Variety Voyager Review and Specifications
Specifications of Variety Voyager
|Year built||2012 / Age : 7|
|Builder||Psarros Shipyard (Perama, Greece)|
|Building cost||USD 95 million|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||68 m / 223 ft|
|Beam (width)||11.5 m / 38 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1593 gt|
|Passengers||72 - 75|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Harmony A|
Review of Variety Voyager
MV Variety Voyager (former Harmony A) is a great choice for those who don't like being one of the crowd. The feel onboard is more like that of being on a luxurious private yacht, with only 36 cabins and a modern design. Built in 2012 under the latest “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) international regulations and classified by RINA, mv Variety Voyager guarantees passengers safety with incomparable elegance.
History - construction & ownership
Variety Cruises is specialized in smaller ships, and line's sweet spot is a blend of cruise shore excursions including both active and cultural experiences. Because of her size and agility, Variety Voyager can visit ports of call that might be problematic for bigger ships. Her water sports deck allows for swimming when conditions permit.
Guests need to be fairly agile as there are no elevators linking ship's five passenger decks, and the vessel uses 2 Zodiacs as tenders. Zodiac loading and unloading is fast, and waits are minimal. The multilingual crew of Variety Voyager provides exceptional service. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the captain provides an "open bridge" policy, inviting passengers up for a look even at navigation maps of Panama Canal.
NEWS: As of 2019, Variety Voyager joins Adventure Canada to sail on Costa Rica and Panama cruises.
Cruise itinerary program
Variety Voyager itinerary program is based on "Impressions of Cuba" cruises ( Havana round-trip and Havana to Cienfuegos). The yacht also sails in the Aegean Sea, round-trip from Athens.
The 68-metre Variety Voyager is able to accommodate up to 72 passengers in 36 cabins. All stateromms are spacious and range in size from 12m2 to 30 m2. The Marina deck cabins feature two oversized portholes and those on the Riviera and Horizons decks have large windows. All accommodations have individually controlled air conditioning, en-suite marble bathrooms, safety deposit box, mini fridge, flat screen TV and DVD player. Toiletries and bathrobes are also provided.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
The contemporary, glass enclosed dining room seats all passengers in one sitting and allows for spectacular views, while dining in elegant environment. It extends to the open deck, also seating 50 guests and allowing for “al fresco" breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food is served at the table. A hot and cold buffet is also offered and includes “a la minute cooking” section.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
Variety Voyager's public areas are finely decorated and spacious. The Main lounge is situated on ship's Riviera deck, adjacent to the reception area. It is tastefully designed and offers ample comfortable seating plus an AV system for onboard presentations. The internet area is on the Marina deck. A small library offers a variety of magazines and books, and computer stations for internet access. The Horizon Bar & Lounge is an open-air area on ship's Upper deck offering shaded seating and relaxing music in the evening. The Sun deck also has Balinese beds and sun loungers. There is a spa & fitness suite on the Marina deck for massages, sauna, fitness equipment. A Balinese Spa Supervisor provides face, nail and hair treatments.