With its first cruise only eight weeks away, Voyages to Antiquity has announced a tie up with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The agreement will see Voyages to Antiquity become a sponsor of the museum’s ‘friends’ programme for 2010.
The Ashmolean, which recently re-opened after major renovations, is one of the nation’s finest museums and its collection of antiquities from the classical civilisations is world famous. It is particularly appropriate that Voyages to Antiquity is supporting the Ashmolean as its ship, the Aegean Odyssey calls at many sites that complement the museum’s collection including Knossos in Crete and the Cycladic Islands.
Commenting on the announcement, David Yellow, Managing Director of Voyages to Antiquity said: “As an Oxford-based company, it is particularly pleasing to be associated with one of the city’s greatest attractions. The Ashmolean is the UK’s oldest museum and houses many precious artefacts collected by scholars over the centuries from all areas of the Mediterranean.
“Our first cruise will be departing on 4 May 2010 and will cover a wide variety of ports around the region. Many of the artefacts held at the Ashmolean will have come from the ports and sites we will be visiting. We are hoping this tie up will encourage Ashmolean visitors to consider one of our cruises.”
The Aegean Odyssey will be sailing around the Mediterranean from May to November 2010. Fares start from £1995 for a 15 day cruise, including shore excursions, gratuities, wine with dinner and scheduled flights on British Airways.
Voyages to Antiquity are also offering these special launch offers:
COMPLIMENTARY FLIGHT UPGRADE TO CLUB EUROPE
when booking in Concierge Class (categories A to G)*
COMPLIMENTARY CABIN UPGRADE
on board when booking a cabin in categories N to I
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
*in selected categories
Note: * These special launch offers are strictly capacity controlled, and are subject to availability.