Category Archives: Onboard Experience

Guest Spotlight: Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast

Guest Spotlight: Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast

Travel Writer Barbara Barton Sloane shares her magical Windstar experience on board Wind Star’s Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast. The Wind Star Cruise By Barbara Barton Sloane Setting sail from Piraeus, Greece with seas a deep navy-blue and fluffy white clouds floating lazily above Mount Olympus – the city of Athens appears to be

Windstar Guest Spotlight – Wind Surf Review

Guest Spotlight: Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast

Travel Writer Barbara Barton Sloane shares her magical Windstar experience on board Wind Star’s Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast. The Wind Star Cruise By Barbara Barton Sloane Setting sail from Piraeus, Greece with seas a deep navy-blue and fluffy white clouds floating lazily above Mount Olympus – the city of Athens appears to be

Windstar Guest Spotlight – Wind Surf Review

Windstar Guest Spotlight – Wind Surf Review

We’ve recently received a guest review from the December 8th Flavors of the Caribbean voyage onboard the renovated Wind Surf that we just had to share:   My first experience with Windstar Cruises was in December of 2010.  My brother, who is a travel agent, won a cruise on the Wind Surf.  His guest backed

Wind Surf Debuts New Look

Windstar Guest Spotlight – Wind Surf Review

We’ve recently received a guest review from the December 8th Flavors of the Caribbean voyage onboard the renovated Wind Surf that we just had to share:   My first experience with Windstar Cruises was in December of 2010.  My brother, who is a travel agent, won a cruise on the Wind Surf.  His guest backed

Wind Surf Debuts New Look

Wind Surf Debuts New Look

The day has finally arrived! Wind Surf emerged fresh from her 18-day refurbishment this Saturday in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sparkling with new enhancements, the 310-passenger sailing yacht is cruising its inaugural voyage with a seven-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage.  A stem-to-stern renovation, Wind Surf received updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery,

Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf

Wind Surf Debuts New Look

The day has finally arrived! Wind Surf emerged fresh from her 18-day refurbishment this Saturday in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sparkling with new enhancements, the 310-passenger sailing yacht is cruising its inaugural voyage with a seven-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage.  A stem-to-stern renovation, Wind Surf received updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery,

Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf

Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf

Get ready to dazzle your tastebuds with Wind Surf’s new restaurant Stella Bistro. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue will be transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist during the yacht’s renovation. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant’s special dining

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf

Get ready to dazzle your tastebuds with Wind Surf’s new restaurant Stella Bistro. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue will be transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist during the yacht’s renovation. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant’s special dining

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th. The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard.

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th. The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard.

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Little did Trish know she would be getting married when she boarded Wind Star in mid-August. Sailing on Windstar Cruises for the first time, Trish and her fiancé of seven years, Ron, came on board for two weeks of relaxing vacation, sailing through Greece and Turkey, and visiting with their old friends, Captain Aristeidis, (‘Aris’

A Star is Born

A Star is Born Kris Thompson Page, Director of Marine Hotel Operations shares the story behind our gorgeous new refit to the Wind Star. The wee hours of Monday morning, April 30, 2012 As I climb into bed, after serenading (and being serenaded!) at the new piano bar in the Wind Star lounge, I know

25 Years at Sea

It’s 1986. The first episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired, Lady GaGa was born, the New York Mets defeated the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, and Prince’s “Kiss” blasted from cassette tapes. It was also the year that the msy Wind Star set sail. On September 21, 1986, the 148-guest Wind Star

Introducing Our ‘Islands of Italy’ Voyages

You’ve been to Rome. You’ve made a wish to Neptune at the Trevi Fountain by night, walked the footsteps of Raphael, Botticelli and Michelangelo in the Vatican City by day. You fell in love with the history, the culture and incomparable beauty of this captivating country, homeland of Augustus and Aurelius, muse to da Vinci

2012 in Windstar Style

In 2012, we are bringing Windstar Cruises to a new level. In the upcoming year, discover an even higher level of luxury accommodations and world-class service on the open seas. From the conceptual beginning of our company, we always believed in giving guests a unique experience, one they couldn’t have with any other cruise line—anywhere

Yachtsman’s Caribbean on Wind Surf

Wind Surf’s Captain John Clark shares highlights of this amazing itinerary showcasing Windstar’s ability to sail into exclusive ports and enjoy the Caribbean uniquely. Wind Surf is the largest sailing vessel in the world and the longest vessel to have ever been into North Sound, Virgin Gorda.  When I proposed this many years ago the company

Chris Figgins: A Legacy of Quality

What do you get when you combine passion, attention to detail, a discerning palette and some of the finest vineyards in existence? You get delicious wine. Chris Figgins is President and Winemaking Director for Figgins Family Wine Estates of Walla Walla, Washington, where he ensures that both Leonetti Cellar and his personal FIGGINS brand produce

Giving it the “STAR TREATMENT”

Our yachts define the Windstar experience – elegant, luxurious and timeless. When we began conceptualizing our $18 million fleet refurbishment, we looked for a design team that could stay true to the classical feel of our sailing yachts as well as enhancing the ineffable beauty of them. Windstar selected design and build partner Trimline Interiors

“Most Romantic Cruise Line” and “Best Tall Ship”

We often hear from our alumni how romantic they find our yachts to be, and it is our pleasure to have hosted some of your most treasured memories throughout the years. Many of you tell us that our sails are what make our yachts so romantic. Well, all of your feedback has been affirmed by

Unveiling our 2012 Voyage Collection Brochure

Our expanded edition of our 2012 Voyage Collection is now available showcasing 114 beautifully detailed pages highlighting the world’s most intriguing destinations – legendary ports like Rome, Athens and Venice, and yachtsman’s secrets like Soper’s Hole in the Caribbean and Gythion in Greece – all in Windstar style. We’re here to show you what cruising

Cook Like Fabio Viviani

When you think of celebrities that would be most fun to vacation with, Fabio Viviani is certainly up there! With charisma, humor, a wonderful Italian accent and fantastic culinary skills, Fabio is an asset in any situation. We recently had Fabio Viviani on our October 22nd  Athens to Rome sailing and he was even more

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