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Star Flyer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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The first time on Star Flyers, definitely not the last

Review for Star Flyer to the Eastern Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Star Flyer in Dubrovnik, during a sea kayaking excursion.
Star Flyer during our "take the tenders out and take pictures of the sh
Passengers are given an opportunity to climb the rigging up to an observati
There's a rigging at the bowsprit where passengers can sit, over the wa
Panorama shot of our cabin, from the front door.
Panorama shot of the cabin, from the back corner.
Panorama shot of the bathroom.

We were in Athens a few days before we left, which helped us get acclimated both to the time zone and to the heat/humidity of Greece (and the Greek islands we would visit).

Embarkation was not well organized in Piraeus, and we had little guidance as to what to expect, but once we were aboard ship all was well. Disembarkation in Venice was very smooth.

I've been on a couple of standard cruises before (Disney, Royal Caribbean). What stood out most about this trip was the sense of actual *sailing*. This was not just getting a small hotel room on a floating luxury resort that ended up in a different place each morning. The feel of the ship, the ability to stand on the deck as sails were let out or taken in, listening to the music play as we left each port ... it all felt like we were actually sailing (which we were!), not just being transported. Going up on deck in the evening and seeing the sea passing around us, the star fields above us, the wind blowing past us -- it was all a remarkably special experience, and one that I will seek to repeat in the future.

Cabin Review

Cabin CAT2

Compact, of course, but well arranged. One set of power outlets (but easy to extension cord to bedside). Excellent soundproofing. Bathroom facilities compact but efficient. Room kept well clean. DVD and flatscreen TV (that we never used). Cabin was convenient to the dining room and to stairs to the deck. Felt very livable.

Port Reviews

Athens (Piraeus)

The departure from Athens was okay. The departure lounge and what was needed to actually process through was not well communicated.


Mykonos is basically a town-sized outside shopping mall. Very scenic, and lots of little shops to be found in lots of little alleys, all painted white.

The cruise had no formal excursions here. A few of us took the first tender ashore, but it was too late (at 11 am) to get a private excursion to Delos.


Took the city bus into the Old Town and wandered on our own. The visit was a short one, unfortunately. I'd love to go back.


A great little Medieval town, and it has an unpracticed feel to it that was refreshingly non-touristy. I'd be happy to go back and visit again.


Nice town, with plenty of good food and drink, and some nice vistas.

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