Athens to Istanbul small ship cruise
Description of Athens to Istanbul small ship cruise
2023: 21 Apr
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur small ships run on Marine Diesel Oil, unlike larger ships that use non refined Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) which is non-refined, polluting and highly toxic. Additionally, Regular maintenance for each ship of our fleet takes place twice a year, a practice that is extremely important in reducing fuel consumption.
Single-Use Plastic Reduction: One of our guiding principles is to positively impact the areas in which we explore. That is why we are proud to have successfully completed a single-use plastic reduction program across our entire fleet, minimizing single-use plastic items. Such items include straws, stirrers, cups, lids, bottled water, among other items, as well as items wrapped in plastic; single-portion items such as butter cups, jams or yogurts. Our goal is to completely eliminate single-use plastics on board all our vessels.. Our hope is that our actions will prompt other cruise operators to do the same.
Variety Cruises is the first cruise line to sign up to the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency initiative, which exists to enable everyone in tourism to implement the Climate Action Plans needed to halve sector emissions by 2030.
On our call to Gokceada our guests will have the opportunity to visit several small villages, sampling the organic produce of which the islanders are so proud, and a visit to the local winery to gain an insight into the traditional, organic production methods used.
PeopleOur cruise itineraries take us to small islands which are not often visited by large cruise ships, and are designed to have minimal impact on local societies and ecosystems, without compromising our product quality or the guest experience.
Our cruise directors are familiar with the destinations we visit, and they are always there to introduce you to the local producers and the traditional places to visit. This voyage gives you the opportunity to sample local hospitality in several ports, our overnight stay in Mykonos means that our guests can spend time on the island, contributing to the local economy. Our call in Bozcaada is a fantastic opportunity for guests to sample Turkish - Greek cuisine in one of the local tavernas.
5 euros from each booking is designated to the 'Variety Cares' foundation which supports initiatives striving for clean oceans, gender equality, and education for all, creating a better world at sea one cruise at a time. Projects supported by Variety Cares include beach clean ups, investments in local schools and charities, arts festivals and more. Our guiding principle is to 'Create a Better World at Sea', which means looking to deviate away from areas of over tourism, sourcing goods locally for use on board and above all ensuring that we have a positive impact on the destinations we visit.
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