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Best Places to Go on Vacation With Friends

Traveling with friends is an excellent option for any vacation. You can reconnect with your friends, experience new cultures and make lasting memories. The experience …

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15 Animals Found in the Tongass National Forest

Southeast Alaska is known for its unparalleled views, rustic local charm and unique national forests. According to the Forest Service, the Tongass National Forest is the …

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World Cruises: A Complete Guide

Do you dream of touring the world? Sampling delicious food on the beach? Immersing yourself in diverse cultures? A world cruise is one of the …

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Why Travel Makes You Smarter

Global travel exposes you to new languages, places and ways of life, changing the way you think, making you more worldly and helping you understand …

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13 Best Books to Bring Along on Your Travels

13 Best Books to Bring Along on Your Travels

If you’re a reader, you likely plan every vacation to include some downtime to relax and open a new book. But what are the best …

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12 Local Alaskan Dishes to Try While Cruising

12 Local Alaskan Dishes to Try While Cruising

Fittingly nicknamed the Last Frontier, Alaska draws outdoorsy travelers from all over the country — and the world. The 49th state is home to diverse …

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Classic Mythology of Greece and the Holy Land of Israel: Icons of the Ancient World

With Windstar’s Icons of the Ancient World: Greece & Israel itinerary, Greek mythology, holy lands, and the birthplace of Christianity are part of this hallmark journey.

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Explore the Caribbean’s Hidden Gems with Windstar’s Windward Ways & Tobago Cays Cruise

Explore the best diving spots, historical sites, hiking trails and wildlife watching on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Tobago, St. Lucia and more.

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9 Best Frescoes in Italy

9 Best Frescoes in Italy

Italy is abundant with amazing art from throughout its history. You’ll see nearly countless frescos as you explore the country’s museums, churches and historical sites. …

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Spice Bazaar | Istanbul, Turkey

Spice Bazaar | Istanbul, Turkey

With more than 24 million tourists in 2021, Istanbul is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. It’s the largest city in Turkey and …

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Luxor Egypt

Exploring the Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf: Wonders of Arabia

Windstar’s Wonders of Arabia cruise is a step back through the ancient civilizations of Greece, Egypt, Jordan, and Oman.

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Heiva: Experience The Celebration

Heiva: Experience the Celebration

The Heiva is one of the oldest festivals in the world, held in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You may not have …

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Destinations

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Eat + Drink

Discover exquisite local flavors and innovative culinary creations.
12 Popular Canadian Foods to Try While Traveling

12 Popular Canadian Foods to Try While Traveling

With its picturesque landscapes, remarkable attractions and kind people, Canada is a popular traveling destination for millions around the world. From bustling Montreal to stunning …

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12 Local Alaskan Dishes to Try While Cruising

12 Local Alaskan Dishes to Try While Cruising

Fittingly nicknamed the Last Frontier, Alaska draws outdoorsy travelers from all over the country — and the world. The 49th state is home to diverse …

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Australian Food: 18 Dishes to Try in Your Travels

Australian Food: 18 Dishes to Try in Your Travels

Home to idyllic landscapes, friendly locals and unique wildlife, Australia is an adventurer’s dream vacation destination. Naturally, immersing yourself in this island nation’s culture involves …

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Coquilles Saint-Jacques on a beach

Provençale Scallops

Did you ever wonder why scallop shells are iconic throughout European history, topping classical arches and doorways, marking pilgrim paths and even conveying a Greek …

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View of Alaskan Fishing Crab Boats at Port in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Crab Feast! Alaska is the Hot Spot for Crab

Belly up to the bar. Tie on the bib. Roll up your sleeves. It’s crab feast time! Whether you’re traveling in Alaska or purchasing crab …

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Ankara and Kocatepe Mosque at sunset in Turkey

Bring a Taste of Turkey Home

If you’ve spent any time in Turkey, you have surely been introduced to kofte – ground meat seasoned with spices. Each region and town will …

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Cruise Elopement

Tips For Planning A Cruise Elopement

You want your wedding to be beautiful, unique and memorable for everyone. What better way to achieve this goal than with a cruise elopement? Getting …

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Microwedding

What Is a Microwedding?

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world seemed to come to a sudden halt. Stores closed, social distancing was enforced and events were …

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Why a Cruise Should Be Your First Vacation as a Couple

Why a Cruise Should Be Your First Vacation as a Couple

An elegant cruise on a small ship is the ultimate romantic experience for you and your significant other. With exciting excursions and plenty of opportunities …

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How Vacation Time Helps You Avoid Burnout

How Vacation Time Helps You Avoid Burnout

Even the busiest of us need a vacation at some point. Taking regular breaks at work is how to make sure you’re eating enough and …

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How Much Money Should I Take on a Cruise?

How Much Money Should I Take on a Cruise?

Your cruise fare includes the basics, such as accommodations, meals, entertainment and transportation to ports of call, so you may be ready to leave your …

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Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise

Instead of taking your friends out to the same old restaurant or having a game night at your place for your birthday, try something different …

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Celebrations

Celebrations that are 180° degrees from ordinary.

Windstar Buzz

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

Windstar Loves Travel Advisors

May 5, 2021 is Travel Advisor Appreciation Day and Windstar loves Travel Advisors! Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is recognizing the hard work these professionals do by announcing a #WindstarLovesAdvisors Send Your Travel Advisor on a Cruise Vacation contest, where travel advisors can be nominated by their clients and colleagues to win a seven-day cruise aboard one of Windstar’s newly reimagined, 312-passenger all-suite yachts.

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Sketch of new Windstar submarine - Star Fish

ANNOUNCING WINDSTAR’S NEW $500 MILLION SEA SUBMARINE INITIATIVE

DIVE INTO VACATION DELIGHT ABOARD STAR FISH, WINDSTAR’S NEW SUBMARINE Go deep on distinct travel experiences beyond conventional cruise lines, slipping beneath the waves to …

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Venice city and canals

Bill Hare – Windstar Yacht Club Member Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Sunset over the Caribbean

Mary & Michael Sperry –Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Cinque Terre on the Italian coastline

Carol & Richard McMakin – Windstar Cruises’ Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Flour mills in Greece

Tod & Lisa Johnstone – Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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