Crowds gathered on the banks of the River Thames as the cruise ship Aegean Odyssey which is operated by Voyages To Antiquity set sail from Tower Bridge for the very first time.
The 1973-built cruise ship had departed Tower Bridge on 22 July 2018 at approximately 21:00. Due to her small size at just 11,906 gross tonnes and with a length of 140 metres the ship is small enough to sail rivers and call into many smaller ports which much larger cruise ships similar cannot.
Aegean Odyssey set sail from London on a 15-night no-fly cruise around the British Isles, which calls at Guernsey, Channel Islands – Falmouth, England - Tresco, Isles of Scilly - Hollyhead, Wales – Dublin, Ireland – Oban, Scotland – Portree, Scotland – Rosyth, Scotland – Tyne, England – London Tilbury, England.
Passengers on the British Isles cruise will be able to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall, step ashore on the Isle of Angelsey in Wales and visit the cathedral city of York, to name but a few of the shore excursions offered.
Aegean Odyssey will offer a further three cruises from the United Kingdom departing from London, Tilbury. A 16-night cruise departing on 05 August 2018 will visit Iceland, the Faroes & Shetlands Islands, whilst a longer 27-night cruise will voyage to the Mediterranean calling at 18 ports of call. A shorter 15-night section is also on sale ending in Lisbon, Portugal.