Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 7-Night Cruise in the Greek Cyclades Islands: Santorini, Paros, Mykonos and Syros. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This was my first cruise and it was such a nice one! The boat is 40pax maximum so it's medium size (as opposed to one of the big cruise lines) and with a lot of character. I really liked that as I got to know the staff (which were so attentive, nice and fun) and chill in the decking or saloon. Meals was very nice. The buffets offered a wide variety of food (including local delicacies for those who want to try), and changed every day, so you could enjoy different menus every day while having a balanced and healthy diet. At the end of each day and before dinner they usually served a cocktail or refreshing drink, which a great moment to gather around and share stories. The itinerary itself was wonderful. We saw Santorini and Mykonos which most people have heard of, but I found the other islands were as nice and less touristic. We had time to visit each island, and during the week there were also a few swim stops in amazing locations where the water is crystal clear and warm. At times no one on the cruise could resist and all passengers were in the water! A couple of nights the sea was choppy and the boat moved a bit, so I recommend taking pills to avoid sea sickness to anyone that''s a bit sensitive (they had some on the boat for anyone to take). I'd use this company again.
I went on this trip with my sister in May 2014 and we had a fabulous time! We are in our mid 20s and we were by far the youngest on the trip but we were really early in the season. We didn't have to deal with crowds but the water was much too cold for swimming so if you want to swim choose a later summer date.
This was my first cruise and it was nice being able to stay on the boat and see so many islands in one trip. The boat fits about 40 passengers and ~10crew. It is not luxury accommodations but you are very well taken care of and comfortable. There is a main dining room on the first floor and the cabins are down below. We had a standard room with town beds - its really small, really only enough room to sleep in but thats all you really need. There is a closet with a safe and room to keep your suitcases under the bed. Each room has an attached bathroom. They provide towels and beach towels and there is a hair dryer but it didn't work super well.
We never went hungry - breakfast was usually at 8:30 or 9 and they had eggs, french toast/pancakes, bacon and other meats, cheeses and breads. The lunch/dinner meal was always filling and completely fine, not gourmet though. There is a bar in the main lounge with a wonderful bartender and daily drink specials for 4euros. There are 2 decks for lounging and the top deck has great lounge chairs where we got a lot of sun.
We spent most of our time on the islands. We did the paid excursion to santorini and it was definitely worth the money - you go to and archeological dig site and the town of Oia where we chose to stay and watch the sun set. Highly recommend. On most of the islands it is really easy to grab a bus or cab to explore.
I really enjoyed this cruise! I wasn’t too sure of what to expect, but it really exceeded my expectations! It was only 30 of us on the cruise, and about the same number of people in the crew. Part of the traveling is done by night, so it’s a great way of visiting a few different islands, making the most of the trip. I really enjoyed that the islands we visited were all very different from each other, some more local and authentic. Definitely recommend it!