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Interview With Windstar Alaska Cruise Expedition Leader Justin Hofman

Interview With Windstar Alaska Cruise Expedition Leader Justin Hofman

Meet our expedition leader Justin Hofman who will be on board the Alaska cruise the entire time as part of our Signature Expeditions program. With a lifelong passion for the ocean, Justin has spent his career observing and documenting wildlife both above and below the water. As a university student, Justin first honed this focus

3 Reasons Why Traveling Perks Up Your Spirits

Interview With Windstar Alaska Cruise Expedition Leader Justin Hofman

Meet our expedition leader Justin Hofman who will be on board the Alaska cruise the entire time as part of our Signature Expeditions program. With a lifelong passion for the ocean, Justin has spent his career observing and documenting wildlife both above and below the water. As a university student, Justin first honed this focus

3 Reasons Why Traveling Perks Up Your Spirits

3 Reasons Why Traveling Perks Up Your Spirits

The more you travel to new destinations in your life, the more you broaden your mind and spiritual horizons. Whether you’re watching the sunset from the cliffs of Dover, taking in the view of the majestic Taj Mahal with your mate, or even lounging on the black-sanded beach of Punaluu in Hawaii, both mind and

Traveling to Alaska: What to Pack (Other Than Clothing)

3 Reasons Why Traveling Perks Up Your Spirits

The more you travel to new destinations in your life, the more you broaden your mind and spiritual horizons. Whether you’re watching the sunset from the cliffs of Dover, taking in the view of the majestic Taj Mahal with your mate, or even lounging on the black-sanded beach of Punaluu in Hawaii, both mind and

Traveling to Alaska: What to Pack (Other Than Clothing)

Traveling to Alaska: What to Pack (Other Than Clothing)

Packing for an Alaskan cruise can be daunting. The weather is so changeable that you can experience warm sunshine and frozen sleet during the same week, and sometimes even on the same day! The key to packing without taking your entire wardrobe is to concentrate on layers. Skip multiple heavy coats and focus instead on

A Cruise Like No Other: 5 Uniquely Windstar Moments That Took Our Breath Away

Traveling to Alaska: What to Pack (Other Than Clothing)

Packing for an Alaskan cruise can be daunting. The weather is so changeable that you can experience warm sunshine and frozen sleet during the same week, and sometimes even on the same day! The key to packing without taking your entire wardrobe is to concentrate on layers. Skip multiple heavy coats and focus instead on

A Cruise Like No Other: 5 Uniquely Windstar Moments That Took Our Breath Away

A Cruise Like No Other: 5 Uniquely Windstar Moments That Took Our Breath Away

People cruise for a multitude of reasons. Some enjoy experiencing the feeling of adventure on the high seas. Others want to forget the “real world” and be pampered for a few precious days, or weeks. Some see cruises as a convenient way to get from point A to point B. The list goes on and

5 Reasons To Cruise Solo

A Cruise Like No Other: 5 Uniquely Windstar Moments That Took Our Breath Away

People cruise for a multitude of reasons. Some enjoy experiencing the feeling of adventure on the high seas. Others want to forget the “real world” and be pampered for a few precious days, or weeks. Some see cruises as a convenient way to get from point A to point B. The list goes on and

5 Reasons To Cruise Solo

5 Reasons To Cruise Solo

I started traveling solo many years ago mainly because I wanted to visit new places but could not get friends or family to come with me mostly because of scheduling conflicts or budget, so instead, I started traveling by myself. Traveling with family, friends or groups can be a lot of fun plus the fact

New Windstar Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure And Ease of Booking

5 Reasons To Cruise Solo

I started traveling solo many years ago mainly because I wanted to visit new places but could not get friends or family to come with me mostly because of scheduling conflicts or budget, so instead, I started traveling by myself. Traveling with family, friends or groups can be a lot of fun plus the fact

New Windstar Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure And Ease of Booking

New Windstar Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure And Ease of Booking

Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018 with Four New Cruise Tours With the highly anticipated return of Windstar Cruises to the scenic beauty of Alaska in May 2018 (after a hiatus of more than 20 years from sailing in the region) comes an agenda of larger-than-life adventures awaiting those boarding the 212-guest Star Legend. We

How to Make a Travel Journal (Diary)

New Windstar Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure And Ease of Booking

Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018 with Four New Cruise Tours With the highly anticipated return of Windstar Cruises to the scenic beauty of Alaska in May 2018 (after a hiatus of more than 20 years from sailing in the region) comes an agenda of larger-than-life adventures awaiting those boarding the 212-guest Star Legend. We

How to Make a Travel Journal (Diary)

How to Make a Travel Journal (Diary)

When you travel, you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures and expanding your mind to new perspectives. Time and experiences pass quickly. Every day is full of new and unique adventures, particularly when you’re visiting exciting and magical ports. On your trip, your five senses become thoroughly engaged. And the further afield you travel, the

Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

How to Make a Travel Journal (Diary)

When you travel, you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures and expanding your mind to new perspectives. Time and experiences pass quickly. Every day is full of new and unique adventures, particularly when you’re visiting exciting and magical ports. On your trip, your five senses become thoroughly engaged. And the further afield you travel, the

Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

“If you wait until retirement to go see the Parthenon, you might not make it up the steps.” Wise words from an anonymous traveler. At Windstar we are applauding a growing trend among our guests: celebrating their milestone moments as they define them. We’re talking taking that cruise to Alaska because you crave one more

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

“If you wait until retirement to go see the Parthenon, you might not make it up the steps.” Wise words from an anonymous traveler. At Windstar we are applauding a growing trend among our guests: celebrating their milestone moments as they define them. We’re talking taking that cruise to Alaska because you crave one more

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Two years ago we cruised with Windstar on Star Breeze from Barcelona to Lisbon and fell in love with sailing the seas on this small luxury ship. So, when we found out Star Breeze would be cruising Costa Rica and the Panama Canal we knew it would be an ideal ship to transit the Canal.

Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

Guest Review of Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

Two years ago we cruised with Windstar on Star Breeze from Barcelona to Lisbon and fell in love with sailing the seas on this small luxury ship. So, when we found out Star Breeze would be cruising Costa Rica and the Panama Canal we knew it would be an ideal ship to transit the Canal.

Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

by Lena Katz   Everyone has a mental picture of the stereotypical sunburned and hard-drinking cruiser that frequents inexpensive mass-market ships; as well as the well heeled elderly type found on a luxury ocean cruise line. However, the spectrum of typical cruise ship passengers found on mega-ships is completely different from the spectrum of personalities

Windstar Voices: Passengers Speak Out

Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

by Lena Katz   Everyone has a mental picture of the stereotypical sunburned and hard-drinking cruiser that frequents inexpensive mass-market ships; as well as the well heeled elderly type found on a luxury ocean cruise line. However, the spectrum of typical cruise ship passengers found on mega-ships is completely different from the spectrum of personalities

Windstar Voices: Passengers Speak Out

Windstar Voices: Passengers Speak Out

By Veronica Stoddart   Janet and Tim Elliott, retirees from Wilmington, N.C., were drawn to their first Windstar cruise, in the South Pacific, by the small size of Windstar’s yachts. “The smaller number of people appealed to me,” says Janet. “The size is perfect.”   What they didn’t expect, however, was that five years later

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

Windstar Voices: Passengers Speak Out

By Veronica Stoddart   Janet and Tim Elliott, retirees from Wilmington, N.C., were drawn to their first Windstar cruise, in the South Pacific, by the small size of Windstar’s yachts. “The smaller number of people appealed to me,” says Janet. “The size is perfect.”   What they didn’t expect, however, was that five years later

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

It’s clear that the popularity of small ship cruising is a fast growing trend in travel and cruising, as we just had a record booking week for cruises to Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. Windstar Cruises’ romantic and unique style of cruising is unmatched when it comes to enjoying Tahiti’s sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, incredible

Around Iceland: A Meal in Every Port

Six Things You Should Know About A Windstar Tahiti Cruise

It’s clear that the popularity of small ship cruising is a fast growing trend in travel and cruising, as we just had a record booking week for cruises to Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. Windstar Cruises’ romantic and unique style of cruising is unmatched when it comes to enjoying Tahiti’s sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, incredible

Around Iceland: A Meal in Every Port

Around Iceland: A Meal in Every Port

by Kathleen Squires   Though the onboard kitchen of Windstar’s Star Legend is notable for its international cuisine, circumnavigating Iceland allows for access to remote restaurants with local specialties hard to find anywhere else. Where else might you try minke whale? Or puffin heart? Here, a guide to the best local restaurants in each of

Sailing Solo in the South Pacific

Around Iceland: A Meal in Every Port

by Kathleen Squires   Though the onboard kitchen of Windstar’s Star Legend is notable for its international cuisine, circumnavigating Iceland allows for access to remote restaurants with local specialties hard to find anywhere else. Where else might you try minke whale? Or puffin heart? Here, a guide to the best local restaurants in each of

Sailing Solo in the South Pacific

Sailing Solo in the South Pacific

by Tawna Brown Lazing on a giant floating mat, with the warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean caressing my body, I couldn’t help but be pleased with how well I orchestrated this very moment.  I managed to escape the frigid Canadian winter (at temperatures of – 40 Fahrenheit) and am now sailing on a

Hitting Overdrive: Experiencing the Sexiest Automobile Races in the World

Sailing Solo in the South Pacific

by Tawna Brown Lazing on a giant floating mat, with the warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean caressing my body, I couldn’t help but be pleased with how well I orchestrated this very moment.  I managed to escape the frigid Canadian winter (at temperatures of – 40 Fahrenheit) and am now sailing on a

Hitting Overdrive: Experiencing the Sexiest Automobile Races in the World

Hitting Overdrive: Experiencing the Sexiest Automobile Races in the World

Do you have the need for speed? Whether it be hearing the sound of the engines, smelling the burnt rubber on the track, or watching the frenzied pit crew, attending a top international auto race boasts an experience unmatched by any other. However, the journey doesn’t begin and end at the track – bearing witness

11 Windstar Experiences of a Lifetime

Hitting Overdrive: Experiencing the Sexiest Automobile Races in the World

Do you have the need for speed? Whether it be hearing the sound of the engines, smelling the burnt rubber on the track, or watching the frenzied pit crew, attending a top international auto race boasts an experience unmatched by any other. However, the journey doesn’t begin and end at the track – bearing witness

11 Windstar Experiences of a Lifetime

11 Windstar Experiences of a Lifetime

By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises is more than a fleet of elegant, intimate yachts that call at some of the most beautiful ports in the world. It’s also a passport to adventure, a cruise line capable of delivering signature moments that are essentials on your bucket list. Indeed, Windstar curates life-changing experiences, thanks to ships

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