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Guest Review: Why choose Windstar’s 10-Day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Cruise?

Guest Review: Why choose Windstar’s 10-Day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Cruise?

It had been seven years since my first trip to French Polynesia — a land-based trip to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora along with other writers. Ever since, I had longed to return with my husband to share the unparalleled beauty of the South Pacific with him, and what better way to do that than

Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Guest Review: Why choose Windstar’s 10-Day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Cruise?

It had been seven years since my first trip to French Polynesia — a land-based trip to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora along with other writers. Ever since, I had longed to return with my husband to share the unparalleled beauty of the South Pacific with him, and what better way to do that than

Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Wind Spirit underwent extensive renovations recently, traveling from Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand where it was in the dry dock facility for 12 days. Work was being done continuously on the ship for the entire time it was out of service. By the numbers, it is estimated that: Total work amounted to 48,960 hours of

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Wind Spirit underwent extensive renovations recently, traveling from Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand where it was in the dry dock facility for 12 days. Work was being done continuously on the ship for the entire time it was out of service. By the numbers, it is estimated that: Total work amounted to 48,960 hours of

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

It’s clear that the popularity of small ship cruising is a fast growing trend in travel and cruising, as we just had a record booking week for cruises to Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. Windstar Cruises’ romantic and unique style of cruising is unmatched when it comes to enjoying Tahiti’s sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, incredible

3 Myths Standing Between You and your Dream Vacation to Tahiti

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

It’s clear that the popularity of small ship cruising is a fast growing trend in travel and cruising, as we just had a record booking week for cruises to Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. Windstar Cruises’ romantic and unique style of cruising is unmatched when it comes to enjoying Tahiti’s sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, incredible

3 Myths Standing Between You and your Dream Vacation to Tahiti

3 Myths Standing Between You and your Dream Vacation to Tahiti

We can’t believe it has almost been a year since we started sailing year-round in Tahiti. Time flies when you’re having fun! There are SO many reasons to book a trip to visit the incredible islands of French Polynesia (hello, just look at this picture and try not to go on a mental vacation there

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

3 Myths Standing Between You and your Dream Vacation to Tahiti

We can’t believe it has almost been a year since we started sailing year-round in Tahiti. Time flies when you’re having fun! There are SO many reasons to book a trip to visit the incredible islands of French Polynesia (hello, just look at this picture and try not to go on a mental vacation there

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Maybe it’s because fall is approaching, but our thoughts today are drifting to the tropics… warm beaches, marine life, and crystal waters to be exact. We wish we were spending the day exploring marine life and spectacular coral formations, but some of our employees actually get to do just that nearly every day! We have

Windstar Cruises Celebrates Year-Round Sailing in Tahiti

Interview with Windstar Diving Instructor

Maybe it’s because fall is approaching, but our thoughts today are drifting to the tropics… warm beaches, marine life, and crystal waters to be exact. We wish we were spending the day exploring marine life and spectacular coral formations, but some of our employees actually get to do just that nearly every day! We have

Windstar Cruises Celebrates Year-Round Sailing in Tahiti

Windstar Cruises Celebrates Year-Round Sailing in Tahiti

On Thursday, June 11, we celebrated the launch of year-round sailings in Tahiti at an exclusive event on the roof of West Hollywood, California’s newest hotspot, E.P. & L.P. The event marked the start of Windstar’s continuous weekly voyages in the South Pacific, the first of which set sail on June 12, aboard the beautifully

Guest Testimonial: Even the Clouds Couldn’t Dampen Our Tahiti Cruise

Windstar Cruises Celebrates Year-Round Sailing in Tahiti

On Thursday, June 11, we celebrated the launch of year-round sailings in Tahiti at an exclusive event on the roof of West Hollywood, California’s newest hotspot, E.P. & L.P. The event marked the start of Windstar’s continuous weekly voyages in the South Pacific, the first of which set sail on June 12, aboard the beautifully

Guest Testimonial: Even the Clouds Couldn’t Dampen Our Tahiti Cruise

Guest Testimonial: Even the Clouds Couldn’t Dampen Our Tahiti Cruise

The Turnbulls didn’t let cloudy skies keep them down, check out their Tahiti adventure below.  The first week of August my husband and I took our first, and hopefully not last, Windstar Cruise for our 45th anniversary. We had been to Tahiti on a cruise nine years ago, and absolutely loved it, so were thrilled

Guest Testimonial: A Letter from Tahiti

Guest Testimonial: Even the Clouds Couldn’t Dampen Our Tahiti Cruise

The Turnbulls didn’t let cloudy skies keep them down, check out their Tahiti adventure below.  The first week of August my husband and I took our first, and hopefully not last, Windstar Cruise for our 45th anniversary. We had been to Tahiti on a cruise nine years ago, and absolutely loved it, so were thrilled

Guest Testimonial: A Letter from Tahiti

Guest Testimonial: A Letter from Tahiti

Dreaming of Tahiti? The Rekate family shares the Windstar adventure.  Dear Windstar, I just wanted to let you know my family and I had the most amazing vacation aboard Wind Spirit while sailing the South Pacific. We were celebrating the full recovery of my mother’s breast cancer and this trip was the most meaningful time

An Inside Look: Windstar’s Return to Tahiti

Guest Testimonial: A Letter from Tahiti

Dreaming of Tahiti? The Rekate family shares the Windstar adventure.  Dear Windstar, I just wanted to let you know my family and I had the most amazing vacation aboard Wind Spirit while sailing the South Pacific. We were celebrating the full recovery of my mother’s breast cancer and this trip was the most meaningful time

An Inside Look: Windstar’s Return to Tahiti

An Inside Look: Windstar’s Return to Tahiti

Earlier this month we returned to Tahiti for the first time in more than 10 years. During the 7-day voyage, we snorkeled, dove, sun bathed, ate, drank, danced, and sailed our way through the stunning Polynesian Islands. Below, our guests and crew shared their photos. Scroll down to experience the fun and beauty of Wind Spirit’s

Windstar Sets Sail in Tahiti

An Inside Look: Windstar’s Return to Tahiti

Earlier this month we returned to Tahiti for the first time in more than 10 years. During the 7-day voyage, we snorkeled, dove, sun bathed, ate, drank, danced, and sailed our way through the stunning Polynesian Islands. Below, our guests and crew shared their photos. Scroll down to experience the fun and beauty of Wind Spirit’s

Windstar Sets Sail in Tahiti

Windstar Sets Sail in Tahiti

After more than 10 years away, we made our much anticipated return to Tahiti this week. Wind Spirit sailed into Papeete, Tahiti, Thursday evening following a transpacific voyage from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Through November 7, 2014 Wind Spirit will offer a 7-day voyage through the beautiful French Polynesian islands, with overnights in Moorea, Raiatea, and Bora Bora. The cruise

An Italian Windstar Wedding

Windstar Sets Sail in Tahiti

After more than 10 years away, we made our much anticipated return to Tahiti this week. Wind Spirit sailed into Papeete, Tahiti, Thursday evening following a transpacific voyage from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Through November 7, 2014 Wind Spirit will offer a 7-day voyage through the beautiful French Polynesian islands, with overnights in Moorea, Raiatea, and Bora Bora. The cruise

An Italian Windstar Wedding

An Italian Windstar Wedding

TJ and Sari tied the knot at Castello Brown in Portofino, Italy, last year during a private ceremony officiated by Windstar Captain Wakelam. We are honored this lovely couple chose us to be part of their special day, and they graciously sent us a note and photos from their wedding to share. Congratulations TJ and

Guest Testimonial: A Perfect Cruise for Non-Cruisers

An Italian Windstar Wedding

TJ and Sari tied the knot at Castello Brown in Portofino, Italy, last year during a private ceremony officiated by Windstar Captain Wakelam. We are honored this lovely couple chose us to be part of their special day, and they graciously sent us a note and photos from their wedding to share. Congratulations TJ and

Guest Testimonial: A Perfect Cruise for Non-Cruisers

Guest Testimonial: A Perfect Cruise for Non-Cruisers

Joyce Landry, the CEO and Co-Founder of Landry & Kling, Events at Sea, specializing in groups and charters, recently sailed on Wind Spirit’s Passage Through Panama Canal voyage. She shared her Windstar experience on her blog, and was gracious enough to let us also share her journey here. It is probably no surprise that what I chose

Windstar Filipino Crew Donation

Guest Testimonial: A Perfect Cruise for Non-Cruisers

Joyce Landry, the CEO and Co-Founder of Landry & Kling, Events at Sea, specializing in groups and charters, recently sailed on Wind Spirit’s Passage Through Panama Canal voyage. She shared her Windstar experience on her blog, and was gracious enough to let us also share her journey here. It is probably no surprise that what I chose

Windstar Filipino Crew Donation

Windstar Filipino Crew Donation

All of us at Windstar Cruises continue to be saddened by the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Our alumni and team members have expressed great concern for our crew and we can’t thank you enough for standing by the crew members and their families who have been affected by this disaster. If

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Windstar Filipino Crew Donation

All of us at Windstar Cruises continue to be saddened by the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Our alumni and team members have expressed great concern for our crew and we can’t thank you enough for standing by the crew members and their families who have been affected by this disaster. If

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Windstar fan and longtime cruiser Mary Youngman shares her memories of cruising with Windstar during the last 22 years. Mary and her husband Frank have taken eight cruises with Windstar and will depart on their ninth next July onboard the new Star Pride. Cruising with Windstar started long ago – 1991 to be exact.  Our

Happy Seafarer Day

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Windstar fan and longtime cruiser Mary Youngman shares her memories of cruising with Windstar during the last 22 years. Mary and her husband Frank have taken eight cruises with Windstar and will depart on their ninth next July onboard the new Star Pride. Cruising with Windstar started long ago – 1991 to be exact.  Our

Happy Seafarer Day

Happy Seafarer Day

In celebration of Day of the Seafarer, an international holiday celebrated by the International Maritime Organization, we want to thank our amazing crew. While all of our crew are phenomenal, this year we want to spotlight the Deck Department and offer a very special thank you. We appreciate all of their hard work! Our Deck

Windstar Cruises’ CEO Bakes a Cake

Happy Seafarer Day

In celebration of Day of the Seafarer, an international holiday celebrated by the International Maritime Organization, we want to thank our amazing crew. While all of our crew are phenomenal, this year we want to spotlight the Deck Department and offer a very special thank you. We appreciate all of their hard work! Our Deck

Windstar Cruises’ CEO Bakes a Cake

Windstar Cruises’ CEO Bakes a Cake

Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar Cruises, recently sailed onboard the Wind Spirit during the Greek Isles and Turkish Delights voyage. An avid chef, Hans couldn’t help but visit the galley where Senior Pastry Chef John put him to work baking a mango cake for Windstar’s signature deck barbecue. To make your own Windstar Mango Cake, follow

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