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Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Cruise Newbies, Gene and Carolyn Hoover, joined friends aboard Wind Surf’s April 28, 2013 “Islands of Italy” cruise. We’ve never really considered a cruise holiday. I’ve seen those floating monstrosities; overcrowded with screaming kids and bacteria; and don’t get me started on dress codes and evening wear … not gonna happen. But then, our dear friends …

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Windstar Offers Food & Wine Enthusiasts First Culinary Focused Sailing

Windstar, in partnership with Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain, exploring the local wine, culture, and regional cuisine of Spain. With a range of food and wine sampling; culinary demonstrations; and themed shore excursions, guests will eat and sip their way through Spain both on and off the yacht on the April 19th voyage. On …

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Wind Surf to be Featured on Mighty Ships

Discovery Channel recently filmed an episode of Mighty Ships, an hour-long documentary on the working of vessels, onboard Wind Surf’s Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast voyage. Here is a behind-the-scenes look of the week-long film shoot that will air in the fall of 2013 in Canada, and the spring of 2014 in the US.

Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Insider Tips

Dustin Halcon, Windstar’s Director of Vacation Planning, shares his insights on cruising our Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast voyage. When you’ve worked for cruise lines all your adult life, a very specific problem begins to develop: we “cruise people” become jaded to many destinations and long for a new place or culture to explore.  Not …

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Flavors of the Caribbean with Chef Gerard

Executive Chef Gerard onboard Wind Surf shares his recipes for Chicken and Seafood Jambalaya, which is typically served during our onboard barbecue, and a refreshing Ti Punch, a traditional cocktail served in the French Caribbean. If you don’t have our Flavors of the Caribbean voyage booked already, this will definitely transport you there! Chicken & …

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Windstar Guest Spotlight – Wind Surf Review

We’ve recently received a guest review from the December 8th Flavors of the Caribbean voyage onboard the renovated Wind Surf that we just had to share:   My first experience with Windstar Cruises was in December of 2010.  My brother, who is a travel agent, won a cruise on the Wind Surf.  His guest backed …

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Wind Surf Debuts New Look

The day has finally arrived! Wind Surf emerged fresh from her 18-day refurbishment this Saturday in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sparkling with new enhancements, the 310-passenger sailing yacht is cruising its inaugural voyage with a seven-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage.  A stem-to-stern renovation, Wind Surf received updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, …

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Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf

Get ready to dazzle your tastebuds with Wind Surf’s new restaurant Stella Bistro. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue will be transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist during the yacht’s renovation. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant’s special dining …

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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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