I had seen a travel influencer post this trip last summer and thought wow I had never thought of traveling this way. Small ship, sailing through the Greek islands. It looked amazing. I was hesitant because I couldn't really find much information or reviews but I thought let's just go for it, and I booked on a whim. I have traveled on many different lines from Princess to Disney to Crystal. But I had never done a ship like this and didn't know what to expect. Running on Waves far exceeded my expectations and we had the trip of a lifetime. The boat is absolutely beautiful. Small enough that you feel like you're on someone's personal sailboat, but luxurious enough that your every need is taken care of. We had one of the larger main deck cabins and I definitely recommend that. We had plenty of space and it didn't feel like we were on such a small boat. The crew was fantastic. Robert, the hotel manager, is an absolute gem. He worked all day every day to make sure everyone was having a wonderful experience. The food was fresh and delicious and every evening Robert would cook up a specialty pasta for us, every bowl made with love. Our stops were islands I had previously never been to, with the exception of Santorini, but they were incredible to discover. Each island had its own beauty and each island was completely different. Our favorites were Syros and Milos. I would never have even thought to visit them without this itinerary. We had opportunities on this boat that you would never have on the big ships. Visiting these smaller islands, climbing the mast, and even jumping off the ship into the Aegean Sea on our final day. I could go on and on about Running on Waves. If you have the opportunity to book on this incredible ship please take it. You will not regret it.