Star Legend, The Marvels of Ancient Rivals ex Athens Return

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

DateActivityArriveDepart
17 Oct 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
05:00 PM
18 Oct 2020
Corinth Canal, Greece
08:00 AM 11:00 AM
18 Oct 2020
Delphi, Greece
03:00 PM 09:00 PM
19 Oct 2020
Katakolon, Greece
08:00 AM 03:00 PM
20 Oct 2020
Chania, Crete
09:00 AM 10:00 PM
21 Oct 2020
Santorini, Greece
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
22 Oct 2020
Kusadasi, Turkey
08:30 AM 11:00 PM
23 Oct 2020
Dardanelles, Turkey
04:00 PM 06:00 PM
24 Oct 2020
Istanbul, Turkey
08:00 AM overnight
25 Oct 2020
Istanbul, Turkey
03:00 PM
26 Oct 2020 At sea    
27 Oct 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
05:00 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.

Anticipate the unforgettable and immerse yourself in a distinctly different Eastern Mediterranean cruise that explores the Peloponnese in ways inaccessible to large-ship cruise lines. Walk among weathered marble blocks and the faded echoes of ancient athletic glory during the first Olympic Games nearly 3,000 years ago near Katakolon. Step inside the restored stone arches of Meryemama Evi—the House of the Virgin Mary—a Catholic and Muslim shrine situated near the steep, stony slopes of Mount Koressos, before making your way to a delicious and exclusive Turkish dinner among the towering walls and columns of Ephesus. Wander the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, and the majestic Blue Mosque before taking in the endless parade of busy Bosporus shipping lights during an overnight stay in Istanbul. Your journey circumnavigates the Peloponnese Peninsula by slipping through the narrow, high-walled Corinth Canal, an ancient engineering dream that wasn’t completed until the late 1800s, but remains inaccessible to large freighters and cruise liners. You eventually end up back where you started in Piraeus, adjacent to Athens and a perfect culinary jumping-off point for sampling the countless tavernas and psistarias serving up savory grilled Greek meats paired with tart wines and chilled beers within the shadow of the Parthenon.

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.

Santorini
As our ship approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine.

Istanbul
Ah, Constantinople, Queen of Cities and the Door to Happiness. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents—Europe and Asia—and its appeal is truly universal. The Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans all ruled their empires from here, leaving behind some of their finest monuments and a fascinating blend of cultures. Visit the harem at Topkapi Palace, where the clatter of silver soles once warned concubines of the approaching sultan. Admire the Iznik tiles and stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque, and the mystical light bathing the nave of Hagia Sofia. Shop the Grand Bazaar for a coffee cezve, magic lamp, embroidered slippers, or hand-woven kilim. Temper a tiny cup of potent Turkish coffee with bites of sweet lokum (Turkish delight).

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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