(Greece) – Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is preparing for a remarkable Europe sailing season in 2017, with 22 unique itineraries being offered between May and November on 120 plus cruises including two brand new itineraries focusing on several trendy destinations, including Greece.
“The elegant sailing and all-suite yachts of Windstar can be found in the classic and quaint harbors across Europe from the Baltic to the Adriatic and many stops in between,” noted John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises. “Discovering destinations the Windstar way means visiting local markets with the yachts’ executive chefs; staying in port longer – often with an overnight, in places like Bordeaux and St. Petersburg; and indulging in over-the top complimentary local events that provide guests a fusion of culture, cuisine and entertainment to overwhelm the senses and create a cultural encounter not soon forgotten.”
Although the Greek cruise isn’t new, it is one of the popular favorites. The cruise is called, “Treasures of the Greek Isles” and it is described as a, “Seven-day sailing from Athens to Athens aboard Star Pride or Wind Star traverses one of the most storied regions of the world on 14 different sailing dates, cruising the azure waters of the Aegean Sea and stopping in the small hidden ports of Nafplio, Monemvasia, and Patmos, and the legendary islands of Santorini and Mykonos. The stunning complimentary Private Event features dinner at the Celsus Library (after hours and the tourists have long gone) in the ancient city of Ephesus,” according to a recent press release.
Also according to the press release, “Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small boutique sailing and all-suite yachts visiting 150 ports throughout Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, and sailing year-round in Tahiti and the South Pacific. The boutique cruise ships are known for an intimate yacht-style experience, unique itineraries and exclusive access to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors.” The company is preparing for its 2017 season.