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Running on Waves

Ionian 8 Day Cruise

Running on Waves is a traditional cruise tall ship designed for round-the-globe journeys and offers the highest level of comfort with full sailing equipment and high-performance engines. A voyage under the sails of Running on Waves is a unique experience and its itineraries offer guests a range of wonderful journeys including exploratory island cruises, adventure tours, or be a member of a sails crossing or regatta. The sailing ship can accommodate up to 42 passengers in very comfortable cabins and its amenities include a restaurant, bar and a spacious sun deck with jacuzzi. There is also a fully equipped diving centre, kayaks, sea skis, windsurfing, wakeboards and an underwater towing vehicle at your disposal (dive master can be provided upon request). You may also partake in yoga classes in the fresh sea air or perhaps learn how to manage the sails, climb masts, orient yourself by the skies, make sea knots, and map out the ship’s itinerary.





Embark the ship in Corfu.

Day 1: Corfu

Board the ship in Corfu an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea. Settle into your cabin and meet the crew.

Day 2: Paxi - Antipaxi

Arrive at the peaceful island of Paxi with fine beaches, relaxing beach promenades, underwater caves, small bays and green hills. Later you will visit her sister island, the tiny island of Antipaxi, famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches lapped by warm turquoise waters. Inland you will find abundant olive groves and vineyards and just a handful of beach side tavernas.

Day 3: Lefkas - Kefalonia

Arrive at the idyllic island of Lefkas. The island is ringed by turquoise blue waters and its wild rugged centre shimmers and sways with vineyards, olive groves and farm land. You will find a number of lovely sandy beaches. Depart in the evening for Kefalonia.

Day 4: Kefalonia

Located 30 miles west of mainland Greece is the pretty and popular island of Kefalonia. The island shot to fame in the blockbuster film 'Captains Corelli's Mandolin' with its magical coastal scenery, turquoise sea, sprawling vineyards and traditional Greek villages.

Day 5: Zakynthos

Today the ship arrives at Zakynthos (or Zante) a verdant island blessed with fertile valleys - there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Zakynthos. You can also enjoy the islands stunning beaches and clear blue sea.

Day 6: Ithaca

Arrive in Ithaca, a small island situated in the Ionian Sea. Here you may admire the small harbours, ancient ruins and rugged coastline. The island is also celebrated as the mythical home of Homer’s Odysseus.

Day 7: Saranda

The ship leaves the Greek coast and calls at the coastal town of Saranda, Albania. The town is very lively during the summer months with many heading to its pebbled beaches and monuments surrounding the town, including the ancient archaeological site of Butrint.

Day 8: Corfu

After your final breakfast onboard disembark the ship in Corfu.


Disembark the ship in Corfu.


  • 7 nights' accommodation on board Running on Waves
  • Full Board during cruise.
  • Coffee/tea and still water and crackers from bar counter
  • Kayaks, windsurf boards, fins and masks for snorkeling
  • Entertainment on board including show and animation programs, sail practices, yoga classes and karaoke
  • SAT TV in cabins
  • Jacuzzi


  • International transportation
  • Port and Safety Taxes
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Bus excursions
  • Dive master can be provided but needs to be pre-booked at an additional cost
  • Water skis and wakeboards (at an additional cost)
  • Rent of underwater towing scooters
  • Visas (where required)
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services
  • Gratuities EUR8 per day (at passengers discretion)

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