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South Africa, Namibia & the Skeleton Coast

Bridge with Will & Sylvia Parsons

Cape Town to Malaga

33 days

1-night hotel stay in Marrakesh

from £4,550 pp

12 Mar, 2019

Hosted by Will and Sylvia Parsons

Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed at any time.

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Dominated by Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city of great beauty that has been shaped by some remarkable history, making it a spectacular way to start this exciting voyage around the west coast of Africa.

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia boasts some of the most stunning landscapes on the continent. Then arrive at colonial Luderitz, beautiful Walviz Bay and the Angolan port of Luanda, the “Paris of Africa”, where the influence of Portugal is also still evident.

Cruise the Atlantic and celebrate the maritime tradition of Crossing the Line as Aegean Odyssey passes over the equator to Bom Bom Island, followed by Praia in Cape Verde and Las Palmas in the Canaries.

Finally, visit Morocco for an overnight land tour to the famous souks of exotic Marrakesh, the historic walled city of Taroudant, legendary Casablanca and Tangier at the mouth of the Mediterranean.

Date
Port
Depart
Arrive
Mar 12
Tue
London, England
  • Arts & culture
London, England , United Kingdom
Depart Uk by air
Mar 13
Wed
Cape Town
  • Wine
  • Natural Wonders
  • Flora and Fauna
Cape Town , South Africa
Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.
overnight
Mar 14
Thu
Cape Town
  • Wine
  • Natural Wonders
  • Flora and Fauna
Cape Town , South Africa
Sightseeing tour of Cape Town. Cable car ride up to Table Mountain.
overnight
Mar 15
Fri
Cape Town
  • Wine
  • Natural Wonders
  • Flora and Fauna
Cape Town , South Africa
Visit the Stellenbosch Wine estates.
overnight
Mar 16
Sat
Cape Town
  • Wine
  • Natural Wonders
  • Flora and Fauna
Cape Town , South Africa
Optional tour to Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs - among the highest in South Africa.
6.00pm
Mar 17
Sun
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 18
Mon
Luderitz
  • Arts & culture
Luderitz , Namibia
Visit Namibia's most well-known ghost town - Kolmanskop
6.00pm
8.00am
Mar 19
Tue
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 20
Wed
Walvis Bay
  • Wildlife
  • Arts & culture
  • Natural Wonders
Walvis Bay , Namibia
Included sightseeing in Walvis Bay: choose between Sandwich Harbour Lagoon or a visit to Namib Naukluft National Park that includes part of the Namib desert.
overnight
8.00am
Mar 21
Thu
Walvis Bay
  • Wildlife
  • Arts & culture
  • Natural Wonders
Walvis Bay , Namibia
Optional Dolphin and Seal cruise to witness the bird and marine life.
2.00pm
Mar 22
Fri
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 23
Sat
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 24
Sun
Luanda
  • Wildlife
  • Arts & culture
  • Less Visited
Luanda , Angola
Afternoon city tour visiting the Palacio de Ferro designed by Gustav Eiffel.
8.00pm
2.00pm
Mar 25
Mon
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic Ocean
Mar 26
Tue
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Crossing the Equator.
Mar 27
Wed
Bom Bom Island
  • Beach
  • Island Life
Bom Bom Island , Sao Tome and Principe
Free day at leisure and a beach party
8.00pm
8.00am
Mar 28
Thu
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 29
Fri
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Mar 30
Sat
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Mar 31
Sun
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 01
Mon
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 02
Tue
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 03
Wed
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 04
Thu
Praia, Santiago Island
  • Arts & culture
  • Island Life
Praia, Santiago Island , Cape Verde
Choice of included tours: Discover the Cape Verde Islands or visit the beauty of Santiago
6.00pm
8.00am
Apr 05
Fri
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 06
Sat
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 07
Sun
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 08
Mon
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Natural Wonders
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria , Spain
Explore the breathtaking sites of Gran Canaria.
10.00pm
8.00am
Apr 09
Tue
At sea
  • Sea Days
At sea
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 10
Wed
Agadir
  • Soft adventure
  • Arts & culture
Agadir , Morocco
Drive from Agadir via Taroudant to Marrkesh for overnight hotel stay
overnight hotel
8.00am
Apr 11
Thu
Casablanca
  • Soft adventure
  • Arts & culture
Casablanca , Morocco
Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh Afternoon Drive to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey
10.00pm
Apr 12
Fri
Tangier
  • Arts & culture
Tangier , Morocco
Afternoon sightseeing - Tangier Highlights
8.00pm
1.00pm
Apr 13
Sat
Malaga
  • Arts & culture
  • Signature Voyage
Malaga , Spain
Disembark and transfer to Malaga Airport for flight home
Top of Table Mountain

Top of Table Mountain

14 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
Half Day
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark, and a ride in the famous cable car. You will ascend from the Valley Station (363 m) up to the Mountain Station (1,060 m) in under four minutes and enjoy spectacular views of the Cape, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent.

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark, and a ride in the famous cable car. You will ascend from the Valley Station (363 m) up to the Mountain Station (1,060 m) in under four minutes and enjoy spectacular views of the Cape, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent. Table Mountain gets its name from the flat-topped central massif of the mountain, which viewed from the city, is surrounded by Devil’s Peak on the left, Lion’s Head on the right and Signal Hill in the foreground. They form a sort of amphitheatre that encloses the city centre and some of the older suburbs.

From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has been managed under the custodianship of the South African National Parks Board. This area has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size, containing a staggering 2,285 plant species – more than the entire UK.

On your way back to the ship you’ll enjoy a short orientation tour of the city of Cape Town, including the colourful and historic houses of the Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter), the Convention Centre, Adderley Street with statues of Jan van Riebeeck and Bartholomeu Diaz, the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall in Darling Street, the Dutch Reformed Church, Slave Lodge, St George’s Cathedral and the Cape Provincial government buildings in Wale Street.

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Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

15 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
Half Day
This tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience the history, architecture and, of course, world-famous wines of Stellenbosch. Leave Cape Town by road for the scenic drive to Stellenbosch. This broad, fertile valley on the Eerste River was named after Simon van der Stel who became the region’s first governor in 1680.

This tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience the history, architecture and, of course, world-famous wines of Stellenbosch. Leave Cape Town by road for the scenic drive to Stellenbosch. This broad, fertile valley on the Eerste River was named after Simon van der Stel who became the region’s first governor in 1680.

Today, Stellenbosch is a major university town characterised by Cape Dutch-style architecture and streets lined by aged oak trees, some of which have been declared national monuments. After an orientation drive through the town, you will visit the Stellenbosch Museum, which is comprised of four different houses each from a different era of the town’s history. After this you are free to continue to explore this quaint and charming town. Then it is onwards to one of the great wine estates, where you will enjoy a tasting session and learn about the wine making process, before returning to Cape Town and Aegean Odyssey.

Note: Moderate walking through wine estate, not suitable for pax with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.

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Cape Peninsula

Cape Peninsula

16 Mar Cape Town, South Africa
Full Day
This trip takes you on one of South Africa's most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. After driving through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles, you travel along the Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay, a small fishing village with a charming harbour and the best fish and chips on the continent of Africa.

This trip takes you on one of South Africa's most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. After driving through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles, you travel along the Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay, a small fishing village with a charming harbour and the best fish and chips on the continent of Africa.

From Hout Bay, continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive (provided the road is open) passing through the seaside suburb of Scarborough en route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and their differing ecosystems meet. The reserve occupies 7,750 hectacres of indigenous flora and fauna, and Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs - among the highest in South Africa - is the main attraction in the reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views. From here, continue to a scenically situated restaurant for a seafood lunch.

In the afternoon, pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before travelling through the naval base of Simon’s Town to Fish Hoek. From here, continue to the colourful fishing harbour of Kalk Bay, and along Boyes Drive, which affords magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay. On the way back to the ship you’ll pass the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert's Mill and the famous Groote Schuur Hospital.

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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

18 Mar Luderitz, Namibia
Half Day
Kolmanskop is Namibia's most well-known ghost town, situated in the Spergebiet or “forbidden territory”, just a few kilometers inland from Luderitz. In 1908, the railway worker Zacharias Lewala found a sparkling stone amongst the sand while he was working in a railway maintenance team near Kolmanskop. His supervisor, August Stauch, was convinced it was a diamond, and when this was confirmed, the news spread like wildfire, sparking a “Diamond Rush” which caused fortune hunters to converge on the town in droves.

Kolmanskop is Namibia's most well-known ghost town, situated in the Spergebiet or “forbidden territory”, just a few kilometers inland from Luderitz.

In 1908, the railway worker Zacharias Lewala found a sparkling stone amongst the sand while he was working in a railway maintenance team near Kolmanskop. His supervisor, August Stauch, was convinced it was a diamond, and when this was confirmed, the news spread like wildfire, sparking a “Diamond Rush” which caused fortune hunters to converge on the town in droves.

Kolmanskop soon became a bustling centre providing workers with shelter from the harsh environment of the Namib Desert. Large, elegant houses were built and it soon resembled a German town, complete with an impressive array of amenities including a hospital, ballroom, power station, school, 2-lane skittle alley, theatre, sports hall, casino, ice factory, butchery, bakery and the first x-ray station in the southern hemisphere.

The development of Kolmanskop reached its peak in the 1920s, with approximately 300 German adults, 40 children and 800 Ovambo contract workers living in the town. The drop in diamond sales after World War I, as well as the discovery of richer deposits further south at Oranjemund, resulted in the decline of Kolmanskop. Within a span of 40 years, the town lived, flourished and died.

Today the ghost town's crumbling ruins bear little resemblance to its former glory. The stately homes have been nearly demolished by the wind and are gradually becoming enveloped by encroaching sand dunes.

The area creates the perfect backdrop for good photographic opportunities, and film enthusiasts may be interested to know, that in 2000, the film The King Is Alive was filmed in Kolmanskop, with the town being utilized as the film's main setting. The town was also used as one of the locations in the 1993 film, Dust Devil.

During your tour, you will be given a short introduction covering the history of the town as well as the diamond industry today, and you’ll also visit some of the town’s more important buildings including the old hospital, post office and school. There will also be time to explore on your own.

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Moon Landscape and Swakopmund

Moon Landscape and Swakopmund

20 Mar Walvis Bay, Namibia
Half Day
Your destination is the Namib Naukluft National Park that encompasses part of the Namib desert (considered the world’s oldest) and the Naukluft mountain range. The park covers over 19,000 square miles and is the largest game reserve in Africa. On the way you’ll pass by endless waves of sand dunes, and when you think of Africa and the desert, this is the scene that comes to mind.

Your destination is the Namib Naukluft National Park that encompasses part of the Namib desert (considered the world’s oldest) and the Naukluft mountain range. The park covers over 19,000 square miles and is the largest game reserve in Africa. On the way you’ll pass by endless waves of sand dunes, and when you think of Africa and the desert, this is the scene that comes to mind.

As you enter the Namib Naukluft National Park, you’ll turn onto the Welwitschia Drive where the landscape becomes dotted with the extraordinary Welwitschia Mirablis plant. Unique to Namibia, these prehistoric plants have adapted to their harsh habitat. Resembling a large wilted lettuce, Welwitschias only produce two leaves in their lifetime and can live for over 500 years. The locals in this area have dubbed the plant “two-leaf can’t die”. After stopping to view and discuss these amazing and resilient desert plants in their dramatic landscape, this tour continues to the ‘lunar landscape’. In this vast area of eroded valleys you can almost imagine you’re on the moon. Different species of lichen grow here, thanks to the sea fog, which rolls up to 20 miles inland and provides moisture for these desert-dwelling plants.

Take in the breathtaking views of the “moon” landscape before arrival in Swakopmund. Known as Swakop in Namibia, Swakopmund is the country's biggest coastal town and a mecca for Namibians on holiday. The city's German origins are quite pronounced in the beautiful old German Colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert. One artefact of the German colonisation includes an old museum/store, selling genuine artefacts from the 19th century. Enjoy an orientation tour of the town, with its many beautiful historical buildings dating back to the turn of the century and built in the Art Nouveau style.

You will also have the opportunity to browse through the “Brauhaus” Gallery, which is a small shopping arcade in the centre of town. Return to Walvis Bay via the coastal road, passing sand dunes on one side and the sea on the other

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Sandwich Harbour in 4x4s

Sandwich Harbour in 4x4s

20 Mar Walvis Bay, Namibia
Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hours
Sandwich Harbour is a part of the Namib-Naukluft Park that many have heard of but very few have ever visited. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and a unique off-road driving experience. Land Rovers take you to beautiful lookouts where you can feel the isolation for which Namibia and the Skeleton Coast are so famous.

Sandwich Harbour is a part of the Namib-Naukluft Park that many have heard of but very few have ever visited. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and a unique off-road driving experience. Land Rovers take you to beautiful lookouts where you can feel the isolation for which Namibia and the Skeleton Coast are so famous.

The Sandwich Harbour Lagoon is a highlight of the Sandwich Harbour area with its large natural tidal lagoon. The lagoon is completely surrounded by large sand dunes and is only accessible by 4x4s - even this relies largely on the tides. The lagoon area is fed with fresh water seeping through the sand dunes, and contributes to the beauty and natural diversity of the area. The water plays a fundamental role, as it feeds the plants on the shores of the lagoon, which in turn stabilize the dunes, preventing them from silting up the area.

If the lagoon is not accessible, you will get a chance to see the lagoon area from one of the lookout spots. Depending on the tides and the swell, we will try to reach the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon along the beach. Alternatively, you will take an exciting dune ride to the lookout dune to get an aerial view.

Stop along the way to enjoy refreshments and, depending on weather conditions (wind), this will either be on top of a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the beach, or amongst the dunes. The route homewards will test the power of the vehicles on the dunes, the highlight being the 65m high roaring dune and its amazing views, giving you exceptional viewpoints on the return to Walvis Bay.

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Dolphin & Seal cruise

Dolphin & Seal cruise

21 Mar Walvis Bay, Namibia
Half Day
Take a short drive from the harbour to the jetty, where you board an open ski boat for a three-hour cruise on the Walvis Bay Lagoon. The water here is usually very calm and abundant with bird and marine life.

Take a short drive from the harbour to the jetty, where you board an open ski boat for a three-hour cruise on the Walvis Bay Lagoon. The water here is usually very calm and abundant with bird and marine life.

The boats depart the jetty and cruise around the harbour area, from here they cut across the lagoon to the moored Russian trawlers, where “inquisitive” seals will swim up to the boats hoping for something to eat. For the more adventurous passenger, there is the opportunity to feed fish to these playful animals.

Continue to Pelican Point, where a large seal colony and schools of dolphins, which swim alongside the boats, provide entertainment. Dolphins sighted are the Heavy Side and Bottlenose.

For bird lovers, apart from seeing many pelicans and cormorants, there are also common sightings of the White Chinned Petrel, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Cape Gannet, Black Oystercatcher and more. Back at the jetty, re-board the coaches, and head back to the quayside.

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Changing Face of Luanda

Changing Face of Luanda

24 Mar Luanda, Angola
Half Day
Located on the west coast of Southern Africa, Angola was under colonial rule until November 11, 1975, the date when it became an independent nation. The Angolan Civil War began after the end of the war for independence from Portugal in 1975. The war featured conflict between two primary Angolan factions, the communist MPLA and the anti-communist UNITA. The 27-year war was formally brought to an end in 2002, and since then Luanda has undergone a renaissance of epic proportions, driven by the natural resources that the country has in abundance – oil and diamonds. Its people are determined and committed to turn around its fortunes, and rebuild a strong and united Angola.

Located on the west coast of Southern Africa, Angola was under colonial rule until November 11, 1975, the date when it became an independent nation. The Angolan Civil War began after the end of the war for independence from Portugal in 1975. The war featured conflict between two primary Angolan factions, the communist MPLA and the anti-communist UNITA. The 27-year war was formally brought to an end in 2002, and since then Luanda has undergone a renaissance of epic proportions, driven by the natural resources that the country has in abundance – oil and diamonds. Its people are determined and committed to turn around its fortunes, and rebuild a strong and united Angola.

You will witness this transformation as you leave the quayside and drive along Marginal Bay, with the commercial part of the city on one side, and views across the bay on the other. Continue past the Igreje de Senhora de Nazare – a small, beautiful church famous for its beautiful altar made of Italian rose marble. Then visit the old Iron Palace “Palacio de Ferro” designed by the famous architect Gustav Eiffel, of Tower fame, whose work also features in other African cities.

There will be photo stop at the Gothic-style Church of Los Remedios that was built by the Portuguese in 1719 as a chapel. The church had to be restored in 1798 at the hands of Francis Xavier who managed to accomplish the work with donations from the faithful. Currently, Los Remedios is considered one of the most beautiful and best-preserved churches of San Luis. Then visit the Angolan National Museum of Anthropology, that features an array of traditional masks along with indigenous art, sculptures, tools, weapons, jewellery, clothing and musical instruments.

Next is the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (San Miguel Fort) built in 1576 to guard the entrance to the bay from the marauding French, Spanish and Dutch forces. This it did successfully until 1641 when the Dutch finally seized the fort and Luanda. Arriving in Luanda, it is impossible to miss the towering obelisk-like structure rising above the city. This is the mausoleum dedicated to Augostinho Neto, the first president of Angola. Having very strong communist affiliations, Neto died in 1979, and it is said that this was erected as a gift from the Russian government.

Please note this tour is audio guides only.

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The Beauty of Santiago

The Beauty of Santiago

4 Apr Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
Half day
Heading out of Santiago’s capital of Praia into the centre of the island, this scenic tour of the island’s most stunning scenery also showcases the flora and fauna of the Botanical Gardens at Sao Jorge dos Orgaos.

Heading out of Santiago’s capital of Praia into the centre of the island, this scenic tour of the island’s most stunning scenery also showcases the flora and fauna of the Botanical Gardens at Sao Jorge dos Orgaos.

The day begins first though with a visit to the village of Saint Domingos, home to a thriving arts and crafts cooperative in a nation famous for its pottery, weaving and embroidery, traditional crocheted blankets, batik dying and wood carvings. Here, you’ll have a chance to shop for some souvenirs and gifts before heading further inland to the small settlement of Sao Jorge dos Orgaos on the edge of the Orgaos Mountains, where the Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa is the only Botanical Garden in the country.

Created in 1986, the garden is named after the 20th-century Franco-Portuguese botanist Luis Augusto Grandvaux Barbosa, and features several different plants listed as endangered, as well as many ornamental species. After a tour here, we will take a scenic drive, stopping for photo opportunities along the way, to Santiago’s second largest city, Assomada, which plays an important commercial role in Cape Verde’s economy and is a pleasant combination of urbanity and nature.

The city centre of Assomada features many Portuguese-style colonial buildings, churches, banks and several town squares, while the market is one of the largest on the island, with a large variety of products to peruse before our return to the port of Praia and Aegean Odyssey.

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In and Around Praia
UNESCO World Heritage Site

In and Around Praia

4 Apr Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
Half Day
With a name meaning “beach” in Portuguese, the capital of Cape Verde, located on the island of Santiago, offers a great opportunity to learn more about the history of the nation and “feel the flavour” of its many traditions.

With a name meaning “beach” in Portuguese, the capital of Cape Verde, located on the island of Santiago, offers a great opportunity to learn more about the history of the nation and “feel the flavour” of its many traditions.

A drive to the historic Plateau Quarter, in the centre of the city, leads to a guided walk to the neoclassical-style Catholic Cathedral, Nossa Senhora de Graca, or Our Lady of Grace, that was built in the early 20th century. We will also pay a visit to the city’s emblematic main square, Praca Alexandre Albuquerque; the Palace of the President; and the Statue of Diogo Gomes, who discovered the islands for Portugal in 1460.

We will then enjoy a stroll through the colourful Vegetable Market of Sucupira before being heading to the nearby town of Velha and the Fortress of S. Filipe, built by King Filipe I of Portugal and Spain in the 16th century. Velha is also home to the Ruinas da Se Catedral, one of the most impressive buildings of the colonial period, as well as the Pelourinho, or pillory, which is a sombre reminder of the slavery trade.

There will then be time to enjoy some refreshments in Velha’s main square before returning to Aegean Odyssey by way of Rua Banana to see some old stone houses and a traditional handicraft shop, with a drive along the Avenida Cidade de Lisboa in Praia affording more views across the city.

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Highlights of Gran Canaria

Highlights of Gran Canaria

8 Apr Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Half Day
The dramatic geological features of Gran Canaria are breathtaking as you start with a drive up to the volcanic crater of Bandama, an extinct volcano rising nearly 580 metres above sea level, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views over a unique landscape.

The dramatic geological features of Gran Canaria are breathtaking as you start with a drive up to the volcanic crater of Bandama, an extinct volcano rising nearly 580 metres above sea level, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views over a unique landscape.

After a short photostop, the drive continues to the village of Teror, whose striking site on a plateau 575 metres above sea level has earned it the name of "the village in the air". Here, your guide will show you the most interesting colonial-style buildings culminating with an outside view of the basilica dedicated to the Virgen del Pino (Virgin of the Pine), which attracts a ceaseless stream of pilgrims.

Our next stop is the town of Arucas, a district that offers important architectural and urban assets. The city centre, declared a site of historic-artistic interest, is a place that visitors must not fail to see.

The Parish Church of San Juan Bautista is the leading architectural and social monument in the city. Built entirely in Arucas stone by local master masons, it dates from 1909 and, as well as the wealth of carved stone columns, there are also some beautiful stained glass windows that are the work of Canary Island painter Cristobal Hernandez de Quintana.

The tour continues to the Casa y Jardín de la Marquesa -the Marquise’s Palace and Gardens. This is an interesting architectural and natural site that belongs to the Marquise of Arucas. The house was built in 1880 and the spacious Romantic-style gardens around the house can also be visited. You will also have the opportunity of taste the famous Banana liquor before returning to the pier.

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Taroudant

Taroudant

10 Apr Agadir, Morocco
Half Day Lunch IncludedCrowded StreetsLong Drive
Sometimes known as the “Little Marrakesh”, Taroudant is an old trading centre located in Morocco’s Souss Valley. Surrounded by citrus groves, protected by magnificent red-mud walls and with the snowcapped peaks of the High Atlas beckoning beyond, Taroudant’s situation is truly enchanting.

Sometimes known as the “Little Marrakesh”, Taroudant is an old trading centre located in Morocco’s Souss Valley. Surrounded by citrus groves, protected by magnificent red-mud walls and with the snowcapped peaks of the High Atlas beckoning beyond, Taroudant’s situation is truly enchanting.

Despite its medieval souks and squares, this is not simply a tourist destination, as Taroudant is a working market town where Berbers trade the produce of the rich and fertile Oued Souss plain. On your drive there from the port of Agadir, keep an eye out for the tree-climbing goats that call this part of the world home. Upon arrival, step inside this 11th-century citadel and prepare to be hurled back in time.

Resting peacefully within its ramparts, Taroudant has avoided time’s march, retaining its traditional look and feel. Four miles of chunky walls encircle the city, pierced by five impressive gateways. Within them lie Taroudant’s most famous attractions, the daily Berber market and the Arab souk.

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Marrakesh Sightseeing

Marrakesh Sightseeing

11 Apr Casablanca, Morocco
Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursLunch IncludedCrowded Streets
With its grand square bustling with snake charmers and market traders and its almost psychedelic souks, Marrakesh is a showcase for exoticism. Surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of the medina you can truly appreciate the allure of this North African city. Our guided tour of the old medina of Marrakesh begins with a walk through one of the most interesting quarters of Marrakesh.

With its grand square bustling with snake charmers and market traders and its almost psychedelic souks, Marrakesh is a showcase for exoticism. Surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of the medina you can truly appreciate the allure of this North African city. Our guided tour of the old medina of Marrakesh begins with a walk through one of the most interesting quarters of Marrakesh.

Here we'll stroll along labyrinthine alleyways, catching glimpses of mosques, hammams, traditional public bakeries, fondouks (old lodging houses used by the caravans) and fountains carved in wood and decorated with kuffic inscriptions.

You’ll walk through the colourful souks which are organised according to goods sold and where craftsmen can be seen practicing their traditional trades. After this it is on to the aristocratic Bahia Palace where we see a lush Moorish-style garden in the courtyard of a large palace with beautifully painted residential rooms.

Then, after walking through a maze of shaded, narrow streets you will emerge into the famous Djemma el-Fna Square, where throughout the ages local people and African caravans have gathered for entertainment, celebrations, gossip and business. Here we stop at the foot of the famous Koutoubia Minaret, one of the masterpiece works of Islamic architecture.

Highlight of our tour is a visit to the Marjorelle Garden, a 12-acre botanical garden in the heart of Marrakesh which was designed in the 1920s and 30s, and was once owned by Yves Saint-Laurent whose ashes were scattered here. Within the gardens, be sure visit the Museum, housing North African textiles from Saint-Laurent’s personal collection, as well as ceramics, jewellery, and paintings by the founder, Jacques Marjorelle.

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Tangier Highlights

Tangier Highlights

12 Apr Tangier, Morocco
Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hours
Situated only a short distance across the Strait of Gibraltar from the shores of Europe, Tangier is a gateway to a vastly different culture. This tour is perfect if you really want to discover more of Tangier, and explore the bustling Medina, with its tiny streets lined with shops filled with trinkets and treats.

Situated only a short distance across the Strait of Gibraltar from the shores of Europe, Tangier is a gateway to a vastly different culture. This tour is perfect if you really want to discover more of Tangier, and explore the bustling Medina, with its tiny streets lined with shops filled with trinkets and treats.

First head for a photostop at Cape Spartel Lighthouse – more than a century old it shines a warning beacon to ships sailing between the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Arriving back in Tangier, visit the Medina (old town) whose walls mark the line of the Roman defences. The grand Mosque rises on the foundations of a temple to Neptune, and the Petit Socco covers the area of what used to be the Forum. The bustling Kasbah is situated on the highest part of the Medina in an area that has been the preserve of palaces and castles for thousands of years.

Your guide will walk you through the Medina and the Kasbah, allowing you the opportunity to view the fruit and vegetable market and Mendoubia Park where you can explore at leisure, if you wish.

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Professor Stefan Buczacki

Professor Stefan Buczacki

Professor Stefan Buczacki , Biologist and biographer
Stefan is currently celebrating thirty years as a cruise ship lecturer to all parts of the world but says that of his many achievements the one of which he is proudest is to have been voted among the one hundred people of Polish descent who have contributed most to the life and culture of Britain -  a list on which he appears, alphabetically, between Bonnie Prince Charlie and King Cnut!

Stefan is currently celebrating thirty years as a cruise ship lecturer to all parts of the world but says that of his many achievements the one of which he is proudest is to have been voted among the one hundred people of Polish descent who have contributed most to the life and culture of Britain -  a list on which he appears, alphabetically, between Bonnie Prince Charlie and King Cnut!

Stefan was educated at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford and is a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a Chartered Horticulturist, a founder Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He holds an honorary chair in Biological Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, honorary doctorates from the Universities of Southampton and Derby and is an honorary fellow of CABI Biosciences International and of Warwickshire College. He is double past-president of the British Mycological Society and holds the Veitch Memorial Medal in gold of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Benefactors' Medal of the British Mycological Society and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Garden Media Guild.

Stefan is probably Britain's most experienced media gardening expert and has published over sixty books on natural history and gardening, many of them standard reference works and most translated into several languages. He is believed to be Britain's second biggest selling gardening author and has also written for most national newspapers and leading magazines. Stefan has used his special expertise in fungi to write the most comprehensive field guide to British fungi ever published. His major natural history book, the encyclopaedic Fauna Britannica described the entire wild animal life of the British Isles and its role in British culture.  HRH The Prince of Wales wrote the Foreword and the book was short listed for British Illustrated Book of the Year.

Among his numerous broadcasting achievements, Stefan appeared most famously on BBC Radio's 'Gardeners' Question Time' as panellist and chairman for a unique unbroken run of over 600 broadcasts in twelve years, just part of a portfolio of well over 1,000 radio programmes.  For three years he presented 'Classic Gardening Forum' on Classic FM and devised, wrote and presented six series of the hugely successful programme 'The Gardening Quiz' on Radio 4.  He has also appeared on or presented around 1,000 television programmes, many featuring his own garden, on every British terrestrial television channel and has presented several series on satellite stations.  He is Patron or Trustee of numerous gardening and science-related bodies including the North of England Zoological Society, owners of award winning Chester Zoo and also has over thirty years experience as an expert witness in matters of litigation involving plants.

Stefan has a long-standing interest in modern British political history and is recognised internationally as an authority on Winston Churchill and his social circle. His book 'Churchill and Chartwell' was described by the International Churchill Center in Washington DC as '…a thoroughly indispensable standard work, as important for the library of any serious Churchill student as the memoirs of close associates'.  His latest work, a biography of the Hon Venetia Stanley, confidante of prime minister H H Asquith, has already been hailed as 'a masterpiece'.

Website:  www.stefanbuczacki.co.uk

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Jane Busby

Jane Busby

Jane Busby, Exercise and Dance Instructor
Jane teaches exercise and dance in and around Brighton, specialising in teaching the over 50’s, as well as choreographing fashion shows and flash mobs.

Jane teaches exercise and dance in and around Brighton, specialising in teaching the over 50’s, as well as choreographing fashion shows and flash mobs.

Since starting ballet at the age of 3 years, Jane has danced all her life appearing in shows as a child then becoming professional at 16. For 15 years Jane worked in theatres, TV and on cruise ships with famous groups including The Tiller Girls, Black and White Minstrels, The Danny La Rue Show, 2nd Generation and as a Lionel Blair dancer. Jane had a wonderful time appearing in Summer seasons, pantomimes, TV variety shows and travelled abroad including 6 months in Japan, 6 months in Mallorca in the dinner show at the prestigious Sporting Casino, 3 months in Portugal and a month in Malta with the Black and White Minstrels.  

After several years travelling Jane settled to work in UK appearing in choreographed fashion shows for Selfridges, Barkers, Pronupture and Wrangler tours and with many appearances in the Liverpool Echo, Manchester Evening Post, Leicester Mercury and Brighton Argus fashion shows. Jane has appeared in TV commercials including Woolworths, Dulux, British Airways, Baileys and Great Mills DIY store.

After marrying photographer, Larry Bray and having 2 girls, Jane turned her attentions to ‘behind the camera’ helping Larry by producing and styling his shoots.

Over the last few years Jane has produced, styled and choreographed fashion shows and street flash mob events for clients including Marks & Spencer, Brighton City Centre and Jury’s Inn Hotel. In 2012-2014 Jane appeared as a guest fashion presenter on QVC shopping TV channel.

Jane had the wonderful opportunity of dancing with The Second Generation again for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100 birthday tribute at the Palladium Theatre in March 2017. The wonderful Dougie Squires directed the show and reformed his famous group for ‘one night only’. The show had the honour of the Queen attending the performance.

Jane’s fitness/dance classes have built up over the last 6 years to near capacity with 9 classes a week. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching her classes on several cruise ships including the Minerva, Voyager and Saga Pearl 2. Jane is excited to be joining Aegean Odyssey and offering everyone the chance to have fun keeping fit and healthy, moving to popular and catchy music.

Website  -  www.janebusbyfitness.co.uk

Facebook  -  http://www.facebook.com/janebusbyfitness

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Clare Coventry

Clare Coventry

Clare Coventry, Craft Tutor
Clare was born and brought up in the small and historic town of Youghal, in Co. Cork, in Southern Ireland. She was educated at the Presentation of the Sacred Heart Convent, in Youghal. a traditional Catholic school for young ladies. Whilst receiving the full curriculum of subjects, including Gaelic, Clare’s heartfelt interests lay in other directions.

Clare was born and brought up in the small and historic town of Youghal, in Co. Cork, in Southern Ireland. She was educated at the Presentation of the Sacred Heart Convent, in Youghal. a traditional Catholic school for young ladies. Whilst receiving the full curriculum of subjects, including Gaelic, Clare’s heartfelt interests lay in other directions.

Her mother was a classically-trained pianist, and her father a fine tenor. Clare and her siblings were all musically inclined from a young age, and Clare formed herself and her three younger siblings (two sisters and a brother) into a harmony ensemble, with their ages ranging from sixteen to just eleven.

In 1967, they won a grand concours held in Cork City Opera House, and were brought over to the UK on a tour, from which they never returned to Ireland.

They settled in the United Kingdom, married and had families. Clare and her sisters resurrected their musical career in the 1980’s, culminating in national TV appearances and selection for the Golden Rose of Montreux international awards festival, in Switzerland.

Clare went on to become a very successful BBC radio presenter, working for BBC Radio Lancashire, and BBC Radio Merseyside, two of Britain’s largest local radio networks. She had her own magazine-type show, interviewing right across the board, from authors to explorers, and from politicians to pop stars.

As well as musical ability, Clare also inherited from her mother a lifelong love of crafting.

“With six children to look after, my mother saw it as a necessity rather than a hobby,” reflects Clare. “I’ve just taken what I learnt and absorbed from her, and turned it to another use...teaching”.</p>

Clare has spent a lifetime singing and crafting. In 2008, she gained her ‘Fascinator of Excellence’ qualification, and since then has appeared on ‘Crafty Beggars’, a TV show sponsored by Hobbycraft.’

Clare has been singing and teaching her crafts aboard cruise ships for the past seventeen years. Her craft workshops are informative, effective, and great fun.With a unique blend of skill, patience, and humour, she brings to life the adage, “People learn best when they’re enjoying themselves”.

Please note Clare will not be lecturing.

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John Coventry

John Coventry

John Coventry, Travel and Special Interests lecturer
John studied Modern Languages at Exeter and Salford Universities, majoring in French, German, and Spanish. A lifelong thirst for travel was partially assuaged by a stint in America, at the University of Texas, in Austin, followed by a year in the pipeline construction industry, working as a translator/interpreter, in Algeria.

John studied Modern Languages at Exeter and Salford Universities, majoring in French, German, and Spanish. A lifelong thirst for travel was partially assuaged by a stint in America, at the University of Texas, in Austin, followed by a year in the pipeline construction industry, working as a translator/interpreter, in Algeria.

John then embarked upon a working lifetime spent in some of the strangest corners of the travel industry.

At a time when the world was just starting to open up to leisure travel, he was in the vanguard of this revolution as a worldwide tour coordinator, accompanying groups of travellers on trips to a variety of exotic destinations and with a variety of diverse purposes.

From wildlife photo safaris to transatlantic flights aboard Concorde, from the slopes of Macchu Picchu to the outback of Australia, from the gates of Graceland to the Iron Gates of the Danube, John’s life was a kaleidoscope of people, places, and experiences, some exciting, some disquieting, but all memorable.

Smuggling a body across the Iron Curtain, being caught up in a revolution in South America, pinned down by sniper fire in San Francisco...these were just some of John’s experiences as he plied his trade around the globe. He went on to become general manager of one of the UK’s most prestigious independent tour operators.

John’s first experience of ocean cruising was in 1982, around the islands of Indonesia. Since that long-ago cruise baptism, he has sailed the seven seas, as cruise manager, charterer, port lecturer, destinations presenter, and special interests speaker.

A long time Mensa member and four time Brain of Mensa finalist, John&rsquo;s range of knowledge and interests is as intriguing as it is eclectic.

As a cruise lecturer, John brings to bear all his experience and expertise in a series of scintillating presentations on a- as you might expect - diverse range of fascinating subject matters.

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Nancy Gilchrist

Nancy Gilchrist

Nancy Gilchrist, Master of Wine
Nancy developed an interest in wine at a very early age (11, but don't tell anyone!). Excellent tasting opportunities whilst at Cambridge University fuelled the passion. For several years after graduation however, wine ran in tandem with other careers including a small business in a doubledecker bus (a Bristol Routemaster), and publishing

Nancy developed an interest in wine at a very early age (11, but don't tell anyone!). Excellent tasting opportunities whilst at Cambridge University fuelled the passion. For several years after graduation however, wine ran in tandem with other careers including a small business in a doubledecker bus (a Bristol Routemaster), and publishing.

For over three years 'Home' was Washington DC where she  ran a wine bar close to the White House, later becoming wine columnist for The Boston Globe. On her return to England, she ran Grants of St James's School of Wine before leaving to work as a freelance wine educator and consultant soon passing the notoriously difficult Master of Wine exams in 1995 (there are only 356 in the world at the moment). She  continues to lecture throughout the UK and is a regular wine educator at Leith's School of Food & Wine. Until Christie's sold the South Kensington venue in Spring 2017, Nancy ran Christie's Wine Education courses and in past two years she has become intrigued and involved with both olive oil - becoming UK ambassador for I & P olive oil (Lazio, Italy) - and with chocolate - becoming a member of the Grand Jury for the International Chocolate Awards.

More information can be found on her website www.mattersoftaste.co.uk

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Peter Mawby

Peter Mawby

Peter Mawby, Wildlife lecturer, ornithologist and research ecologist
As an ornithologist and research ecologist Peter has travelled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. Peter’s interest in the environment and ornithology in particular was encouraged during his schooldays at Sedbergh. Whilst still at school he was part of one of the first expeditions to visit South-East Iceland to study the breeding distribution of the Great Skua.

As an ornithologist and research ecologist Peter has travelled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. Peter’s interest in the environment and ornithology in particular was encouraged during his schooldays at Sedbergh. Whilst still at school he was part of one of the first expeditions to visit South-East Iceland to study the breeding distribution of the Great Skua. Subsequently he went on to organise and lead his own expeditions to the Shetland and Faeroe Islands. Whilst an undergraduate at Cambridge University he was awarded a grant to extend his studies of Arctic Scandinavia. Such was his skill and expertise, he received his licence and has been ringing birds for well over fifty years.

He went on to teach, working in England (Marlborough, Shrewsbury and St John’s School, Leatherhead) and Scotland at The Edinburgh Academy, culminating with his final appointment as Headmaster of Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he spent eighteen very happy and successful years. Peter is currently researching the environmental impact of changing patterns in agriculture on the birds of the Western Dales, working in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, the British Trust for Ornithology and the Environment Agency.

He is now in great demand to speak to enthusiasts from the RSPB, Scottish Ornithologists Club and regional Wildlife Trusts. In common with many teenagers, Peter was faced with choices and although he finally decided to follow a science route into teaching, his other love is music and playing the cello. He has pursued this from his schooldays to playing now with a number of orchestras in North West England.

In recent years Peter has enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers on a range of cruises, vising places as far flung as Polynesia, the Amazon, Central America, New England, the Atlantic Islands, Iceland, Greenland, the White Sea, Baltic and Mediterranean, SE Asia East Africa and the Indian Ocean. His talks include top quality illustrations, sound and video clips, making them both entertaining and informative. When not lecturing Peter welcomes the opportunity to enhance passengers’ experiences of the wildlife around them out on deck, providing on-board commentaries and during tours away from the ship.

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Steve Ragnall

Steve Ragnall

Steve Ragnall, Maritime historian and author
Steve has first class presentation and outstanding graphics skills coupled with the enthusiasm and ability to entertain and inform.  He has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history, is RYA Yachtmaster qualified, and has extensive sailing experience, including passages on tall ships, most notably the Bark Endeavour, replica of Captain Cook’s ship. He is proud to be an honorary member of the Merchant Navy Association.

Steve has first class presentation and outstanding graphics skills coupled with the enthusiasm and ability to entertain and inform.  He has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history, is RYA Yachtmaster qualified, and has extensive sailing experience, including passages on tall ships, most notably the Bark Endeavour, replica of Captain Cook’s ship. He is proud to be an honorary member of the Merchant Navy Association.

Steve has lectured around the world and has been in demand as a cruise ship speaker for over 10 years, with a growing portfolio of over 60 talks. He also speaks regularly to U3A, NADFAS, Probus, National Trust Associations and many other organisations.

He has worked extensively in local and regional radio as musician, writer and presenter.

A member of the Society for Nautical Research, Navy Records Society and the Captain Cook Society and a regular contributor to its quarterly journal, Steve is continuing research, with members of the society and various museums, into Cook’s world and the characters associated with Britain’s greatest navigator. He has worked in Hawaii on the site of Cook’s 1779 shore base and created models of the site for museum display.

His recent book “Better Conceiv’d than Describ’d: The Life and Times of Captain James King, Captain Cook’s Friend and Colleague”, is a culmination of that work and has been very well received.

With a belief that everyone has a story within them, he worked with the BBC on their “Telling Lives” project in 2004/5, introducing short film making skills to the general public. In addition, he has supported his cruise-based colleagues in improving their own graphics presentation skills.

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Dr Barry Walsh MB (NUI) FRCPath, MSc (Lond)

Dr Barry Walsh MB (NUI) FRCPath, MSc (Lond)

Dr Barry Walsh MB (NUI) FRCPath, MSc (Lond), Art and Science Historian
Barry Walsh was before retirement in 2015 a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) and Director of the South West London Health Protection Team part of Public Health England. He worked for 24 years in public health in London.

Barry Walsh was before retirement in 2015 a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) and Director of the South West London Health Protection Team part of Public Health England. He worked for 24 years in public health in London.

Born in Co Mayo he qualified in medicine at the University of Cork Ireland in 1981. After House Officer roles in Cork he moved to England where he started training in pathology.

He specialised in medical microbiology first at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and then John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford. Barry got his Membership in medical microbiology (MRC Path) in 1991. He took a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1994.

While specialising in medicine in London he managed to get a BA (2.1) in the History of Art at Birkbeck College in 1989. He focused on Italian Renaissance Art, Roman architecture, and Art of the 20th Century. In 1991 he got a Diploma in the History of Medicine at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and won the Osler Gold Medal for his lecture on Anatomy and Art in Renaissance Italy.

Barry qualified as a London Blue Badge Guide in 2000 and now works as a professional tour guide in London specialising in medical and art history tours as well as the Palace of Westminster. He guides at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Gallery and Courtauld Institute.

His broad interests and lectures also encompass Science Industry and Technology (Industrial Revolution), Royal Medicine, Art and Medicine, and The Body in the Car Park (the discovery of King Richard III).

Bringing his interest in Western Art together with Art of the East he recently gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art at the School of Oriental and African Art (SOAS) London in 2017. He lectures and guides on Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, Indian art and East meets West in the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museums.

 

 

 

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Grand Savoy

Grand Savoy

Marrakesh, Morocco
1-night hotel stay in Marrakesh
Premium Class
With its splendid public spaces, magnificent outdoor pools and top-class restaurants, the Grand Savoy is an excellent base in Marrakesh.

With its splendid public spaces, magnificent outdoor pools and top-class restaurants, the Grand Savoy is an excellent base in Marrakesh. The Grand Spa is the ideal place to relax after sightseeing and shopping. The centre includes giant indoor pools, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. Rooms are, of course, air-conditioned and come with free Wi-Fi connection.

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Winter Cruise Flights

Our cruise holidays usually feature scheduled flights on British Airways, for those travelling from the UK.  We will endeavour to advise flight details at time of booking, however actual flight confirmations will be sent to you as soon as we receive them from the airline. 

You can take advantage of all the benefits available flying British Airways.

For more information on flights, free domestic flight connections via London from regional airports and our very special prices to upgrade to Club Europe/World Traveller Plus, please see our Flights & Transfers Information page >

Included Transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You'll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Note: Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-hotel stays) when utilising Voyages to Antiquity’s group seat allocations and as outlined in our brochure and online. More detailed information can be found on our Flights and Transfers Information page >

 

 

 

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550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£10,695*pp
Lido
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Junior Suites
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310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£9,750*pp
Lido
Lido
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Deluxe Balcony
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275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido & Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£8,695*pp
Bridge
Bridge
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Lido
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Deluxe Balcony
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275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£8,250*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Deluxe OutsideE
Deluxe Outside
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215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

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£7,595*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
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Deluxe Outside
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170-200sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower.
Convertible twin beds or Fixed Double Bed. Cabins 535 and 536 have fixed twin beds only.

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£7,295*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
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Bridge
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Lido
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130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge & Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed.

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£6,795*pp
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Bridge
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Lido
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Premium Outside 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£6,395*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Columbus
Columbus
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130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge Deck. Private shower. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed.
Views in some cabins partially obstructed by Life Boats.

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£5,995*pp
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Standard Outside
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130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.
* Please note the photo shows a Category H premium outside cabin. Category J standard outside cabins feature portholes instead of windows.

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£5,595*pp
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Columbus
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130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£5,195*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
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130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£4,850*pp
Columbus
Columbus
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Standard Inside
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130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£4,550*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Columbus
Columbus
Deluxe BalconyCC
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135 sq ft single occupancy stateroom located on Lido Deck (Cabins 809, 810). Walk-in shower and private balcony. Fixed small double bed.

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£9,395*pp
Lido
Lido
Deluxe OutsideEE
Deluxe Outside
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135 sq ft single occupancy Deluxe staterooms located on Belvedere Deck(554, 561). Shower, European full-size bed and a small balcony.

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£8,250*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
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Single occupancy Premium outside staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. Private shower and a European full-size bed. Views in cabins 726, 724 on Belvedere deck are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

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£7,295*pp
Bridge
Bridge
Lido
Lido
Premium OutsideHH*
Premium Outside
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Premium outside single occupancy staterooms located on Bridge & Belvedere decks, featuring a European full-size bed and a private shower.
 * Please note the cabin plan and photo shows the Category H double occupancy stateroom. Category HH single staterooms are smaller and feature one European full-size bed. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats in the cabins on Bridge deck.

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£6,598*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Bridge
Bridge
Premium OutsideII*
Premium Outside
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130 sq ft Premuim Outside staterooms located on Bridge Deck, featuring a double window and a European full-size bed with private shower. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats.
*Please note the photo & cabin plan show a double occupancy I cabin. Cabins 710 and 712 (Category II, single occupancy) are smaller in size and feature a single European size bed.

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£6,450*pp
Bridge
Bridge
Standard OutsideJJ
Standard Outside
SINGLE CABINS
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Single occupancy standard outside cabins located on Columbus Deck, featuring portholes in place of windows. A single European size bed with private shower.
*Please note the picture shows a standard outside double occupancy cabin. Single occupancy cabins are smaller and feature a single European size bed and portholes instead of windows.

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£5,995*pp
Columbus
Columbus
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£5,550*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Premium InsideLL
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SINGLE CABINS
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£5,195*pp
Columbus
Columbus
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130 sq ft Standard inside single occupancy cabins located on Belvedere Decks. A small double bed with private shower.
*Please note the picture shows a double occupancy inside cabin. Cabins MM are smaller and feature a small double bed.

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£4,850*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Third/forth person
£3,295
Air Credit (no air included)
£450
Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included)
£450

MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.

Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.  

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Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. Please note – while we will do our best to adhere to this full itinerary, there may be changes at the discretion of the captain, due to weather advisories, port traffic and other unforeseeable circumstances. Shore excursions are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time.