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Trip report of Windstar Cruises Venetian Passages 

 

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Cruise Holidays | Luxury Travel Boutique recently traveled on Windstar Cruises Venetian Passageways from Venice to Athens in late October on the Star Legend.  The itinerary included an overnight in Venice and then port stops in Hvar (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnnik (Croatia), Corfu (Greece), Katakolon (Greece), Itea (Greece), passage through the Corinth Canal, Nafplio (Greece) ad Athens. 

The cruise was a combination of quaint fishing ports, historic cities, and ancient ruins.  Four of the ports were tender ports and many of the excursions included strenuous hikes to castles and fortresses overlooking the ports.  The highlights included the amazing city of Venice, the spectacular scenery of the Kotor bay fjord, the ancient old town of Dubrovnik, the Corinth Canal passage and the Greek ruins of Olympus and Delphi. 

The Star Legend is an all suite ship formerly owned by Seabourn Cruises with spacious staterooms and a small ship feel with only 210 passengers.  Dining options were adequate, but limited due to the size of the ship.  Entertainment was provided by two musical duets that played in various venues around the ship. One of the more popular activities was the daily port preview given by the destination specialists which took place just before dinner each night.  The ship has an excellent fitness center and a water sports deck which would be ideal for tropical destinations.

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Overall, we highly recommend Windstar Cruises for a country club atmosphere, small ship experience.  We would rate this cruise as a 4 out of 5 cruising experience.

A couple of tips for exchanging money.  Bring Euros to Italy as the exchange brokers take a 40% commission.  Alternatively, you can use a cash advance on your credit card at an ATM.  Second, the banks in Greece are incredibly inefficient.  You will likely spend at least half an hour or longer waiting for a teller.  The money exchange brokers in Greece only charge 3 euros per transaction and the Post Office will exchange currency for you if you want to deal with a government entity. 

For more details, read our port call reports complete with pictures and videos by clicking on the port name below. 

Port Call Reports, Photo and Videos

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Venice   Hvar    Kotor     Dubrovnik   Corfu    Katakolon     Itea     Corinth Canal    Nafplio     Athens

 

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