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Windstar’s luxury cruise ship adds new Middle East locations – Robb Report

Windstar Cruises offers a new way to discover the wonders of the Middle East.

The Florida-based tour operator recently announced four new itineraries that explore countries from Oman to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The 18-day “Wonders of Arabia” tour sails from Athens to Dubai, allowing guests to spend five days off the ship in Egypt and Jordan and two days in Oman. The 10-day “Sparkling Sand & Cities of the Persian Gulf” tour allows guests to explore cities such as Doha, Ras Al-Khaimah and Abu Dhabi, and even offers a trip to Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife nature reserve in Persia. Gulf.

The nine-day “Arabian Nights & Egyptian Days” itinerary will take you from Saudi Arabia to Jordan with a chance to soak up the water near Ain Sokhna and Hurghada at one of the luxury hotels of the two seaside resorts. Finally, the latest new route lets you travel via the Suez Canal on a 12-day trip from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens, Greece. The cruise line is always updating the itineraries with other excursions that will be offered on the various treks.

“With awesome UNESCO sites, beautiful beaches and wildlife, top-notch golf courses, amazing snorkeling and diving and of course, great shopping, Windstar is thrilled to present our customers the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf with new itineraries in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar,” Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog said in a statement.

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Long voyages will take place on the company’s 522-foot long star legend, which unveiled a major renovation last year. The 156-suite ship has a full-service spa where you can book everything from a massage to a haircut. You can also use the ship’s private screening room, gym, infinity pool and several lounges to relax during your time at sea. The ship has four restaurants that offer a variety of international cuisines, or guests can relax with a complimentary in-room meal.

The journey begins in November 2023 for those wishing to embark on the “Arabian Nights & Egyptian Day”, “Wonders of Arabia” and “Sparkling Sands & Cities of the Persian Gulf” tours. The other trips begin in early 2024.