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Guest Review: Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise on Wind Surf

Cruising into a new port every morning is an adventure that harks back to a more graceful time when travel took longer – and the journey itself was the destination. After a day’s memorable sightseeing in Rome, I’ve joined Windstar Cruises’ flagship, Wind Surf, at Civitavecchia port on the Tyrrhenian Sea. A swift check in …

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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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Why is Croatia the New Cruise Hot Spot?

By Everett Potter   There’s a remarkable country on everyone’s short list these days, a place where visitors return with tales of a spectacular sapphire sea and a coastline dotted with islands, outstanding Mediterranean food and a pantheon of historic cities and villages. In the past few years, Croatia has been wowing everyone who arrives …

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Small Cruise Ships Offer Exclusive Entry to Europe’s Hidden Harbors in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro & Beyond

The Adriatic is having a moment. In recent years, Croatia and lesser-known Montenegro have blossomed into “must go now” destinations in Europe, thanks to their stunning beauty, glimmering beaches, and old world charm. Pair those elements with the value, flexibility and many conveniences of a cruise vacation. It’s no wonder Windstar yacht guests love sailing …

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Wind Surf to be Featured on Mighty Ships

Discovery Channel recently filmed an episode of Mighty Ships, an hour-long documentary on the working of vessels, onboard Wind Surf’s Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast voyage. Here is a behind-the-scenes look of the week-long film shoot that will air in the fall of 2013 in Canada, and the spring of 2014 in the US.

Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Insider Tips

Dustin Halcon, Windstar’s Director of Vacation Planning, shares his insights on cruising our Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast voyage. When you’ve worked for cruise lines all your adult life, a very specific problem begins to develop: we “cruise people” become jaded to many destinations and long for a new place or culture to explore.  Not …

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Europe for Two!

Rome… Athens… Barcelona… Istanbul… Lisbon! Get closer to Europe with Windstar. Explore some of the world’s most iconic, most unforgettable destinations on a luxurious sailing yacht with our European Sail & Stay Packages, offering extraordinary value with two-for-one fares and two free hotel nights! Make this your season to sail on one of our following …

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Venice & The Croatian Coast with Peter Knego

Having sailed with us once before some time ago, we couldn’t wait to get Peter Knego back on board. As a cruise journalist and historian, Peter’s passion for the industry has taken him to all seven continents while his expertise has landed his comments in such prominent publications as The New York Times and USA …

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Croatia with Eileen Ogintz

Eileen Ogintz is no stranger to travel. As a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, she traveled all over the country chasing down stories. In addition to writing stories for national newspapers and magazines, she also writes an award-winning column, Taking the Kids, which has become a must-read for many travel enthusiasts and family-minded individuals …

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Local Dining Tips: Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Delicacies

Windstar Cruises has partnered with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to develop a collection of local dining tips to uncover the world’s most delicious destinations for culinary travelers. Share your favorite dining tip using #WindstarDiningTips. Rozarij Prijeko 2, Dubrovnik When a craving for seafood strikes, do as the locals do and …

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Local Dining Tips: Hvar, Gothic Jewel

Windstar Cruises has partnered with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to develop a collection of local dining tips to uncover the world’s most delicious destinations for culinary travelers. Share your favorite dining tip using #WindstarDiningTips Dalmatian Soul Food Zlatna Školjka P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island A diamond in the rough …

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