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Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

“If you wait until retirement to go see the Parthenon, you might not make it up the steps.” Wise words from an anonymous traveler. At Windstar we are applauding a growing trend among our guests: celebrating their milestone moments as they define them. We’re talking taking that cruise to Alaska because you crave one more …

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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top 5 Caribbean Cruise Hikes

You squint at the sun bouncing off turquoise waters and consider using the tiny umbrella in your cocktail as a shield from all the shimmering beauty. It’s almost too much splendor to process in your blissed-out, lounge-chaired state. Paradise is found on the Caribbean’s hidden beaches; in rum-soaked drops of sweet, fruity goodness; and in …

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Travel Guru Wendy Perrin Vacations Yacht Style on a Windstar Caribbean Cruise

Wendy Perrin is a travel addict (90 countries) and mom of two boys (28 countries). One of the most influential women in travel, in May of 2015, Wendy accepted the honor of being named Godmother to Windstar’s new-to-fleet, all-suite yacht Star Breeze, catering to just 212 guests, most often couples. In true maritime tradition, Wendy …

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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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Review of Sicilian Splendors .. Second Time Around

Our dear guest Donna Watson shared her recent experience on a round trip Rome voyage on Wind Surf. She is not a first time Windstar guest, nor blogger. She wrote “Wind Surf back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean”  back in March 2015. Enjoy her review: We just returned from Sicilian Splendors aboard Wind Surf. The interesting …

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Healthy Cruising

Healthy Cruising

Healthy Cruising: it may sound like an oxymoron. For many, cruising strongly evokes images of hedonistic buffets, multi-course meals laden with fat and butter, and promises of lying sedentary in the sun for days or weeks on end. Those who have been aboard Windstar know there’s more to the story, and being healthy on a …

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Guest Review: Wind Surf back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean

This year our annual voyage aboard the Wind Surf was a little different. We decided one week was not quite enough, so we sailed on back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean. Our trip involved two separate itineraries, the Yachtsmans Caribbean, and the Classic Caribbean. It was wonderful to relax, and sail to even more islands than …

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Private cruise Event with Mark Spitz

Windstar Guests go for the Gold with Olympian Mark Spitz

On January 17, guests on board Windstar’s Yachtsman’s Caribbean itinerary, were able to mix and mingle with Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz. Spitz is best known for his astonishing win of seven gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. As part of Windstar’s new Private Event series, Spitz served as host …

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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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Guest Testimonial: The Global Adventuress Breezes Through The Caribbean

Dreaming of the Caribbean? Patricia Stone, world traveler for Global Adventuress, shares her top 10 reasons to cruise with Windstar. Patricia sailed from St. Maarten with stops in Pigeon Island, Roseau, Les Saintes, and St. Kitts earlier this year on Wind Surf, and she shared her experience on her blog. Enjoy her adventures below:  Breezing Through the Caribbean on …

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Guest Testimonial: The Restless Voyager on Small Yacht Cruising

Michelle da Silva Richmond, seasoned world traveler and author of The Restless Voyager, sailed on Wind Surf’s Caribbean cruise late last year. Michelle wrote about her Windstar experience on her blog and graciously allowed us to also share her journey here.  Sometimes you just have to drop out of life and go somewhere to recharge your soul. …

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Explore the Beauty and Culture of the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean offer more than just turquoise waters and powdery white beaches.  Among these amazing shorelines you’ll also find fascinating culture dating back to the 15th century.  Windstar’s premier collection of Caribbean shore excursions will take you to some of the best of them, plus lots more amazing experiences for each type …

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Flavors of the Caribbean with Chef Gerard

Executive Chef Gerard onboard Wind Surf shares his recipes for Chicken and Seafood Jambalaya, which is typically served during our onboard barbecue, and a refreshing Ti Punch, a traditional cocktail served in the French Caribbean. If you don’t have our Flavors of the Caribbean voyage booked already, this will definitely transport you there! Chicken & …

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