Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six boutique all-suite and sailing yachts carrying 148-342 guests. Small ship cruises sail throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal, Australia and New Zealand.
Windstar Cruises in 2022 and 2023 sail to over 50 countries, calling at over 150 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, Tahiti, Southeast Asia, and Arabia.
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Originally, Windstar Cruises offered an elegant, intimate way of cruising with only 148 to 300 guests on the three luxury sailing yachts, Wind Surf, Wind Spirit, and Wind Star and an all-suite power yacht, Star Pride. In recent years, two more power yachts, Star Breeze and Star Legend joined the fleet. Experience the freedom and confidence of your own private yacht with all the amenities of a luxury cruise ship on Windstar’s 6 vessels. These ships allow you to explore hidden coves that larger cruise ships cannot dock up to. Guests will enjoy more authentic engaging experiences like visiting the Bridge and studying over sailing charts with the Captain, enjoying live music at the Lounge, eating great food at deck barbecues, or dancing under the stars.
With fewer than 300 guests onboard, Windstar offers a private yacht-style cruise experience. Service is personalized, without pretense. Guests enjoy a more authentic, engaging destination experience visiting hidden harbors and secluded coves that larger ships can't reach. Windstar Cruises sails to over 50 countries, calling at over 150 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas, Tahiti, and Southeast Asia and Arabia.
There's something about the sea that makes the senses shift into overdrive: colors are more intense, flavors are amplified, and each new aroma is more captivating than the last. In the morning, you'll smell the lovely cinnamon rolls baking. Lunch and dinner are a celebration of seasonal ingredients and regional specialties influenced by the places you visit. Visit the Wind Surf's alternative restaurant or eat in the regular dining area. It is all delicious. Tempting menus are available on all ships, as well as al fresco dining at Candles. Wine lovers will enjoy the new Yachtsmen Discovery wine program. You dine with whoever you wish - with no pretense, jacket or tie.
Time for bed? Time to retreat to your elegant stateroom, where the romance of sailing merges with the very latest in modern amenities. Let the room fill with music from your nearby iPod nano while you unpack. It's so nice having all this space for your things. You can settle in and watch a DVD on the flat-screen TV or slip between crisp cotton sheets and enjoy the timeless comfort of being gently rocked to sleep.
In the morning, thick, thirsty towels and sumptuous L'Occitane en Provence products await in the bathroom. Should you go upstairs and dine on the deck or slip on your comfy robe and have breakfast in bed? As you gaze out on the endless expanse of sea from the comfort or your bed, it occurs to you. Of all the islands you're about to explore, this may well be your favorite.
Although it's not easy to get lost on Windstar ships, it is well worth a try. The cozy library is the perfect place to start. Take a welcome sun break while looking through the DVD collection and new travel guides. While you are there, you can email your friends about the amazing things they're missing back on dry land.
Like the best explorations, it pays to dig deep. The Marina Deck below is full of hidden treasures, for the new aquatic toys on the Waters Sports Platform to the gleaming machines in the fitness room. You can wander over to see what's new in the Signature Shop and chat with the captain up on the Bridge. Or maybe you're content to stay right in your favorite deck chair and enjoy the simple pleasures of getting lost in your thoughts.
How do they do it? How is it possible for the Windstar crew to tidy up your room in the short time you're out - have your favorite beverage on-hand at precisely the right moment? In the end, you'll realize it's much easier to simply relax and surrender to the attentive pampering. On Windstar Cruises, it is their pleasure to fulfill your every wish...even before you know what it is.
Maybe your every wish draws you to the hushed stillness of Windspa, where cares magically slip away. Experience luxurious new treatments with O SPA London organics that smell as delicious as they feel. A breathtaking spa-suite on Wind Surf lets you sail the seas in a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation for body, mind, and spirit.