Windstar Cruises adds Middle East to sailing schedule

Windstar Cruises adds Middle East to sailing schedule

The cruise line will make its regional debut during 2023-2024 sailing schedule

Marking a first for the small-ship brand, Windstar Cruises has announced new journeys to the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf. 

Windstar Cruises in the Middle East will begin in November 2023 on the all-suite, 312-guest Star Legend.

The 18-day 'Wonders of Arabia' itinerary sails from Athens to Dubai, transiting the Suez Canal, spending five days in Egypt and Jordan, including an overnight in Luxor to take in the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples, followed by two days in Oman.

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The nine-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 stay in Sharm el-Sheikh and in Safaga with the opportunity to visit Luxor and the resort ports of Ain Sokhna and Hurghada.

Finally, 'Red Sea Revelries' via the Suez Canal is a 12-day voyage from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Athens, Greece. 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.


Speaking about the new destinations, Windstar Cruises president Christopher Prelog said: “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.”

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