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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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Which Riviera is Right for Me? French or Italian?

Travel professionals get this question a lot: “Should I visit the French OR Italian Riviera? I don’t have time for both.” Well, both are beautiful and glamorous. Both have delicious cuisine (Salade Niçoise vs. Fresh Pasta with Ligurian Basil Pesto). Both have scrumptious local wine (rosés in France vs. white wines from Vermentino grapes in …

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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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Review of Sicilian Splendors .. Second Time Around

Our dear guest Donna Watson shared her recent experience on a round trip Rome voyage on Wind Surf. She is not a first time Windstar guest, nor blogger. She wrote “Wind Surf back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean”  back in March 2015. Enjoy her review: We just returned from Sicilian Splendors aboard Wind Surf. The interesting …

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Windstar Cruises Appoints ‘Influential Woman in Travel’ as Godmother

Windstar Cruises continues to highlight influential women within the travel industry by announcing Gloria Bohan, president and CEO of The company is adding two yachts to its fleet in May of 2015: the 212-passenger Star Legend and Star Breeze. The addition of these two ships make the company the market leader in small ship cruising …

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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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Incredible Service, Amazing Food & Surprisingly Intimate – Windstar Cruises Review – Rome to Barcelona

Joanne Imeson from Cruise Portfolio recently enjoyed her first Windstar cruise on Wind Surf’s Glitter and Glam of the Rivera. She shares her experience below. Incredible Service, Amazing Food & Surprisingly Intimate   It Can Only Be Windstar!   After having returned from a week’s cruise with Windstar onboard the Wind Surf I’ve found myself desperate …

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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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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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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 …

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Introducing Our ‘Islands of Italy’ Voyages

You’ve been to Rome. You’ve made a wish to Neptune at the Trevi Fountain by night, walked the footsteps of Raphael, Botticelli and Michelangelo in the Vatican City by day. You fell in love with the history, the culture and incomparable beauty of this captivating country, homeland of Augustus and Aurelius, muse to da Vinci …

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