with him on board as the new Cruise Director. You have been a cruise director for the past 19 years, what do you enjoy the most when being at …

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Amber Fort in Jaipur

New Horizons – Heading East with Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner is a fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard, a former Bureau Chief for Reuters in the Balkans, and a firm favourite amongst Voyages to Antiquity’s guest speakers. As a journalist he first reported from India and Southeast Asia in the mid-1980s. In a recent interview, he shared with us why India still holds such an attraction for him, and what we might expect from his talks on board. You’ve travelled extensively in India and Southeast Asia. Can …

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James went looking for Paradise on Earth and found it all over the Mediterranean!

James Morwood, Emeritius Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, travelled with us earlier this year on two cruises. You’ll find that he enjoyed his trip immensely and even learned a thing or two from the expert guides about modern history! —- “I have so many good memories of the cruises I lectured on, ‘The Shores of the Mediterranean’ and ‘Those Who Seek Paradise on Earth…’, that it’s hard to pick out the highlights. But some of them are lodged particularly in …

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