Anyone take an Oct Athens/Rome Windstar?
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Evenings: I depend on my wrinkle free black ottoman knit slacks or skirt from Coldwater Creek, paired with a lightweight dressy top, or dressy jacket for dinner. Some of the women choose dresses but I like to bring more versatile pieces that can do double duty. Men can get by with nice sport shirts, sweaters or a coat (tie not required or expected.) My spouse likes to bring his black silk sweater, or other such travel worthy item. Plan to wear the same thing at least twice during dinner, no one is keeping tabs on your apparel.
Important to check the weight and size restrictions for your airline. As I recall, the overseas flight weight limits are much lower than in the USA. Some airlines, like Luththansa, were strictly enforcing those limits. We researched and picked up a Delsey Helium Lite suitcase for this trip, which saved us about 10 pounds over our normal luggage on wheels. It pays to research the new lightweight luggage. You can pick up a decent piece for under $ 100 at a local discount store and if the bag gets wrecked, which they all eventually do, it's no big loss.
This was probably the most fabulous trip of my life. I loved the ship (we've been back!) While not on the order of a large cruise ship, this cruise line is just what we like--more intimate, nice digs, kind and congenial service, and we were really impressed with the dining on all 3 Windstar cruises we took. We also like the smaller Windstar and Windspirit, not the Windsurf which carries twice the passenger load.
I wish I was going again!
Mark & Phyllis