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
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 […]
Kolmanskop is Namibia’s famous ghost town, situated in the Spergebiet or ‘forbidden territory’ and it’s one of our included half-day tour options during our calls to Lüderitz. Its history is unique, it was born of a diamond boom but then left to crumble. It has stood still, completely uninhabited since the mid-1950’s. If you visit […]
In December 2018, Aegean Odyssey will let go her lines in the port of Piraeus and begin her epic Grand Odyssey sailing. This 129-day journey is our longest to date and calls to some of the most incredible destinations on earth, including Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Egypt, Oman, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Seychelles, Namibia and […]
Award-winning journalist Lesley Bellew joined Aegean Odyssey recently on her 15-day exploration of the cultural treasures and natural wonders of the fascinating British and Irish Isles. This cruise offered a varied selection of included tour options, as well as ideal possibilities for independent exploration. With that in mind, we asked Lesley to share some of […]
Few cities embody the classic Asian blend of east and west, old and new, more evocatively and spectacularly than Singapore. This mesmerising metropolis is one of the world’s most exciting places to eat and shop and, alongside grand colonial reminders of the past, the ever more awe-inspiring attractions taking their place in Singapore’s glittering skyline […]
Aegean Odyssey visited Norway for the very first time recently and it was a breath-taking experience for everyone onboard. The cruise included calls to Oslo, Geiranger, Flam and Bergen, and we’re thrilled that we’ll be doing it all again in 2019. The scenery was stunning, and each port offered something unique and exciting. Our blog […]
In our blog today, Dr Tom Birkett, who was a guest lecturer with us last year on a 15 day cruise to Iceland, reflects on the experiences of the first Norse seafarers who crossed the North Atlantic to settle on this remote island. It was their extraordinary mastery of the seas, as much as their conquests […]
In our blog today, guest lecturer Dr David Price-Williams considers the emergence of the Minoans in the Mediterranean – perhaps Europe’s first city builders. With a strong focus on Greece and how civilisation in Europe developed earlier than first thought, and a look at the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans and his role in […]
The waters around Iceland are filled with some of the most interesting marine life in the world and during our calls to Húsavík, we offer an included whale watching excursion that often sees our guests come eye-to-eye with these majestic giants of the deep. In our blog today, we are learning more about some of […]
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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