What to Expect on a Cruise

Maybe you go on a cruise every year, or maybe you’re going on a cruise for the first time. No matter your experience, knowing what to expect on a cruise can get you excited for a trip and ease any stress you have about traveling. A cruise should be relaxing, after all, so a bit

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What to Expect on a Cruise

Maybe you go on a cruise every year, or maybe you’re going on a cruise for the first time. No matter your experience, knowing what …

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Marie Kondo Tips That Make Packing For a Cruise a Breeze

Before you embark on your next journey, you should know what you’re bringing with you. While some people take weeks to pack, others wake up …

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10 Common Travel Mistakes to Avoid

You spent months preparing for your dream vacation. After countless hours searching travel websites, speaking with travel agents over the phone and increasing your travel …

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Is Cruise Travel Insurance Worth It?

Booking a cruise involves some risk. When you make reservations, you hope that nothing will happen on or near your departure date to keep you …

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Cruise Packing List

Are you wondering what to pack for your next cruise? No matter where you’re heading, traveling is a thrilling experience, from the moment you book …

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32 Cruise Packing Hacks

Going on a cruise? Cruise travel is the ultimate escape and something to get excited about. From the feel of the briny ocean breeze on …

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The History of Thailand’s Golden Buddha

Thailand is a must-see for travelers with Asia on their bucket list. The country is filled with a rich ancient history and an exotic natural …

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Best Winter Escapes

You wake up to another cold morning. Frosty windows, snow on the ground — and summer seems so far away. But there are some places …

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What You Should Know Before Visiting Bayon Temple

Cambodia offers visitors a full range of exciting, historic sites that provide windows into the past. But, no other location offers as many vast landscapes …

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Shops to Visit at Pike Place

Whether you’re looking to do some Christmas shopping or grab a quick bite to eat, Pike Place is an essential destination for both locals and …

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Letter on What to Expect Your First Time Cruising the Mediterranean

Dear potential traveler, Have you decided it’s time to finally heed the call of the Mediterranean? Are you prepared for lazy days at sea and …

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Mediterranean Volcanoes You Have to See to Believe

Mediterranean volcanoes have played major roles in myths and legends throughout the centuries, and it’s easy to see why. These massive geological wonders are both …

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What to Do & Eat in Portofino

Portofino is an enchanting fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Known for being a destination for celebrities, Portofino offers visitors the chance to experience la …

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The Best Indonesian Food You Should Try

If unspoiled beaches, ancient temples and deep green rainforests aren’t enough to draw you to Indonesia, consider heading there for the food. With culinary influences …

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Anthony Sasso on a culinary themed cruise

There is a reason chefs work in kitchens. For some, it’s because they grew up in them, watching a mother or father roast chickens or …

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James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Review

Windstar Cruises’ affiliation with the James Beard Foundation provided us with much more than we expected as we cruised the western Mediterranean islands on the …

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Seared Sea Scallops, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Garden Peas, Citrus Butter Sauce Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops Serves 4 people 16 u 10 – 20  Scallops 12 Spears Grilled Asparagus Butter Sauce Garnish Pea Puree Olive Oil Sugar Salt …

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Mushroom Polpettine, Polenta & Basil Oil Recipe

Mushroom Polpettine 3 lbs         Mushrooms shiitake stem removed 2 sprigs   Whole rosemary 2 sprigs   Whole thyme 1/4 Cup   Extra Virgin Olive oil 1               Whole Egg …

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Birthday Group Celebration On A Luxury Cruise to Tahiti

When my husband asked what I wanted to do for my 40th birthday, I knew I wanted it to be special but with a birthday …

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Honoring a Hero: Korean War Veteran H.J. Burley Smith Retracing History on Windstar Cruises

During a Memorial Ceremony organized by the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA), Brigadier General (retired) and MPVA Director General Kim Kwang-woo (left) …

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A Poem About Cruising on Star Legend

Last week our returning guest – Mr. Richard Stevens wrote a beautiful poem about cruising on Star Legend. From Hong Kong and Bangkok’s energetic embrace …

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Windstar Cruises Celebrates Romance with Wedding Vow Renewal Packages

When we (Dawn West and Rod Kingdon) arrived onboard Star Pride we knew we were going to have our wedding vow ceremony on board the …

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Windstar President’s Cruise Honors Crew, Promotes Understanding

The sold-out second edition of the Windstar President’s Cruise sailed from Singapore to Hong Kong on a 14-night itinerary. Heavily loaded with ports of call …

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Why Honeymoons on Windstar Cruises are the Best

As an avid traveler who is married to somebody who has not yet had much of a chance to explore, planning our honeymoon was a …

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Looking for the latest news from Windstar Cruises? This is where you will find it.

Introducing Eclectic New Spanish Restaurant: Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso

We are taking our cruise culinary program to the next level with a new Windstar Spanish Restaurant named Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso in partnership …

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Our $250 Million Star Plus Initiative Completes its First Milestone in Palermo, Italy

We cut our ship in half! On October 17, sparking cutting torch in hand, Windstar Cruises President John Delaney made the final cut to the …

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Windstar Cuts The Second Steel At Fincantieri Shipyard To Continue Its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative for Star Legend Cruise Ship

On September 5th, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which …

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Windstar Cruises’ All-In Package

We are excited to offer a new inclusive onboard package with exceptional value on everything needed for the perfect vacation. Guests who purchase Windstar’s new …

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Windstar Cuts The First Steel At Fincantieri Shipyard To Begin Its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

On April 2nd, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard “Arsenale Triestino San Marco”, in Trieste, Italy, John Gunner, Vice President of Expansion Projects for Windstar Cruises, pushed …

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Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf Anchors in Barbuda to Hand-deliver Relief Funds for the Island’s School

In September 2017, the tiny island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5 storm. Two weeks later it was hit again …

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