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Honoring a Hero: Korean War Veteran H.J. Burley Smith Retracing History on Windstar Cruises

During a Memorial Ceremony organized by the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA), Brigadier General (retired) and MPVA Director General Kim Kwang-woo (left) presents Korean War Veteran H.J. “Burley” Smith (right) with Korea’s “Ambassador of Peace” Medal. Smith and his travel group, who were visiting Korea on a Windstar Asia cruise to retrace …

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Windstar President’s Cruise Honors Crew, Promotes Understanding

The sold-out second edition of the Windstar President’s Cruise sailed from Singapore to Hong Kong on a 14-night itinerary. Heavily loaded with ports of call in The Philippines, it made sense to involve the Windstar crew somehow.  About half of the crew on any given Windstar ship is from The Philippines. Debuting on the President’s …

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Exotic Asia Adventures: 3 Big Land Tours & 31 Small Ship Cruises

Sailing aboard our boutique Star Legend is like having your own private yacht and very soon this small ship is heading for Arabia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia in a BIG way. Windstar’s Asia and Arabia cruises offer larger-than-life adventures and exceptional experiences only possible on a small ship. Choose from 31 exciting voyages that …

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Windstar Cruises’ 212-Guest Star Legend Earns Perfect 100 Score on USPH Inspection

Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend earned a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) Star Legend’s U.S.P.H. inspection took place on December 16, 2016, during the yacht’s first call to San Juan, Puerto Rico at the beginning of …

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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top 5 Caribbean Cruise Hikes

You squint at the sun bouncing off turquoise waters and consider using the tiny umbrella in your cocktail as a shield from all the shimmering beauty. It’s almost too much splendor to process in your blissed-out, lounge-chaired state. Paradise is found on the Caribbean’s hidden beaches; in rum-soaked drops of sweet, fruity goodness; and in …

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Visit Dozens of UNESCO Sites on a Luxury Cruise

There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, which means the United Nations has said there are a millennium of culturally or physically significant places to see (including buildings, cities, deserts, lakes, monuments, mountains, and islands). What an amazing world we live in! We love this program SO MUCH because we …

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Foodie Bloggers Get Baking Behind the Scenes in Windstar’s Galley

Written by Monique Volz (Ambitious Kitchen) & Sarah Fennel (Broma Bakery) In The Kitchen It’s 10am on a Sunday in Star Legend kitchen. We are wearing white chef’s coats and hats to match. To our left, crew members are preparing that day’s lunch for the ship. To our right, a humongous multi-level oven is preheating. …

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Try Seattle Chef Hines’ Lobster Risotto Recipe from James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise

We recently had the pleasure of sailing with Chef Maria Hines on our James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise of Spain and France. While on board, Maria prepared nightly specials for diners in AmphorA. The watermelon carpaccio topped with whipped fresh cantaloupe and ricotta was a particular treat with melons fresh from the local market, and …

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James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise: Chef Line-up

Foodies rejoice! We’ve just revealed the exciting line-up of award-winning chefs preparing to set sail on our “James Beard Foundation Collection” of culinary-focused cruises. For those who haven’t heard, we’ve recently partnered with the James Beard Foundation to provide our guests with an elevated culinary experience aboard three separate European cruises destined for Spain, Morocco, …

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Windstar Cruises Rolls Out the Red Carpet at the Emmy Awards for Top Selling Travel Agents

Windstar Cruises celebrated the winners of its Rising Stars Travel Agent Challenge this weekend at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. The winners partook in Windstar’s recent incentive program created for the top selling travel agents of Windstar’s new all suite power yachts, Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend. We …

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Getting the Royal Treatment on Windstar

Windstar recently welcomed aboard the Private Event program in 2015. (In case you hadn’t heard, each Windstar sailing now boasts a unique and complimentary “private event” with a region-specific experience, allowing guests the opportunity to connect more deeply with the destination during their cruise.) Chef Darren is the former personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II; …

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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 Doubles Size of Fleet with Addition of Three Seabourn Ships

Windstar’s owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, has reached an agreement with Seabourn to purchase their three small ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, Windstar Cruises will become the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths. “Windstar Cruises has …

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