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Attend a Museum Launch in West Africa on This Small-Ship Cruise

by Holly Riddle

Dec 1, 2023

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Cruises

Looking for a unique cruising experience, something that can only be experienced once and that carries some cultural significance? You might be interested in a new, one-time-only cruise offering from Variety Cruises.

 

While Variety Cruises has offered river cruises through Gambia and Senegal since 2009, this month, a new cruise follows a similar path but culminates in a museum launch, celebrating the new Rose Museum in Lamin Koto.

 

The museum’s purpose is to bring interesting, one-of-a-kind artifacts to the local community, repurposing a previously abandoned building and offering free entry for all. Exhibits focus on topics such as space exploration, spirituality, sports, artificial intelligence, art and emancipation, with artifacts ranging from a NASA spacecraft to contributions from the descendants of recognizable faces from throughout history like Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn.

 

Filippos Venetopoulos, CEO, Variety Cruises, explained of the museum’s inspiration and how it aligns with the Variety Cruises brand, “We strive to create a cultural exchange between our guests and the communities we visit, permitting our guests to ‘go deeper’ into the destinations with carefully crafted excursions and events …”

 

The cruise sets sail in late December, with the museum launch taking place Dec. 23. Rates start at $2,690 per person.

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