49Ship Type: Expedition Cruise ShipOperated by: Variety Cruises
Sail the Mediterranean
on the Galileo
, a 157-foot classic steel motor sailer built to accommodate 49 guests on small-ship cruises to Greece.
Launched in 1992, the Galileo cruise ship is a classic pick for a voyage on the Aegean. Owned by Variety Cruises, it was rebuilt in 2007 and renovated in 2016, giving passengers a modern cruise experience while maintaining the old-world prestige of a historic sailboat.
As a motor sailer, the vessel mostly runs on motor power, but good weather and ideal routes allow her to unfurl its white sails for cruising on certain days.
There are 24 ocean view guest cabins
aboard the Galileo located on the ship’s Lower Deck and Upper Deck.
Designed for comfort during 8-day cruises to Greece, cabins are decked out in elegant décor and comfortable twin- or queen-size beds for two passengers. Category A cabins also offer the option for triple occupancy.
Each cabin features en suite bathrooms with a shower
, and individually controlled air-conditioning
Other cabin features include:
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- Telephone (Internal Use)
- Central Music
Please check out the MS Galileo deck plans
below for a closer look at the ship accommodations.
Indoor Lounge Area:
A lounge with an American bar is a guest favorite at the Main Deck. With large portholes and magnificent sea views, the room is a cozy hangout for drinks and good conversation.
Also on the Main Deck, the spacious dining room is where guests enjoy all onboard meals. Classic interiors of warm woods and carpets highlight Galileo’s old-world beauty, while large portholes keep the space bright and pleasant. It is large enough to fit all guests in one seating.
The sun deck offers the best spot onboard to bask in the atmosphere of your sun-soaked Galileo Greece getaway. Sunbeds, deckchairs, and shades create the perfect space for sunbathing, reading a good book, or gazing out at the Mediterranean scenery.
Outdoor Bar & Lounge:
A second outdoor deck on the Upper Deck provides another area for guests to enjoy a drink against the backdrop of the sea. The open layout makes this the ideal spot for mingling with fellow passengers.
Other amenities on the Galileo cruise ship include a mini-library and board games. Guests may also enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming whenever the boat moors.
MS Galileo Itinerary
Discover the gems of the Mediterranean on an unforgettable Galileo Greece cruise. Sail to the Jewels of Cyclades
to see the stunning Aegean Islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Folegandros.
Travelers can also get transported to ancient Greece on two Antiquity to Byzantium routes concluding in Corinth
. Both tours will take you to the historic sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, and Agamemnon’s Tomb, among others.
Length: 48.00 meters
Breadth: 10.00 meters
Draft: 2.80 meters
Crew: 16-18 persons
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: Standard European Plug
About Variety Cruises
Established in 2006, Variety Cruises is the product of a merger between well-established companies Zeus Group Maritime SA and Hellas Yachts Group. Based in Athens, the private cruise line is known for its small-ship cruises to Greece
, Costa Rica
, West Africa
, and more.
Now, Variety has an impressive fleet of 11 SOLAS-certified yachts, each carrying no more than 72 guests at a time. Besides Galileo, the company operates ships like Harmony G
, Harmony V
, and Variety Voyager
Galileo Ship Reviews
For many travelers joining Galileo vacations, the highlight was visiting secluded islands, swimming, and exploring the sites. While cabins were compact, passengers were pleased that accommodations were comfortable and spotlessly clean. The crew was attentive and efficient.
Reach out to one of our Adventure Life Mediterranean experts
to get more details on this motor sailer and plan your Galileo Greece getaway.
Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: 220V/Type F