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Voyages to Antiquity Cruises

With expertly planned itineraries and fine attention to detail, a cruise with Voyages to Antiquity not only gives fascinating insights into cultures past and present, but also takes you to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Below is a sample selection of Voyages to Antiquity cruises offered in the Mediterranean and Far East. We do however offer the full cruise collection - please contact us for details of alternative itineraries.

  • Aegean Odyssey
  • Athens - View on the Acropolis
  • Pompeii

About Voyages to Antiquity Cruises

Aegean Odyssey accommodates just 350 passengers served by a crew who are dedicated to making your holiday a memorable and enjoyable experience. Able to visit ports which are off limits for larger vessels, Aegean Odyssey discovers the ancient civilisations and historic sites of the Mediterranean.

There is a wide choice of cabins, and generous public spaces include several lounges and bars, plus a sun deck and outdoor pool. There are two restaurants to choose from and open seating offers flexibility and the opportunity to eat with new-found friends.

Voyages to Antiquity cruises represent superb value for money and include flights from the UK, transfers, full board cruise with complimentary wine at dinner, a well-designed included shore excursion programme, entertaining guest lecturers, gratuities on board ship, plus pre and post-cruise hotel stays and guided tours.

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  • Voyage through the Middle Sea

    11 Nights - Athens to Malaga

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Chart a course through the ancient Middle Sea on this superb springtime discovery cruise from the Greek Islands to historic Malta and Sicily, accompanied by renowned historian John Julius Norwich. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and expert guest lecturers 2017 - Apr
    Special offer price PLUS no single supplement!

    Voyage through the Middle Sea Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Iberia to France and England

    13 Nights - Seville to London Tilbury

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Cruise along the coast of Spain, Portugal and France and discover their historical treasures and gastronomic delights. Includes overnight hotel stay in Seville, flight from the UK to Seville and guided shore excursions 2017 - Jun
    Special offer price!

    Iberia to France and England Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Renaissance and the Rivieras

    10 Nights - Rome to Nice

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    This 10-night discovery voyage explores the stunning Italian and French Rivieras on board stylish ship, Aegean Odyssey. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - May
    Special offer price!

    Renaissance and the Rivieras Fly Cruise Package
    From £1895pp
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  • French Riviera and Spain

    11 Nights - Nice to Seville

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Visit the architectural and artistic highlights of the glamorous French Riviera, Roman Spain and atmospheric Morocco on this fantastic voyage on Aegean Odyssey. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest speakers 2017 - Jun
    Special offer price!

    French Riviera and Spain Fly Cruise Package
    From £1895pp
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  • Madeira to Morocco and Seville

    10 Nights - Funchal to Seville

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Explore the charms of Madeira, the Canaries, Morocco and southern Spain on this wonderful discovery voyage with a hotel stay in Marrakesh. Includes return flights, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - May
    Special offer price!

    Madeira to Morocco and Seville Fly Cruise Package
    From £1995pp
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  • Spain to Morocco and the Canary Islands

    11 Nights - Malaga to Tenerife

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Experience the exotic sights and sounds of Morocco and discover the lesser-known treasures of the Canary Islands on this fascinating 12-day holiday with overnight hotel stays in Fez and Marrakesh. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Nov
    Save up to £1000 per cabin!

    Spain to Morocco and the Canary Islands Fly Cruise Package
    From £2095pp
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  • Historic Spain and Italy

    14 Nights - Seville to Rome

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    A 14-night voyage discovering some of the greatest sites of antiquity on board Aegean Odyssey. Includes flights from the UK, guided excursions and expert guest lecturers 2017 - May
    Special offer price!

    Historic Spain and Italy Fly Cruise Package
    From £2295pp
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  • Highlights of Southern Spain and Morocco

    11 Nights - Seville to Malaga

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Explore the treasures of southern Spain and Morocco on this 10-night cruise with hotel stays in Seville, Fez and Marrakesh. Includes return flights, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Oct
    Save up to £600 per cabin!

    Highlights of Southern Spain and Morocco Fly Cruise Package
    From £2350pp
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  • Dalmatia and Ancient Greece

    12 Nights - Venice to Athens

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Sail the beautiful Adriatic Sea to the classical sites of ancient Greece on this unforgettable 12-night discovery cruise from Venice with a 2-night hotel stay in Athens. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Sep

    Dalmatia and Ancient Greece Fly Cruise Package
    From £2495pp
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  • Iceland to the Faroe and Shetland Islands

    14 Nights - London Tilbury and back

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    A 14-night no-fly cruise exploring Iceland’s dramatic scenery and the remote Faroe and Shetland Islands on board Aegean Odyssey. Includes a fascinating selection of guided shore excursions and expert guest speakers 2017 - Jun, Aug

    Iceland to the Faroe and Shetland Islands No Fly Cruise
    From £2495pp
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  • Classical Greece and Aegean Islands

    13 Nights - Athens and back

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Join Aegean Odyssey for a superb discovery voyage exploring the ancient treasures of the stunning Greek Islands with a 2-night hotel stay in Athens. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Oct

    Classical Greece and Aegean Islands Fly Cruise Package
    From £2595pp
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  • Italian and Adriatic Highlights

    14 Nights - Rome to Venice

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    This superb discovery voyage combines a 2-night hotel stay in Rome with a 12-night cruise around Italy and the stunning Adriatic coast. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Sep

    Italian and Adriatic Highlights Fly Cruise Package
    From £2595pp
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  • Dramatic Landscapes of the British Isles

    15 Nights - London Tilbury to Edinburgh

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Discover breathtaking scenery, lively cities and remote islands on this superb 15-night holiday around the beautiful British Isles, with an overnight stop in Ireland's capital, Dublin, and a hotel stay in historic Edinburgh. Includes a fascinating selection of guided shore excursions 2017 - Jul

    Dramatic Landscapes of the British Isles No Fly Cruise
    From £2695pp
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  • Celtic Scotland and Ireland

    15 Nights - Edinburgh to London Tilbury

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Explore the impressive castles, tranquil countryside and charming towns and cities of the British Isles on this luxury discovery voyage. Includes a 2-night hotel stay in historic Edinburgh, an overnight stop in Dublin and a fascinating selection of guided shore excursions 2017 - Jul

    Celtic Scotland and Ireland No Fly Cruise
    From £2695pp
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  • The Best of France and Portugal

    14 Nights - London Tilbury to Lisbon

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Cruise from London Tilbury along the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, uncovering rich history and sampling regional delights, on this superb holiday. Includes 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon, overnight hotel stay in the Loire Valley, return flight from Lisbon to the UK and guided excursions 2017 - Aug
    Save up to £800 per cabin!

    The Best of France and Portugal Fly Cruise Package
    From £2795pp
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  • Magnificent Mediterranean Odyssey

    16 Nights - Lisbon to Rome

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and visit historic Mediterranean cities on this 16-night cruise holiday which includes two-night hotel stays in Lisbon and the Imperial City of Rome. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Sep
    Save up to £800 per cabin!

    Magnificent Mediterranean Odyssey Fly Cruise Package
    From £2995pp
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  • Ancient Greece to Sicily and Spain

    17 Nights - Athens to Seville

    Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

    A fascinating 17-night holiday combining a 13-night cruise on Aegean Odyssey with hotel stays in the fascinating cities of Athens and Seville. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and guest lecturers 2017 - Oct
    Save up to £1400 per cabin!

    Ancient Greece to Sicily and Spain Fly Cruise Package
    From £2995pp
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    This was my first time on a small ship so I was very excited to join Aegean Odyssey in Athens for my Greek Islands voyage. I flew from Heathrow to Athens and transferred to the ship in Piraeus - it all went very smoothly.

    My cabin was lovely - a very comfortable bed, quite a large bathroom and a walk-in shower. The ship was beautiful and well equipped with a library, spa, gym and even a hairdresser! I had dinner in the Terrace Café most evenings which had an excellent buffet as well as an A La Carte menu - the food was so good I tried lots of dishes and house wine was included! After dinner I relaxed and enjoyed drinks in the Charleston Lounge, listening to the live music.

    Our itinerary was geared around Roman, Greek and Turkish history visiting ports which larger ships can't visit including Delos, Kusadasi to visit Ephesus and Lemnos - something which made this itinerary very appealing to me. Lectures on board also gave us lots of interesting information about the ports we visited. All excursions were included and having a ‘Queitvox' was great as it meant I could wander off but not miss what the guide was saying! It was lovely to see ports which are rarely visited and unspoilt areas. I would definitely recommend this cruise to those who like to gain an understanding of the history, art and culture of the destinations they visit!

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    I had very high expectations of my week long cruise on board Aegean Odyssey, Voyages to Antiquity's small ship. From the moment I embarked in Rome, I'm very pleased to say my expectations were surpassed in every way. I've always had a love of history, so was looking forward to a week of visiting ancient sites in the company of expert guides. I was certainly not disappointed in this, as every day, a new experience awaited. The first morning, we woke up to the view of Sorrento - a beautiful cliff-top town in the Bay of Naples. We spent the day at Pompeii and Herculaneum, which came alive with our knowledgeable guide - Quietvox headsets and small groups meant this really felt like a personal tour.

    I wasn't sure how the excursions could live up to this first day, but with our arrival in Sicily, every tour was a fascinating experience. A blend of medieval and ancient sites gave a great background to the places visited, highlights amongst which were the unfinished (but nonetheless impressive) temple at Segesta and the simply breath-taking Greek (and later, Roman) theatre at Taormina. I was worried before I went that I might find this cruise a bit dry and academic, but I was very pleasantly surprised - especially by the lectures from visiting experts. To see 300 people in a lecture theatre roaring with laughter whilst hearing about history, art and culture is a rare event, but it happened on this cruise - several times! Voyages to Antiquity really are experts in choosing lecturers to entertain as well as educate.

    Likewise, I had wondered if the other guests on the cruise may be highbrow and stand-offish, but I needn't have worried. A great mix of English, Americans, Australians and Canadians were keen to meet new people and I met a lot of extremely pleasant, down to earth people who simply wanted a cruise that would enlighten as well as provide relaxation. Excellent low single supplements meant there were a number of single passengers on board, all keen to mingle. Free time in ports gave opportunities for exploration and I spent a leisurely day in stunning Capri and an afternoon in the bustling city of Palermo with my new friends - I can recommend the ice cream!

    As the excursions are all included (apart from a few optional extras), you really feel like you're getting value for money and making the most of the fascinating places visited. The quality of tours is astounding, and the attention to detail is superb. We arrived in Taormina to find a rough sea that made tendering to shore impossible, but within minutes, we were informed we were heading to Messina instead. A morning briefing not only reassured guests that the scheduled tours would take place as planned, but the literature about Messina was ready and waiting. Contingency plans that work as effectively as this give you a great confidence in cruising with Voyages to Antiquity.

    However, being a cruise, this wasn't all about the destinations. Voyages to Antiquity quite rightly put a lot of emphasis on the unique places they visit, but a special mention (or two!) must go to the ship and crew on board. From the moment I arrived, the crew were friendly and happy to help - everyone knew my name and my choice of wine after the first day! You always got the feeling that there were enough crew on board for them to be able to give the sort of personal service that the luxury companies dream about.

    Public areas on board are simply furnished and inviting - being a smaller ship, you feel at home instantly. With a large sundeck and pool area and two lounges, there was always somewhere quiet to read a good book (the library is very well-stocked!) or enjoy the scenery. The two dining options are excellent; the Marco Polo restaurant providing superb cuisine in a more formal atmosphere, whilst the Terrace Cafe provided a wide variety of superb food in a more relaxed environment. Personally, I loved sitting in the open air on the terrace with a great choice of salads, tapas, pizzas and fresh fish and meat. Of course, wine is included with dinner so you really can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere without worrying about your bank balance.

    If you're worried that small ship equals small cabins, then you need not be concerned on Aegean Odyssey. Stylishly furnished and spacious cabins provide plenty of storage space, very comfortable beds, and bathrooms befitting a far more expensive ship. My Category D cabin had a wonderful balcony, large seating area and full size bath - you wouldn't find that on a larger ship unless you paid a lot for a top suite!

    I enjoyed my cruise on board Aegean Odyssey so much that I was sad to leave. If you're looking for a cruise with authenticity, a cruise with enlightenment but no pomposity, a cruise on a beautifully maintained small ship, a cruise to superb, thoughtfully programmed destinations with the best staff I've experienced - Voyages to Antiquity is the cruise line for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Excellent. By far the best holiday yet. Comfortable clean cabin. Friendly crew.

    Dream evening dining experiences in the Marco Polo Restaurant. Breakfast from yogurt to full English and more and afternoon tea on the terrace Cafe with fresh scones cakes and ice cream.

    Daily events well planned and executed with local knowledgeable guides. Photo shows guide with paddle and group around taking photos in Venice.

    Seminars given by speakers that bought the whole experience alive.

    You could relax with a book from the library in the Charleston lounge if you needed a little shade peace and quiet.

    When the boat could not dock at a couple of places, we were ferried to land and back by the lifeboats. A thrilling experience but all in a day's work for the crew.

    Bottled water was supplied on the way out on trips and cool wet flannels and ice tea supplied on return.

    The pool was well managed with fresh towels available when sun beds were vacated and it was not crowded.

    The whole experience was a delight.

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