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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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Dalmatian coast cruise

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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Icarus & Temple of Concordia

Destination Discovery Event: Agrigento: Beauty Among the Ruins

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience one of Windstar Cruises’ Destination Discovery Events, add it to your bucket list today! For those of you who are unfamiliar, we’ll fill you in. Alongside all of our itineraries, guests are treated to a complimentary and exclusive onshore event, specifically designed to give an in-depth and …

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Wine Tasting in Brown Castle

A Walking Tour & Wine Tasting at Brown Castle – a Windstar Shore Excursion

The Walking Tour & Wine Tasting at the Brown Castle in the picturesque village of Portofino is quickly becoming a Windstar favorite. The tour begins at the landing pier, where your guide takes you through the narrow streets of Portofino, lined with beautiful villas and gardens full of tropical plants and Mediterranean olive trees. Climbing …

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Announcing Windstar Local Dining Tips Curated by SAVEUR

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. The tips for more than 20 destinations around the globe include insider advice on where to find the tastiest restaurants, most unique local …

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Star Pride Inaugural Voyage: A Day In Portofino

Joe Duckett, Windstar’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales, is currently on board the inaugural voyage of Star Pride. Today he enjoyed one of Windstar’s shore excursions in Portofino, Italy: the Walking Tour & Wine Tasting in Castle Brown. Joe shares his experience below.   We are over halfway through Star Pride’s maiden voyage. Today, …

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Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Cruise Newbies, Gene and Carolyn Hoover, joined friends aboard Wind Surf’s April 28, 2013 “Islands of Italy” cruise. We’ve never really considered a cruise holiday. I’ve seen those floating monstrosities; overcrowded with screaming kids and bacteria; and don’t get me started on dress codes and evening wear … not gonna happen. But then, our dear friends …

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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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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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