Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive into Athens?
Please plan to depart the U.S. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 and arrive into Athens (ATH) on Friday, August 10, 2018.
When should I depart from Athens?
Please plan to depart from Athens (ATH) on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
Can I use frequent flyer miles to purchase my airline ticket?
Yes; however, due to airline restrictions, MST cannot purchase these tickets for you. Please see your preferred airline's arrival and departure information.
Can Morning Star Tours help me with my flights?
Yes! We are pleased to assist with flight arrangements! Please contact Julia Stark, Tour Manager, at Julia@MorningStarTours.com.
If I am flying with the group, can I upgrade my ticket or confirm specific seats on my flights?
Unfortunately, the airline's group contract does not permit upgrades or allow MST to guarantee seat choices in advance. Please see information for making own flight arrangements. MST is pleased to assist with these arrangements upon request.
What is the baggage allowance?
You are allowed one checked bag and one carry-on. Please note that cabins on the Star Flyer are smaller than hotel rooms and your luggage will need to be stored in your cabin. The rule of thumb from experienced travelers is to pack lightly.
Baggage restrictions often vary by airline. It is important to refer to the airline's international baggage regulations prior to packing, as these can change without notice.
What is the payment schedule?
Deposit: $1,500 per person, due with registration
2nd Payment: $2,000 per person due by November 7, 2017
Balance due by April 6, 2018
If your payment date falls on a weekend or holiday, your payment will be processed on the following business day.
What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?
To review the Cancellation Policy for this tour, please go to the Terms and Conditions.
What are the Star Flyer cabin amenities?
Your ship's accommodations are thoughtfully designed, featuring private bathroom with showers, air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities Morning Star Tour travelers have come to expect.
Can I use my phone while aboard the Star Flyer?
There is not a phone available on the Star Flyer. In the event of an emergency, your family may call Star Clipper’s 24-hour number at 305-773-3541. A Star Clipper representative will contact the ship to reach you.
Cell phones will not work while at sea; however, if you plan to use your personal cell near or on land, it is important to contact your cellular carrier for international rate plans.
Is there internet access aboard the Star Flyer?
Wireless internet is available on the Star Flyer in common areas, for an additional charge. There is also one computer available for use in the library. Please note the internet is slow and tends to improve closer to land.
The hotels in Greece offer internet access for an additional charge.
I get motion sickness. In which area of the ship is it best to reserve my cabin?
Cabins that are lower and centrally located are the best options for guests who experience motion sickness. The Star Fllyer has a deep keel designed to minimize the feel of ship movement.
Is the Star Flyer handicap accessible?
Unfortunately, the ship is not wheelchair accessible and in certain areas of the ship, even a walker can be difficult to use due to steps and narrow hallways. Additionally, in many ports, tendering is required due to the ship’s deep draft and lower water levels in the harbors we visit.
Are all gratuities included?
Yes! A generous tip to guides, drivers, hotel and Star Flyer staff, and those serving you at applicable sites is included in your tour cost. We pray that this provision is a blessing and a testimony to those who serve you.
What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?
Morning Star Tours strives to take the question marks out of the overall trip cost. Your only out-of-pocket expenses may include beverages, one lunch in Athens, and personal expenses.
The Star Flyer operates on a cashless system. When you board, you will provide a credit card number and expenses will be charged to your cabin. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
How much walking will we be doing?
Walking is done in small increments throughout the day and you will have frequent opportunities to rest if needed. To prepare yourself, start walking a little each day. We recommend properly “breaking in” any shoes you plan to wear while touring.
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