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Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands Cruise, One Tasty Bite at a Time

The itinerary is what drew me here. I arrived to MSY Wind Surf excited to stand on the top teakwood deck under its crisp white sails as we ply the waters in the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Morocco and further west toward the exotic Canary Islands. Sailing Cruise This is what real …

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Guest Review: Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise on Wind Surf

Cruising into a new port every morning is an adventure that harks back to a more graceful time when travel took longer – and the journey itself was the destination. After a day’s memorable sightseeing in Rome, I’ve joined Windstar Cruises’ flagship, Wind Surf, at Civitavecchia port on the Tyrrhenian Sea. A swift check in …

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When the Sea is Your Runway, You Hoist French Couture Sails

Our flagship sailing vessel Wind Surf, one of the largest motor sail yachts (MSY) in the world at 14,745 GRT, recently received crisp new sails, nearly half a football field worth of sturdy Dacron sail-cloth measuring 21,570 square feet. Wind Surf’s five new sails were hand-crafted in France by a world-class team of maritime designers …

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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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James Beard Awarded Chef Integrates Local Food With Fine Dining for Windstar Cruise

We caught up with award winning guest chef Michel Nischan following his eight-day trip from Lisbon to Barcelona on our first James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruise on Wind Surf. Inspired by his time perusing the stalls of vibrant produce, fresh seafood, and dizzying arrays of cured meats at markets at ports like Tangier, Malaga, …

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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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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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Guest Review: Wind Surf back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean

This year our annual voyage aboard the Wind Surf was a little different. We decided one week was not quite enough, so we sailed on back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean. Our trip involved two separate itineraries, the Yachtsmans Caribbean, and the Classic Caribbean. It was wonderful to relax, and sail to even more islands than …

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Incredible Service, Amazing Food & Surprisingly Intimate – Windstar Cruises Review – Rome to Barcelona

Joanne Imeson from Cruise Portfolio recently enjoyed her first Windstar cruise on Wind Surf’s Glitter and Glam of the Rivera. She shares her experience below. Incredible Service, Amazing Food & Surprisingly Intimate   It Can Only Be Windstar!   After having returned from a week’s cruise with Windstar onboard the Wind Surf I’ve found myself desperate …

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Guest Testimonial: The Global Adventuress Breezes Through The Caribbean

Dreaming of the Caribbean? Patricia Stone, world traveler for Global Adventuress, shares her top 10 reasons to cruise with Windstar. Patricia sailed from St. Maarten with stops in Pigeon Island, Roseau, Les Saintes, and St. Kitts earlier this year on Wind Surf, and she shared her experience on her blog. Enjoy her adventures below:  Breezing Through the Caribbean on …

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An Inside Look: Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain

Suzi Hunter, Windstar’s Product Marketing Manager, recently sailed on the Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain voyage through Lisbon, Cádiz, Málaga, Almería, Cartagena, Valencia, Mallorca, and Barcelona. She came back with great stories and dozens of photos, some of which she’s shared below:  I recently returned from our wine-themed cruise to Southern Spain.  As a product marketing manager …

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Windstar Takes Center Stage at SAIL Amsterdam

The world’s tallest sailing yacht, Windstar’s Wind Surf, will take part in the world’s largest sailing parade, SAIL Amsterdam, in 2015, and our guests will be in the center of it all. Sailing on our Windmills & Tall Sails voyage in August 2015, Wind Surf  will spend two days in Amsterdam where we will join hundreds of  historical …

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Guest Testimonial: The Restless Voyager on Small Yacht Cruising

Michelle da Silva Richmond, seasoned world traveler and author of The Restless Voyager, sailed on Wind Surf’s Caribbean cruise late last year. Michelle wrote about her Windstar experience on her blog and graciously allowed us to also share her journey here.  Sometimes you just have to drop out of life and go somewhere to recharge your soul. …

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Discover the Splendors of Southern Spain aboard the Culinary & Wine Delights II Voyage

By popular demand Windstar is proud to offer the second culinary focused voyage, Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II.  Sailing the beautiful coast of Southern Spain aboard Wind Surf, guests will enjoy delicious regional food, fine Spanish wine sampling, and themed shore excursions to enhance the experience. Departing on the November 15, 2014 voyage, …

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Windstar Cruises Hits a Hole in One with Golf Cruise

Brianna Chrisopulos, Windstar’s Product Manager of the Caribbean, Central America, Northern Europe and Tahiti, shares her insights on the first-ever Legendary Links package that recently happened on Wind Surf’s Gaelic Explorers voyage. Windstar Cruises recently completed its first ever golf cruise, a 10-day pilgrimage of greens throughout Scotland and Ireland. Legendary Links, on Wind Surf’s …

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