The MSY Windstar, with a capacity of up to 148 guests, carried Steve and I for seven nights from Athens to four Aegean Sea ports to debarkation in Istanbul. Thinking of a cruise? Anywhere? Do it on a smaller ship. Ever the contrarian, I swore beforehand I would take no photographs of or on a cruise ship, with all those very messy "tourist," "American," "self-absorbed" realities and implications. So much for that. It can be very good on a small cruise ship on Homer's "wine dark" Aegean Sea: Take photographs in the natural light, at dawn, or twilight. Or anytime, really. And introduce yourself to sweet, interesting people (shout-out to Trish, Hilary, John, Larry).