MY Harmony V Review and Specifications
Specifications of MY Harmony V
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||55 m / 180 ft|
|Beam (width)||8 m / 26 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||693 gt|
|Passengers||25 - 49|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of MY Harmony V
Harmony V is an almost futuristic-looking mega yacht in the fleet of Athens-based company Variety Cruises. This luxury yacht is Ideally sized for the coastline and coves of the Greek Isles and cruises from either Athens (Piraeus) or Crete. The season is from April to October, with itineraries that visit Santorini, Delos, Heraklion and Mykonos, even though the ship is also able to get into ports as diverse as Kea (Tzia) island and Spetses. Winter finds Harmony V cruising along the rivers of Western Africa and Cape Verde Islands.
The cruise ship Harmony V was delivered to Variety Cruises in October 2008. The vessel was completely rebuilt in 2009 in order to accommodate upscale cruise passengers the line is attracting via its unique itineraries and services. The luxury yacht can travel at the leisurely 11 knots. She has dual stabilizers and 3 passenger decks with capacity for 49 guests.
The 25 outside-only staterooms have either portholes or picture windows. Cabins are priced in 4 categories: A (on upper deck), B and C (on main deck) determined by location. The only two P cabins (on upper deck) are junior suites with seating areas featuring convertible sofa beds for triple occupancy. Standard cabins are sized 12,5 m2 (135 ft2), which seems kinda "cozy", but is actually spacious for yacht cabins. All accommodations are decorated in soft colors and provide individual climate controls, flat TVs, safes, hairdryers, minifridges, en-suite bathrooms with showers, seaviews from either portholes or large windows. Beds can be double, queens or twins.
The sunny weather of the standard itineraries of my Harmony V means a lot of time spent outside, whether at the outdoor bar, on a sun deck lounger, or utilizing marina platform used for water sports (kayaks and snorkeling equipment are provided).
Indoors passengers will find a mini-spa, comfortable lounge with adjacent bar and dining room which offers all meals in single seating. Menu items reflect region's cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style affairs, while 3-course dinners boast table service. Cocktails and wine are available at additional cost.
Onboard entertainment is limited to the TV in the lounge and in staterooms (local channels only). The yacht offers Wi-Fi for an additional fee. A cruise coordinator provides shore excursion information and destination briefings. On the Western Africa itineraries, a naturalist gives lectures onboard.