Eight Day Cruise of the Aegean Islands on Mega Yacht Harmony V With Departures on Fridays, August 9 and 23, 2013 New York, NY â Variety Cruises is proud to announce the news of two departures of its Rainbow Spirit Cruise 2013.
Passengers of this LGBT-friendly eight day Aegean Islands cruise leave Athens on August 9 and 23, 2013 aboard the 56 meter long mega yacht Harmony V. The Rainbow Spirit Cruise 2013 provides a once in a lifetime vacation experience, an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of the Classical Greece in the luxury and comfort of a private yacht. Each day, passengers will discover a new port of call, hidden coves, and glimpses of ancient history, a total immersion in all that Greece's rich cultural diversity offers. Travelers will embark at Athen's Marina Zea and head to the archaeological site of Delos one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The Temples of Isis and Hera, can be found on this island which is also the birth place of both Apollo and Artemis. After a morning of exploring Delos' wondrous archeological sites, the yacht continues to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, for a day and a half of basking on world-famous beaches and enjoying the island's legendary night life. The cruise next takes travelers to Santorini for a day of scouting the island's charming small villages or an optional excursion to a winery. Santorini endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history and many speculate was the inspiration of Plato's Atlantis. In 2011, it was named âthe world's best islandâ by the BBC. The island-hopping continues the following day with a visit Folegandros, one of hidden jewels of the Aegean Sea. After spending the day hiking terraced slopes and rocky cliffs to reach secluded beaches, one can kick back and enjoy the acclaimed cuisine of its world famous âtavernas.â While docked on the small island of Poliegos the next day, cruise-goers feast on an on-deck BBQ before continuing to the beautiful island of Milos, full of romantic, secluded beaches ripe for exploring. The final day of the voyage is spent on Hydra, an island where cars and motorcycles are outlawed and bicycles and donkeys are the chief mode of transport. There, passengers can truly relax and unwind, or spend time at leisure exploring the picturesque port towns. The voyage is punctuated with regular swim stops throughout the Aegean Sea. Fares for the Rainbow Spirit Cruise 2013 range from $2,350-$3,250 per person, depending on cabin category. The package also includes daily American buffet breakfast, one barbeque dinner, complimentary use of fishing and snorkeling equipment and a multilingual cruise escort. All of the 25 cabins on the Harmony V are equipped with large windows, flat screen TVs, DVD players, mini fridges, hair dryers, individually-controlled air conditioners, and en suite bathrooms with showers and safe deposit boxes. For more information on the Rainbow Spirit Cruise, please visit http://www.varietycruises.com/english/variety/index/summer-cruises/1/2013-rainbow-spirit-greek-island-cruise/59. Variety Cruises, the world's largest small ships cruise company, has been offering passengers worldwide a total yachting experience since 1949. Their fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels varies in size from 4 to 36 cabins. Their yachts and staff provide an intimate and relaxed environment; a comfort filled starting point for the discerning travelers as they visit well known and unique ports of call. Fine locally-flavored cuisine, exciting itineraries and personalized service are just a few of the things that have made Variety Cruises the choice for the ever growing number of travelers looking for distinctive small ship cruise experiences.