Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Back in the day, before Santorini was a world-wide tourist destination drawing millions every summer anxious to see the blue domed churches and white houses in Oia Village, the black-sand beaches and the...
Apex Day 4 – What’s for dinner?

Apex Day 4 – What’s for dinner?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — “What’s for Dinner?” can be a complicated question aboard the new Celebrity Apex with 10 restaurants to choose from. These include the Oceanview Café Buffet, which offers a bewildering array whether...
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 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 One – Cruising through a pandemic in Greece

Windstar Day One – Cruising through a pandemic in Greece

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE WIND STAR, Aegean Sea — Jeannie Argatoff isn’t concerned about cruising through a pandemic. “I’m not worried,” the grandmother from British Columbia declared. Not only is she vaccinated, but she has had a bout with COVID-19—after a...