We cruised the Ionian Sea in September 2019.
This was our first such experience. And obviously not the last! This travel exceeded our expectations. Chic sailing ship with a great crew.The cook deserves special praise - the cuisine was excellent.
Comfortable and cozy cabins, beautifully designed interior of the ship.
Thoughtful and interesting route. During the cruise, we visited many picturesque and romantic beaches, some of which are not accessible from land. We visited several interesting islands and ports, which are not crowded with tourists and where large cruise ships do not go.
We had a great time. Definitely - I recommend!
Review by Sadara2 months ago
I sailed in September 2019 on the Running on Waves on a Golf theme cruise from Athens to Crete. I was totally impressed by the service & space on board. The food is extraordinary, always a great variety with first class quality and made with love. All the staff, but mainly Hotel Manager Robert & Cruise Director Claudia made sure we had the best time and an unforgettable trip, they are extremely friendly and helpful. The ship is so spacious and elegant and everything gives you the feeling of being on a private yacht - amazing! A relaxing holiday & wonderful experience - highly recommended!
Review by Shraddha Cheskis2 months ago
This summer we decided to choose something unusual for a summer trip. We stopped on a sailing cruise through the Greek islands on "Running on Waves". The trip was unforgettable! Beautiful views, fresh wind, unusual photos with the beautiful ship. My husband and daughter really liked the romantic atmosphere on the ship. In addition, I would like to mention the excellent service, delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. It's so pleasant to walk barefoot on a wooden deck to the jacuzzi and enjoy there among original ropes and masts!
Review by Greensox3 months ago
I had the cruise on the Ionian island in September 2019 on the Ionian Sea and must confess that before I board the boat I did not really know what to expect. This was my first experience in a cruise liner and also my first summer in Greece (it will not be the last for sure) and even though I had received very good reviews of the cruise from my experienced travel agent, a boat enthusiast I sincerely did not know what to expect.
Now, I must admit that all my expectations and more were met. The managers of the cruise, Claudia and Robert, did an excellent job keeping us busy but at the same time providing the gusts with enough flexibility to enjoy our time both on board and during the inland trips. They were incredible friendly and helpful not missing a single opportunity to make our stay unforgettable.
The crew members were also very friendly, skilled and patient with us and greatly contributed to the enjoyment of the experience while the food and dinning/bar services were first class. We were just 30 guests being the boat full but we all had the feeling that the boat was ours. It is a unique experience because there simply few sail cruise boats available and the boat itself is a magnificent piece of marine art engineering.
For me, it was a most memorable experience personal experience . I would not hesitate a second to repeat it in the future again.
Review by RezaSadaghiani4 months ago
It’s was very nice trip!!! Very clean boat, very clean sea. Delicious food. Many different activities and different islands
Review by Debrae Feduchin8 months ago
A nice kick we got past june. Sailed from Dubrovnik to Athens, a one week cruise. The ship beyond words, brand new. Fantastic crew. Meet you with champagne, all in white, in line. And later made friends with them all and felt at home.The kids were crazy about the bosun Alex, he entertained them all he could. And a pleasure to speak to people of different cultures, as managers are German and Greek, officers Russian, seamen Russian and Ukrainian, cabin mates Filippino, bartenders Russian and Filippino too. And everybody smiles. Identically, the guests were from all over the world. There were Germans, Russians, Americans, Maltese, Australians, Greeks.
Great food, mostly buffet and sometimes a la carte menu, and great having your cigar on the deck.
Bathing from the ramp when on anchor, or they take you by tender to a beach nearby. Never brought us to a wrong spot. Got also an inflatable waterslide (though it took a bit too long to get it ready) and mini-banana, and a lot of water toys.
We visited Kotor in Montenegro, never been there before, it defies description. Then there were Greek islands, and Ithaca will be our next destination, no mistake.
Review by Thanatos11 months ago
September 2018, Running On Waves at Cyclades island cruising on the Running On Waves with my family, I had the best time of my life, there is no other way to describe this experience. Every day at a different place / inland. Fantastic officers and crew on board, always by our side, whom to mention the Capt, the Chief Mate, the ladies hotel managers or the bosun (Capt. Sparrow as we used to call him). The Cabins EXCELLENT, the food through out the cruise 5* cousin, everyday at a different place with a spectacular activity offered, I will never forget joining at the breach for the Navigation lesson offered by Chief Mate, for a few moments I was the Captain of ROW. Last but not least I was also able to enjoy playing IT games at the so many relaxing places offered on ROW - excellent WIFI. To tell the truth I am looking forward to be on ROW again.
Review by SJoanne Alaib11 months ago
Greece, 2018.In general, the experience you get on board Running on waves is similar to what you find on other small ship cruises, personalized service, fine cuisine, but with several major distinctions. First, she is in mint condition. The best we ever saw. Probably because they do not operate in winter season. Second, her guest capacity is the smallest of all vessels i sailed. 40 guests max. And with two dozen crew you feel something like a tycoon. A lot of deck space. Apart from the main restaurant there is an open air bar, a terrace lounge, a cockpit lounge, a large sun deck with bubble bath. Sea bathing possible right from the stern ramp, as well as water sports. Naturally, no music halls or anything that big due to size, though they have a water slide. And a lot of activities. Culinary classes, mast climbing, steering, star navigation, to mention just a few. The service on board is very professional, but more important the overall impression very warm. Feels like they sincerely waited for you and gladly go out of their way to make you happy. Very relaxing. Special thanks to captain Alexander, Robert the manager, Claudia the cruise manager, Gregory the mate, Alex the boatswain,Igor the bartender.
As to itinerary, our best discovery was Ios. Amazing beach, the scenery to look at for ages, great restaurants nearby.
Review by Mathieson Bujor11 months ago
I sailed on Running on Waves in Greece in 2015 with my husband and 7 year-old daughter. Before the voyage, my anxiety was that the ship and activities (and probably meal) are not kid-friendly. Nothing of the kind! During the voyage my daughter felt like a duck to water She was following the bosun Alex all the day long when on board – he was responsible for sailor’s master classes like mast climbing, making special knots, etc. The meal was absolutely fantastic for all of us! The cabin was spacious and comfortable thought it was not the place where we were spending much time – besides the fantastic activities both inside and outside the ship, there are a lot of cozy areas on board like sunny deck, outside Jacuzzi, lounge, bar. We seriously consider having another voyage aboard the boat in 2020 – it’s especially our daughter who votes for this :)
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