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Aegean Odyssey

The Aegean Odyssey is a premium class ship that has been especially 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, Aegean Odyssey's new configuration includes generously sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with 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. 

 
  • Aegean Odyssey
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  • Deck Cafe
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Category C Cabin
  • Category D Cabin
  • Your Dining

    The MV Aegean Odyssey offers numerous dining spaces and a varied, sumptuous cuisine. As well as being of the world's most historically interesting and naturally beautiful destinations, the Mediterranean is home to an unsurpassed culinary tradition. The 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 aboard the MV Aegean Odyssey.

    The most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has a casual country-club ambiance and Mediterranean influenced food. At lunch, you can choose from a variety of starters such as Parma ham and melon or tricolore salad, three dishes of the day including grilled fish, a pasta special 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. The complimentary house wines are carefully sourced from Italy, Sicily and Greece. There is also a full wine list of alternative vintages available.

    With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated Mediterranean interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a trattoria. As well as the grill, there is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, Italian antipasti such as bruschetta, beef carpaccio or fresh mozzarella drizzled with virgin olive oil. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice creams. For liquid refreshment there is a wine and aperitif bar. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast where you can enjoy a healthy combination of yogurt, fruit and muesli or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette.

    In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouthwatering appetisers, try  calamari and empanadas, or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of included wines served at Tapas on the Terrace; these will be served at your table by our helpful waiting staff.

    There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. You’ll find a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones served in the Terrace Cafe' or the Observation Lounge. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas or coffee. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Mediterranean: the perfect combination.

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

  • Your Cabin/Suite

    All staterooms and cabins are ensuite and feature a bath and/or shower, flat screen TV, safe, hair dryer and are fully air-conditioned. 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 K which have portholes.

    Balcony class cabins feature the standard amenities as standard cabins; flat screen television, safe, hair dryer and plush bedding. Guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy; stateroom or suite with balcony, a welcome bottle of Champagne, a fridge stocked with soft drinks, a complimentary bottle of water, robe and slippers, Molton Brown bathroom amenities and priority sightseeing boarding.

  • Your Space

    The MV Aegean Odyssey is a spacious mid-size ship with all the charm of a smaller vessel. Onboard 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 onboard and three lounges so there will always be space for relaxation and quiet when desired, as well as ample room for socializing with new found friends. 

    There is a Lecture Theatre and Cinema onboard, a Library, shop, a photo gallery and internet centre. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, ideal for cooling off after a day of shore excursions, a spa and a beauty salon.

    There is a medical centre located on the Columbus Deck. 

  • Life Onboard

    Classically elegant but far from stuffy and formal, Aeean Odyssey has been designed to offer the sophisticated traveller every comfort at sea.

    The Aegean Odyssey has a beautifully appointed and well-stocked library. There is an extensive range of volumes covering classical history, literature, art, architecture and philosophy. The collection was put together by the classics department at the famous Oxford-based bookseller, Blackwell and is regularly updated throughout the season. In addition, there are extensive reference, fiction (modern and classic) and general interest sections. The Daily Journal publishes the times when one of our graduate assistants will be in the library to help you with any queries or requests you may have. The library also has a range of magazines and newspapers, when available. In addition, there is a selection of board games from chess to Monopoly.

    For those passengers who want to keep in touch with friends, check the markets or find out what’s happening in the world, there is an internet centre located on the Belvedere Deck next to Reception.

    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.

    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, a spa with his and hers saunas, 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.

  • For your comfort

    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. Completely fluent in English and always serving with a smile, our Filipino crew will win your hearts. Your cabin steward will refresh your cabin before you even realise you need it. Your waiter will remember whether you take coffee or tea, and the barman whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred. They, and the rest of our officers and crew, are dedicated to making your holiday a delightful experience throughout.

    Cabins and suites feature 220 volt current. Hair dryers, electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. Transformers are available on board for conversion to 110 volts if required. However, for safety reasons travel irons are not allowed.

    Valet service is available for laundry and pressing. A laundry bag and order form is provided in your cabin.

    The 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, the Medical Centre is located on the Columbus deck.

    Smoking is not permitted in cabins or any indoor areas. 

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    CABINS

    Originally a mid-size vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, the ship’s configuration includes generous sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with and without balconies, which means she now accommodates up to 386 guests.

    All staterooms/cabins are fully air-conditioned and have a private bath and/or shower, a flat screen television, a safe, and a hair dryer. The sizes, layout and bed configuration will vary within a category. The sizes shown here, for each category, are average and include the balcony. Beds may be a fixed double (queen size) bed, fixed separate twin beds or twin beds that can be converted into double beds. All outside staterooms/ cabins have windows, except Category J cabins which have portholes.

    Balcony Class staterooms (categories A to D) include a welcome bottle of champagne, a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, dressing gown and slippers, boutique bathroom amenities and priority sightseeing boarding.

    Category A: Owner’s Suites 550 square feet staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, a dressing area, separate sitting area and a private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

    Category B: Junior Balcony Suites 310 square feet staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, a walk-in closet, a sitting area and a private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

    Category C/D: Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 275 square feet staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Deck. A fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on the cabin. A walk-in shower or bath, a sitting area and a private balcony. Cabins 807 and 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

    Category E: Deluxe Staterooms 215 square feet staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Convertible twin beds and a private bath/shower or walk-in shower. Cabins 556 and 563 on Belvedere Deck are also smaller, but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

    Category F: Deluxe Staterooms 170 - 200 square feet staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Deck. Convertible twin beds or fixed double, and a private bath/shower or walk-in shower.

    Category G: Premium Outside Cabins 130-150 square feet staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. A fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on the cabin and a private shower. Views in cabins 724 and 726 partially obstructed by lifeboats.

    Category H: Premium Outside Cabins 130 square feet staterooms located on Belvedere and Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds and a private shower. Views in some cabins are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

    Category I: Premium Outside Cabins 130 square feet staterooms located on Bridge Deck. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed, and a private shower. Views in some cabins are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

    Category J: Standard Outside Cabins 130 square feet staterooms, with porthole, located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds and a private shower.

    Category K & L: Premium Inside Cabins 130 square feet staterooms located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds and a private shower.

    Category M: Standard Inside Cabins 130 square feet staterooms located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds and a private shower.

    COMMUNICATION

    The MV Aegean Odyssey features the latest satellite communications technology and direct dial telephones in all cabins. The Internet Centre, located on Belvedere Deck, is open 24 hours, and Wi-Fi access is available via various “hot spots” located in designated public areas. Please note that the connection speed depends on the ship’s location and the strength of the satellite signal. Therefore, internet access may occasionally be unavailable. Charges are based on connection time and will be added to your on board account. Specific details concerning the ship’s telephone and fax numbers will be provided in your final documentation.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    Category J cabin number 404 is adapted for wheelchair users, and passengers must provide their own collapsible wheelchair. All passengers need to be self-sufficient and have a “helper” travelling with them, to take full responsibility for any assistance required during the cruise and excursions. There is lift access to all decks.

    DRESS CODE

    Casual in the daytime, but in the evenings we recommend (for example) a jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies. If you are onboard over Christmas and/or New Year, you may wish to bring something a little “dressier” for celebrating these events.

    ELECTRICITY

    Cabins and suites feature 220 volt current, 2 round-pin (European-style) sockets. We recommend taking a universal adaptor. Hair dryers, electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. A limited number of transformers are available on board for conversion to 110 volts if required, but we do recommend you bring your own in case these are not available. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

    FACILITIES

    • 2 Restaurants plus outdoor terrace dining • 3 Lounges • 4 Bars • Beauty Salon • Hairdresser • Internet Centre • Laundry & Pressing • Lecture Theatre • Library • Medical Centre • Outdoor Pool • Photo Gallery • Shop • Spa and Jacuzzi • Telephone, Fax and Email (via Satellite)

    FOOD & DRINK

    The 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 board the MV Aegean Odyssey.

    The Marco Polo Restaurant (for lunch and dinner)

    The most formal of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has full waiter service, casual country-club elegance (a jacket is recommended for dinner) and Mediterranean influenced food. At lunchtime, you may 6 www.noble-caledonia.co.uk 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. The complimentary house wines are carefully sourced from Italy, Croatia, Sicily and Greece. There is also a full wine list of superior vintages available.

    The Terrace Café (for breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated Mediterranean interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates charm and ambiance of a seaside trattoria. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast, when you can either enjoy a healthy combination of yoghurt, fruit and muesli or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette. For lunch and dinner, as well as the grill, there is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads and Italian antipasti such as bruschetta, beef carpaccio or fresh mozzarella drizzled with virgin olive oil. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice creams. For liquid refreshment there is a wine and aperitif bar.

    Tapas on the Terrace (for dinner)

    In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouth-watering appetisers, try the delicious seafood paella or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of included wines served at Tapas on the Terrace.

    Afternoon Tea

    There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. On afternoons when you are not ashore, a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones will be served in the Charleston Lounge and Observation Lounge. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas and a choice of coffees. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Mediterranean gives you the perfect combination.

    Late Night Snacks

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

    MEDICAL

    The ship has a fully-equipped medical centre staffed by a physician and licensed nurse. Charges apply for consultations, prescriptions and cabin visits. Guests with medical issues that may require treatment during the cruise and land programme, such as insulin, oxygen therapy etc. must advise Noble Caledonia as soon as possible before departure. Passengers who travel with a large supply of medication may be required to show documentation when passing through customs. Voyages to Antiquity, the owner of the ship, reserve the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who is in a physical condition that is beyond the care that can be provided or made available.

    MONEY MATTERS

    A “cashless” system is operated on board the MV Aegean Odyssey with all purchases charged to your cabin account. The final account can be settled in US Dollars or British Pounds at the end of your cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards (a surcharge may apply), cash and Travellers’ Cheques, can be used as settlement. Personal cheques and debit cards are not accepted. The MV Aegean Odyssey cannot convert into local currency, yet there may be the chance to buy small non-refundable local currency packages on board in certain countries.

    Gratuities

    Your cruise fare includes gratuities to your cabin steward and the restaurant staff. Guests, at their own discretion, may wish to also show appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service. A service charge of 12.5% is automatically added to your account for any bar service.

    SMOKING

    Smoking on board the MV Aegean Odyssey is only permitted in the designated area. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins and balconies, and on excursion coaches.

    PLEASE NOTE: The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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