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Big Ships vs. Small Ships

Big Ships vs. Small Ships

Aaron Saunders is a well-known cruise writer who blogs on From the Deck Chair. He recently sailed on Wind Star’s Yachting the Riviera voyage. You can read his full voyage report here.  I used to be a “big ship” guy. When I first started cruising, I sailed aboard a ship that measured 750 feet in length and carried roughly…

Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Cruise Newbies, Gene and Carolyn Hoover, joined friends aboard Wind Surf’s April 28, 2013 “Islands of Italy” cruise. We’ve never really considered a cruise holiday. I’ve seen those floating monstrosities; overcrowded with screaming kids and bacteria; and don’t get me started on dress codes and evening wear … not gonna happen. But then, our dear friends…

5 Dining Tips from Windstar’s CEO

5 Dining Tips from Windstar’s CEO

Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ CEO, recently coined the Islands of the West Med as one of his top voyages. Hans, an avid foodie, shares his insider culinary tips for this signature Windstar voyage. “What is so wonderful about Islands of the West Med is you get an authentic flavor of the Mediterranean. It’s a great cruise…