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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
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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
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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
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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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Shh! 6 Mediterranean Ports You’ve Never Heard of … but Wish You Had

By David Swanson   Ah, the Mediterranean. A fantasy cruise destination for many. While its major ports with their world-class attractions get all the attention, its quieter ports often reveal the soul of a destination and its people. Sometimes, these smaller harbors are gateways to the Mediterranean’s real treasures.   Here are six worthy of […]...

May 10, 2017
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Behind-the-Scenes: Exploring New Ports in Japan with Windstar

If you love a good behind-the-scenes glance at cruise planning like we do, read on…! We are constantly working with local tourism boards and government agencies around the world to find new places to sail. When offered the opportunity to experience a new product first hand we love to take full advantage to learn more […]...

May 2, 2017
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Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation Announce Super-Star Chef Lineup for New Culinary Cruise Collection

Today at a celebration of Windstar Cruises as the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation at the famed Beard House in New York City, the two organizations unveiled the full lineup for their James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Collection. Offered on eight sailings in Windstar’s diverse portfolio of cruise destinations – including the […]...

April 25, 2017
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