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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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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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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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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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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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