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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) presents Korean War Veteran H.J. “Burley” Smith (right) with Korea’s “Ambassador of Peace” Medal. Smith and his travel group, who were visiting Korea on a Windstar Asia cruise to retrace …

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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 ship, however, we had no idea when or where and that added to the excitement of the occasion for us. First time Windstar Cruisers traveling on the beautiful Star Pride …

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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 in The Philippines, it made sense to involve the Windstar crew somehow.  About half of the crew on any given Windstar ship is from The Philippines. Debuting on the President’s …

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Travel Experts Point to Windstar as the Gold Standard for Small Ship Cruises

Windstar’s team on board and ashore is thrilled to be awarded by one of the leading travel agent publications – Travel Weekly as a “Gold Winner in Overall Small Cruise Ship” again! In total, we took home three Gold Magellans and two Silver Magellans in the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.   Windstar also earned …

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TODAY With Kathie Lee and Hoda Features Windstar Cruise to Tahiti in ‘Honeymoon Do-Over’ Promotion

Windstar Cruises and NBC TODAY Show are looking for married couples who have honeymoon “fail” stories to share. As part of the new “Don’t Miss the Boat Honeymoon Do-Over” contest with Kathie Lee and Hoda, couples who lost their chance to go on a romantic honeymoon now have the opportunity for a do-over on an …

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Windstar Dominates 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards for Best Small Ships

Winning the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards is prestigious as it’s based on each cruiser’s personal review of the cruise line. Windstar Cruises is pleased to have been awarded 17 individual awards in the 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, notably claiming two of the top five awards for the Best Overall Small Ships with Wind Surf …

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4 Ways Windstar is Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

By Veronica Stoddart   Strolling the deck hand-in-hand. Dining al fresco by candlelight under a starry tropical sky. Visiting intimate harbors and secluded beaches. It’s hard to beat a cruise for couples who want an amorous escape. And Windstar Cruises’ six pampering yachts — with fewer than 300 guests each — are perfect for amour. …

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Windstar Wins Top Awards in USA TODAY & Condé Nast Traveler

wardsWindstar’s six small ships win new travel awards and garner travel influencer accolades. We wrap up the year on a high note with a bevy of travel awards from trusted travel publications. We also received accolades from influential travel insiders who have experienced a personalized cruise vacation on the line’s iconic sailing and all-suite yachts …

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Celebrating 20 Years of Wedding Anniversary on a Luxury Cruise

By Renee Sklarew I married my husband Eric in the US Virgin Islands 20 years ago. We were drawn together by a deep love for travel. Twenty years later, we decided the best way to celebrate the hard work and commitment of a long marriage was to embark on a new adventure. For this trip, …

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Windstar Wins Gold for Small Ship Cruising, Best Itinerary & Best Excursions

We are thrilled to have recently received three Gold Magellan Awards in the 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. Voted on by travel professionals in the know, the awards recognized Windstar Cruises as a leader in small ship cruising with the top level gold award. Gold accolades were also bestowed upon the Windstar team for having …

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Guest Review: Grand Prix Romance on Star Breeze

Written by Collette and Scott Stohler, Roamaroo “Cruising is for old people,” they said. “The food on cruise ships is terrible,” they thought. “I don’t want just a few hours in a port…I want to see it like a local,” they remarked. Well ladies and gentlemen, step right up because there’s a cruise company making …

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Travel Guru Wendy Perrin Vacations Yacht Style on a Windstar Caribbean Cruise

Wendy Perrin is a travel addict (90 countries) and mom of two boys (28 countries). One of the most influential women in travel, in May of 2015, Wendy accepted the honor of being named Godmother to Windstar’s new-to-fleet, all-suite yacht Star Breeze, catering to just 212 guests, most often couples. In true maritime tradition, Wendy …

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Award-winning Fusion: Small Cruise Ships & Outstanding Service

We are very excited to announce that Windstar Cruises recently landed on two “World’s Best” lists, named both #3 World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line and #3 World’s Best Medium Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure’s annual readers’ awards. Voters specifically recognized our ship staff for their high level of service standards. “Windstar Cruises — …

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