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Forget Mega-Ships: Small Ship Cruising Offers Big Benefits

Intimacy, exclusivity and like-minded passengers are among many advantages of a small-ship cruise.   By Veronica Stoddart   Under a warm welcoming sun, your small cruise ship pulls into a tiny picture-perfect port along the Mediterranean coast while its handful of passengers gets ready to disembark by strolling right on shore. Ahead of you is […]...

July 17, 2017

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

By Martha Christopherson Two years ago we cruised with Windstar on Star Breeze from Barcelona to Lisbon and fell in love with sailing the seas on this small luxury ship. So, when we found out Star Breeze would be cruising Costa Rica and the Panama Canal we knew it would be an ideal ship to […]...

July 7, 2017

The Best Way to Collect Windstar Voyages

This summer we launched a fresh series of back to back cruises, where longer and more in-depth voyages from 14 to 34 days feature few repeated ports in the new Star Collector Voyages. In addition to the elegance of an extended trip with the luxury of unpacking only once, guests also get to take advantage […]...

June 29, 2017

Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

by Lena Katz   Everyone has a mental picture of the stereotypical sunburned and hard-drinking cruiser that frequents inexpensive mass-market ships; as well as the well heeled elderly type found on a luxury ocean cruise line. However, the spectrum of typical cruise ship passengers found on mega-ships is completely different from the spectrum of personalities […]...

June 20, 2017

20 Chances to See Europe in a New Way

We continue making big changes to our fleet deployment, and recently announced eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The itineraries beget 26 new European ports, increasing our the company’s global number of maiden ports to 93 for […]...

June 9, 2017

Why is Croatia the New Cruise Hot Spot?

By Everett Potter   There’s a remarkable country on everyone’s short list these days, a place where visitors return with tales of a spectacular sapphire sea and a coastline dotted with islands, outstanding Mediterranean food and a pantheon of historic cities and villages. In the past few years, Croatia has been wowing everyone who arrives […]...

June 2, 2017

Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Wind Spirit underwent extensive renovations recently, traveling from Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand where it was in the dry dock facility for 12 days. Work was being done continuously on the ship for the entire time it was out of service. By the numbers, it is estimated that: Total work amounted to 48,960 hours of […]...

May 30, 2017

Windstar Voices: Passengers Speak Out

By Veronica Stoddart   Janet and Tim Elliott, retirees from Wilmington, N.C., were drawn to their first Windstar cruise, in the South Pacific, by the small size of Windstar’s yachts. “The smaller number of people appealed to me,” says Janet. “The size is perfect.”   What they didn’t expect, however, was that five years later […]...

May 24, 2017
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