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Windstar Cruises Celebrates Romance with Wedding Vow Renewal Packages

When we (Dawn West and Rod Kingdon) arrived onboard Star Pride we knew we were going to have our wedding vow ceremony on board the ship, however, we had no idea when or where and that added to the excitement of the occasion for us. First time Windstar Cruisers traveling on the beautiful Star Pride …

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Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

A new set of Panama Canal locks opened for business in summer 2016, creating an additional lane of traffic aimed at allowing mega-ships to transit from Atlantic to Pacific. But as boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises knows, bigger isn’t always better. We, the small ship cruise company, just won the USAToday 10Best Best Boutique Cruise …

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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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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 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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Ko Yao Noi, Thailand: Paradise, Peddling and Pad Thai

Let’s be honest. We all want to find untouched paradise, devoid of tourist traffic but by the very nature of our travel we visit destinations where others have been before. We want hotels, restaurants, chaise lounges and often a shared language (usually English) which allows us to communicate. The majority of “desirable” destinations in the …

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Star Pride “Breakfast Club” by Geoffrey DeVito

Geoffrey DeVito is a cultural anthropologist and our guest lecturer on Star Pride voyaging Places & Pagodas. He shares his stunning pictures and experience below: Small ship cruising in exotic locations is a spectacular experience no matter how you spin it, but there are moments, adventures and traditions which can’t be planned; they must grow …

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Star Pride Celebrates its First Destination Discovery Event in Phuket with A Feast for the Senses

Windstar’s new Destination Discovery Events are a spectacular onshore event created exclusively for Windstar’s guests. These complimentary events are crafted to give guests an in depth local experience on each cruise. Windstar’s Destination Discovery Events kicked off on Star Pride with a success! The power yacht is wrapping up its first Palaces & Pagodas voyage, …

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Asia Made Easy

Windstar Cruises is debuting new itineraries in Asia starting this winter on its newly launched Star Pride yacht. With only 200 passengers and unique destinations only small ships can access, it’s the perfect way to explore Asia, particularly for first-time travelers to the region. Windstar removes the headaches of difficult connections, hard-to-find hotels, and touristy …

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Our Favorite Moments: Star Pride Christening Ceremony

On May 5th, we launched Star Pride, the first addition to the Windstar fleet in 16 years.  We took possession of Star Pride April 17th, and immediately began an intensive three-week transformation process in which our teams worked around the clock to transform the power yacht from stem to stern to meet Windstar’s casually elegant …

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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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Windstar Debuts First of Three New All Suite Yachts

Today, we debuted the all new, all suite Star Pride in Barcelona, Spain during a christening ceremony and pier-side fiesta to celebrate the launch of the luxury yacht’s inaugural voyage through Spain, France, and Italy. Mrs. Nancy Anschutz, wife of Mr. Philip Anschutz, owner of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Windstar’s parent company, was honored as Godmother of …

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A Look Behind The Transformation: Star Pride’s Provisions

  Guest Service Manager Kristy provides an inside look at the transformation of Windstar’s newest yacht, Star Pride. Windstar took delivery of Star Pride on April 17th. The power yacht is undergoing a three-week transformation in Barcelona, Spain, leading up to her maiden voyage on May 5th. Working together as a team is essential at Windstar Cruises, …

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