Holy Lands & Petra Cruise Tour
 
11 DAYS
Star Pride
Amman to Athens, Greece
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?Cruise only from $6,399 USD per guest
? All-inclusive from $7,111 USD per guest
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Amman to Athens, Greece
Embark on a far-ranging voyage to Greek temples, Holy Land shrines and Petra’s pink sandstone facades during this exceptional 11-day cruise and tour to Jordan, Israel, and Greece. Stand atop Jordan’s Mount Nebo summit and take in Promised Land views from Moses’ perspective. Walk among tombs, treasuries and temples carved into Petra’s pink sandstone canyon walls. Venture into the cavernous silence of the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Stroll  the otherworldly landscape of Wadi Rum and through Jerusalem’s Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Stations of the Cross. Stand in the ghostly ruins of ancient Kourion and atop the walls of a nearby crusader fortress above Cypriot citrus groves. Sip pilsner paired with seared calamari and honeyed mantinades dough in a Rhodes neighborhood café. Embrace sea breezes in the shade of Mykonos windmills and venture inland to sample tart and tasty local Greek wines.
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Day 1: Amman, Dead Sea
Arrive in Amman, the capital of Jordan and transfer to your beachfront resort on the Dead Sea. Relax on the shores of this famed ancient salt lake marking Earth’s lowest surface point on dry land—1,400 feet below sea level! Take off your shoes or sandals and go a little lower by wading or swimming in this unique hypersaline lake. Conclude your afternoon at our welcome reception and enjoy a delicious dinner inside the resort.

(Includes transfer from the airport, overnight at Dead Sea Hotel and dinner.)
 
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Day 2: Mount Nebo, Madaba & Petra
Savor a breakfast at the resort prior to embarking for Mount Nebo. Gaze across the summit to the Promised Land as Moses once did over a thousand years ago. On a clear day you can catch distant views of Jericho and even Jerusalem. Continue to Madaba and the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. More than a million pieces of colored stone create a Holy Land mosaic floor map, assembled in the 6th century and now recognized as one of the oldest maps in the world. Enjoy a Jordanian lunch before departing for the sandstone-carved ancient Nabataean city of Petra. Evening dinner is at your leisure.

(Includes overnight at Petra hotel, breakfast and lunch.)
 
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Day 3: The Jordanian City of Petra
Awake to an early breakfast and venture into Petra as dawn sunlight illuminates the pink sandstone walls. Imagine yourself in the sandals of a desert trader thousands of years ago, leading your caravan through the narrow shade of the Siq entrance and seeing the columned, 130-foot-high Al-Khazneh treasury and the clamor of the Rose City’s busy inhabitants for the first time. Wander past the tombs, temples and palaces. Learn the 2,000-year-old achievements memorialized to the dead inside the Royal Tombs. Find your seat in an ancient amphitheater that once captivated audiences of 8,000. Lunch is provided in the park along with a guided tour and ample free time.

(Includes overnight at Petra hotel, breakfast and lunch.)
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Day 4: Desert Adventures at Wadi Rum – Embark the yacht
Enjoy breakfast prior to embarking on a morning excursion in a 4x4 vehicle to Wadi Rum, an otherworldly landscape of lunar-like dunes and scoured sandstone. While you’re exploring Jordan’s largest Wadi, you’ll also have time to ride a camel. Then it’s time to board your flight bound from Eilat, Jordan to Tel Aviv, Israel and transfer to Haifa where your yacht awaits.

(Includes breakfast, transfer to the airport, flight to Tel Aviv and transfer to ship.)
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Day 4: Haifa
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.
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Day 5: Haifa
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.
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Day 6: Ashdod
Ashdod is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Visit the Korin Maman Museum, which has a permanent archaeology exhibition called “Philistian World,” Climb to Giv’at Yonah, the highest point of the city at 492 feet, with a city lighthouse atop and named after the prophet Jonah, believed to be buried there.  Ashdod is your gateway to Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
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Day 7: Limassol
Limassol is known for several historic buildings like the Limassol Castle, Built in 1000 A.D. and used as a prison from 1790 to 1940 with a collection of artifacts covering 400 to 1879 A.D. Sites to see include the Archaeological Museum of Limassol, which exhibits artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman period and the Folk Art Museum with a Cypriot Folk Art collection that awarded the museum the Europa Nostra prize in 1989.

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Day 8: Rhodes
This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town or to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Day 9: Rhodes
This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town or to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Day 10: Heraklion
Heraklion is the birthplace of El Greco, Nobel Prize winning poet Odysseas Elytis, and Nikos Kazantzakis. The major site of Crete’s biggest city is Knossos Palace, the Minoan-era castle unearthed by British archaeologist Arthur Evans. But the first site you will see is the Koules Venetian Fortress built in the early 1500s on the harbor walls, it houses restored interior and exterior reliefs of the Lion of St. Mark. A typical feature of Heraklion’s city center is the number of Venetian and Turkish fountains, the most notable being the Morosini Fountain, built to supply Heraklion with 1,000 barrels of water a day.
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Day 11: Mykonos
Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. An optional  tour including a scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th   century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo.
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Day 12: Athens, Greece
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. 
Popular Highlights
Crete
Discover the Minoan Knossos Palace on Crete
Tour the Limassol Castle, the Archaeological Museum, and the Folk Art Museum for glimpses back in history
 
Delos
From Mykonos take a ferry ride to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo
 
Haifa
Overnight in Haifa and take in the sites of Elijah’s Cave, Bahai Gardens, and Stella Maris Church and Monastery
 
petra
Stand in awe before the 130-foot-high Treasury in Petra
 
Rhodes
Find extra time to visit the palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes, overnighting there
 
Wadi Rum
See the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum with its lunar-like dunes
 

What's Included?

  • 3 hotel nights – 1 night at Dead Sea 5* hotel, 2 nights in Petra at 5* hotel
  • All transfers to and from the airport, to and from sites and to the ship
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Local lunch in Madaba, Petra and Wadi Rum, breakfast at the hotel, dinner at Dead Sea hotel
  • Entrance fees at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, guided tour of Petra, 4X4 tour of Wadi Rum
  • 8-day cruise aboard Star Pride or Star Legend between Athens and Haifa
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Haifa
The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Cooking Demonstrations
Open Bridge
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Local and Live Performances
Signature Sail Away
Crew Talent Show
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Take In The Sun
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Shopping With The Chef
Watersports Platform
Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $6,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,111 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,411 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,511 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $6,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,611 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $7,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,811 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $7,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,011 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $7,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,611 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $8,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,811 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,911 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $8,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,111 per guest
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Brand new Deluxe Suites welcome you with 468 square feet of casually elegant living space and an ocean viewing French balcony. All these suites feature 3rd berths, and a sleep-inducing queen bed easily converted to twins.
? Cruise only from $9,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,911 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
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Star Pride
Carrying only 312 guests, Star Pride 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! Learn more about the newly renovated ship and the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
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! ITINERARY CHANGE Amman TO Athens, Greece 11 days on Star Pride X
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Wed May 24
Amman, Dead Sea
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Thu May 25
Mount Nebo, Madaba & Petra
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Fri May 26
The Jordanian City of Petra
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Sat May 27
Desert Adventures at Wadi Rum – Embark the yacht
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Sat May 27
Haifa
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Sun May 28
Haifa
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Depart:10:00 PM
Mon May 29
Ashdod
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Tue May 30
Limassol
Arrive:10:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Wed May 31
Rhodes
Arrive:4:00 PM
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Thu Jun 1
Rhodes
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Depart:5:00 PM
Fri Jun 2
Heraklion
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Sat Jun 3
Mykonos
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Sun Jun 4
Athens, Greece
Arrive:7:00 AM
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