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20 Chances to See Europe in a New Way

We continue making big changes to our fleet deployment, and recently announced eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The itineraries beget 26 new European ports, increasing our the company’s global number of maiden ports to 93 for …

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Shh! 6 Mediterranean Ports You’ve Never Heard of … but Wish You Had

By David Swanson   Ah, the Mediterranean. A fantasy cruise destination for many. While its major ports with their world-class attractions get all the attention, its quieter ports often reveal the soul of a destination and its people. Sometimes, these smaller harbors are gateways to the Mediterranean’s real treasures.   Here are six worthy of …

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Windstar Cruises’ New “Have You Ever” Promotion Includes 22 Can’t-Miss Itineraries in Europe 2017 Summer Sale

Never have I ever heard the visceral roar of the Monaco Grand Prix from premier grandstand seats, or mingled with the “glitterati” of Monte Carlo before retiring to my yacht. Never have I ever watched a live Russian ballet performance actually in Russia. Never have I ever chased shots of ouzo with plates of mezes …

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75 Reasons to Travel off the Beaten Path in Europe

Enough with the herds of tourists trampling down the same old beaten path in Europe! It’s time to embrace the rich and vast cultural and historical heritage of Europe’s most beautiful nations by immersing yourself in authentic local experiences. We at Windstar are pleased to add an incredible variety of shore excursions in Europe this …

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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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Windstar Cruises Appoints ‘Influential Woman in Travel’ as Godmother

Wendy Perrin Named Godmother of Windstar’s Star Breeze Yacht Windstar Cruises is pleased to announce the appointment of travel influencer Wendy Perrin as Godmother of the fleet’s newest yacht, the Star Breeze. The company is adding two yachts to its fleet in May of 2015, including the 212-passenger Star Breeze and Star Legend. The addition …

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Windstar Takes Center Stage at SAIL Amsterdam

The world’s tallest sailing yacht, Windstar’s Wind Surf, will take part in the world’s largest sailing parade, SAIL Amsterdam, in 2015, and our guests will be in the center of it all. Sailing on our Windmills & Tall Sails voyage in August 2015, Wind Surf  will spend two days in Amsterdam where we will join hundreds of  historical …

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New Yacht Names, Destinations and Godmother Unveiled

Today Windstar unveiled plans for the new  Star Class – a collection of three all-suite power yachts that will join the fleet over the next two years beginning with the Star Pride in May of 2014. Star Legend & Star Breeze Introduction Introducing Star Breeze and Star Legend, sister ships to Star Pride. The Star Breeze and Star Legend will join Windstar in May 2015, and will spend their …

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Windstar Offers Food & Wine Enthusiasts First Culinary Focused Sailing

Windstar, in partnership with Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain, exploring the local wine, culture, and regional cuisine of Spain. With a range of food and wine sampling; culinary demonstrations; and themed shore excursions, guests will eat and sip their way through Spain both on and off the yacht on the April 19th voyage. On …

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Discover Cornish Traditions While Sailing the British Isles

Explore England’s most charming counties, Devon and Cornwall, and the best of Wales and Ireland in an enchanting voyage on our Idyllic British Isles cruise. On this voyage you’ll discover the fascinating culture and traditions of Cornwall, England, so we thought we would share our top 10 list of some of the most interesting facts …

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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.

Guest Review: Windstar’s Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Cruise

Avid cruise enthusiasts, Bob and Amy Sharak celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary onboard Wind Star’s September 8, 2012 Greek Isles and Turkish Delights cruise. As avid cruise enthusiasts, my husband Bob and I thought cruising on Windstar would be a wonderful way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. So, we headed to Istanbul with our …

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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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Expand Your Horizon with Windstar’s Signature Sailings

Our unique collection of themed voyages is the perfect way to enhance your luxury small-ship experience. Signature Sailings offer you intimate access to some of the world’s most exclusive destinations and events. Tastes & Traditions of the Mediterranean onboard Enchanting Greece & Amalfi Coast – savor the very best of Greece and Italy from luscious …

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