Jewels of the Cyclades – 2014
The best of the Aegean Islands
8 day cruise from Athens – Marina Zea
on board the 49 passenger Motor Sailer GALILEO
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
The MotorSailer GALILEO
The 48 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2007. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allow.
Life on Board
On the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on Galileo enjoy a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck equipped with sun beds and deckchairs.
The M/S Galileo’s 25 outside guest cabins are located on the Lower and Upper Deck all with large windows or portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or queen sized beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and offer storage space and radio music controls.
2014 Jewels of the Cyclades – Cruise Itinerary – Day by Day Program
Day 1 – SATURDAY
MARINA ZEA – POROS
Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before setting sail to Poliegos.
Overnight at sea.
Day 2 – SUNDAY
POLIEGOS – FOLEGANDROS
Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea.
Walk through the amazing Upper city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.
Day 3 – MONDAY
Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia well known for its breathtaking view over the caldera.
Overnight in Santorini.
Day 4 – TUESDAY
In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in the enchanting bay of Antiparos. Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night.
Overnight in Paros.
Day 5 – WEDNESDAY
DELOS (anchorage) MYKONOS
Optional morning tour at the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos’s beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young.
Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 6 – THURSDAY
After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings.
Overnight in Syros.
Day 7 – FRIDAY
Kythnos- Marina Zea, Athens
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and then we will set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon.
Overnight in Marina Zea.
Day 8 – SATURDAY
MARINA ZEA – DISEMBARKATION
Disembarkation after breakfast.
Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise – 2014
On board the M/S GALILEO
SATURDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
SAILINGS DATES & OFFICIAL EURO RATES
3, 10, 17, 24, May
7, 21, 28 June
5, 12, 19, 26 July
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August
6, 20, 27 September
11, 18, 25* October
Red Star Marked Dates have a discount of 10%
OFFICIAL EURO € RATES
Lower Deck, Twin or double beds
Lower Deck, Twin beds
Upper Deck, Twin or double beds
Reduction for 3rd person in Cat Α
A/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
- Regular (filtered) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
- Multilingual Cruise Escort
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Passenger personal expenses
- Wi-Fi (available at charge)
HONEYMOON PACKAGE – DESCRIPTION, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
1/The Honeymooners Package features:
- 25% reduction for the bride
- Cabins with Double or King size bed
- Welcome Honeymooners treatment including a Complimentary bottle of Champagne and a Fruit Basket;
- A Candle Lit Dinner at our Special Honeymooners location on board our yacht or at a preferred restaurant;
- 10% discount for any wedding anniversary on board our yachts;
- Automatic access to our Variety Club membership;
- “ Our Memories” gift at disembarkation;
- A free 1/2 hour massage for 2, if on board our Harmony V, Variety Voyager and Seychelles program vessel.
- Please ask the details for our “Wedding and Cruise with friends and family” private charter for 40 to 72 guests.
- This package is also available to clients wishing to renew their vows. The Vows renewal ceremony is performed by our Yacht Captains.
2/ Honeymoon offers : General conditions and restrictions
- The Honeymoon offer is valid only provided that the couple is traveling within 6 months from their wedding date (copy of marriage certificate required);
- The Package cannot be combined with any existing or future SPECIAL OFFERS.