Greece Wedding Cruise Idea


September 25, 2017
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Photos courtesy of Windstar Cruises

Sailing through the Greek Isles may be one of the most romantic honeymoons on earth. Aboard Windstar Cruises, you get to experience that romance from a luxury yacht, complete with sails to deliver you to that once-in-a-lifetime itinerary. This means stopping in Santorini for a donkey ride up to the picturesque mountaintop towns, wine tasting in Nafplio with new friends, touring the ancient Acropolis in Athens and sipping tea seaside in Mykonos -– a highlight of my week.

But, as in life, it’s the journey that matters most. Journeying on the line’s namesake yacht, the Wind Star, means the number of crew almost matches the guest count (148 guests to be exact) and they all know your name, delivering superb service with a smile.

The ship never feels cramped and no experience is ever crowded. The Wind Star is a sailing yacht designed with a truly efficient and elegant use of space (both in the staterooms and common areas). You can easily find plenty of nooks to duck into for a little private time, indoors and out, and many spots with views of the sails that are absolutely majestic and spectacular in size.

When onboard, take advantage of the yacht and head up to the deck early one morning to catch some stargazing before watching the sun come up over an island. Magical doesn’t begin to describe this memory. If you’ve made it up for sunrise, then exit the ship early to explore, but not before stopping by the hospitality desk. Here, you’ll meet a local expert who boards at each port to give you a personal account of the destination and help you plan your perfect day.

When the ship sets sail, make your way to the veranda for the raising of the sails, complete with awe-inspiring music booming on deck as you ride off into another epic sunset and settle in for another amazing meal of fresh local fare and entertainment.

VERDICT: If luxury travel is your speed, then sailing on the Wind Star yacht will feel like home. Whether you prefer to tour with the group or explore on your own, Windstar Cruises makes it easy to create the experience that’s just right for the two of you.

This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2017 issue. You can order a copy here.

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