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Windstar Makes Triumphant Return to Alaska with Expedition Program

Windstar’s new soft-expedition-style cruising gets guests onto the water right from their small cruise ship, up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife and pristine natural habitats. 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching our first endeavor into expedition cruising. This cruise marked our return to Alaska after a 20-year hiatus …

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A Gift For Mom: Cruise From Lisbon to Barcelona

Most avid travelers dread the idea of a cruise for a good reason. But a small luxury cruise like Windstar is entirely different. Windstar understands the issues with large cruise ships and rectifies the experience by doing the opposite. The ships are small and intimate; the excursions, activities, and even the cuisine served on board …

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Guest Review: Why choose Windstar’s 10-Day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Cruise?

It had been seven years since my first trip to French Polynesia — a land-based trip to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora along with other writers. Ever since, I had longed to return with my husband to share the unparalleled beauty of the South Pacific with him, and what better way to do that than …

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Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands Cruise, One Tasty Bite at a Time

The itinerary is what drew me here. I arrived to MSY Wind Surf excited to stand on the top teakwood deck under its crisp white sails as we ply the waters in the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Morocco and further west toward the exotic Canary Islands. Sailing Cruise This is what real …

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Talented and Passionate Expedition Experts Join Guests on Each Alaska Cruise in 2018

We are pleased to reveal members of the new Windstar Alaska Signature Expeditions program, which was hand-picked by Windstar’s Expedition Captain James Griffiths to sail with guests on each cruise leading various classes and excursions from glaciology to photography, marine biology to evergreen botany. Each of Windstar’s cruises in Alaska (starting in May) will feature …

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Guest Review: Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise on Wind Surf

Cruising into a new port every morning is an adventure that harks back to a more graceful time when travel took longer – and the journey itself was the destination. After a day’s memorable sightseeing in Rome, I’ve joined Windstar Cruises’ flagship, Wind Surf, at Civitavecchia port on the Tyrrhenian Sea. A swift check in …

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Land Tours to Denali Round-out the Complete Alaska Package

Windstar’s just-announced pre-and post-cruise Alaska land tours are available to be added to many of Windstar’s Alaska sailings in 2018. The five-day (four night) journey from Seward to Fairbanks, and the reverse, will captivate guests with the unspoiled beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. If beginning in Seward, a Windstar guide will greet travelers after they …

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Cruise Report: Caribbean Islands Open for Travel Adventures

Caribbean Cruise Report: Windstar Vice President of Sales Steve Simao recently traveled on the November 25 sailing of Star Pride, the ship’s first port call into San Juan for the season. Below we share his impressions of the cruise as the ship visited tropical islands. A few months ago we watched as two hurricanes crossed …

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Windstar’s New Signature Expeditions Program Debuts in Alaska

Windstar Cruises is serving up intimate adventures and active enrichment with a luxurious twist announcing the launch of a new Signature Expeditions program. Windstar’s Signature Expeditions will offer extremely high touch experiences both onboard ship and in the marine and wildlife environments where the award-winning boutique line sails. The new Signature Expeditions program kicks off …

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5 Bucket-List Trips that Reveal Traditional Asia

Exotic Asia — where exciting, futuristic cities compete with laid-back, traditional villages to reveal the region’s pulsing heartbeat. And there’s no better way to sample them than on a cruise.   As Windstar Cruises adds Asia to its destinations for the 2017-2018 winter season, its Star Legend will call on major cities from Bangkok to …

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Exotic Asia Adventures: 3 Big Land Tours & 31 Small Ship Cruises

Sailing aboard our boutique Star Legend is like having your own private yacht and very soon this small ship is heading for Arabia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia in a BIG way. Windstar’s Asia and Arabia cruises offer larger-than-life adventures and exceptional experiences only possible on a small ship. Choose from 31 exciting voyages that …

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Where to Cruise for Wet Landing Adventures on a Tropical Beach

Windstar Cruises is a boutique, active and off-the-beaten path cruise line that gives guests the unique chance to set sail right into remote ports of call and untouched tropical harbors full of natural beauty. For a taste of added adventure to your cruise vacation, some of these ports require what’s called a “wet landing.” A …

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