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Behind The Scenes With Windstar Cruises To Culture-Rich Experiences of Vietnam

Descending dragons and 1,000 cascading pearls – the legend that surrounds the creation of majestic Halong Bay suggest drama, beauty, and enchantment. And although the legend may have little more substance than the ribbons of mist which descend here at dawn the drama, beauty and enchantment are VERY real. Why We Choose Vietnam To Shoot …

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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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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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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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Cruise Asia with Windstar Cruises President John Delaney and OMEGA World Travel President Gloria Bohan

A highlight of 2018 in Asia is Windstar’s President’s Cruise, setting sail on The Best of the Philippines & Borneo itinerary January 6 with Windstar President John Delaney and Star Legend Godmother Gloria Bohan. The cruise is made even more special because many of Windstar’s crew is from the Philippines, so it’s a homecoming of sorts. As such, …

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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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15 Brand New Cruises to Asia & the Caribbean in 2017 & 2018 Debut on Star Perks Event

We recently unveiled Windstar’s 2017-2018 Winter Voyage Collection, including 15 brand new cruises. The elegant 212-guest Star Legend is charting an adventurous course to the exotic ports of Asia and Arabia on 8 new itineraries beginning in October 2017 through April 2018. Also on deck, are 7 new sailings playing to Windstar’s small ship strengths and cruising …

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Ko Yao Noi, Thailand: Paradise, Peddling and Pad Thai

Let’s be honest. We all want to find untouched paradise, devoid of tourist traffic but by the very nature of our travel we visit destinations where others have been before. We want hotels, restaurants, chaise lounges and often a shared language (usually English) which allows us to communicate. The majority of “desirable” destinations in the …

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Star Pride “Breakfast Club” by Geoffrey DeVito

Geoffrey DeVito is a cultural anthropologist and our guest lecturer on Star Pride voyaging Places & Pagodas. He shares his stunning pictures and experience below: Small ship cruising in exotic locations is a spectacular experience no matter how you spin it, but there are moments, adventures and traditions which can’t be planned; they must grow …

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Star Pride Celebrates its First Destination Discovery Event in Phuket with A Feast for the Senses

Windstar’s new Destination Discovery Events are a spectacular onshore event created exclusively for Windstar’s guests. These complimentary events are crafted to give guests an in depth local experience on each cruise. Windstar’s Destination Discovery Events kicked off on Star Pride with a success! The power yacht is wrapping up its first Palaces & Pagodas voyage, …

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Asia Made Easy

Windstar Cruises is debuting new itineraries in Asia starting this winter on its newly launched Star Pride yacht. With only 200 passengers and unique destinations only small ships can access, it’s the perfect way to explore Asia, particularly for first-time travelers to the region. Windstar removes the headaches of difficult connections, hard-to-find hotels, and touristy …

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Windstar Cruises Debuts Exclusive Private Events on 2015 Voyages

Starting in 2015, Windstar Cruises’ itineraries will feature a spectacular onshore Private Event, created exclusively for Windstar guests. These complimentary events were crafted to give you an in-depth and authentic local experience that compliments your voyage. Private Events include activities such as an after-hours tour and dinner under the stars in the magnificent Celsus Library …

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