Voyages To Antiquity have created a cruise experience that is not only for the amateur or professional historian but also for people who simply want to understand the history, art, myths and culture of the ancient world. A Voyage to Antiquity cruise to the Mediterranean aims to open a window into the origins and genius of western civilisation.
The people at Voyages to Antiquity were also pioneers of cruising in the Far East. Using this local knowledge, they have created a winter cruise-tour programme which reveals the fascinating past and exotic landscapes of this extraordinary part of the world.
Their journeys, however, are not only about history. As well as visiting breathtaking archaeological treasures you will also see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and experience the magnificent food of the Mediterranean and The Orient.
The Extraordinary Value Of Their Cruise Tours
Voyages to Antiquity features:
Expertly planned itineraries
A full included excursion programme with sightseeing in each port of call (where available) and overland excursions
Many nighttime stays in port so you can choose to explore on your own if that's your choice
Experienced team of guest speakers giving talks on subjects relevant to each itinerary
Included economy class scheduled flights with British Airways to and from your cruise
Free regional departures from selected UK airports, subject to connecting times
Transfers and porterage of your luggage from the overseas airport (once you have cleared customs) to your cabin on arrival and vice versa on departure
Business Class upgrades at reasonable cost
Included pre and/or post-cruise hotel stays for most of our itineraries
All meals on Aegean Odyssey with a choice of restaurant and open-seating dining so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine
Complimentary choice of wine, beer or soft drinks with your evening meal on board
Included gratuities to your cabin steward and restaurant staff
The Benefits Of Small Ship Cruising
In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, Voyages To Antiquity have a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbours and sail closer the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views. Our ship's size also allows us to navigate the great rivers of Southeast Asia and berth in the heart of Bangkok, Yangon (Rangoon) and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
As they carry only an average of 350 passengers, their ship is ideal for those who dislike traveling around with hordes of people. Boutique-style cruising with Voyages to Antiquity is an extraordinary value, as fares include over $2,000 per person in out-of-pocket expenses, making the experience very inclusive. If you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship.
All their voyages have been meticulously planned by the Voyages to Antiquity staff in conjunction with Lord Norwich and other noted historians. Experience tells them that combining the best of cruising and land tours is the ideal way to explore these fascinating sites and get the most from your chosen itinerary.
Shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise land packages are included in all major ports where suitable, including the spectacular "Golden Triangle" tour in India and the overnight visit to the wonder of the temples of Angkor. In certain places, additional visits will be available at a supplementary cost. In places such as Burma, where the trips to the exotic royal capital of Mandalay and the magnificent pagodas of Bagan are not included, we have ensured that these wonderful excursions are offered at advantageous prices.
During all shore excursions, the expert guides will share their knowledge with the group using Quiet Vox. Through your individual headset, this remarkable device allows you to hear the tour leader clearly.
Our sightseeing itineraries are outstanding but can be strenuous therefore a reasonable level of fitness is recommended and some passengers may decide to take a break on certain days. Our daily programme will always indicate the level of walking required on excursions. Comfortable shoes and light clothing are advised. Wherever possible we have ensured that the ship is in port at night so that you have many free evenings to go ashore and explore or enjoy an after-dinner drink in a local café.
Top Lectured and Celebrated Guest Speakers
The lecturers and celebrated speakers who accompany you on the cruise are all first class. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas we visit and their ability to bring the history of these remarkable civilisations and cultures to life. Their informative and enlightening talks will also charm and entertain you.
Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be our team of young and keen classical history graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the guides on sightseeing trips.
MV Aegean Odyssey
The stunning boutique mv Aegean Odyssey cruise ship was built to cruise the gentle coastal waters......