Windstar Cruises gave us exclusive access to the most incredible authentic tours in the most elite ports in the Mediterranean. Our favorite of course was the event to trump all events, The Grand Prix of Monaco. Windstar organized a private dinner at the famous Café Du Paris, right next to the Monte Carlo Casino. We enjoyed a multi-course meal including wine and champagne while overlooking the Casino. It felt like we were in a Bond movie with the Bugati’s and Ferrari’s whizzing by as we toasted champagne. This wasn’t just some “tour,” it was an experience. We didn’t feel like tourists, we felt as though we belonged. We were one of the glitterati and it felt good.
Amazing view of Monaco before the race
During the days in Monte Carlo, we attended the Formula 1 race. On Saturday, we attended the qualifiers. Then, on Sunday, we attended the final race. The Grand Prix of Monaco features Formula 1 drivers racing 78 laps around the streets of Monte Carlo. The largest yachts in the entire world flood the Monte Carlo harbor. They’re all hoping to view the most popular race in the entire world.
Windstar sat us in grandstand K, known as the best seats at the entire race. We had a full view of the track as well as of the yachts in front of us. For the moments when the cars weren’t zipping by, it was perfect people watching territory. Attending the Grand Prix of Monaco was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. The rumble of the energy reverberates through your entire body. The sounds of the crowd excite your every sense. And the view of the hundreds of mega yachts is like nothing else in the world.