The port-intensive, insightful itineraries that we offer stand at the very core of our philosophy. Each voyage has been carefully planned in conjunction with noted historians, blending famous sites with hidden gems to create an immersive experience that is wholly unique. Read more
Some itineraries focus on a particular historical theme, such as the Crusades or Byzantine history, while others take you across continents for a sweeping look at the region’s past. Our itineraries have been designed with extended stays in port and many overnights on board to ensure that there is ample time for exploration in each destination.Read less
We believe that the experience ashore is just as important as your enjoyment on board. After all, visiting these historic destinations is the very reason for cruising with Voyages to Antiquity. Each cruise incorporates included shore excursions in virtually all ports of call, accompanied by expert guides. Read more
During all shore excursions, the guides will share their knowledge with the group using QuietVox technology – these individual headsets enable you to hear your guide clearly, even in the busiest places. We now offer a choice of included sightseeing in 16 ports, giving you the flexibility to explore where you'd like. Itineraries also include pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays in 4- or 5-star properties.
On our Mediterranean cruise program, get to know the captivating cities of Europe, including Rome, Athens and Istanbul, while our winter program includes extended land tours, such as an East African safari, India’s Golden Triangle and the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.
On board Aegean Odyssey guests enjoy a relaxed, casually elegant country club ambiance. Camaraderie is fostered on board through the friendly, congenial atmosphere harvested between like-minded travelers. Whether it’s over dinner, in conversation about a lecture, or traveling with your shore excursion group, friendships are easily formed. Read more
Passengers also appreciate our dress code, which forgoes the need for very formal evening wear. The ideal size of our ship gives her the ability to visit smaller ports that larger vessel cannot reach, navigate closer to the scenic islands and coastlines of the Mediterranean, berth upriver in Bangkok, Yangon (Rangoon) and Ho Chi Minh City, and sail the Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville.Read less
Accompanying you on each cruise are celebrated guest speakers who have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas we visit and their ability to bring the past to life through informative, entertaining talks. Lecturers include historians, professors, archaeologists and more, all well regarded in their respective fields. Read more
There are typically a number of lecturers on any one cruise, each specializing in a different discipline, so topics can range from the architecture of the Roman Empire and the history of the Crusades to rainforest conservation and the ceramics and pottery of classical Greece.
Lectures generally take place in the comfort of the Ambassador Lounge, often after dinner in preparation for the next day’s port of call or during a day at sea.Read less
In addition to an unforgettable experience, a Voyages to Antiquity cruise also offers exceptional value. The rates for each voyage include guided shore excursions, 4- and 5-star hotel stays, a choice of wine with dinner on board (beer or soft drinks if preferred) and onboard gratuities.Read more
Once you're on board Aegean Odyssey, there is very little to budget for - and thoughtful touches such as bottled water on shore excursions and quality linens really do make the difference.Read less
With 26 dedicated single cabins and low supplements on double occupancy cabins, Voyages to Antiquity is an excellent choice if you are traveling on your own. The full schedule of shore excursions and lectures is sure to keep you engaged, and the shore tour procedure means that you will travel with the same passengers on each excursion, making it very easy to get to know your fellow passengers.Read more
Our open-seating dining policy furthers this camaraderie - you can join new acquaintances for dinner each evening. It's the perfect environment for making new friends.Read less