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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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Considering a Cruise in Europe? Don’t Miss This Sale.

Just in time for summer, we are very excited to announce our largest savings on Windstar itineraries in Europe, ever! Our brand new “Pick Your Perk in Europe” promotion is live, meaning if you weren’t sure whether to take a trip to Europe this summer/fall, the choice just got a lot easier. The “Pick Your …

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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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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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Small Ship Cruising in the Mediterranean

Captain Sander Groothuis, Windstar’s Director of Marine Operations, recently attended the MedCruise General Assembly in Alanya, Turkey. The event brings representatives of ports, cruise lines, and associate members together to discuss the cruise industry in the region. Sander gave a presentation on Windstar Cruises in the Mediterranean. Below are some of his key highlights including …

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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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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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Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Insider Tips

Ashley Kessler, Windstar’s Vacation Planner Supervisor, shares her insights on cruising our Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Voyage. Windstar’s Greek Isles & Turkish Delights is one of my personal favorite itineraries. There is something about the ancient customs, rich culture, and alluring flavors of Greece and Turkey that make it a magical place. If your …

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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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Announcing Our Top Island Voyages – 2012

Flying across the world and hopping from island to island aboard a luxurious yacht isn’t just for celebrities – it’s your next Windstar voyage. What do the Greek Isles, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean have in common? They are all destinations perfectly suited to exploration by sea – all hosting many incredible ports and hidden …

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Islands of the West Med

From Barcelona to Palma, Portoferraio to Rome, our Islands of the West Med Voyages explore some of the region's most unforgettable destinations. Have you ever stood in front of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona? Peculiar and magnificent, a Gothic interpretation through the eyes of an abstract thinker, Gaudí's masterpiece was less than a quarter complete …

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