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THE WONDERS OF INDIA & THE MALDIVES
Delhi to Colombo aboard the Aegean Odyssey
16 nights from £3495

Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which are all connected to each other by good roads, are the three points on what is known as India’s “Golden Triangle”. The term "golden" is apt as the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour on offer in each of the three cities is truly remarkable. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is home to some of Asia's best bazaars. You could spend days in Delhi, the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital, and not see it all, while Agra, once the heart of the Moghul Empire, boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal. The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India.

After this included five-day land tour of the Golden Triangle, you board our ship, Aegean Odyssey, in Mumbai and set sail along India’s historic Malabar Coast. In 1498, the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed here at Kerala and by 1510 the city of Goa had become the centre of Portugal’s Indian interests. The long and exciting history has left this beautiful tropical coastline peppered with gems for the visitor.

From here you sail to the world’s true desert island paradise, the Maldives. With its crystal clear waters and soft, sandy beaches, this remote atoll lives up to its reputation as a traveller’s delight. Finally, to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and a chance to explore Kandy, the seat of Sri Lanka’s ancient kings.

 
 
Prices per person based on double occupancy
Price Includes:  Scheduled economy class airfare, cruise on Aegean Odyssey, all meals on board Aegean Odyssey, pre- and post-cruise land extensions as detailed, selected shore excursions as detailed, lunch on full day excursions, all gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff on board, selected wine with dinner (beer or soft drinks if preferred) on board, in-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers, transfers between airports, hotels and Aegean Odyssey abroad, porterage of luggage to/from your cabin.
Not Included:  Optional shore excursions, beverages (other than those included at dinner) and other items of a personal nature, beauty and spa treatments, laundry and pressing services, internet charges and telephone calls, visas and airport taxes where applicable, government fees, surcharges, and local taxes.
Note:  Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post hotel stays) for guests purchasing Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements.
Flight Credit:  Non use of flights credit £900 per person
Cruise only:  Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included) £2225 per person
 
 
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MV Aegean Odyssey

The MV Aegean Odyssey is a premium class ship that was rebuilt to cater for cruising in the coastal waters of the central and southern Mediterranean. Originally a mid-size vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, the new configuration includes generously sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with and without balconies, which means she now accommodates an average of 350 guests. The vessel provides the best features of a mid-size ship such as passenger space, a choice of restaurants and stability in inclement weather. She also has the personal service and intimate surroundings of a small ship.

Your Suite/Stateroom/Cabin
All suites, staterooms and cabins are en suite and feature a bath and/or shower, flat screen TV, safe, hair dryer and are fully air-conditioned. Guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy: a stateroom or suite with balcony, a welcome bottle of Champagne, a fridge stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers, Molton Brown bathroom amenities and priority sightseeing boarding. The sizes, layout and bed configuration will vary within a category. Beds may be fixed double (queen size), fixed separate twin beds or twin beds that can be converted into double beds. All outside staterooms and cabins have windows except Category J, most of which have portholes.

Your Space
On board you will find two restaurants; the Marco Polo Restaurant on the Marco Polo deck and the Terrace Café on the Promenade Deck which has a beautiful outdoor seating area so passengers can enjoy dining al fresco in warm weather. There are four bars on board and three lounges so there will always be space for relaxation and quiet when desired, as well as ample room for socialising with new found friends. There is also a lecture theatre, a library, shop and internet centre. The on-board library features an extensive range of volumes covering classical history, literature, art, architecture and philosophy. To attend to the body as well as the mind, you can relax on the sweeping sun decks and cool off in the outdoor pool. There is also a fully-equipped gym with lockers and showers, sauna, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga. The hairdressers and beauty centre are located on the Belvedere Deck adjacent to the reception area.

Dining
As well as being one of the world’s most interesting, exotic and naturally beautiful destinations, Southeast Asia is home to a range of unsurpassed culinary traditions. This gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious and healthy style is the inspiration for the restaurants on Aegean Odyssey. The most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has a casual country-club ambience and Oriental and Italian influenced food.

At lunch, you can choose from a variety of starters, three dishes of the day and a choice of desserts, fruit and cheese. In the evening, dinner will include appetisers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses and desserts. As well as the The Terrace Cafe Cat GG cabin complimentary wine, there is a full list of fine wines and champagne to accompany your dinner. With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambience of a seaside restaurant. As well as the grill, there is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, and Thai and Asian specialities such as satay and noodles.

The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast where you can either enjoy a healthy combination of yogurt, fruit and muesli or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette. Outside at the Terrace is the perfect place to start your evening. Here you can choose from a selection of inspired appetisers, try some delicious seafood or pick from the wide range of authentic pizzas. On afternoons when you are not ashore, afternoon tea including freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones will be served. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas and a choice of coffees.

For those passengers enjoying a late night discussing the excitement of the day’s sightseeing, a selection of light snacks freshly prepared by our chefs will be available in the Charleston Lounge.

Life Onboard
Classically elegant but far from stuffy and formal, the MV Aegean Odyssey has been designed to offer the sophisticated traveller every comfort at sea. During your cruise, there will be a programme of lectures and discussions designed to not only inform and entertain you, but also to bring to life the wonderful sites you will visit.

For your Comfort, Safety and Security
Ask any world traveller where they receive the best service and they will undoubtedly answer the Far East. Of all the nationalities in that part of the world, it is the Filipinos who carry the highest reputation for attention to detail. Fluent in English and always serving with a smile, the Filipino crew will win your hearts. They, and the rest of the officers and crew, are dedicated to making your holiday a delightful experience throughout. Valet service is available for laundry and pressing. The MV Aegean Odyssey is fitted with the latest satellite communication technology with direct dial telephones in all cabins. There is also an internet centre on Belvedere Deck for which there is a charge based on time connected. There is a doctor onboard for the duration of your trip and the Medical Centre is located on the Columbus deck.

   
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Category FCategory HOn deck
LibraryTerrace CafeAmbassador Lounge
 
Observation LoungeDeck Cafe 
 MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY DECK PLAN
 
Observation Deck
 Observation Deck
 
Lido Deck
 Lido Deck
 
Bridge Deck
 Bridge Deck
 
Promenade Deck
 Promenade Deck
 
Belvedere Deck
 Belvedere Deck
 
Columbus Deck
 Columbus Deck
 
Marco Polo
 Marco Polo
 
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