Cruising Guide

Voyages to Antiquity

Launched in 2010, the one-ship line Voyages to Antiquity is the brainchild of cruise entrepreneur Gerry Herrod and historical author Lord John Julius Norwich, whose book, “The Middle Sea,” a reflection on ancient civilizations, inspired the line’s focus. The 378-passenger Aegean Odyssey is marketed as a premium small-ship offering, with a huge emphasis on learning throughout the cruise experience. Itineraries – designed by Lord Norwich – take passengers to see the remnants of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman life. 

“I recommend this line to well-travelled clients looking for an upscale, culturally rich travel experience with a strong educational component, lots of inclusions and unusual itineraries. You’ll get your fill of ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman antiquities, along with some really fine dining and like-minded shipmates. Truly a one-of-a-kind cruise experience.”

– Shane Benoit, Maritime Travel counsellor, Barrington Place, Halifax, NS

Inside Tip:


The 378-passenger Aegean Odyssey is particularly singles-friendly.