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TORONTO — Voyages to Antiquity has announced the cancellation of 10 cruises aboard the Aegean Odyssey this season to make time for repairs to the ship’s starboard engine.
All guests affected by these cancellations are being contacted and will be provided with a full refund.
Affected cruises are:
(Grand Voyages containing any segment cruises listed are also affected)
The company’s current Athens to Athens roundtrip Greek Island cruise, which departed Athens on April 26, has continued as planned.
In an official statement, the company said: “We are working closely with our trade partners and doing everything possible to minimize disruption. Voyages to Antiquity would like to apologize for the inconvenience these cancellations will cause to our guests. The mechanical issue experienced was unavoidable and unforeseeable.”
The company went on to say that following its period in dry dock, Aegean Odyssey will be back in service in time to fulfill the remainder of its scheduled cruise timetable, starting with the Rome-Venice and associated future Grand Voyage itineraries departing Sept. 7, 2019.
Voyages to Antiquity is sold in Canada through Exclusive Tours, part of Merit Travel Group.