Apex Day 3 – Learning the history of Rhodes

Apex Day 3 – Learning the history of Rhodes

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — It was love at first sight. Helios, the god of the sun, was flying around when he spotted Rhodos, the sea nymph, swimming in the Aegean Sea. He was smitten and wanted to marry her. Meanwhile, according to...
Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Teta Fragedaki had an idea for a new business. She wanted to be home more once her daughter was born so she suggested to her husband she start offering cooking classes during the season in Mykonos. ...
Apex day 1: Pandemic cruise on a big ship

Apex day 1: Pandemic cruise on a big ship

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Nervous? Not about cruising in Greece through the pandemic. “We’re vaccinated. We didn’t have reason to be nervous, but I was anxious” said Allison Granger, from Austin TX and on her first cruise. As we...
Windstar Day 5 – What’s the best part?

Windstar Day 5 – What’s the best part?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE WIND STAR, Aegean Sea — Ask a group of people their favorite vacation experience—even if they have shared a ship for a week—and you will get a different answer from each person. That’s certainly true aboard the Wind...
Windstar Day 4: Santorini without crowds

Windstar Day 4: Santorini without crowds

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE WIND STAR, Aegean Sea — Wow!  There are only eleven of us on the Catamaran, including the captain, Niko Xarampopoyaoe and Elli Beqiri, the crew (and cook) and our guide Margarita Sigala. The boat can hold 22 they tell us. We’re...
Windstar Day 3 – Food any way and all day

Windstar Day 3 – Food any way and all day

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE WIND STAR, Aegean Sea — Room service anyone? There’s no charge aboard the Wind Star sailing yacht for room service. But we also learn that we can have room service anywhere we like besides our cabin — the pool deck, the...