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In Sri Lanka, experience the legacy of Colombo’s colonial history and the city’s more modern cosmopolitan side, then meet the beautiful animals of the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala.

Sail across the Indian Ocean to a true desert island paradise, the Maldives, followed by the perfect beaches of the Seychelles. Spend the evening ashore walking the cosmopolitan Caudan Waterfront in Mauritius and explore Reunion Island, a tiny piece of France in the Indian Ocean.

In South Africa, you’ll enjoy safari adventures in search of iconic wildlife in two of the nation’s best game parks. Then in Durban learn more about the rich culture and history of the Zulu nation.

Nestling in the shadow of the spectacular Table Mountain, enjoy 3 nights on board in Cape Town, giving you plenty of time to appreciate all the charms of this exciting city with a fascinating past.

For guests using Voyages to Antiquity's air program, flights may depart one day earlier due to air schedules. Please call for details.

Please note: all activities, guest lecture topics and other day-by-day events listed as taking place on-board Aegean Odyssey are subject to change and may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.

Date
Port
Depart
Arrive
Feb 10
Sun
Departure
    Departure
    Depart North America.
    Feb 11
    Mon
    Colombo
    • Wildlife
    • Arts & culture
    Colombo , Sri Lanka
    Arrive and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.
    overnight
    Feb 12
    Tue
    Colombo
    • Wildlife
    • Arts & culture
    Colombo , Sri Lanka
    Watch Asian elephants bathe and play on a full day adventure to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, or take a morning city tour of Colombo, including Kelaniya (Kalyana) Temple and the National Museum of Sri Lanka. Alternatively, an optional full day tour to sacred Kandy is also available, location of the temple containing a tooth of the Buddha.
    10.00pm
    Feb 13
    Wed
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Cruising the Indian Ocean. Guest Speakers will give you an overview of their topics, the book club will be detailed, and Jessie Linden will tell you all about the craft classes available. You will also be invited to the first Captain’s Cocktail Party.
    Feb 14
    Thu
    Maldives
    • Beach
    • Island Life
    Maldives , Maldives
    Head ashore on the stunning tropical island of Uligamu, where you will have plenty of time to relax on the white sands or swim in the quiet, tranquil waters which are surrounded by coral reefs and tropical fish, before returning to the ship for a barbeque party on deck.
    8.00pm
    noon
    Feb 15
    Fri
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Join your fellow passengers beside the pool for a very special “Crossing the Line Ceremony” to celebrate crossing the equator, including the chance to kiss the raw fish!
    Feb 16
    Sat
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Various events will be on offer during these days at sea. For example, John Ducker leads two wine-tasting events including handy guidance on wine and food matching.
    Feb 17
    Sun
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Jessie Linden’s craft classes will start during these days at sea, with the chance to learn how to make a silk necklace, or how to decorate a bag with handmade fabric flowers.
    Feb 18
    Mon
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    During these days at sea the book club will commence, focusing on comparisons between “Atonement” by Ian McEwan’s and the 2017 film adaptation, which will also be shown.
    Feb 19
    Tue
    Mahe
    • Arts & culture
    • Natural Wonders
    • Flora and Fauna
    Mahe , Seychelles
    Enjoy an included tour of Mahé’s Wild South, an extraordinary treasure trove of flora that has evolved over centuries of splendid isolation. You will also see the bustling market and magical botanical garden of the island’s capital, Victoria.
    overnight
    7.00am
    Feb 20
    Wed
    Mahe
    • Arts & culture
    • Natural Wonders
    • Flora and Fauna
    Mahe , Seychelles
    Discover the reef barrier on an optional tour, beginning with views of the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat as it drifts over the corals. Then enjoy some hand fish feeding and snorkelling within the marine park.
    6.00pm
    Feb 21
    Thu
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Cruising the Indian Ocean, our resident musicians will perform for you, evening ensembles take place in the Ambassador Lounge, and mental stimulation continues in the form of daily quizzes.
    Feb 22
    Fri
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    During these days at sea, our on-board lecture programme includes topics ranging from the 19th century Travellers Club of London to the story of the dodo and the species that exist on Mauritius today but are close to extinction.
    Feb 23
    Sat
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    Craft classes continue with Jessie – including a two-part programme of painting on silk. The second book club with Olivia will also be launched before your arrival in Mauritius.
    Feb 24
    Sun
    Port Louis
      Port Louis , Mauritius
      A choice of included tours are available today: Port Louis and Pamplemousses will take you to one of the oldest and most prestigious botanical gardens in the southern hemisphere, or alternatively, visit the magnificent Eureka Colonial House.
      overnight
      8.00pm
      Feb 25
      Mon
      Port Louis
        Port Louis , Mauritius
        Take a stroll along the cosmopolitan Caudan Waterfront or choose from two optional excursions: Casela Nature Park, or the long dormant volcano of Trou-aux-Cerfs, followed by a tasting of some traditional island Rhum at an historic distillery.
        8.00pm
        Feb 26
        Tue
        St. Denis
        • Arts & culture
        • Architecture
        St. Denis , Reunion
        Discover the breathtaking scenery of rugged Reunion, including a visit to a traditional geranium oil distillery. Or enjoy a panoramic tour of the capital, St Denis, on a choice of included excursions.
        2.00pm
        8.00am
        Feb 27
        Wed
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        During these days at sea Chris Stringer will give his first talk, introducing seven million years of evolution, beginning with our divergence from the African apes to the emergence of the human race.
        Feb 28
        Thu
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        Relax as Aegean Odyssey cruises the Indian Ocean towards South Africa. Your Daily Journal will always outline a range of activities available, from craft activities including decorating travel bags to the techniques of folk-art painting.
        Mar 01
        Fri
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        During one of your sea days wine-lovers will be able to compete for a bottle of bubbly as John Ducker hosts our on-board wine quiz, and Judy Ducker entertains with anecdotes concerning her life and career in the film and TV set department.
        Mar 02
        Sat
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        Between Reunion and South Africa, Chris Walton begins a series of acclaimed lectures, while Steve Ragnall looks into the life and times of a true British eccentric and delivers a thought-provoking discussion on ‘The Birkenhead Drill’.
        Mar 03
        Sun
        Richards Bay
        • Wildlife
        Richards Bay , South Africa
        Visit the Hluhluwe Game Reserve for an included full day of incredible wildlife spotting and the chance to see a rare white rhino. An optional overnight safari to Leopard Mountain or Phinda Private Game Reserve is also available.
        overnight
        7.00am
        Mar 04
        Mon
        Richards Bay
        • Wildlife
        Richards Bay , South Africa
        Admire the remarkable landscapes of the KwaZulu-Natal province on your way to the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, where you are guaranteed a close-up encounter with some of its famous concentration of hippos.
        10.00pm
        Mar 05
        Tue
        Durban
        • Wildlife
        • Arts & culture
        • Flora and Fauna
        • Scenic Area
        Durban , South Africa
        Visit the beautiful city of Pietermaritzburg, encompassing old world charm, country living and stunning Victorian architecture. Or take an optional half day trip to the unique Sharks Board, featuring a large variety of lifelike marine replicas, including a magnificent 892kg great white shark.
        8.00pm
        8.00am
        Mar 06
        Wed
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        A day at sea to relax and appreciate Aegean Odyssey’s amenities. Lectures will be delivered in the Ambassador Lounge and the book club will reconvene for another discussion, followed by a movie screening of a big screen adaptation.
        Mar 07
        Thu
        Port Elizabeth
        • Wildlife
        • Arts & culture
        • Flora and Fauna
        Port Elizabeth , South Africa
        Enjoy a full-day safari experience across some of the finest bushveld in South Africa’s Eastern Cape at one of two stunning malaria-free private game reserves, with the pre-book option of extending your stay overnight for some twilight game spotting and incredible night-sky views from your luxurious lodgings.
        overnight
        8.00am
        Mar 08
        Fri
        Port Elizabeth
        • Wildlife
        • Arts & culture
        • Flora and Fauna
        Port Elizabeth , South Africa
        Port Elizabeth shimmers on the Sunshine Coast as a popular beach-going destination and has plenty of historic sites to explore during an included half-day tour.
        7.00pm
        Mar 09
        Sat
        At sea
        • Sea Days
        At sea
        More quizzes, films and a moving classical concert on this last day at sea, when ‘crafters’ will also be able to show off their newly acquired skills.
        Mar 10
        Sun
        Cape Town
        • Wine
        • Natural Wonders
        • Flora and Fauna
        Cape Town , South Africa
        Arrive in the most cosmopolitan city in Southern Africa, a place filled with cultural wonders and outstanding natural beauty. No visit to Cape Town is complete without an included half-day excursion to Table Mountain and a ride to the summit in its famous cable car.
        overnight
        8.00am
        Mar 11
        Mon
        Cape Town
        • Wine
        • Natural Wonders
        • Flora and Fauna
        Cape Town , South Africa
        Experience the history, architecture and wines of Stellenbosch on an included half-day tour to two world-class estates and the Stellenbosch Museum, comprising four houses reflecting different eras of the town’s history.
        overnight
        Mar 12
        Tue
        Cape Town
        • Wine
        • Natural Wonders
        • Flora and Fauna
        Cape Town , South Africa
        Explore the city at leisure or take an optional tour to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, on your way to the most south-westerly tip of Africa, where a funicular railway will take you to the summit for breathtaking views.
        overnight
        Mar 13
        Wed
        Cape Town
        • Wine
        • Natural Wonders
        • Flora and Fauna
        Cape Town , South Africa
        Disembark and transfer to Cape Town Airport for an Overnight flight home.
        Morning Colombo City Tour

        Morning Colombo City Tour

        12 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Half day
        Experience the astonishing blend of modern and exotic in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, a city quite unlike any other, as you travel to the Kelaniya (Kalyana) Temple, built on the banks of the Kelani River. Kelaniya is mentioned in the Buddhist chronicle, the Mahawamsa, which states that the Gautama Buddha visited the place, after which the dagoba of the temple was built.

        Experience the astonishing blend of modern and exotic in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, a city quite unlike any other, as you travel to the Kelaniya (Kalyana) Temple, built on the banks of the Kelani River. Kelaniya is mentioned in the Buddhist chronicle, the Mahawamsa, which states that the Gautama Buddha visited the place, after which the dagoba of the temple was built.

        Sri Lankan Buddhists believe that the Buddha visited Kelaniya in order to quell a quarrel between two warring Nāga leaders: Chulodara (literally meaning ‘the small-bellied one’) and Mahodara (‘the big-bellied one’).

        From here you will then be taken to the Colombo National Museum, which is housed in a grand colonial building and is the custodian of Sri Lanka's cultural heritage. Among its exhibits are a vast collection of books, more than 4,000 archaic palm leaf manuscripts, rock sculptures from the ancient cities, royal weapons of Sri Lankan kings and an excellent collection of antique demon masks. The most interesting among the exhibits are the regalia of the Kandian Kings dating back to the 17th century.

        A visit will then be made to Independence Square, where this former British colony of Ceylon was given self-rule in 1948. Winding past the cricket stadium, through affluent neighbourhoods like Horton Place and Kotte, the legislative capital, en-route to the pier, you will see the Nelum Pokuna Performing Art Centre, the Town Hall, President House and the Pettah Bazar.

        This excursion involves a visit to a temple and you will be asked to remove your shoes. Please dress appropriately for visiting religious sites, with shoulders and knees covered as a general rule. A camera fee applies for the museum.

        This excursion involves a visit to a temple and you will be asked to remove your shoes. Please dress appropriately for visiting religious sites, with shoulders and knees covered as a general rule. A camera fee applies for the museum.

         

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        Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

        Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

        12 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Full day Lunch Included
        A two and a half hour drive through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside brings us to Pinnawala and this famous site, established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation to protect unweaned baby elephants found wandering in the forests. From a nucleus of five baby elephants in 1975, the sanctuary is now home to the world’s largest herd of captive elephants, many of which have been bred here and will stay for life.

        A two and a half hour drive through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside brings us to Pinnawala and this famous site, established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation to protect unweaned baby elephants found wandering in the forests. From a nucleus of five baby elephants in 1975, the sanctuary is now home to the world’s largest herd of captive elephants, many of which have been bred here and will stay for life. Your first stop will be at the Oya River to watch the elephants bathing and socializing, so be sure to bring a camera to capture the beauty and the antics of these majestic animals. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Pinnalanda Restaurant in a picturesque location overlooking the river, then in the afternoon see the elephants from closer-up and maybe watch some of the older or smaller elephants being fed, for some memories which – like an elephant – you will never forget.

        Please note that the terrain is uneven and dusty and the feeding of the young and sick elephants can get very busy.

        Despite some negative press concerning the orphanage in recent years, VTA’s local ground partners are happy with the latest inspections of the organisation and their treatment of the animals. A detailed presentation will be given on board to provide more details on what to expect and the reasons behind the work being carried out in the orphanage.

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        Kandy & Temple of the Tooth
        UNESCO World Heritage Site

        Kandy & Temple of the Tooth

        12 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Full day Lunch IncludedRespectful DressLong DriveRemoval of Shoes
        Journey to the sacred city of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of unusual beauty and the location of the temple containing a tooth of Buddha. The scenic three-hour drive takes us out of Colombo, through small towns growing all kinds of exotic fruit, past pineapple plantations and paddy fields and up into Sri Lanka’s stunning hill country.

        Journey to the sacred city of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of unusual beauty and the location of the temple containing a tooth of Buddha. The scenic three-hour drive takes us out of Colombo, through small towns growing all kinds of exotic fruit, past pineapple plantations and paddy fields and up into Sri Lanka’s stunning hill country. One of the day’s highlights is a stop at Peradeniya to walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens. A visit to the Orchid House should not be missed!

        Kandy was founded in the 14th century and as the last capital of Sri Lanka’s kings is the key focus of this optional tour. Lunch will be served in a colonial hotel overlooking the Kandy Lake. On the opposite side of the picturesque valley, you will then enjoy a guided tour of the monumental Temple of the Tooth, where the sacred relic is enshrined.

        During the return drive from this ancient kingdom, a stop will be made at a Spice Garden to learn more about Sri Lanka’s ayurvedic tradition. Please note that this excursion is very long, with an approximate 3 - 3.5 hour drive each way.

        Please note: this excursion involves a visit to a temple and you will be asked to remove your shoes. Please dress appropriately for visiting religious sites, with shoulders and knees covered as a general rule. A video fee applies for the temple.

        This optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

        *Includes subsidy for unused included excursion.

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        The Wild South

        The Wild South

        19 Feb Mahe, Seychelles
        Half Day
        Mahé, measuring 28km long by 8km wide, is the largest island and cultural and economic hub of the Seychelles. It is home to the international airport and the nation’s capital, Victoria. The island is home to almost 90 per cent of the total population (or approximately 72,200 people) and reflects Seychelles' diverse ethnicity from African, Indian, Chinese and European populations.

        Mahé, measuring 28km long by 8km wide, is the largest island and cultural and economic hub of the Seychelles. It is home to the international airport and the nation’s capital, Victoria. The island is home to almost 90 per cent of the total population (or approximately 72,200 people) and reflects Seychelles' diverse ethnicity from African, Indian, Chinese and European populations.

        With a backdrop of towering 1000m granite peaks, Mahé is an extraordinary treasure trove of flora that has evolved over centuries of splendid isolation. Rare endemic plants found nowhere else in the world adorn Mahé’s mist forests in mountain strongholds, such as the Jellyfish Tree, the carnivorous Seychelles Pitcher Plant and the Seychelles Vanilla Orchid.

        First visited by the British in 1609, Mahé was subsequently forgotten about until Lazare Picault's expedition of 1742, when the gradual process of settling the island began, first by the French, whose direct influence continued until 1814, and then as a British colony until Seychelles gained independence in 1976.

        After transferring from the ship to Victoria you will start your guided tour of the capital, including the bustling market and a walk through the magical Botanical Garden. Drive to San Soucis Mountain and see the Mission Lodge, once the site of a school for liberated slave children that was built by the London Missionary Society in 1876. Today there are just ruins to be seen at the beginning of the path to the viewing lodge, but the views out over mountain slopes, the ocean and the west coast of Mahé are fantastic.

        Note: This excursion will have AM and PM departures due to capacity limitations.

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        Coral Cruise

        Coral Cruise

        20 Feb Mahe, Seychelles
        Half Day Boat RideSwimming costume
        Arrive at the reef barrier and view the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat drifting over the corals. As well as learning about the history of the Ste Anne Marine Park, you can enjoy some hand fish feeding and snorkelling within the marine park.

        Arrive at the reef barrier and view the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat drifting over the corals. As well as learning about the history of the Ste Anne Marine Park, you can enjoy feeding some fish by hand and snorkelling within the marine park. Disembark on Moyenne Island for a short exploration and encounter with the grand old inhabitants of the island, the 105 land tortoises, whom you will meet roaming freely.

        Please note: this optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

        This excursion will have AM and PM departures due to capacity limitations.

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        Port Louis and Eureka Colonial House

        Port Louis and Eureka Colonial House

        24 Feb Port Louis, Mauritius
        Half day Significant StepsInsect Repellent
        The historic colonial house of Eureka was built in 1830 and is one of the oldest and largest Creole private residences on the island, boasting 109 doors and windows. In 1986 it was opened as a museum with rooms dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian housewares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower.

        The historic colonial house of Eureka was built in 1830 and is one of the oldest and largest Creole private residences on the island, boasting 109 doors and windows. In 1986 it was opened as a museum with rooms dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian housewares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower. An array of photographs provide an intriguing glimpse into the lives of British and French aristocrats during the 19th century, while the gardens are equally as delightful, featuring four small waterfalls and rare plants that are endemic to the island.

        After your guided tour you will be invited to relax in the shade of the veranda, for some light snacks and refreshments, before you are transported to the open hilltop church of Marie Reine de La Paix, where Pope John Paul II officiated his first Mass on the island during an historic visit in 1989. Returning to Port Louis, you will see the buildings of the historic Place d’Armes, Saint Louis Cathedral, the Supreme Court, the Municipal Theatre and Government House, then experience a colourful slice of authentic Mauritian life at the local market.

        Returning to Aegean Odyssey, a stop will be made at Fort Adelaide, or La Citadelle, built by the British between 1834 and 1840 under the direction of King William IV. The fort is named in honour of his queen consort, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, who also inspired the moniker of Australia’s southern capital.

        Note: This excursion will have AM and PM departures due to capacity limitations.

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        Port Louis and Pamplemousses Gardens

        Port Louis and Pamplemousses Gardens

        24 Feb Port Louis, Mauritius
        Half day Significant StepsInsect Repellent
        In 1735 the French Governor François Mahé de Labourdonna broke ground in the district of Pamplemousses near Port-Louis to create a garden for his family. In 1988 the world-class botanical that evolved from his creation was renamed in honour of the island’s first prime minister, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, and remains one of the oldest, most prestigious gardens in the southern hemisphere.

        In 1735 the French Governor François Mahé de Labourdonna broke ground in the district of Pamplemousses near Port-Louis to create a garden for his family. In 1988 the world-class botanical that evolved from his creation was renamed in honour of the island’s first prime minister, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, and remains one of the oldest, most prestigious gardens in the southern hemisphere.

        More than 500 species of plants are on display, including some giant Victoria amazonica water lilies, which form the centrepiece of the garden’s splendid pond. At least eighty varieties of palms are scattered around the grounds, including Latanias, Verschaffeltia splendida and Talipots, which live for forty years and only flower once shortly before dying. Other unusual curios to keep an eye out for include the marmalade box tree, fish poison tree and sausage tree.

        As an additional option, L’Aventure du Sucre (Sugar World) inside the former Beau Plan sugar factory offers a fascinating insight into this valuable commodity. The original factory was founded in 1797 but only ceased working in 1999. For this reason many of the guides are former workers who are able to provide a first-hand account of life on the production line and the historical impact of sugar upon Mauritius. After touring this fascinating museum there will then be a chance for some sugar and rhum tasting.

        Free time will be available to take a walk along the cosmopolitan Caudan Waterfront, in the capital of Port Louis, which has a beautiful craft market selling traditional handmade goods such as sarongs, embroidered linen, stained glass objects, wooden sculptures and basketwork.

        Note: This excursion will have staggered departures due to capacity limitations.

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        Casela Nature Park

        Casela Nature Park

        25 Feb Port Louis, Mauritius
        Half day
        The most visited attraction in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, Casela World of Adventures has been welcoming guests of all ages since 1979. Originally a bird sanctuary, the site was expanded to save the local forestation from being redeveloped. In 2015 it was redesigned to feature even more world-class facilities and 21st-century attractions.

        The most visited attraction in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, Casela World of Adventures has been welcoming guests of all ages since 1979. Originally a bird sanctuary, the site was expanded to save the local forestation from being redeveloped. In 2015 it was redesigned to feature even more world-class facilities and 21st-century attractions.

        Spread over 250 hectares, the park is divided into four “Kingdoms” known as “Safari”, “Nature”, “Mountain” and “Discovery”. The Discovery Centre is a state of the art building adorned with pillars replicating giant baobab trees and imitation creepers stretching across the ceiling. It has an array of animal statues and boasts the island’s first 4D cinema, a scale 3D replica of Mauritius and interactive displays to help visitors discover more about the island.

        The three animal kingdoms are home to a wide variety of birds, alongside giant tortoises, Bengal tigers, cheetahs, white lions, lynxes, servals, hyenas, dromedary camels, pygmy hippos, white rhinos and more. A range of optional activities are available to choose from at your own leisure, include a petting farm, “Segway Safari Trip”, horse and camel riding, as well as the chance to feed the park’s nine giraffes.

        During a Big Cat Drive Thru, the park’s guides share information and interesting personal anecdotes about their time working with these amazing animals. Then for the more adventurous there’s also the chance to walk with lions, cross a high-wire “Nepalese Bridge”, try your hand at some dry tobogganing or take an exhilarating ride on a zip line above the forest.

        Please note: this optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

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        Exploring Mauritius

        Exploring Mauritius

        25 Feb Port Louis, Mauritius
        Full day Lunch IncludedSignificant StepsUphill SectionsInsect Repellent
        Directly south of Port Louis lies the long dormant volcano of Trou-aux-Cerfs. This well-defined cone and crater has not been active for over 100,000 years and is covered with lush plants and flowers, offering spectacular views across the island in all directions as well as to the town of Curepipe below.

        Directly south of Port Louis lies the long dormant volcano of Trou-aux-Cerfs. This well-defined cone and crater has not been active for over 100,000 years and is covered with lush plants and flowers, offering spectacular views across the island in all directions, as well as to the town of Curepipe below.

        After spending some time at Trou-aux-Cerfs, the next stop on this panoramic tour will be to a factory specialising in the making of beautiful scale model ships and other nautical vessels. These intricately hand-crafted replicas are constructed from various kinds of wood and sold across the world.

        The spiritual centre of the island is lake Ganga Talao, or Grand Bassin as it is more commonly known. The peaceful waters here are surrounded by Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva, Hanuman, Ganesh and Ganga, reflecting the site’s deep connection with the River Ganges.

        Lunch will be at the idyllic Varangue sur Morne restaurant, located inside Black River Gorges. This picturesque national park is the largest protected forest on Mauritus and is home to some rare species of birds. Then for a sweet digestif, the Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery and museum offers a fascinating insight into how traditional island rhum is produced, followed by a tasting.

        Chamarel is also home to a ninety-five metre waterfall and a unique geological formation known as the “Seven Coloured Earths”, a surreal landscape made up of multi-coloured layers of sand which seem to settle into stripes spontaneously.

        Please note: this optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

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        Scenic Reunion

        Scenic Reunion

        26 Feb St. Denis, Reunion
        Half day Winding road
        This panoramic drive takes you close to what is still the highest point in the Indian Ocean, stopping at an escarpment some 7,000 feet up to enjoy some marvellous views across the caldera, where a scattering of isolated islanders still live an almost entirely self-sufficient rustic life.

        Reunion is a rugged volcanic island with a mountainous centre that was formed over 20,000 years ago during a series of eruptions from the long extinct Piton des Neiges. The eruptions also led to the creation of the Cirque de Mafate caldera, a stunning natural amphitheatre that is entirely enclosed by steep mountains and cliffs known as ‘remparts’, making it impossible to reach without hiking in or being flown by helicopter.

        This panoramic drive takes you close to what is still the highest point in the Indian Ocean, stopping at an escarpment some 7,000 feet up to enjoy some marvellous views across the caldera, where a scattering of isolated islanders still live an almost entirely self-sufficient rustic life.

        Reunion is one of the world’s largest producers of geranium oil, which is used as a fixative for perfumes. At a small Geranium Oil Distillery in the quaint village of La Petite France, the delicate extraction process will be explained, after which you will have the opportunity to purchase some exquisitely scented essential oils and perfumes, produced by this traditional cottage industry.

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        St Denis

        St Denis

        26 Feb St. Denis, Reunion
        Half day Walking over cobblestones, uneven or slippery surfaces
        The stretch of coastline between the Le Port and St Denis is a beautiful place to begin this tour of Réunion’s picturesque capital, which is surrounded by idyllic mountains on three sides and the Indian Ocean to the north.

        The stretch of coastline between Le Port and St Denis is a beautiful place to begin this tour of Réunion’s picturesque capital, which is surrounded by idyllic mountains on three sides and the Indian Ocean to the north.

        A warm and extremely welcoming town, Réunion is the largest of any in the French Colonies. Founded by Étienne Regnault in 1669, it started life around the small pier of Barachois and expanded gradually to become the capital in 1738, taking its name from a boat that ran aground in the nearby bay.

        Passing the former East India Company building, the Rue de Paris has some splendid Creole-style houses with traditional colonial-white verandas. A short stop will be made at the Jardin de l'Etat, or State Garden, to see some impressive trees and other rare species of fauna, including the African baobab, fishtail palm tree and coconut tree. The tour will then reach the former palace of the General Consul, which is now the Natural History Museum.

        The Hindu Temple and Christian Cathedral are symbolic reminders of how this remote island has managed to integrate differing religions, races and cultures so well. This is a city where everyone is united by the musical Creole language.

        Returning to Le Port, there will be a brief stop at a handicraft market for the chance to browse some traditional Creole goods as well as local and Madagascan scents and spices, so don’t forget to haggle with the stall-owners for these excellent souvenirs.

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        Hluhluwe Game Reserve

        Hluhluwe Game Reserve

        3 Mar Richards Bay, South Africa
        Full day Bumpy roadsOpen Safari vehicles
        Formerly known as Hluhluwe–Umfolozi, the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi wildlife park extends across 96,000 hectares of African bushland and is particularly well known for its small population of rare white rhino.

        Formerly known as Hluhluwe–Umfolozi, the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi wildlife park extends across 96,000 hectares of African bushland and is particularly well known for its small population of rare white rhino. Proclaimed a game reserve in 1895, over the last century Hluhluwe has remained home to a spectacular variety of bird and animal life, including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, cheetah, mountain reedbuck, kudu and warthog.

        Located about a one and a half hour drive from Richards Bay in one of the most fascinating parts of Africa, Hluhluwe preserves not only the wildlife of Zululand, but also some of the indefinable charm and traditions of its natural surroundings. As part of your day exploring this amazing landscape, you will get to enjoy a buffet lunch at the Hilltop Restaurant to the backdrop of some stunning scenery, before departing on another exciting game drive in the afternoon.

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        Leopard Mountain Overland

        Leopard Mountain Overland

        3 Mar Richards Bay, South Africa
        overnight Insect RepellentBumpy roadsOpen Safari vehicles
        This multiple award-winning lodge is nestled in the clifftops within a low-risk malaria Endangered Species Protected Area, making it the perfect place for an unforgettable double drive safari in one of South Africa’s most biodiverse regions.

        This multiple award-winning lodge is nestled in the clifftops within a low-risk malaria Endangered Species Protected Area, making it the perfect place for an unforgettable double drive safari in one of South Africa’s most biodiverse regions.

        On arrival a light-lunch will be served, followed by a chance to unpack in one of nine well-appointed stone and thatch chalets overlooking the river. All accommodation has a private plunge pool on its own balcony with spectacular views across Zululand to the distant Lebombo Mountains, while inside you will find a mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities, mosquito nets and an en-suite bathroom.

        After settling in, you will be transported into the bush by an expert ranger and tracker in an open 4X4, for a thrilling late afternoon and sunset big game drive. No-one can guarantee exactly what you will see, but among the species that roam these vast African plains are the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard), cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, lynx, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, wildebeest and blesbok, along with the shy Nyala, which are particularly endemic to the region.

        After dusk falls, return to the lodge and enjoy a sumptuous South African dinner before unwinding beneath a pollution free night sky for some of the best stargazing on the continent. Awaken early to experience a sunrise big game drive as Maputaland comes to life, before enjoying a rewarding breakfast and returning to Aegean Odyssey with the safari memories of a lifetime.

        Please note: this optional excursion must be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure.

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        Phinda Private Game Reserve

        Phinda Private Game Reserve

        3 Mar Richards Bay, South Africa
        2 days/1 overnight Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursInsect RepellentBumpy roadsOpen Safari vehicles
        Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputaland region of northern KwaZulu-Natal and boasts 17,500 hectares of prime conservation land sheltering an abundance of wildlife, including, of course, Africa’s Big Five, as well as over 380 species of birds. The marine diversity in the nearby coastal waters of Sodwana is also said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

        Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputaland region of northern KwaZulu-Natal and boasts 17,500 hectares of prime conservation land sheltering an abundance of wildlife, including, of course, Africa’s Big Five, as well as over 380 species of birds. The marine diversity in the nearby coastal waters of Sodwana is also said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Phinda Forest Lodge, where you will spend the night, is set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, fusing architectural design with conservation.

        Not a single tree was felled during the construction of this award-winning “Zulu Zen” style safari lodge. These stilted suites all use a combination of glass, wood, attractive fabrics and Zulu artefacts, with standard features including luxurious en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks.

        You can also unwind in the lodge's sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, or relax on the expansive viewing decks which afford panoramic views of the game-filled plains.

        Please note: this optional excursion must be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure.

        There is still very limited availability for this overnight experience. If interested, please contact your local booking office for prices and availability.

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        St Lucia Wetland Park
        UNESCO World Heritage Site

        St Lucia Wetland Park

        4 Mar Richards Bay, South Africa
        Extended Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursBoat Ride
        The beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site runs along the shore of the Indian Ocean for over 130 miles encompassing five distinct ecosystems that are filled with some of the most spectacular flora and fauna on the African continent.

        The beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site runs along the shore of the Indian Ocean for over 130 miles encompassing five distinct ecosystems that are filled with some of the most spectacular flora and fauna on the African continent.

        Enjoy a relaxing trail-walk with the chance to see some antelope and birdlife, before boarding a covered boat for a leisurely two-hour cruise along the estuary shoreline to Lake St Lucia, where you are guaranteed a close-up encounter with some of its famous concentration of hippos. The lake has some eight hundred in total, the largest amount in South Africa, and is also home to over five hundred species of birds, including the popular African Fish Eagle and Mangrove Kingfisher, as well as approximately two thousand Nile crocodiles, the largest freshwater predator in Africa.

        Throughout your trip the experienced captain will ensure you have plenty of opportunity to capture some stunning wildlife photographs, and explain more about the mangrove swamps and the various ecosystems that your route will take.

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        Pietermaritzburg & Museum

        Pietermaritzburg & Museum

        5 Mar Durban, South Africa
        Half Day
        A provincial capital nestled in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal, filled with old world charm and beautiful Victorian architecture, Pietermaritzburg is also a modern South African town that is home to over 600,000 people.

        A provincial capital nestled in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal, filled with old world charm and beautiful Victorian architecture, Pietermaritzburg is also a modern South African town that is home to over 600,000 people.

        Your guided tour begins at the Natal Museum, one of five national museums in South Africa, housing artefacts relating to indigenous wildlife, geology, palaeontology and ethnology, such as a replica of a bushman cave, alongside weaponry salvaged from a Portuguese shipwreck on the Wild Coast.

        The historic city centre is Church Street, where Pietermaritzburg City Hall is believed to be the largest red brick building in the southern hemisphere. In 1893 Mahatma Ghandi was travelling to Pretoria when he was removed from a train in Pietermaritzburg following a complaint by a white man, despite having a first class ticket. The incident inspired the Mahatma to stay in South Africa for over twenty years in order to fight racial discrimination, during which he developed his technique of nonviolent resistance that became known as Satyagraha. Ghandi’s momentous achievements are celebrated today by a bronze statue of the “Great Soul”, located near the Assembly Building and Supreme Court.

        Ghandi spent the night in the waiting room of Pietermaritzburg railway station and after visiting this historic building your panoramic tour continues past the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds and some quaint Victorian country shops. Then leave the city for the some magnificent views of the mountainous surrounds, which first captured the hearts of Voortrekkers and early settlers in the 19th century.

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        Sharks Board

        Sharks Board

        5 Mar Durban, South Africa
        Half Day
        The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board was founded in 1962 to maintain coastal shark nets and drum lines on thirty-eight beaches along 320 km of coastline. Its central mandate is to protect bathers and surfers from shark attacks, but the Sharks Board is also a global leader in minimizing the environmental impact on the sharks themselves and their habitat, offering the perfect opportunity to learn more about these often misunderstood predators.

        The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board was founded in 1962 to maintain coastal shark nets and drum lines on thirty-eight beaches along 320 km of coastline. Its central mandate is to protect bathers and surfers from shark attacks, but the Sharks Board is also a global leader in minimizing the environmental impact on the sharks themselves and their habitat, offering the perfect opportunity to learn more about these often misunderstood predators.

        A panoramic drive along Durban’s beachfront promenade brings you to this unique maritime centre, where you will enjoy a specialist presentation and shark dissection, followed by a guided tour of the display hall which features a large variety of lifelike replicas of fish, rays and sharks, including a magnificent 892kg Great White. Some free time will then be available to browse the shop for sharkskin leather goods and other curios, before your return to Aegean Odyssey in Durban.

        Please note: this optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

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        Private Safari

        Private Safari

        7 Mar Port Elizabeth, South Africa
        Full Day
        Affectionately known as “The Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth is rich in ethnic culture and diversity. Its closeness to some of the finest bushveld in South Africa’s Eastern Cape also offers the chance for a unique wildlife safari experience at one of two stunning malaria-free private game reserves.

        Affectionately known as “The Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth is rich in ethnic culture and diversity. Its closeness to some of the finest bushveld in South Africa’s Eastern Cape also offers the chance for a unique wildlife safari experience at one of two stunning malaria-free private game reserves.

        Both Lalibela and Pumba span five ecosystems and offer the same huge range of flora and fauna to spot across thousands of acres of beautiful terrain. Upon arrival you will be greeted by an expert ranger and tracker, before being driven out into the bush in an open 4X4 for a thrilling big game drive.

        No-one can guarantee exactly what you will see, but among the species that roam these vast African plains are the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard), hippos, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, lynx, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, wildebeest and numerous antelope such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest. There’s also the tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax to keep an eye out for, alongside a wide variety of birdlife.

        Following the drive, a buffet lunch will be served before your return to Aegean Odyssey in Port Elizabeth.

        Note: Due to capacity reasons and to avoid over-crowding, groups will be split between the two parks at the discretion of the on-board shore excursion team.

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        Pumba Private Game Reserve

        Pumba Private Game Reserve

        7 Mar Port Elizabeth, South Africa
        1 night overland Insect RepellentBumpy roadsOpen Safari vehicles
        Pumba is an eco-friendly destination in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa that provides an intimate safari experience within its 6,500 hectares of private property. The lodge has a range of 5-star air-conditioned chalets overlooking Lake Kariega, all of which have amazing views across the veld and water, giving visitors every opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in African luxury and style.

        Pumba is an eco-friendly destination in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa that provides an intimate safari experience within its 6,500 hectares of private property. The lodge has a range of 5-star air-conditioned chalets overlooking Lake Kariega, all of which have amazing views across the veld and water, giving visitors every opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in African luxury and style.

        On arrival, a welcome drink will be served, followed by a light-lunch and the chance to settle into your accommodation. “High tea” will also be available, before you are transported into the bush by expert rangers and trackers in an open 4X4, for a thrilling late afternoon and sunset big game drive.

        No-one can guarantee exactly what you will see, but among the species that roam these vast African plains are the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard), cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, lynx, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, wildebeest, blesbok and other antelope endemic to the region.

        After dusk falls, return to the lodge to enjoy a sumptuous South African dinner before unwinding beneath a pollution free night sky for some of the best stargazing on the continent. Awaken early to experience a sunrise big game drive as the veld comes to life, before enjoying a rewarding breakfast and returning to Aegean Odyssey with the safari memories of a lifetime.

        Please note: this optional excursion must be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure.

        There is still very limited availability for this overnight experience. If interested, please contact your local booking office for prices and availability.

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        Lalibela Private Game Reserve

        Lalibela Private Game Reserve

        7 Mar Port Elizabeth, South Africa
        Overnight Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursInsect RepellentBumpy roadsOpen Safari vehicles
        Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans five ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.

        Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans five ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.

        Lentaba, the “Lodge on the Hillside”, has eight beautifully secluded thatched chalets overlooking magnificent indigenous gardens that seamlessly merge with the bush. Every en-suite unit has a private observation deck to make the most of the views over the valley. The main lodge is decorated in a traditional African safari style and boasts a large lounge, observation deck and swimming pool.

        On arrival a welcome drink will be served, followed by a light-lunch and the chance to settle into your accommodation. “High tea” will also be available, before you are transported into the 18,500 acres of bush by expert rangers and trackers in an open 4X4, for a thrilling late afternoon and sunset big game drive.

        No-one can guarantee exactly what you will see, but among the species that roam these vast African plains are the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard), hippos, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, lynx, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, wildebeest, blesbok and other antelope.

        After dusk falls, return to the lodge to enjoy a sumptuous South African dinner before unwinding beneath a pollution free night sky for some of the best stargazing on the continent. Awaken early to experience a sunrise big game drive as the bushveld comes to life, before enjoying a rewarding breakfast and returning to Aegean Odyssey with the safari memories of a lifetime.

        Please note: this optional excursion must be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure.

        There is still very limited availability for this overnight experience. If interested, please contact your local booking office for prices and availability.

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        Port Elizabeth City

        Port Elizabeth City

        8 Mar Port Elizabeth, South Africa
        Half Day
        Port Elizabeth is the third largest port and fifth largest city in South Africa. Even before disembarking Aegean Odyssey you will be able to see the fifty-two metre high Campanile at the entrance to the harbour, which was erected in 1923 to commemorate the first British settlers who landed here in 1820.

        Port Elizabeth is the third largest port and fifth largest city in South Africa. Even before disembarking Aegean Odyssey you will be able to see the fifty-two metre high Campanile at the entrance to the harbour, which was erected in 1923 to commemorate the first British settlers who landed here in 1820.

        Arriving at Shark Rock Pier, a stop will be made to admire the waterfront from a different perspective, before the tour continues through the popular beachfront area of Summerstrand and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Campus, to the unique Bayworld Museum, which combines cultural history with a herpetological section and an Oceanarium filled with African penguins, Cape fur seals and other marine life.

        The pyramidal Donkin Memorial was erected in memory of the city’s founder, Elizabeth. Then see the British built Fort Frederick, commissioned by the Duke of York in 1799 to protect the city during the Napoleonic Wars. Other notable buildings include Nelson Mandela Stadium, the Horse Memorial, St George’s Cricket Ground, the Feather Market, the Library, the Post Office and the City Hall, which was seriously damaged by fire in 1977 resulting in a major restoration.

        Market Square is built on the site of the original landing beach and contains an exact replica of the last Diaz Cross planted by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz in 1488, during his first rounding of the Cape of Good Hope by a European. The replica was donated to the city by the Portuguese government and is made from sandstone sourced in the same region as the original three crosses, the last of which was planted not far from Port Elizabeth.

         

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        Top of Table Mountain

        Top of Table Mountain

        10 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
        Half Day Cable Car
        No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark, and a ride in the famous cable car. You will ascend from the Valley Station (363 m) up to the Mountain Station (1,060 m) in under four minutes and enjoy spectacular views of the Cape, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent.

        No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark, and a ride in the famous cable car. You will ascend from the Valley Station (363 m) up to the Mountain Station (1,060 m) in under four minutes and enjoy spectacular views of the Cape, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent. Table Mountain gets its name from the flat-topped central massif of the mountain, which viewed from the city, is surrounded by Devil’s Peak on the left, Lion’s Head on the right and Signal Hill in the foreground. They form a sort of amphitheatre that encloses the city centre and some of the older suburbs.

        From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has been managed under the custodianship of the South African National Parks Board. This area has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size, containing a staggering 2,285 plant species – more than the entire UK.

        On your way back to the ship you’ll enjoy a short orientation tour of the city of Cape Town, including the colourful and historic houses of the Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter), the Convention Centre, Adderley Street with statues of Jan van Riebeeck and Bartholomeu Diaz, the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall in Darling Street, the Dutch Reformed Church, Slave Lodge, St George’s Cathedral and the Cape Provincial government buildings in Wale Street.

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        Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

        Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

        11 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
        Half Day Significant Steps
        This tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience the history, architecture and, of course, world-famous wines of Stellenbosch. Leave Cape Town by road for the scenic drive to Stellenbosch. This broad, fertile valley on the Eerste River was named after Simon van der Stel who became the region’s first governor in 1680.

        This tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience the history, architecture and, of course, world-famous wines of Stellenbosch. Leave Cape Town by road for the scenic drive to Stellenbosch. This broad, fertile valley on the Eerste River was named after Simon van der Stel who became the region’s first governor in 1680.

        Today, Stellenbosch is a major university town characterised by Cape Dutch-style architecture and streets lined by aged oak trees, some of which have been declared national monuments. After an orientation drive through the town, you will visit the Stellenbosch Museum, which is comprised of four different houses each from a different era of the town’s history. After this you are free to continue to explore this quaint and charming town. Then it is onwards to one of the great wine estates, where you will enjoy a tasting session and learn about the wine making process, before returning to Cape Town and Aegean Odyssey.

        Note: Moderate walking through wine estate, not suitable for pax with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.

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        Cape Peninsula

        Cape Peninsula

        12 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
        Full Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursLunch IncludedWinding road
        This trip takes you on one of South Africa's most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. After driving through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles, you travel along the Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay, a small fishing village with a charming harbour and the best fish and chips on the continent of Africa.

        This trip takes you on one of South Africa's most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. After driving through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles, you travel along the Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay, a small fishing village with a charming harbour and the best fish and chips on the continent of Africa.

        From Hout Bay, continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive (provided the road is open) passing through the seaside suburb of Scarborough en route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and their differing ecosystems meet. The reserve occupies 7,750 hectacres of indigenous flora and fauna, and Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs - among the highest in South Africa - is the main attraction in the reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views. From here, continue to a scenically situated restaurant for a seafood lunch.

        In the afternoon, pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before travelling through the naval base of Simon’s Town to Fish Hoek. From here, continue to the colourful fishing harbour of Kalk Bay, and along Boyes Drive, which affords magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay. On the way back to the ship you’ll pass the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert's Mill and the famous Groote Schuur Hospital.

        Please note: this optional excursion can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship (all prices for purchases on-board Aegean Odyssey are listed in US dollars).

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        Nigel Cox

        Nigel Cox

        Nigel Cox, British Diplomat
        Nigel Cox is a former British diplomat with extensive Asian expertise. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (degrees in History & Politics and Law) he joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1975. The next year, just after the death of Chairman Mao, he started two years’ training in Mandarin Chinese, in Cambridge and Hong Kong.

        Nigel Cox is a former British diplomat with extensive Asian expertise. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (degrees in History & Politics and Law) he joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1975. The next year, just after the death of Chairman Mao, he started two years’ training in Mandarin Chinese, in Cambridge and Hong Kong. 

        He spent a total of 8 years in three tours at the British Embassy in Peking/Beijing, including from 2000 to 2002 as deputy to the Ambassador, in the rank of Minister and Consul-General.  He was then appointed Director Asia-Pacific, responsible for UK relations with the whole region from Myanmar to Japan and from Mongolia to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands – and for line-managing most of the British Ambassadors there. He had previously served as Head of the South East Asian Department. Earlier, he had spent six years in Paris, the first at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and then as First Secretary in the British Embassy.  
         
        After a year’s secondment to business (with the P&O Group, now part of DP World, focussed on their worldwide container ports, and with AstraZeneca on their Chinese pharmaceuticals business), Nigel left the Diplomatic Service and worked as a consultant to International Power plc (now part of Gaz de France) exploring investment openings in Vietnam.  He was also appointed as Asia specialist on the Advisory Panel of PriceWaterhouse Cooper LLP. 
         
        From 2009 to 2013 he was Clerk (Chief Executive) to one of the City of London’s ancient guilds, the Fishmongers’ Company.  He currently works part-time as a Sensitivity Reviewer of the Foreign & Commonwealth Archives, making recommendations on whether redactions are required before files are transferred to the National Archives at Kew or released earlier in response to Freedom of Information enquiries.  He also undertakes voluntary work with the Royal Parks Foundation on the Hyde Park Tree Survey and with English Heritage as a guide at Apsley House (The Wellington Museum) and Wellington Arch in London.

        He has published articles and reviews, including in the quarterly “Asian Affairs”, and recently contributed five chapters to “Brave Lives”, an account of the members of the Travellers Club in London who were killed in the First World War.

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        Olivia Cox

        Olivia Cox

        Olivia Cox, British Diplomat Retired
        Olivia is a former British diplomat who has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe and speaks fluent French and Spanish and basic Chinese. She joined the Diplomatic Service after graduating with a degree in Hispanic Studies from Bristol University. After a first posting to Mexico City (1978-80) she was assigned to Paris where, among other distractions, she met her husband, Nigel, also a diplomat. Olivia then accompanied Nigel on two postings to Beijing, where she worked for the British Council as Arts Officer, and as Manager of the International English Language Testing System programme for Chinese students. She also produced the Embassy monthly newsletter and taught English to Chinese undergraduates. From 2000-2002 she chaired the finals of the China University English Speaking Association’s annual national debating competition.

        Olivia is a former British diplomat who has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe and speaks fluent French and Spanish and basic Chinese. She joined the Diplomatic Service after graduating with a degree in Hispanic Studies from Bristol University. After a first posting to Mexico City (1978-80) she was assigned to Paris where, among other distractions, she met her husband, Nigel, also a diplomat. Olivia then accompanied Nigel on two postings to Beijing, where she worked for the British Council as Arts Officer, and as Manager of the International English Language Testing System programme for Chinese students. She also produced the Embassy monthly newsletter and taught English to Chinese undergraduates. From 2000-2002 she chaired the finals of the China University English Speaking Association’s annual national debating competition.

        Since leaving the Diplomatic Service in 2012, Olivia has attended various courses at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Courtauld Institute but also inspired by her late father, Lt Col Sir Julian Paget, a distinguished military historian, has helped to organise a 2014 Battlefield Tour to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, a 2015 Waterloo Bicentenary celebration in Brussels, and several events to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

        Olivia also enjoys voluntary work with Riding for the Disabled (the Royal Mews group, who arrange weekly riding in the Hyde Park Barracks for children with special needs), the Knightsbridge Association and English Heritage (as a guide at Apsley House and Wellington Arch in London). She makes jewellery to sell for charity and is a keen consumer of the cultural opportunities of London.

        Olivia and Nigel live in central London but (having no children, dogs or cats) travel frequently, both within Europe and further afield: trips since 2015 have included Peru, Ecuador (notably the Galapagos islands), South Africa, Qatar, Nepal, Southern India and the Azores.  

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        Judy Ducker

        Judy Ducker

        Judy Ducker,
        Chandeliers or live Cockroaches it’s all in a day’s work for Judy. At the top of her profession as a freelance Production Buyer in the Set Decorating Department of top television and major feature film productions, her credits include ‘Inspector Morse’ ‘Poirot’, ‘Foyle’s War’, ‘Wilde’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Golden Compass’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Christopher Robin’ the feature film of ‘Downton Abbey’ and many more.

        Chandeliers or live Cockroaches it’s all in a day’s work for Judy.  At the top of her profession as a freelance Production Buyer in the Set Decorating Department of top television and major feature film productions, her credits include ‘Inspector Morse’  ‘Poirot’,  ‘Foyle’s War’, ‘Wilde’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Golden Compass’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Christopher Robin’ the feature film of ‘Downton Abbey’ and many more. Her stories both from ‘on set’ and backstage reveal the pleasures and pitfalls involved in bringing film and TV sets alive with ‘props’ of all kinds, ensuring accurate period detail to enhance the look, the style and the visual integrity of the productions she has worked on over the years.

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        John Ducker

        John Ducker

        John Ducker, The Wine Education Service
        Having been bestowed a number of interesting ‘lives’ which may be revealed as the cruise progresses, John’s principal activity has been as the actor ‘John Leeson’. He has celebrated over half a century’s visibility in theatre, film and television, and latterly as the unseen voice of Doctor Who’s iconic robot dog-companion K9.

        Having been bestowed a number of interesting ‘lives’ which may be revealed as the cruise progresses, John’s principal activity has been as the  actor ‘John Leeson’. He has celebrated over half a century’s visibility in theatre, film and television, and latterly as the unseen voice of Doctor Who’s iconic robot dog-companion K9. Hardly less important has been his professional wine-teaching career, one which has additionally covered many sea and river miles as wine tutor for a number of top smaller-ship cruise lines. As a reputable (and published) family cook his quick-reference guide to food/wine matching, ‘Marriages Made in Heaven’, will be freely available on board.

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        Jessie Lindon

        Jessie Lindon

        Jessie Lindon, Craft Tutor
        Jessie is a highly experienced Craft Tutor having run creative workshops on board for the past 10 years. She is a qualified teacher, a Member of the Silk Painter’s and Embroiderer’s Guilds and a National Trust tutor and demonstrator, responsible for introducing traditional craft activities to their properties in Warwickshire, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

        Jessie is a highly experienced Craft Tutor having run creative workshops on board for the past 10 years. She is a qualified teacher, a Member of the Silk Painter’s and Embroiderer’s Guilds and a National Trust tutor and demonstrator, responsible for introducing traditional craft activities to their properties in Warwickshire, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

        Home is the small market town of Henley in Arden and she is the Creatives Organiser for their annual Arts4all Festival. When she is not preparing for the next cruise she is a regular theatre goer at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre a few miles away in Stratford upon Avon.

        Her wide crafting knowledge and enthusiasm for what she does takes her to all corners of the world and when in port you will find her scouring the shops and markets in search of new ideas and local materials.

        Jessie brings on board an amazing array of crafting materials which enable passengers to sample a wide range of crafts gaining skills in silk painting, sewing, patchworking, papercrafts, folk art decoration and embroidery to name but a few!

        She particularly loves using traditional techniques in a contemporary way and keeping these crafts fresh and alive with simple effective projects.
        Her relaxed teaching style makes creativity achievable for every ability with many ideas and techniques to experience in a friendly and enjoyable environment.

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        Prof Sandy Primrose MBE

        Prof Sandy Primrose MBE

        Prof Sandy Primrose MBE, Biotechnologist
        Sandy Primrose is a biologist by training and has degrees from the University of Strathclyde and the University of California. After undertaking research in Australia he returned to the UK and took up lecturing positions at the universities of Edinburgh and Warwick.

        Sandy Primrose is a biologist by training and has degrees from the University of Strathclyde and the University of California. After undertaking research in Australia he returned to the UK and took up lecturing positions at the universities of Edinburgh and Warwick.

        In 1981 he made a career change by moving to industry where he held senior management positions, first in a pharmaceutical company and later in diagnostic, food and environmental companies. After 20 years in industry he made another career change and started working as a biotechnology consultant as well as being an adviser to various UK governmental organisations (Health Protection Agency, Food Standards Agency, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). He was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to the Food Standards Agency.

        Sandy still consults widely as well as being Chairman of a number of small, high technology companies. He has written a number of very popular scientific textbooks but is particularly proud of his recent publication entitled Plants, Poisons and Personalities which is aimed at lay audiences. Sandy’s passion is gardening and the half-acre garden of his house between London and Oxford is filled with unusual trees and shrubs.

        Over the years he has shown many groups round his garden and when he does so he tells them the stories behind the plants that he grows. These stories, and his experiences in industry, form the basis of his entertaining cruise lectures that cover topics in gardening, uses of plants, plant history and plant conservation. 

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        Steve Ragnall

        Steve Ragnall

        Steve Ragnall, Maritime historian and author
        Steve has first class presentation and outstanding graphics skills coupled with the enthusiasm and ability to entertain and inform.  He has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history, is RYA Yachtmaster qualified, and has extensive sailing experience, including passages on tall ships, most notably the Bark Endeavour, replica of Captain Cook’s ship. He is proud to be an honorary member of the Merchant Navy Association.

        Steve has first class presentation and outstanding graphics skills coupled with the enthusiasm and ability to entertain and inform.  He has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history, is RYA Yachtmaster qualified, and has extensive sailing experience, including passages on tall ships, most notably the Bark Endeavour, replica of Captain Cook’s ship. He is proud to be an honorary member of the Merchant Navy Association.

        Steve has lectured around the world and has been in demand as a cruise ship speaker for over 10 years, with a growing portfolio of over 60 talks. He also speaks regularly to U3A, NADFAS, Probus, National Trust Associations and many other organisations.

        He has worked extensively in local and regional radio as musician, writer and presenter.

        A member of the Society for Nautical Research, Navy Records Society and the Captain Cook Society and a regular contributor to its quarterly journal, Steve is continuing research, with members of the society and various museums, into Cook’s world and the characters associated with Britain’s greatest navigator. He has worked in Hawaii on the site of Cook’s 1779 shore base and created models of the site for museum display.

        His recent book “Better Conceiv’d than Describ’d: The Life and Times of Captain James King, Captain Cook’s Friend and Colleague”, is a culmination of that work and has been very well received.

        With a belief that everyone has a story within them, he worked with the BBC on their “Telling Lives” project in 2004/5, introducing short film making skills to the general public. In addition, he has supported his cruise-based colleagues in improving their own graphics presentation skills.

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        Prof Chris Stringer

        Prof Chris Stringer

        Prof Chris Stringer, Paleoanthropologist & Research Leader in Human Origins, Natural History Museum London
        Professor Chris Stringer has worked at The Natural History Museum London since 1973, and is now Research Leader in Human Origins and a Fellow of the Royal Society. His early research was on the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe, but through his work on the ‘Recent African Origin’ theory of modern human origins, he now collaborates with archaeologists, dating specialists, and geneticists in attempting to reconstruct the evolution of modern humans globally. He has excavated at sites in Britain and abroad, and he is currently co-directing the Pathways to Ancient Britain project, funded by the Calleva Foundation.

        Professor Chris Stringer has worked at The Natural History Museum London since 1973, and is now Research Leader in Human Origins and a Fellow of the Royal Society. His early research was on the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe, but through his work on the ‘Recent African Origin’ theory of modern human origins, he now collaborates with archaeologists, dating specialists, and geneticists in attempting to reconstruct the evolution of modern humans globally. He has excavated at sites in Britain and abroad, and he is currently co-directing the Pathways to Ancient Britain project, funded by the Calleva Foundation.


        He has published over 300 scientific papers and his recent books include The Complete World of Human Evolution (2011, with Peter Andrews)The Origin of our Species (UK 2011), published in the USA as Lone Survivors: how we came to be the only Humans on Earth (2012), and Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (2014, with Rob Dinnis). He regularly lectures to University and public audiences, including cruises and tours for Fred Olsen, Scientific American and National Geographic.


        Chris Stringer is a regular contributor to news items on human evolution for UK TV and Radio channels, national and international newspapers and websites, and he has made many appearances on documentaries for UK and international TV channels.

        Click here to read more about Chris's work at The Natural History Museum >> http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/staff-directory/chris-stringer.html

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        Christopher Walton

        Christopher Walton

        Christopher Walton, Author and Journalist
        Chris has lived and worked in Cape Town and London, with stints in New York, Hong Kong, Europe and Australia. He worked as a journalist in Cape Town during the apartheid era before a moving to one of the world’s largest publishing companies in 1981, becoming South African Editor-in-Chief three years later. In 1997 he transferred with the company to London as International Editor General Books, responsible for editorial content worldwide.

        Chris has lived and worked in Cape Town and London, with stints in New York, Hong Kong, Europe and Australia. He worked as a journalist in Cape Town during the apartheid era before a moving to one of the world’s largest publishing companies in 1981, becoming South African Editor-in-Chief three years later. In 1997 he transferred with the company to London as International Editor General Books, responsible for editorial content worldwide.

        He has travelled to more than 140 countries, edited and published books on subjects as diverse as travel, law, medicine, history and cookery. He helped open new markets for books in Eastern Europe, and spearheaded the drive into teaching English as a foreign language.

        Since his retirement, he has been a lecturer on board cruise ships, specialising in Italian and South African history, food and culture. To date he has given over 160 lectures on 80 different subjects and destinations - from South America and the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Middle and Far East.

        Chris’s very close knowledge of the Mediterranean area stems from his marriage in 1986 to his Italian-born wife, Daniela, and is fluent in Italian. He spends part of every year in Italy.

        When not working, Chris is passionate about photography and music - and collects hand-made acoustic guitars. 

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        Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package and take advantage of Voyages to Antiquity's low-cost Economy Class airfare add-ons, available from a variety of US gateways.

        Low-cost roundtrip airfare add-ons from select gateways

        Voyages to Antiquity’s low-cost Economy Class airfare program uses the world's leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings. Upgrade costs for Business Class may be available on request - please call for details.

        Sample roundtrip economy airfare add-ons from several US cities are listed below.

        Please note: due to air schedules, flights for guests using Voyages to Antiquity's air program may depart one day earlier than the cruise departure date listed on our website.

        For more information, please contact your travel professional or call our office today.

        Sample economy airfare add-ons*

        Atlanta$995Boston$795
        Chicago$795Dallas$795
        Detroit$995Houston$895
        Los Angeles$795Miami$795
        New York$795Orlando$995
        Philadelphia$995Phoenix$995
        Portland OR$895San Francisco$795
        Seattle$995Washington DC$995

        *Low-cost roundtrip airfare is economy class only, varies by gateway, and includes all government taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges, which may change at any time. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.

        Some restrictions apply. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional charge. All air itineraries are subject to change and are not considered final until ticketed at 30 days prior to sailing. Some gateways may require departures 1 or 2 days prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 or 2 days later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure if applicable.

        Customized air travel

        You may wish to make changes to the flight itinerary provided by Voyages to Antiquity.

        Your travel agent can make these flight requests on your behalf when you confirm your reservation. For example, you may wish to request travel on a specific carrier, or travel on different departure or return dates. A US$50 per person non-refundable administration fee will be charged for each request, plus any possible fare differential. Any additional costs associated with the change(s) will be added to your reservation once your new itinerary has been accepted. Deposit must be provided before custom requests can be made.

        Seat Assignments

        Voyages to Antiquity will request aisle and next seating when making your flight arrangements. Some airlines no longer allow specific seats to be requested for Economy Class travel. You or your travel agent may contact the carrier directly to request any special arrangements once air has been ticketed at 30 days prior to sailing.

        Frequent Flyer Mileage

        You will be able to accrue miles on most carriers we use, but will not be able to use miles for upgrades or any other amenities. Special requests and services should be arranged directly with the airline.

        Included transfers

        Transfers between airports and Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You'll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

        Note: Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours as outlined on the website and our brochure. The included transfers are for guests purchasing Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements.

        Owner's SuitesA
        Owner's Suites
        BALCONY
        Owner's Suites, BALCONY
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        550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

        Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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        $19,450*pp
        $22,950*pp
        Lido
        Lido
        Junior SuitesB
        Junior Suites
        BALCONY
        Junior Suites, BALCONY
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        virtual

        310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

        Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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        $17,695*pp
        $20,950*pp
        Lido
        Lido
        Deluxe BalconyC
        Deluxe Balcony
        BALCONY
        Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
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        virtual

        275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido & Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

        Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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        $15,695*pp
        $18,595*pp
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Lido
        Lido
        Deluxe BalconyD
        Deluxe Balcony
        BALCONY
        Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
        Layout
        virtual

        275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

        Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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        $14,895*pp
        $17,595*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Deluxe OutsideE
        Deluxe Outside
        PREMIUM
        Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

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        $13,750*pp
        $16,250*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Deluxe OutsideF
        Deluxe Outside
        PREMIUM
        Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        170-200sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower.
        Convertible twin beds or Fixed Double Bed. Cabins 535 and 536 have fixed twin beds only.

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        $12,995*pp
        $15,395*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Lido
        Lido
        Premium OutsideG
        Premium Outside
        PREMIUM
        Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge & Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed.

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        $12,195*pp
        $14,395*pp
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Lido
        Lido
        Premium OutsideH
        Premium Outside
        PREMIUM
        Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        Premium Outside 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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        $11,395*pp
        $13,495*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Premium OutsideI*
        Premium Outside
        PREMIUM
        Premium Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge Deck. Private shower. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed.
        Views in some cabins partially obstructed by Life Boats.

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        $10,595*pp
        $12,595*pp
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Standard OutsideJ
        Standard Outside
        PREMIUM
        Standard Outside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.
        * Please note the photo shows a Category H premium outside cabin. Category J standard outside cabins feature portholes instead of windows.

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        $9,850*pp
        $11,750*pp
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Premium InsideK
        Premium Inside
        PREMIUM
        Premium Inside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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        $9,150*pp
        $10,850*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Premium InsideL
        Premium Inside
        PREMIUM
        Premium Inside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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        $8,450*pp
        $10,150*pp
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Standard InsideM
        Standard Inside
        PREMIUM
        Standard Inside, PREMIUM
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        virtual

        130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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        $7,950*pp
        $9,450*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Deluxe BalconyCC
        Deluxe Balcony
        SINGLE CABINS
        Deluxe Balcony, SINGLE CABINS
        Layout
        virtual

        135 sq ft single occupancy stateroom located on Lido Deck (Cabins 809, 810). Walk-in shower and private balcony. Fixed small double bed.

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        $16,995*pp
        $19,895*pp
        Lido
        Lido
        Deluxe OutsideEE
        Deluxe Outside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Deluxe Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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        virtual

        135 sq ft single occupancy Deluxe staterooms located on Belvedere Deck(554, 561). Shower, European full-size bed and a small balcony.

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        $14,995*pp
        $17,495*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Premium OutsideGG*
        Premium Outside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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        virtual

        Single occupancy Premium outside staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. Private shower and a European full-size bed. Views in cabins 726, 724 on Belvedere deck are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

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        $13,350*pp
        $15,550*pp
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Lido
        Lido
        Premium OutsideHH*
        Premium Outside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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        virtual

        Premium outside single occupancy staterooms located on Bridge & Belvedere decks, featuring a European full-size bed and a private shower.
         * Please note the cabin plan and photo shows the Category H double occupancy stateroom. Category HH single staterooms are smaller and feature one European full-size bed. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats in the cabins on Bridge deck.

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        $12,495*pp
        $14,595*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Premium OutsideII*
        Premium Outside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
        Layout
        virtual

        130 sq ft Premuim Outside staterooms located on Bridge Deck, featuring a double window and a European full-size bed with private shower. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats.
        *Please note the photo & cabin plan show a double occupancy I cabin. Cabins 710 and 712 (Category II, single occupancy) are smaller in size and feature a single European size bed.

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        $11,595*pp
        $13,595*pp
        Bridge
        Bridge
        Standard OutsideJJ
        Standard Outside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Standard Outside, SINGLE CABINS
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        virtual

        Single occupancy standard outside cabins located on Columbus Deck, featuring portholes in place of windows. A single European size bed with private shower.
        *Please note the picture shows a standard outside double occupancy cabin. Single occupancy cabins are smaller and feature a single European size bed and portholes instead of windows.

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        $10,750*pp
        $12,650*pp
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Premium InsideKK
        Premium Inside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
        Layout
        virtual

        Select from the menu to view different areas of the ship (Takes up to 10 seconds to load)

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        $9,995*pp
        $11,695*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Premium InsideLL
        Premium Inside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
        Layout
        virtual

        Select from the menu to view different areas of the ship (Takes up to 10 seconds to load)

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        $9,150*pp
        $10,850*pp
        Columbus
        Columbus
        Standard InsideMM
        Standard Inside
        SINGLE CABINS
        Standard Inside, SINGLE CABINS
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        virtual

        130 sq ft Standard inside single occupancy cabins located on Belvedere Decks. A small double bed with private shower.
        *Please note the picture shows a double occupancy inside cabin. Cabins MM are smaller and feature a small double bed.

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        $8,495*pp
        $9,995*pp
        Belvedere
        Belvedere
        Third/fourth person sharing
        $0
        $5,650
        $6,750
        Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)
        $0
        $0
        $995
        Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
        $0
        $0
        $1,600
        Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
        $0
        $0
        $1,600

        MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

        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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        Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. Please note – while we will do our best to adhere to this full itinerary, there may be changes at the discretion of the captain, due to weather advisories, port traffic and other unforeseeable circumstances. Shore excursions are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time. Unless otherwise specified, optional shore excursions are priced in US dollars and can be booked using the signup sheet and paid for on-board the ship. Optional shore excursions that are shown in local currency (or where specified for US passengers) must be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure.