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Arabian Nights & Egyptian Days Cruise

Arabian Nights & Egyptian Days Cruise

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Description

Spend unforgettable days exploring ancient wonders, little-known beaches, and cosmopolitan splendors along the Red Sea coastlines of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Venture inland from Ain Sokhna to the Great Pyramids of Giza. Trace your fingertips along the carved contours of Petra’s sandstone walls. Watch the moon rise over the Nile River during an overnight stay in Luxor, home to the world’s largest outdoor museum. Shop like royalty in the contemporary concourses of the Red Sea Mall, or wander narrow 7th century stone lanes, past quaint spice and perfume shops inside 500-year-old buildings in Jeddah’s oldest and most unique district. Snorkel amid electric blue Springer’s Dottyback, Picasso’s Triggerfish, and countless other vibrant endemic fish in wondrous underwater settings.

Trip Name
Arabian Nights & Egyptian Days Cruise
Days
10
Overview
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 522 ft (159 meters) Passenger Capacity: 312 Built / Refurbished: 1988 / 2007 Star Breeze, Star Legend & Star Pride are large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. These all-suite yacht completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love. New public areas, including two new dining venues, a new spa, infinity pool, and fitness area. The yachts also boast all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean views and at least 277 square feet of comfort, Star Breeze, Star Legend & Star Pride are the perfect yachts to watch glaciers and fjords drift by from the serenity of your suite. Carrying only 312 guests, Star Breeze, Star Legend & Star Pride still tuck into small ports like Sanary-sur-Mer and Wrangell or narrow waterways like the Corinth Canal and Keil Canal.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah is considered the commercial center of Saudi Arabia with a vibrant blend of modernity and history. Enjoy the modern landmarks of the city, stroll along the waterfront corniche, admire the world’s tallest fountain and walk the streets of Al Balad, Jeddah’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Hijazi-style old town.
Day 2 - Day 2 Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Over 2,500 years ago, Yanbu was the staging point on the incense and spices trading route from Yemen to Egypt to the Mediterranean. It is also the gateway to Alulu with its red-sand desert landscapes, Nabatean monuments like UNESCO site Hegra, and is considered the SCUBA capital of Saudi Arabia with its beautiful Red Sea coastline.
Day 3 - Day 3 At Sea
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Day 4 - Days 4 - 5 Safaga (Luxor), Egypt
Located on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea, the city of Safaga is a charming beach resort and gateway to Luxor – known as the “world’s greatest open air museum”. Luxor is home to the Valley of the Kings, and features one of the most impressive collections of temples and tombs in the world. Windstar offers a two-day excursion to the land of the pharaohs.
Day 5 - Days 6 - 7 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
This classic Red Sea resort glitters like you would expect a “sheik’s peninsula” to glitter, from the shiny brass lamps in the Old Town souk to the sleek private yachts that try (but fail) to eclipse our all-suite Star Plus yacht. Watersports are big here and the snorkeling is outstanding. For many, though, the main attraction is a humble bush at St. Catherine Monastery, located on the spot where Moses was said to have received the Ten Commandments.
Day 6 - Day 8 Ain Sokhna (Cairo), Egypt
Known as a place where people come to unwind, Ain Sokhna’s name means “Hot Springs” and refers to the nearby springs considered to have healing powers. Nearby are Egypt’s oldest monasteries, St. Anthony and St. Paul, and the Suez Canal. The soft sandy shores and transparent beauty of the Red Sea here make Ain Sokhna a diver’s paradise and other water sports are also popular here.
Day 7 - Day 9 Hurghada, Egypt
Your choices here are a symphony of contrasts. Take a thrilling 4x4 ride across undulating desert dunes. Go snorkeling or diving in some of the finest underwater gardens in the world. Or . . . how about a submarine adventure under the Red Sea. This beautiful oasis by the sea has it all.
Day 8 - Day 10 Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
Jordan’s only port and considered the playground for the rich and famous of the Middle East with its vast beautiful beaches, opulent resorts, and lively nightlife. Aqaba is also the gateway to Petra, that legendary UNESCO city carved into the cliffs of the desert where ornate buildings form a city which once was a trading center of the world. There is nothing like emerging from a narrow gorge to see the towering pink façade of the famous Treasury.
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Itineraries are subject to change.

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Inclusions

    • Take an excursion to the Pyramids from Ain Sokhna
    • From Sharm el Sheikh find the bush at St. Catherine Monastery where Moses was said to have received the Ten Commandments
    • Appreciate the beautiful views along Jeddah’s waterfront corniche, a very modern city full of old traditions and lasting cultural impressions
    • Overnight near Luxor with time to see the this impressive collection of temples and tombs
    • Find the self-contained village inside one of Egypt’s oldest monasteries

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