The beauty of sailing at sea is the elegant simplicity of the experience. No lines, no distractions, no complications, just effortless enjoyment and boundless seas. Our crew delights in making your voyage as stress-free as possible. Electing to purchase a Beverage or Laundry Package will further eliminate any work on your part because the only concern you should be contemplating is: “Do we go wine tasting or scuba diving?” Let us handle the laundry.
Premium Beverage Package:
Bringing Alcohol Onboard
Guests are allowed to bring aboard one (1) bottle of wine per person at embarkation and additional wine and beer purchased onshore during the Cruise, which can be consumed in public areas subject to the Ship’s prevailing corkage fee. Any hard alcohol purchased on shore during the Cruise and brought onboard must be placed in the custody of crew for a return to passengers on the conclusion of the voyage. Also, please keep in mind there’s a 2 bottle limit for the extension of your voyage 3 bottles for 8+ day voyages. All additional alcohol, including those bottles purchased at ports of call along the cruise route, will be kept by the ship’s purser and delivered to your room the last evening of the voyage. Guests may consume the outside beverages in the dining room, but a small corkage fee (approx $15 + 15% gratuity) will be applied to the guest’s onboard account.
Windstar’s Cruises Laundry Services:
Travel light and take pleasure in the feeling of freshly washed and pressed clothing every day from our professional laundry. Enjoy the service during your entire cruising, with a quick turnaround of 24 hours on all items, and same day service available when items are turned in by 9:00 a.m.
- Package includes laundry service for two occupants per cabin, price per day is $16 USD.
- Single occupant package price is 1/2 of the package price shown above, price per day is $8 USD.
Packages must be added by the first day of the cruise and will be priced by the total number of cruise days. Pricing is inclusive of applicable taxes. Guests may also choose la carte laundry and pressing services in their cabins. Prices range from .60 cents per T-shirt to $7 USD per suite. No dry cleaning is available.
Beverage and laundry packages can be purchased on board. Are there other onboard services that you love? Tell us in the comments below!
Both guests in a cabin must purchase beverage packages BOTH occupants of the stateroom HAVING to buy the packages is reasonable for fair. There are couples where one or the other does not drink and that should not require a non drinker to pay for this package.
Hi Thomas, thank you for your feedback on our beverage packages. We value your opinion and will certainly take it into consideration.
I agree with the previous poster. I have purchased a similar package on other lines and it is a great convenience. However, it does not make sense to require both guests in a cabin to purchase the package and this will discourage me from doing so on my upcoming cruise.
I agree that it is not fair that both parties must buy the alcohol package. We are considering a cruise with another couple and one spouse does not drink. We have cruised on other lines and one spouse was allowed to purchase the package. Certainly your bartenders and waiters could tell if someone was “cheating” by sharing a drink.
We appreciate all of your feedback and completely understand your concerns. We have found that requiring both occupants to purchase the package is the best way to eliminate confusion. If you have individual concerns you would like considered or if you would like to further address this issue, please contact us at [email protected].
Once again, thank you for expressing your thoughts with us – it is very important to us to get candid feedback from our guests.
Confusion? How would only one person in a cabin having a package cause confusion? Guest 1: Order drink, show card with designation on it, don’t charge to shipboard account, or Guest 2: Order drink, show card with no designation on it, charge to shipboard account. Works pretty well on other lines.
What happens if you have two couples sailing together and only one couple has a package. Is that going to cause “confusion” when they place an order at one time?
It seems that it would be very easy for people whonare not honest, to cheat in their cabin. Perhaps that is also why you may noy buy a bottle of wine, only wine by the glass. Maybe Windstar should have an all inclusive price for the entire trip? That way all would be happy! There are always people who think they can beat the system, and then a tually all the others lose!!! Windstar is a great cruise line…..I am sure they will work it all out!
Thank you very much for your suggestion! We appreciate your input and will certainly take it into consideration when we evaluate our policies. Take care and we hope to see you with us again soon!
The Windstar Team
Really like the laundry package, but the drink packages are just too expensive. Hubby and I are fairly “avid” drinkers when on vacation, and our bar tab usually come in between $200-350. With this package, it’d be nearly $870 (with tip). Craziness. We couldn’t drink enough to make it worth the expense. We’re currently booked on a 12-day Regent Seven Seas sailing (all inclusive: air/hotel/transfers/premium alcohols/soft drinks/gratuities/excursions), and even though the fare is twice that of 7-day Windstar sailing, because of the all-inclusiveness and the length of the cruise, the price per day is coming in at about half what we’d spend on… Read more »
Option 1 seems good value. Btw what happens to half finished bottles of wine?
Thanks for your reply. Wine and champagne selections are based on wine by the glass up to $11.50 per glass.
Hope this helps!
With the introduction of the complimentary soft beverages starting in December, what will the next beverage package price be.
Thank you for your interest! The details of our Premium Beverage Package are listed below. * Unlimited premium cocktails * Unlimited wine by the glass from the per glass wine menu * Unlimited house champagne and beer * Includes mini-bar beverage selections * Includes beverages provided through room service $48 per person, per day* *Premium beverage package details: Packages are only sold per cabin and must be purchased for all guests occupying a cabin. Package must be added by the first day of the cruise and must be purchased for the full duration of the cruise. Package price is U.S.… Read more »
So is the current Premium Beverage Package $54 or $48 ?
Thanks for your interest! Below are the details of our Premium Beverage Package: * Unlimited premium cocktails * Unlimited wine by the glass from the per glass wine menu * Unlimited house champagne and beer * Includes mini-bar beverage selections * Includes beverages provided through room service $48 per person, per day* *Premium beverage package details: Packages are only sold per cabin and must be purchased for all guests occupying a cabin. Package must be added by the first day of the cruise and must be purchased for the full duration of the cruise. Package price is U.S. $48 per… Read more »
Hi Doug, Thank you for your interest! Here are the details of our Premium Beverage Package: * Unlimited premium cocktails * Unlimited wine by the glass from the per glass wine menu * Unlimited house champagne and beer * Includes mini-bar beverage selections * Includes beverages provided through room service $48 per person, per day* *Premium beverage package details: Packages are only sold per cabin and must be purchased for all guests occupying a cabin. Package must be added by the first day of the cruise and must be purchased for the full duration of the cruise. Package price is… Read more »
Are there two separate packages – a wine package and a premium beverage package? If so, what is the cost of the wine package? I drink only wine and my husband drinks wine and cocktails?
There is only one beverage package available and it includes both wine and spirits and both people in the cabin must purchase the package. You always have the option to purchase drinks individually, but if you opt for the package it is $48 per person per day and includes:
• Unlimited premium cocktails
• Unlimited wine by the glass from the per glass
• Unlimited house champagne, beer and soft drinks
• Includes mini-bar beverage selections
• Includes beverages provided through room-service
On a 7 day cruise, is the package charged for 7 days or 6 days (since there are actually six days of cursing)?
Thanks for your interest! We don’t have a published list of alcohol prices, since our selection can vary. To give you and idea of our pricing onboard, beers range between $5-$8, and most standard liquors are between $6-$8. Wines range from $7.50 to $15.50 by the glass. We are more than happy to check on any specific liquors or wines for you, if you would like us to!
The Windstar Team
If you see a cruise on our website listed as 7 days, it means you are onboard for seven nights, and actually disembark on the 8th day. Therefore, for sailings listed as seven days, both our beverage and laundry packages are charged for seven days.
We hope that helps, and thank you for your interest in Windstar Cruises!
Can you give me some idea of what your wines by the glass are? I only drink wine and am a little picky about it. I’d hate to buy the package and then not like the wines.
Hi Jeannie, Sure, we are happy to help! The wines are listed below, both by glass and by bottle. Whites Pinot Grigio Acrobat $7.50 / $29 Leasingham “magnus” Riesling Claire Valley $7.50 / $29 Rutherford Ranch, Chardonnay, Napa Valley $7.50 / $29 Chasing Venus, Sauvignon Blanc $8.50 / $33 Seghesio Pinot Grigio, Russian River Valley $9.50 / $37 Scott Family, Chardonnay, Aroyo Seco $9.50 / $37 Frog’s Leap, Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, Napa $9.50 / $37 Davis Bynum, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley $10.50 / $41 Artesa, Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros $11.50 / $45 Reds Merlot Round Hill $7.50 / $29 Bonny Doon… Read more »
Please let me know if the wine package only includes the by the glass or does it also apply to wine bottles. What about ultra premium wines, is there a discount taken for these higher priced bottles?
Our Premium Beverage Package includes unlimited glasses of wine from our per glass menu. While bottles purchased on board are not included on our beverage package, you may feel free to bring bottles of your own which you can drink in your stateroom at no cost or in the dining room for a $15 corkage fee. A discounted rate is taken on premium liquor but not wine bottles purchased on board.
are there directions, busses, from the air port on Oslo. i.e. how do we get to the ship if we purchASED OUR AIR TICKETS SEPARATELY?
Hi Alan, soft drinks have been included in the cruise fare since last December so you are all set! As far as getting to the ship from the airport, we sell transfers to make the trip quick and easy. Please call your travel agent or our Vacation Planners at 800.258.7245 and they can run through the options with you. See you shortly!
We are sailing on Wind Spirit for the first time on October 6th. Will you send me pictures of the staterooms. Also, is there a sundry shop on the boat for t-shirts, sun tan lotion, etc.? We are bringing one bag each but are traveling to other destinations after the cruise. How much closet space is available?
There is a gift shop on the Wind Spirit where you can purchase these items. There is plenty of closet space in your stateroom even if you bring several bags per person! You will each have your own hanging space and multiple drawers to store your clothing and other items.
Quick question: What is Windstar’s house champagne?
Hi Perry, it is typically Pol Clément Brut from France.
Personally we love the new drink package – all of us cruising through the Panama Canal found it to be the only way to travel and not worry about costs – you knew what the bar bill was going to be day one. And all of us will again book this upon arrival in just a few months touring Portugal and Spain. I love this option, so thanks!
Hello Windstar Team. We are booked to depart with Windstar from Venice on May 13, 2013. Our itinerary says 6:00pm. Is that what time we should plan to be at the dock? Or is that what time the boat leaves the dock, and we should plan on being there a few hours earlier. Also, where IS the dock in Venice? Thanks
What are the types of drinks the package covers? Are specialty coffee drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos included normally, or is there an extra charge and they are covered in the drinks package?
What should I pack for evening dining? I don’t want to underdress….or overdress.
I cannot find anywhere online a menu and price list for cocktails and wines aboard the WindStar. Is one available to help make the decision whether to purchase the package?
I noticed your wine and alcohol prices are from a year ago. Would you be able to share more recent prices? We are going on a cruise with you in March. Thanks.
We will be taking the Venice-Rome cruise in May, and I am curious what traditionally the seas are like that time of year–are they rough or generally pretty calm?
In May it’s started to warm up, and the seas are typically calm. We look forward to having you onboard!
What is the cost of a premium drink or the price for a beer.
How far is the Wind Surf departure dock from the airport in St. Maarten, and what should a cab cost to get there?
Is there a shuttle that get’s you from the airport to the boat (and from the boat to the airport) in St. Maarten?
Can you please post the updated Beverage Package. I am trying to book and it is saying it is $800 per person.
Please update me on the current beverage package prices. I am traveling alone. And is there a limit to the number of bottles of wine that can be brought onboard?
This is my first cruise!!!! Our cruise specialist told us that we are allowed to bring 2 bottles of wine onboard for each cabin. Is this correct and what size bottle is allowed? We will be boarding the Windstar in Barbados.
First cruise is so exiting! Yes, your cruise specialist is right and you may certainly bring two bottles (750 ml each) of wine or champagne on board. If you choose to drink these bottles in public places, there will be a corkage fee of $15 per bottle. If you decide to consume wine in your stateroom, there is a wine key in the liquor cabinet and no corkage fee. All additional alcohol, including those bottles purchased at ports of call along the cruise route, will be kept by the ship’s purser and delivered to your room the last evening of… Read more »
Hello! We will be cruising aboard Wind Surf in June and we too have been having extensive discussions about the drink package. I do drink a little bit where as my husband drinks quite a bit nightly. I think it might benefit us both to know what your wine list is like now? Could you please possibly list it like you did several years ago with the current whites and reds and their pricing? Thanks so much and we are really looking forward to sailing away with you!
Our menu features an extensive wine list with a variety of prices. Here are several examples of wine pricing:
White wine selection by the glass starts at $25 per bottle (Rutherford Ranch, Chardonnay), $6.50 per glass (Acrobat, Pinot Gris) and goes up to $10.50 per a glass (Artesa Reserve, Carneros).
On the red wine selection we feature bottles starting from $25 per bottle (Round Hill, Merlot),$6.50 per glass (Round Hill, Merlot) and goes up to $57 per a bottle ( Calera Ryan, Pinot Noir), $14.50 per glass (Frog’s Leap, Cabernet).
This will be our first cruise on Windstar (March – Traditional Caribbean), and although many of our questions have already been answered by the agent or through the posts, I was curious about the dress ‘code’. Is it required for men to wear a jacket to dinner? I’ve seen photos wear guys are wearing jackets, and others where they’re not. Just want to make sure that I bring the requisite items. Thanks.
Windstar Cruises dress code is casually elegant. No dining venues require gentlemen to wear jackets. We recommend to pack a pair of slacks, but a dress shirt will be enough. Of course, it is up to your taste what to wear, if you love jackets, bring them on!
We are going on the Panama Canal / Costa Rica in March. Does WindStar provide towels that we can take off the ship to use on a beach? Or do we have to bring beach towels from home?
Hello Patty, Windstar will provide beach towels.
Hello Patty, Windstar will provide beach towels.
Do you have to buy the beverage package or can you just buy a glass at a time?
You can buy one glass at a time.
Cruising Wind Spirit in March. Do the cabins/heads have magnifying mirrors for ladies makeup or just regular mirrors?.
On Wind Spirit arriving in Bora Bora on March 21 for 2 days. Which day is the evening feast/show on the motu? We would like to visit the motu earlier that day and take our snorkel excursion on the non feast day.
As non-alcohol people we would like to understand the type and availability of the included non-alcoholic beverages. What is the availability of juices/orange/mango/pineapple/tomato? What is the selection in the room bar? Are they available at the deck bar or poolside? Are they also available as virgin cocktails at the bar/dining room?
Most all of my laundry would be cold wash/delicates. Can Windstar Laundry handle cold wash items?