James Beard Foundation & Wine Cruise: Adriatic Archipelagos & Greek Goddesses
 
Venice to Athens, Greece
Wed Aug 28, 2024 - Thu Sep 5, 2024,
 8 days
 on Wind Surf
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Venice to Athens, Greece
Greek temples, rugged coastal mountain ranges, and rustic, tile-roofed villages dotting the eastern Adriatic shoreline define this exceptional 9-day cruise with an overnight port stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Toast the benefits of Croatian microclimates during a wine tasting near rocky vineyards outside Zadar. Sail, swim and snorkel at a pristine archipelago near Hvar, or rise early to pick fresh, organic vegetables for your family-style Croatian breakfast in the village of Hora, near there. Master Montenegro cuisine under the guidance of a decorated restaurant chef in Kotor. Admire the royal ambiance of Achillion, the Greek mansion of a former Austrian empress on Corfu. And enjoy Greek music performances and take your mark on the hallowed grounds of Olympia, the birthplace of Greek and global athletic competitions.
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Day 1: Venice
No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, a small ship exclusive where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your luxurious home-away-from home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner.
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Day 2: Zadar
Something here will capture your heart. A Roman amphitheater, 9th century churches, and museums packed with Byzantine-era artworks crowd the peninsula that tidily contains the Old Town. It’s a tempting way to spend the day for sure. While away the day listening to Zadar’s giant Sea Organ, a haunting musical improv performed by the surging Adriatic or share a bench with a sun-drunk cat as you bite into a truffle.
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Day 3: Dubrovnik
While larger ships must pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea. 
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Day 4: Kotor
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista. 
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Day 5: Kotor
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista. 
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Day 6: Corfu
One of the most beautiful and popular islands, located on the Ionian Sea, Corfu has wonderful beaches and small villages throughout the island. Take in the Venetian influence at the two fortresses located in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
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Day 7: Katakolon
Charming and scenic Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit this memorable site only 30 minutes away and see the fertile Peloponnese valleys along the way, full of strawberries, tomatoes, corn and olive trees.
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Day 8: Monemvasia
This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach. 
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Day 9: Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 

Louis M. Martini Winery

2023 marks the 90th anniversary of the iconic Louis M. Martini Winery, a cornerstone of Napa Valley. Since 1933, each generation of the Martini family has set new standards in both the vineyard and the cellar reflecting our enduring commitment offering an internationally acclaimed portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013 Lot 1, the pinnacle of the portfolio received the coveted 100 point score from Wine Advocate. Come share with us a bit of Napa Valley History! This cruise includes two enrichment seminars with wine tastings by Louis M. Martini Winery.
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Athens
Plan extra time before and after your cruise to look for the UNESCO sites of Athens and Venice
 
Corfu
Relax on the beach during your day on Corfu, known for a wonderful selection of beaches to choose from
 
Dubrovnik
Late night in Dubrovnik and enter its majestic city walls to find an Old Town still savoring the Middle Ages, a UNESCO site
 
Katakolon
From Katakolon visit the original home of the Olympic Games, a UNESCO site
 
Kotor
Overnight in Kotor and walk the medieval alleyways to discover Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches
 
Zadar
Appreciate the beauty of the turquoise Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO site near Zadar and listen for the sound of the giant Sea Organ
 
Itinerary at a Glance
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Port
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Wed Aug 28
Venice
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Depart:  4:00 PM
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Thu Aug 29
Zadar
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  3:00 PM
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Fri Aug 30
Dubrovnik
Arrive:  1:00 PM
Depart:  11:00 PM
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Sat Aug 31
Kotor
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
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Sun Sep 1
Kotor
Arrive:  
Depart:  11:00 AM
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Mon Sep 2
Corfu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
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Tue Sep 3
Katakolon
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Wed Sep 4
Monemvasia
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  7:00 PM
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Thu Sep 5
Athens, Greece
Arrive:  7:00 AM
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This James Beard Foundation cruise includes:

• Chef-hosted dinner with wine pairing
• 2 cooking demonstrations on board - recipes included
• Market tour with the Chef
• Two enrichment seminars with wine tastings by Louis M. Martini Winery
Meet the Chef – Chef Loryn Nalic
Chef Loryn Nalic and her husband Edo are the owners of Balkan Treat Box, where they serve Balkan-inspired cuisine straight from the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. Balkan Treat Box began in 2017 as a colorful food truck and the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in 2019. To recreate the classic Balkan recipes, Loryn traveled around the region learning age-old culinary traditions from locals. Loryn’s many local awards and accolades include recognition from Food & Wine and Bon Appetit, and she has received two Semi Finalist nominations from The James Beard Foundation for Best Chef – Midwest.
Wind Surf
On any day, our 342-guest flagship, Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep. During their cruise, you will find the perfect setting for ‘making an entrance’ in the beautiful reception area – and, appropriately, that’s only the beginning.
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Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar) 
? Cruise only from $3,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $3,399 per guest
Category B
Category B
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $3,399 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $3,699 per guest
Category A
Category A
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,959 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $3,959 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $4,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,199 per guest
Category TX Deluxe
Category TX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $4,439 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,439 per guest
Suite
Suite
With 376 square feet, you’ll find the perfect space for time together — and plenty of room for time to yourself. You’ll even enjoy two full separate bathrooms. All the amenities of the staterooms await you, plus a beautiful sitting area, and two flat-screen television sets with DVD players.
? Cruise only from $6,039 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,039 per guest
Officer's Suite
Officer's Suite
For the ultimate in nautical experiences, reserve the new Officer’s Suite located close to the Bridge where our own ship’s officers have their quarters. With its unique “insider” location and 242 square feet of comfort, the nautically appointed Officer’s Suite offers an experience you won’t find on any other cruise line.
? Cruise only from $6,279 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,279 per guest
Bridge Suite
Bridge Suite
The ultimate in space and style surrounds you in 495 square feet of pure indulgence. Separate bedroom and living room with an in-suite dining area is an invitation to relaxation. And possibly best of all, your expansive bathroom features both a whirlpool spa tub and a massage shower.
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The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Cooking Demonstrations
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Crew Talent Show
Open Bridge
Local and Live Performances
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Signature Sail Away
Shopping With The Chef
Take In The Sun
Watersports Platform
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
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Complimentary All-Inclusive Upgrade
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
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Wed, Aug 28 - Thu, Sep 5, 2024
WIND SURF
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