The M/Y Harmony V
from Variety Cruise is a state-of-the-art motor yacht chartered exclusively for Vantage travelers. This sleek vessel carries no more than 50 passengers and can be compared to the elegant private yachts found in the Mediterranean’s finest yachting ports. Unlike big cruise ships, in most ports of call the M/Y Harmony V
can dock right at the pier, so you can easily stroll ashore.
The 180-foot (55 meter) by 27-foot (8.2 meter) vessel was relaunched in June 2009 and complies with full Eurosolas safety regulations. Its powerful engines, deep draft, generators, and state-of-the-art twin stabilizers ensure steady and comfortable cruising.
The ship’s public areas include a spacious lounge with comfortable seating and an American bar, leading into a dining area decorated in warm colors. Both areas offer large windows so that you don’t miss out on any of the views. The spacious upper Sun Deck provides sun chairs and loungers, a full bar, and a shaded outdoor area for all-day relaxing and casual dining. The swimming platform on the stern of the Harmony V
allows for easy access to the ship and a wide range of water activities (depending upon the destination and local conditions.)
The excellently prepared meals onboard take advantage of local ingredients and regional cuisine to provide a superb dining experience. Breakfast is a buffet with stations. Lunch is sit-down with food stations. Dinner consists of a three-course meal — appetizer, entree (choice of three; vegetarian option also available), and dessert. House wine and beer are also included with dinner.
There is also limited Internet access onboard the Harmony V. The ship’s iPads (4 on board) are already connected to internet and are free for basic Internet usage. They cannot stream, watch videos, open large attachments, download, etc. and are generally limited to viewing maps, browsing, viewing news sites, and conducting basic correspondence. If more extensive use of the Internet is required, or you have your own device, then charges apply — $59 for 500 MB of data streaming.
Please be advised: The Harmony V does not have an elevator. Let your Vantage Reservations Specialist know at the time of booking if you require the use of an elevator so that they can work with you to select an alternative tour.