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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top 5 Caribbean Cruise Hikes

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

Diversity Sails Forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, Windstar’s First Black, Female Ship’s Master.

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

Diversity Sails Forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, Windstar’s First Black, Female Ship’s Master.

Diversity Sails Forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, Windstar’s First Black, Female Ship’s Master.

A fitting bit of news for March – introducing Captain Belinda Bennett. In addition to being the first female and black captain in Windstar’s history, she is the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.   An exclusive handful of women are currently making waves as captains, with the first American female captain

Windstar Cruises Offers Southeast Asia & Arabia Cruises

Diversity Sails Forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, Windstar’s First Black, Female Ship’s Master.

A fitting bit of news for March – introducing Captain Belinda Bennett. In addition to being the first female and black captain in Windstar’s history, she is the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.   An exclusive handful of women are currently making waves as captains, with the first American female captain

Windstar Cruises Offers Southeast Asia & Arabia Cruises

Windstar Cruises Offers Southeast Asia & Arabia Cruises

We are thrilled to announce our first ever voyages to Southeast Asia & Arabia in 2014 and 2015 on our newest yacht, the graceful, all suite Star Pride.   Small ship cruising is an incredible way to explore this part of the world. From the ancient temples at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage

Wind Star enjoys fireworks in Cannes

Windstar Cruises Offers Southeast Asia & Arabia Cruises

We are thrilled to announce our first ever voyages to Southeast Asia & Arabia in 2014 and 2015 on our newest yacht, the graceful, all suite Star Pride.   Small ship cruising is an incredible way to explore this part of the world. From the ancient temples at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage

Wind Star enjoys fireworks in Cannes

Wind Star enjoys fireworks in Cannes

During a recent Yachting the Rivera voyage guests on board Wind Star were treated to a spectacular display of fireworks during the Deck Barbecue in Cannes, France. The 40-minute display was part of the Pyrotechnic Festival, a Cannes fixture since 1967. Teams vie for the noble title of “Vestale d’Argent” by showcasing beautiful displays of

Behind-the-scenes look at Windstar’s Renovated Staterooms

Wind Star enjoys fireworks in Cannes

During a recent Yachting the Rivera voyage guests on board Wind Star were treated to a spectacular display of fireworks during the Deck Barbecue in Cannes, France. The 40-minute display was part of the Pyrotechnic Festival, a Cannes fixture since 1967. Teams vie for the noble title of “Vestale d’Argent” by showcasing beautiful displays of

Behind-the-scenes look at Windstar’s Renovated Staterooms

Behind-the-scenes look at Windstar’s Renovated Staterooms

Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising, continues to evolve its fleet with three million dollars in stateroom upgrades scheduled for Wind Star and Wind Spirit, the two smallest sister yachts of the fleet. Wind Star’s 72 guest staterooms will be renovated in a dry dock this November (one stateroom was already completed as

Cruising with Windstar Through the Years

Behind-the-scenes look at Windstar’s Renovated Staterooms

Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising, continues to evolve its fleet with three million dollars in stateroom upgrades scheduled for Wind Star and Wind Spirit, the two smallest sister yachts of the fleet. Wind Star’s 72 guest staterooms will be renovated in a dry dock this November (one stateroom was already completed as

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

Guests Sail Down the Aisle for a Windstar Destination Wedding

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

Guests Sail Down the Aisle for a Windstar Destination Wedding

Guests Sail Down the Aisle for a Windstar Destination Wedding

Wind Star guests and newlyweds Jeff & Shari were recently married on the bow of our yacht in picturesque Santorini, Greece, and were gracious enough to allow us to feature their magical day. “Very rarely in our lives are we lucky or privileged enough to be able to use the word “perfect” for an experience

Happy Seafarer Day

Guests Sail Down the Aisle for a Windstar Destination Wedding

Wind Star guests and newlyweds Jeff & Shari were recently married on the bow of our yacht in picturesque Santorini, Greece, and were gracious enough to allow us to feature their magical day. “Very rarely in our lives are we lucky or privileged enough to be able to use the word “perfect” for an experience

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

A Windstar Experience Out of This World

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

A Windstar Experience Out of This World

A Windstar Experience Out of This World

Guests on board a recent Wind Star voyage enjoyed a ‘magical moment’ when fellow passenger, Mr. Joe Allen, a former astronaut, gave an impromptu presentation about working in space. Mr. Allen, who worked for NASA for almost two decades and once spent nearly two weeks in space, treated a fully packed lounge to an “Edge of

Guest Review:  Windstar’s Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Cruise

A Windstar Experience Out of This World

Guests on board a recent Wind Star voyage enjoyed a ‘magical moment’ when fellow passenger, Mr. Joe Allen, a former astronaut, gave an impromptu presentation about working in space. Mr. Allen, who worked for NASA for almost two decades and once spent nearly two weeks in space, treated a fully packed lounge to an “Edge of

Guest Review:  Windstar’s Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Cruise

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

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

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

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th. The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard.

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation

The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th. The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard.

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Share the Love – A Wedding Onboard Wind Star

Little did Trish know she would be getting married when she boarded Wind Star in mid-August. Sailing on Windstar Cruises for the first time, Trish and her fiancé of seven years, Ron, came on board for two weeks of relaxing vacation, sailing through Greece and Turkey, and visiting with their old friends, Captain Aristeidis, (‘Aris’

Making a Difference

Kris Thompson Page, Director of Marine Hotel Operations, details our efforts to make a difference and give back to the local communities we visit. Windstar Cruises is well known for visiting the world’s most exotic and unique ports of call.  What is less known, but just as important, are the ways we interact with these

A Star is Born

A Star is Born Kris Thompson Page, Director of Marine Hotel Operations shares the story behind our gorgeous new refit to the Wind Star. The wee hours of Monday morning, April 30, 2012 As I climb into bed, after serenading (and being serenaded!) at the new piano bar in the Wind Star lounge, I know

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