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Piraeus to Athens Airport Transfer Dilemma

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We're taking the Istanbul to Athens Windstar Cruise at the end of August abord the Windstar Spirit. After the cruise my friend and I are headed to Paris where we're meeting my husband. According to my paperwork our cruise ends at 7am on September 7th. I phoned Windstar to ask what should be the earlest flight that we should consider taking and I was told 11am. The problem is, there are VERY FEW non stop flights from Athens to Paris and we were hoping to take the Easy Jet Flight which is one of the latest to depart but, it departs at 10:45am. Windstar tells me they will not guarantee anything prior to 11am.

It's been a long time since I last cruised but, I remember cruise lines giving priority to those with early flights. I'm hoping they still do that. Can anyone advise? I'll get up at 5am and be first in line to get off the ship if we have to! I would be willing to take a taxi, bus or whatever will get us to the airport by the fastest method. I've read a bit that taxi's are unreliable so that might not be the best option. I'm willing to take the transfers that Windstar provides but, we'd want to be on the first bus. Is there anyway to make sure that happens?

If we miss this flight we're really screwed. Connections that depart after 11am are super costly $700 & up + they take a very long time and we wouldn't get to Paris until the evening. I'd love to avoid that if possible.

Another crazy option that I thought of is to depart the cruise ship in Mykonos, which is our last port prior to the end of the cruise. We could take a cheap flight and stay at the airport which is where we need to be. I'm not even sure Windstar would allow us to do such a thing. Has anyone ever done this before?

Any ideas or thoughts?

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