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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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’ …

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