Star Legend, Footsteps of Faith in the Holy Lands ex Athens Return

Cruise Line
Windstar Cruises
Ship
Star Legend
Cruise Departs
27 Oct 2020
Cruise Duration
10 Nights
Embark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
Disembark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
27 Oct 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
05:00 PM
28 Oct 2020 At sea    
29 Oct 2020
Limassol, Cyprus
09:00 AM 04:00 PM
30 Oct 2020
Haifa, Israel
07:00 AM overnight
31 Oct 2020
Haifa, Israel
10:00 PM
01 Nov 2020
Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel
07:00 AM 10:00 PM
02 Nov 2020
Port Said, Egypt
07:00 AM 09:00 PM
03 Nov 2020
Alexandria, Egypt
10:00 AM 09:00 PM
04 Nov 2020 At sea    
05 Nov 2020
Heraklion, Greece
08:00 AM 04:00 PM
06 Nov 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
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.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Star Legend.

Spend long moments in quiet reflection among uncrowded exhibits and holy places during this 10-day cruise featuring excursions in Greece, Israel, and Egypt. Choose from a selection of excursions to fit your interests, including an overnight overland option in Israel. Embark from Piraeus, a brief distance from the Parthenon atop the Acropolis. Ride a donkey and learn Cypriot traditions in Paphos, a small port city in southwest Cyprus where ancient Greeks believed Aphrodite, arose from the sea. Stay overnight in Haifa for visits to the Golan Heights and Galilee, or venture overland on an unforgettable overnight tour of Petra, Masada and the Dead Sea. Explore the narrow streets of Jerusalem, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem or art, architecture, and artifacts at the Ilana Goor Museum in Old Jaffa. Spend a day in Cairo or around the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Wake the next day and venture overland to Alexandria and the Bibliotheca Aexandrina, Qait Bay Fort, the Roman Amphitheater, and your waiting ship. Amble among weather blocks, painted pillars and 9,000-year-old relics within the ruins of the Knossos Palace on Crete. This exceptional journey concludes back where you started in Piraeus.

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.

Haifa
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.

Ashdod
Ashdod is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Visit the Korin Maman Museum, which has a permanent archaeology exhibition called “Philistian World,” Climb to Giv’at Yonah, the highest point of the city at 492 feet, with a city lighthouse atop and named after the prophet Jonah, believed to be buried there. Ashdod is your gateway to Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

Alexandria
Egypt’s second-largest city and largest seaport is an important tourist resort, founded around 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. The constant warring in the region destroyed most of the ancient buildings but Pompey’s Pillar, located on Alexandria’s acropolis, still stands a tall 99 feet high since 297 A.D., and the catacombs known as Kom el-Shoqafa consist of a multiple-level labyrinth of chambers and tunnels unique in their decoration and layout. Other sites to see include El Montazah Palace, built in 1892, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque, built in 1774 over the tomb of a famous 13th century saint, and Attaring Mosque, originally a church and converted to a mosque.

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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