We have created a cruise experience which is designed for travellers who want to understand more about the history, culture and natural wonders of the ancient world. Our small ship, Aegean Odyssey, is perfectly suited to our destination-rich itineraries while our lecture programme connects you with the places you'll visit before you even go ashore.
The size of our ship allows us to visit harbours other vessels cannot reach, meaning we can offer a broader range of destinations. We berth in the heart of Southeast Asia’s great city Yangon (Rangoon), sail up the Guadalquivir River into the centre of Seville and are ideally sized to access the smaller Mediterranean ports and islands.
Our on-board experience is a little different, too: you'll discover a friendly and congenial atmosphere that enables you to get to know your like-minded fellow travellers. Whether it’s over dinner, in conversation about a lecture or on your designated shore excursion coach, friendships are easily formed. Passengers also appreciate our dress code – there’s no need to dress up on our behalf, cutting down on the amount of luggage you need.Read less
We pride ourselves on the destinations we offer; from the famous sites to the lesser known but equally stunning places, they have all been carefully selected in conjunction with noted historians. Some of our itineraries have a theme at their heart, such as The Crusades or Byzantine history, while others take you across continents and combine outstanding sites.
As we have planned the itineraries so that Aegean Odyssey often overnights in port, evenings are the perfect time to enjoy an aperitif or a stroll ashore.Read less
You might be surprised to read this on a cruise operator’s website, but we believe that your enjoyment ashore is as important as your experience on board. In fact, on many of our Mediterranean cruises, you’ll likely spend as much time on land as at sea. After all, we believe the reason for taking a cruise with us is to see the many wonderful places which are easily accessible from the coast.
Our included shore excursions use the very best guides and you'll also have use of your own Quietvox device which enables you to hear your guide even in the busiest places. And as many of you are now so well-travelled and may have visited some places before, we have introduce a choice of included sightseeing tours in 16 new ports.
You'll appreciate the opportunity to explore the great cities of Europe including Rome, Athens and Istanbul during your included 4 or 5 star hotel stay. On our winter programme, we include incredible land tours - an East African safari, the temples of Angkor in Cambodia and India's Golden Triangle including the Taj Mahal – so you get the most from your trip.Read less
Accompanying you on each cruise are celebrated guest speakers who have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas we visit and their ability to bring the history of these remarkable civilisations and cultures to life. Lecturers include historians, professors, archaeologists and more, all well regarded in their respective fields.
There are usually several guest speakers on a cruise, each with a different area of expertise. Topics are as varied as the architecture of the Roman Empire, funerals in Ancient Greece and oppression under the military regime in Burma. Lectures generally take place in the comfort of the Ambassador Lounge, often after dinner in preparation for the next day’s port of call or during a day at sea.Read less
We believe in offering exceptional value for money by including the things that matter most. You'll find that sightseeing tours, land stays and gratuities are extra on many cruise lines, which can amount to significant sums over the course of your holiday.
Once you're on board Aegean Odyssey, there is very little to budget for - we've even included a choice of wine with dinner (beer or soft drinks if you prefer)! And little touches - such as bottled water on shore excursions and good quality bedding - really do make the difference.Read less
Our cruises are an excellent choice if you are travelling on your own. We offer low supplements, dedicated single cabins and a friendly atmosphere on board our small ship - just some of the reasons why so many travel solo with us.
You'll find many cruises with a supplement as low as 15% in our 26 single cabins, all equipped for one passenger with a European sized bed and well-designed storage. Keep an eye out for our special offers featuring lower or no single supplement. As you'll go ashore on the included shore excursions with the same group of people each time, it's really easy to get to know your fellow passengers. Our open-seating dining policy furthers this camaraderie - you can join new acquaintances for dinner each evening. It's the perfect environment for making new friends.Read less