Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

By Eileen Ogintz Kim and Dave Archbold opted for room service the last night of the “Treasures of the Greek Isles” Windstar Cruise. But they weren’t in their cabin, nor were they alone. Aboard the Wind Star sailing yacht, room service is available everywhere. The...
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...
Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

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...