Aegean Odyssey makes a welcome return to South Africa, India and Southeast Asia this winter with a programme of longer-duration cruises that promise ancient wonders, vibrant cities, captivating tropical islands, fascinating cultures and memorable wildlife encounters.
Quite possibly Voyages to Antiquity’s most spectacular season ever! Take a look at all Winter cruises departing in 2018/19 >
A remarkable journey from the summer sunshine of South Africa’s Cape Town to the wild coast of Namibia, the warm Atlantic Bom Bom Island, Praia in Cape Verde and Las Palmas in the Canaries, followed by the incredible sights, sounds and atmosphere of Morocco.Discover more
Jungle landscapes and Buddhist temples give way to tropical islands and big game parks on this 33-day voyage from Asia to South Africa, taking you to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion Island, before included wildlife safaris and three nights in Cape Town.Discover more
Enjoy the dynamic city of Singapore, cruise the stunning islands of Thailand, historic Malaysia and spiritual Sri Lanka, with two nights in the heart of Rangoon, a place described by Rudyard Kipling as “quite unlike any land you know about,” an observation that still rings true today.Discover more
Experience an incredible two-night stay in the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital of Delhi. Then journey from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, to Agra and the unparalleled majesty of the Taj Mahal. Sail to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Andaman Islands, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, before spending two nights in Singapore.Discover more
As the year ends, the weather in India and the Red Sea is more in keeping with summer in northern Europe. It’s the ideal time to explore Athens and sail from the classical myths of mainland Greece, through the historically significant Suez Canal to Pharaonic Egypt, Jordan, Oman and India.Discover more
Guest lecturer Hugh Ellwood provides us with a very interesting blog today, looking at kings and caliphs: Arab conquests and a masterpiece of cooperation between the Christian King and the Islamic Caliph. It all centres around Spain and a time when in Western Europe, the ‘Dark Ages’ were upon us. However, at the same time […]
Myanmar (Burma) is one of the most interesting places on earth, we know, we’ve been there several times and we are looking forward to introducing new guests to this enchanting land during our winter season. One place we must always visit is the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is an absolute marvel and given its religious and […]
The world’s oldest intact shipwreck has been found in the Black Sea and archaeologists say it has been there for around 2,400 years. It is thought to be an ancient Greek trading vessel and its discovery, over 1 mile below the water’s surface, is not only an incredible find, it’s also something we’re very excited […]
At Voyages to Antiquity, we have created a cruise experience which is designed for travellers who want to understand more about the history, culture and natural wonders of the ancient world. Today, Aegean Odyssey called to the Greek island of Samothraki (or Samothrace), a destination that is rarely visited by cruise ships and one that […]
Today, our ‘Gourmet Traveller’ blog series is focusing on the flavourful delicacies and traditional dishes that await us in Mumbai – one of our favourite Asian destinations. Food and travel go hand in hand and one of the great pleasures of visiting a new city or country is sampling local culinary favourites. In India, of […]
“Hygge” is a Danish word that is impossible to translate and difficult to define, but loosely speaking it is that very particular concept of conviviality and comfort that lies at the heart of Danish contentment. One may be tempted to think of it as having to do with candles, open fireplaces and warm blankets, but […]
Aegean Odyssey will call at Alexandria (Al-Iskandariyya in Arabic), Egypt, later this month and we’re incredibly excited to be taking our guests back to this ancient land. Egypt is a place filled with wonderful history, culture and intrigue, and it’s a destination that we fell in love with several years ago when Aegean Odyssey visited […]
Some cities inspire with iconic attractions, others are gateways to natural wonders; some attract with delicious local food and wine, others with colourful culture. Perhaps uniquely, Cape Town offers it all. Take at least three or four days to fully appreciate its extraordinary richness and magnetic appeal. Block of flat Instantly recognisable and endlessly photogenic, […]
Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at The Manchester Museum, home to one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections. He first became interested in ancient Egypt when he visited Kelvingrove Museum in his native Glasgow as a child and today, he is an expert on everything that is Ancient Egypt. Let’s step […]
Yesterday, it was my great pleasure to spend some time with one of our guest lecturers, Stella Grace Lyons, who has recently completed her very first voyage with us. I very much enjoy learning of people’s first impressions of our beloved ship, whether they be crew, passengers or guests of our enrichment programme and it […]
There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.
Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.
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