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Why is Croatia the New Cruise Hot Spot?

By Everett Potter   There’s a remarkable country on everyone’s short list these days, a place where visitors return with tales of a spectacular sapphire sea and a coastline dotted with islands, outstanding Mediterranean food and a pantheon of historic cities and villages. In the past few years, Croatia has been wowing everyone who arrives …

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Shh! 6 Mediterranean Ports You’ve Never Heard of … but Wish You Had

By David Swanson   Ah, the Mediterranean. A fantasy cruise destination for many. While its major ports with their world-class attractions get all the attention, its quieter ports often reveal the soul of a destination and its people. Sometimes, these smaller harbors are gateways to the Mediterranean’s real treasures.   Here are six worthy of …

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Behind-the-Scenes: Exploring New Ports in Japan with Windstar

If you love a good behind-the-scenes glance at cruise planning like we do, read on…! We are constantly working with local tourism boards and government agencies around the world to find new places to sail. When offered the opportunity to experience a new product first hand we love to take full advantage to learn more …

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7 Magical Things to Do in the Land of the Midnight Sun

By Everett Potter   Summer is the most magical time of year to visit Northern Europe, the land of the Midnight Sun. Whether you choose to cruise the Stockholm archipelago, explore the aftermath of an Icelandic volcano, savor the style of an Art Nouveau port or simply enjoy the splendor of Norway’s fjords, the wild …

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Cruising to UNESCO

There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, which means the United Nations has said there are a millennium of culturally or physically significant places to see (including buildings, cities, deserts, lakes, monuments, mountains, and islands). What an amazing world we live in! We love this program SO MUCH because we …

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Windstar is cruising Alaska & British Columbia in Summer 2018

Cruising back to the region after two decades, Windstar will offer a new, luxurious choice, with its boutique brand of small ship cruising and experiential travel. Windstar Cruises will cruise to Alaska in spring/summer 2018 and bring the Windstar way of small ship cruising to one of the world’s most popular cruise destinations. Windstar’s Alaska …

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Visit Dozens of UNESCO Sites on a Luxury Cruise

There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, which means the United Nations has said there are a millennium of culturally or physically significant places to see (including buildings, cities, deserts, lakes, monuments, mountains, and islands). What an amazing world we live in! We love this program SO MUCH because we …

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75 Reasons to Travel off the Beaten Path in Europe

Enough with the herds of tourists trampling down the same old beaten path in Europe! It’s time to embrace the rich and vast cultural and historical heritage of Europe’s most beautiful nations by immersing yourself in authentic local experiences. We at Windstar are pleased to add an incredible variety of shore excursions in Europe this …

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A Sneak Peek at Windstar’s 2017 Voyage Collection

We can’t believe we’re already talking about 2017 – it seems like 2016 just got here – but in the cruise world, we’re always looking several years ahead to plan our next itineraries, our newest travel destinations, and our most interesting and meaningful shore excursions. We’re proud to roll out our 2017 Voyage Collection today, …

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Announcing 11 New Windstar Cruises Destination Discovery Events in Europe

Traveling with Windstar is all about getting intimate with the port of call that your private yacht is visiting on any given day. The intimate size of the six-ship fleet of sailing and power yachts allows guests to enjoy incredible local experiences embracing the culture of the destination, allowing for a more immersive travel experience …

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Small Cruise Ships Offer Exclusive Entry to Europe’s Hidden Harbors in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro & Beyond

The Adriatic is having a moment. In recent years, Croatia and lesser-known Montenegro have blossomed into “must go now” destinations in Europe, thanks to their stunning beauty, glimmering beaches, and old world charm. Pair those elements with the value, flexibility and many conveniences of a cruise vacation. It’s no wonder Windstar yacht guests love sailing …

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A Tale of Two Cruises: Sail the Caribbean on a Windstar Power Yacht or Sailing Ship

Windstar Cruises offers the ultimate Caribbean cruise experience for sophisticated travelers. Each of the six yachts of Windstar carries just a few hundred guests to exotic locales around the world in beautifully-appointed accommodations. Throughout the beautiful Caribbean isles, trendy Costa Rica, historic Panama, chic French Polynesia, and beyond, the small ship experience offers savvy sojourners a …

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Destination Discovery Event: Agrigento: Beauty Among the Ruins

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience one of Windstar Cruises’ Destination Discovery Events, add it to your bucket list today! For those of you who are unfamiliar, we’ll fill you in. Alongside all of our itineraries, guests are treated to a complimentary and exclusive onshore event, specifically designed to give an in-depth and …

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