Travel Guru Wendy Perrin Vacations Yacht Style on a Windstar Caribbean Cruise

Wendy Perrin is a travel addict (90 countries) and mom of two boys (28 countries). One of the most influential women in travel, in May of 2015, Wendy accepted the honor of being named Godmother to Windstar’s new-to-fleet, all-suite yacht Star Breeze, catering to just 212 guests, most often couples.
In true maritime tradition, Wendy broke the ceremonial champagne bottle during the yacht’s christening celebration on a beautiful spring day in Nice, France. Since then, Wendy has become a true sponsor to the ship’s dedicated and friendly crew, now sailing aboard for special events, a cherished homecoming in store.
After sailing on Windstar twice as a guest speaker, including on her honeymoon, this year Wendy chose to cruise on Star Breeze through the Caribbean with her husband and two well-traveled sons, making it a family vacation over spring break. While cruising, Wendy was sharing amazing pictures on her Instagram account and extolling the virtues of traveling through idyllic isles in private yacht style. We collected the most fascinating photos in this post for you to experience Star Breeze and Caribbean cruising to smaller harbors with Wendy and her wonderful family. Enjoy!

Wendy Perrin: Ever since @windstarcruises named me godmother of Star Breeze, the kids have been wanting to sail on “Mom’s ship.” So that’s what we’re doing for spring break. Imagine how thrilled the boys were to have dinner with the Captain!
Wendy Perrin: It’s not often you find a ship with a hot tub at the bow. Yet isn’t that just where you want to be?
Wendy Perrin: On a small ship like this one, there are always plenty of empty deck chairs.
Wendy Perrin: On a small ship like this one, there are always plenty of empty deck chairs.
Wendy Perrin: Star Breeze has a swim-against-the-current pool. Which is not exactly how we’re using it.
Wendy Perrin: Back to Star Breeze, docked in #Bonaire.
Wendy Perrin: There’s a new captain in command.
Wendy Perrin: #dinner al fresco, aboard #windstarcruises.
Wendy Perrin: That moment when the reality sets in that #vacation is ending. Sad to leave @windstarcruises’ Star Breeze in Saint Maarten today. But we’ve got school tomorrow!
Wendy Perrin: I’ll miss this man, Star Breeze Captain Sverre Svodsnes.
Wendy Perrin: One of the joys of a small ship is that you really get to know the crew. And the crew of @windstarcruises’ Star Breeze is really special. 21 nationalities are represented. As the captain quipped, it’s like a U.N., only one that actually works.

Wendy is the founder of WendyPerrin.com, a groundbreaking site focused on travel solutions and travel planning. Prior to founding WendyPerrin.com, she spent two decades at Condé Nast Traveler as its Director of Consumer News and Digital Community. During her time at Condé Nast Traveler, Perrin amassed a wealth of travel knowledge and recommendations, thus positioning herself as one of the travel industry’s most influential women. In addition to creating her travel website, Perrin is currently serving as TripAdvisor’s first-ever Travel Advocate.

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If you are inspired to sail in Wendy’s wake and aboard her christened yacht Star Breeze, be sure to take advantage of Windstar’s Early Booking Savings Event for Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama Canal yacht cruises, on now. All featured voyages offer Windstar’s new Price Assurance coupled with the best fares of the season on more than 80 cruises sailing during the winter 2016-17 cruise season.

The Early Booking Savings promotion applies to nine tropical itineraries sailing throughout the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Panama including:

·       Best of the ABC Islands, a 7-day cruise among the Caribbean’s exotic southern island chain of Auba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

·       San Juan & the Virgin Islands, a 7-day cruise featuring a stop on “the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,” Montserrat

·       Costa Rica & Panama Canal, inclusing a day-long deck celebration of the Panama Canal transit where guests experience the engineering marvel up-close and in style

In addition to extraordinary savings, guests who book by July 29, 2016 receive a bonus $300 per stateroom shipboard credit for pampering on board after days ashore exploring their chosen destination.

Serving just 148 to 310 guests each cruise, Windstar’s unique yacht-style vacations sail to dozens of tropical ports and small harbors off the beaten path that larger ships can’t access. The yachts embark guests in six ports of call in the tropics including: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; Oranjestad, Aruba; Phillipsburg, St Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Colón, Panama. Examples of the ports visited include Bequia, Mayreau, St. Barthelemy, Bonaire, Montserrat, Virgin Gorda, Isla Culebra, Quepos and Tortuga Island.

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