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Windstar to sail to Arabia in 2023-2024

MIAMI — For the first time ever, Windstar Cruises is heading to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.

The luxury cruise line, which operates a fleet of six all-suite sailing yachts, has unveiled its latest brochure featuring cruises to the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, a first for the company. Cruises begin November 2023 on the all-suite, 312-guest Star Legend.

“With impressive UNESCO sights, beautiful beaches and wildlife, top-rated golf courses, amazing snorkelling and diving and, of course, great shopping, Windstar is excited to introduce our guests to the Red Sea and Persian Gulf with new itineraries in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar,” said Windstar Cruises President, Christopher Prelog.

Voyages in 2023 include the following:

  • The 18-day ‘Wonders of Arabia’ sails from Athens to Dubai, transits the Suez Canal and spends five days in Egypt and Jordan. The itinerary also includes an overnight in Luxor to take in the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples, followed by two days in Oman.
  • The 10-day ‘Sparkling Sands & Cities of the Persian Gulf’ will sail on 11 dates from Dubai to Muscat, Oman (and the reverse). Highlights include overnights in Doha and Abu Dhabi, a late night in Ras Al-Khaimah, stops in quieter cities like Fujairah or Khasab, as well as time on Sir Bani Yas, an island known for its pristine nature and wildlife conservation.
  • The 9-day ‘Arabian Nights & Egyptian Days’ will sail on two dates (one in each direction) from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Aqaba, Jordan (and the reverse). Highlights include an overnight in Sharm el-Sheikh and in Safaga with the chance to visit Luxor and the resort ports of Ain Sokhna and Hurghada.
  • There is only one ‘Red Sea Revelries via the Suez Canal,’ a 12-day voyage from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens. Highlights include an overnight in Luxor, a later night in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, a transit through the Suez Canal, and a day in Heraklion, Crete.

For more information go to www.windstarcruises.com.

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