Star Legend, Ancient Epicentres in Autumn ex Athens to Rome

Cruise Line
Windstar Cruises
Ship
Star Legend
Cruise Departs
06 Nov 2020
Cruise Duration
7 Nights
Embark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
Disembark Ship
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
06 Nov 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
05:00 PM
07 Nov 2020
Corinth Canal, Greece
07 Nov 2020
Delphi, Greece
03:00 PM 09:00 PM
08 Nov 2020
Katakolon, Greece
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
09 Nov 2020 At sea    
10 Nov 2020
Valletta, Malta
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
11 Nov 2020
Taormina, Sicily
090:00 AM 05:00 PM
12 Nov 2020
Amalfi, Italy
08:00 AM 02:00 PM
13 Nov 2020
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
07:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Rome aboard Star Legend.

Visit the Mediterranean’s most iconic sites without vacationing multitudes or searing summer heat during this 7-day, late autumn exploration of Greece and Italy. Your voyage begins in Athens, but unlike large cruise lines, you’ll sail through the time-saving Corinth Canal, a waterway accessible to small vessels that eliminates the 400 miles spent circumnavigating the Peloponnese Peninsula. Use that time to wander unhurried among broken Doric columns and abandoned marble blocks in the Delphic Tholos of Mount Parnassus. Learn the importance of the Pythia—the Oracle of Delphi—and how Greek women sacrificed their marriages and families when chosen as priestesses. Imagine echoing cheers reverberating off weathered stone walls within the Sanctuary of Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games, as you walk within the Palaestra, a former training ground for aspiring athletes. Discover Malta’s knights and old nobility during a tour of Valletta or serve up local dishes during a fun family farmhouse cooking challenge. Visit a small winery outside of Messina and sip rich red wines made from crushed Nero D’Avoloa grapes, one of Sicily’s most popular wine varieties, or sample a chilled bright white made from a native Carricante grape variety cultivated on Mount Etna’s conical slopes. Relax on a scenic tour through olive groves and vineyards above the Amalfi coastline. Stroll quietly among the arches and empty villas among the ghostly ruins of Pompeii.

Highlights of this cruise:

Athens
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.

Katakolon
Charming and scenic Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit this memorable site only 30 minutes away and see the fertile Peloponnese valleys along the way, full of strawberries, tomatoes, corn and olive trees.

Taormina
The cobblestone streets of Messina, Sicily, are the perfect launching point for an optional visit to nearby Taormina. Stroll along flower-filled streets in search of a delightful lunch or an artist’s palette of colorful gelati. The ancient Greek Theater is an ideal place to sit back and admire shimmering waters below and Mount Etna, languidly smoking in the distance.

Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.

With only 212 guests, a Star Legend cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Legend is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

RENOVATION IN 2020
Starting 02/20/2020, this all-suite ship will undergo a complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love. New public areas, including a two new dining venues, a new spa, infinity pool, and fitness area. The ship also boasts all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean-views and over 277 square feet of comfort, Star Legend is the perfect ship to watch glaciers and fjords drift by from the serenity of your suite.

Carrying only 312 guests (after rennovation), Star Legend still tucks into small ports like Le Lavandou and Wrangell or narrow waterways like the Corinth and Keil Canal. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard for your next 180 degree from ordinary adventure!

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 440 ft
  • Tonnage: 9,975 grt
  • Maiden Voyage: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 212
  • Crew Nationality: Indonesian / Filipino
  • Officer Nationality: Dutch European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: Indonesian / Filipino
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar / Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Waffle Weave Robe & Slippers
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Ship Facilities

  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Yacht Club Cafe
  • Star Bar
  • WindSpa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Counter-current swimming pool
  • Counter-current whirlpool
  • Courtyard
  • Veranda/Candles
  • Signature Shop
  • Library
  • Compass Rose
  • Lounge
  • Screening Room
  • Watersports Platform

Small Ships. Infinite Possibilities.

Step away from the crowds. Away from towering decks and a thousand people, or even more. Away from lines, from waiting, away from the whole idea of group travel.

Step into amazing places, relish intimate cultural experiences, and connect with the world, its people and yourself as only a small ship can help you do. This is your vacation, your own experience. As individual as you are.

Welcome to the world of small ship cruising — to Windstar’s graceful yachts, each one welcoming fewer than 300 lucky guests. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar gives you more true small ship choices than anyone in the world.

Every Windstar voyage starts with you. With a stateroom or suite that’s updated in classic contemporary style with your comfort in mind. With small, handcrafted shore excursions that take you closer and show you more. With legendary service that has been acclaimed the best on the seas.

Come away from the ordinary — come to the small ship world of Windstar.

Your Voyage Includes: *All meals in all venues *All non-alcoholic beverages *Welcome Cocktail at reception *Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom *All onboard entertainment *Use of fitness facility *Use of watersports equipment *Port lectures and briefings *Transportation to most shore excursions

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