Voyages to Antiquity, the award-winning small-ship cruise line that combines outstanding itineraries with the best elements of boutique cruising, has announced its new program for Winter 2015-16.

It features 14 new destinations and 4 brand new itineraries whose highlights include the deserts of the Western Sahara, extraordinary wildlife, idyllic palm-fringed islands and a Winter Holiday cruise in South Africa. Each voyage explores the natural wonders and great historical sites of this country plus the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia as well as the ancient civilizations of the Red Sea and Mediterranean.

Particular highlights among the season’s new destinations include:

MV Aegean-Odyssey Marco Polo dining room offers open seating dining

MV Aegean-Odyssey Marco Polo dining room offers open seating dining

  • Exploring wild Namibia and sailing down its renowned Skeleton Coast
  • At least 2 nights spent in Cape Town with trips to Robben Island as well as Table Mountain
  • Included game drives in national parks to see the great flora and fauna of Africa

There are also returns to some old favourites:

  • Sail up the Yangon river to the very heart of Burma’s capital city – and enjoy a 2-night stay on-board to better explore this beautiful and deeply spiritual country
  • Enter the Straits of Malacca to colonial Malaysia and cosmopolitan Singapore
  • Sail via Sri Lanka to the West coast of India before disembarking in Mumbai and flying north for a 5-day land tour of the iconic Golden Triangle

    A balcony suite on the MV-Aegean Odyssey

    A balcony suite on the MV-Aegean Odyssey

David Yellow, Managing Director of Voyages to Antiquity, said of the new program, “We decided to extend our cruising in the southern hemisphere following feedback from our past guests and are delighted to include several itineraries exploring Cape Town and South Africa. As with all our itineraries, each includes a significant proportion of land-based exploration giving our guests a chance to enjoy a selection of the huge range of sights that this amazing country offers.  We are renowned for cruise-tour programs that offer a multi-dimensional experience – including opportunities to see and experience many more important local sites than other cruise brands provide – and we are hugely confident that each of these journeys lives up to this promise.”

Brochure prices start from $6,395 per person for a 14-day cruise-tour, including scheduled flights and transfers on arrival. Unlike many other cruise lines, our prices also include free domestic flight connections via London from seven regional airports, shore excursions, a team of well-regarded guest speakers, Quietvox headsets to enhance the sightseeing experience, gratuities to cabin and restaurant staff on-board and all dining on board, as well as wine with dinner.

Single travelers have staterooms in most categories like this balcony accommodation

Single travelers have staterooms in most
categories like this balcony accommodation

There are cabin savings of more than $11,000 per cabin for early bookers as well as low supplements for single travelers in selected cabins. For further information about the itineraries, the offers or the ship, please visit www.voyagestoantiquity.com. For bookings, please call toll free 1-877-398-1460.


 

About Voyages to Antiquity
Voyages to Antiquity aims to open a window into the origins and genius of ancient cultures. Each expertly-planned voyage, however, is not only about history. As well as visiting breathtaking sites, you will also see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and experience the exquisite food and (where relevant) wines of that area. Guest speakers are an integral part of the Voyages to Antiquity experience – they closely complement the in-depth program of shore excursions in bringing to life the art, history and culture of the regions visited.

MV Aegean Odyssey is a premium class ship that has been especially rebuilt to cater for cruising in areas that bigger ships are unable to access. The vessel provides the best features of a mid-size ship such as passenger space and choice of restaurants, with the personal service and intimate surroundings of a smaller vessel.

Cruise In Comfort, Relax In Style – Originally a mid-size vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, the Aegean Odyssey’s new configuration of generously-sized suites, junior suites and staterooms, with and without balconies, means she now sails with around 350 guests, offering the sophisticated traveler every comfort at sea.

Extraordinary Value – A Voyage to Antiquity includes far more than a cruise. On board, you will find a casual and relaxed atmosphere, open seating dining, and expert lecturers and guest speakers who will bring to life the history of these remarkable civilizations. Cruise fares also include shore excursions as described in the itinerary, gratuities and wine with dinner on board ship, flights and transfers.