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Dr Carrie Gibson, historian and author of Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean

Travel with historian and author Dr Carrie Gibson

Our new winter season features wonderful voyages through the Caribbean, calling at Mexico, Antigua, Barbados and to the historic island of Cuba. These voyages have been planned with the help of Dr Carrie Gibson, historian and author of Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean. We are delighted that Carrie will be joining us as a guest speaker on several of Aegean Odyssey’s sailings. The Caribbean is Carrie’s favourite part of the world, so we asked her what she is most looking …

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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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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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Iceland

A special and unique reunion cruise by Jos Dewing

On the 2nd September 2016 our Managing Director, Jos Dewing, had the pleasure of joining 70 past passengers on board Aegean Odyssey in Greece. These were members of our loyalty group, the Odyssey Club, and were booked on our annual Odyssey Club Reunion cruise. The Reunion cruise for 2016 focused on our quintessential Greek Island cruise and pre-stay in Athens, with a twist… Jos shares with us his on-board experience. Our Odyssey Club members enjoy significant benefits when booking with us. …

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VTA team complete the race for Mercy Ships

Voyages to Antiquity take on Wolf Run for a worthy cause

On Saturday 3rd September, Voyages to Antiquity staff took part in a 10km Wolf Run in Warwickshire to raise £1,000 and awareness for Mercy Ships, an international charity that provides free medical and humanitarian services to the people of Africa using its hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. It was a very wet and muddy day, but everyone made it round – take a look at the photos to prove it! The Wolf Run is an off-road run featuring a series of …

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Partnership Manager, Michelle Daniels along with our Travel Agents and Cruise Director, Richard Sykes

Who says it’s all work no play? Travel Agents visit Aegean Odyssey

Earlier in the year, we held a competition for travel agents to win one of 30 places on Aegean Odyssey’s ‘Provence to Andalusia’ voyage. It was a great opportunity for our travel partners to experience our ship, and familiarise themselves with our product, meaning they are better equipped to help you choose the perfect cruise. During their 5-day cruise, they visited 9 ports including Nice, Cannes, Marseilles, Sete, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Cadiz and Seville, but rather than tell you about each, …

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Help support our VTA team this September

Voyages to Antiquity Wolf Run for Mercy Ships

In a bid to raise a £1,000 for ‘Mercy Ships’ charity, this September our Voyages to Antiquity office staff are taking part in ‘Wolf Run’ in Warwickshire. Help support this fantastic organisation and encourage our staff to complete the 10k course. This September the Voyages to Antiquity office staff will be taking part in ‘Wolf Run’ a muddy outdoor obstacle course set in the heart of rural Warwickshire. This 10k course is a unique combination of three kinds of off-road …

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