We choose this cruise as I always wanted to go to Greece. We have sailed with Crystal many times. Initially we were ending up in Instanbul. They changed that as the cruise line deemed it not safe. The CEO of Crystal was on that cruise so that may have had something the do with it. It as changed Athens to Athens. It was a good cruise but cost us a lot to Change airfares etc to accommodate this.
The ports were all nice, it was a perfect time to go, right before Grrek Easter. The weather was perfect, it wasn't crowded yet and all the islands were beautiful. Negatives were no sea days which we had originally. Not getting to go to Istanbul was very disappointing. If I had to do it again, I might have cancelled. But it's Crystal and they do a wonderful job always. The food and wine is wonderful. The service is the best. The specialty restaurants are grea.