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Where to Cruise for Wet Landing Adventures on a Tropical Beach

Where to Cruise for Wet Landing Adventures on a Tropical Beach

Windstar Cruises is a boutique, active and off-the-beaten path cruise line that gives guests the unique chance to set sail right into remote ports of call and untouched tropical harbors full of natural beauty. For a taste of added adventure to your cruise vacation, some of these ports require what’s called a “wet landing.” A

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Where to Cruise for Wet Landing Adventures on a Tropical Beach

Windstar Cruises is a boutique, active and off-the-beaten path cruise line that gives guests the unique chance to set sail right into remote ports of call and untouched tropical harbors full of natural beauty. For a taste of added adventure to your cruise vacation, some of these ports require what’s called a “wet landing.” A

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Two years ago we cruised with Windstar on Star Breeze from Barcelona to Lisbon and fell in love with sailing the seas on this small luxury ship. So, when we found out Star Breeze would be cruising Costa Rica and the Panama Canal we knew it would be an ideal ship to transit the Canal.

Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Two years ago we cruised with Windstar on Star Breeze from Barcelona to Lisbon and fell in love with sailing the seas on this small luxury ship. So, when we found out Star Breeze would be cruising Costa Rica and the Panama Canal we knew it would be an ideal ship to transit the Canal.

Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

A new set of Panama Canal locks opened for business in summer 2016, creating an additional lane of traffic aimed at allowing mega-ships to transit from Atlantic to Pacific. But as boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises knows, bigger isn’t always better. We, the small ship cruise company, just won the USAToday 10Best Best Boutique Cruise

Jeff Corwin’s Cruise Discoveries in Panama & Costa Rica

Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

A new set of Panama Canal locks opened for business in summer 2016, creating an additional lane of traffic aimed at allowing mega-ships to transit from Atlantic to Pacific. But as boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises knows, bigger isn’t always better. We, the small ship cruise company, just won the USAToday 10Best Best Boutique Cruise

Jeff Corwin’s Cruise Discoveries in Panama & Costa Rica

Jeff Corwin’s Cruise Discoveries in Panama & Costa Rica

Even though our ships are off to the Mediterranean for the summer season, we are still dreaming of the sun and sand of Costa Rica and Panama. We had an incredible season in the region in 2015/16 and wanted to share some exciting news! We are always tailoring itineraries based on guest feedback and we

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

Jeff Corwin’s Cruise Discoveries in Panama & Costa Rica

Even though our ships are off to the Mediterranean for the summer season, we are still dreaming of the sun and sand of Costa Rica and Panama. We had an incredible season in the region in 2015/16 and wanted to share some exciting news! We are always tailoring itineraries based on guest feedback and we

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

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

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

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

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Maybe it’s because fall is approaching, but our thoughts today are drifting to the tropics… warm beaches, marine life, and crystal waters to be exact. We wish we were spending the day exploring marine life and spectacular coral formations, but some of our employees actually get to do just that nearly every day! We have

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Maybe it’s because fall is approaching, but our thoughts today are drifting to the tropics… warm beaches, marine life, and crystal waters to be exact. We wish we were spending the day exploring marine life and spectacular coral formations, but some of our employees actually get to do just that nearly every day! We have

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

We’re excited to offer additional capacity on Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal starting in December, 2015, and continuing through April, 2016. Thanks to our newly expanded fleet, we’re able to organize more trips than ever in the region on this special and unique itinerary that includes amazing, adventure-filled days in Costa Rica, and exciting

Windstar Cruises Announces 2016 Voyage Collection

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

We’re excited to offer additional capacity on Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal starting in December, 2015, and continuing through April, 2016. Thanks to our newly expanded fleet, we’re able to organize more trips than ever in the region on this special and unique itinerary that includes amazing, adventure-filled days in Costa Rica, and exciting

Windstar Cruises Announces 2016 Voyage Collection

Windstar Cruises Announces 2016 Voyage Collection

World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line unveils 13 new voyages including cruises in Puerto Rico and Iceland We have opened our 2016 voyages for sale today. The collection features 11 new voyages and 30 new ports of call. Highlights for the Caribbean voyages include Windstar Cruises first time sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The

Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama

Windstar Cruises Announces 2016 Voyage Collection

World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line unveils 13 new voyages including cruises in Puerto Rico and Iceland We have opened our 2016 voyages for sale today. The collection features 11 new voyages and 30 new ports of call. Highlights for the Caribbean voyages include Windstar Cruises first time sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The

Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama

Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama

Swim with dolphins, watch humpback whales breach from the deck of your ship, hike through a rainforest while howler monkeys swing through the trees beside you – these are the adventures that await you on our Costa Rica & Panama Canal voyages. This year, we introduced Puerto Jimenez to our ports of call in Costa

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama

Swim with dolphins, watch humpback whales breach from the deck of your ship, hike through a rainforest while howler monkeys swing through the trees beside you – these are the adventures that await you on our Costa Rica & Panama Canal voyages. This year, we introduced Puerto Jimenez to our ports of call in Costa

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Windstar fan and longtime cruiser Mary Youngman shares her memories of cruising with Windstar during the last 22 years. Mary and her husband Frank have taken eight cruises with Windstar and will depart on their ninth next July onboard the new Star Pride. Cruising with Windstar started long ago – 1991 to be exact.  Our

Experience More on Shore with Windstar’s Expertly Crafted Land Packages: Now Online

We all feel it at some point: the soft tugging at our hearts calling us to explore, to get closer to the richness and humanity the world has to offer. Windstar Hotel + Tour Packages let you experience the world on intimate terms, and to do it as if you’re traveling with a friend who

2013 Caribbean and Costa Rica Voyages

Costa Rica is a world away from any other destination. Discover an explosion of natural diversity unlike any other on the planet. Or explore the Caribbean, where individual islands form a colorful matrix of customs and cuisine each with their own version of paradise. One of the best ways to see the Caribbean islands or

Costa Rica Sail & Stay

Dreaming of the tropics but wanting a vacation less ordinary? Costa Rica comes to mind. The setting is paradise – elegant palm trees swaying above glistening white-sand beaches, aqua stretches of water glittering like diamonds under the high midday sun – but the experience goes further. Be amazed by the rich mix of exotic marine

From Natural Wonders to Man-made Marvels

If there is one promise that a voyage through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal can make you, it is that you are embarking on an unforgettable journey through a landscape that is like nowhere else on earth. We have all heard of the man-made wonders of the Panama Canal, but there is no preparing

Leaving More Than Footprints in Central America

We recently upgraded the TVs in Wind Star’s staterooms, and found ourselves with 36 plasma screen TVs that were still in good condition. The TVs were onboard during the Wind Star’s Costa Rica sailing, the last stop of which was San Juan del Sur – a stunningly beautiful beach town on Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast.

Our CEO’s Costa Rica Journal

You’ve heard stories and you’ve seen pictures. Yes: Costa Rica is that life-changing. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, Costa Rica will sate any adventurer’s travel lust. Though tourism is well-established, particularly in the larger ports along the Pacific coast, there is a

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