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Windstar’s Captain Belinda Bennett Awarded the 2018 Merchant Navy Medal

Charting a course to success in the cruise and maritime industry, the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service has been presented to Captain Belinda Bennett of Windstar Cruises, as ‘the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.’ Captain Bennett was given the award for services to the promotion of the maritime sector under …

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Behind The Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ 2019-2020 Voyage Collection

Producing the Windstar Voyage Collection brochure (affectionately known as the “Atlas” internally) is no joke. It takes months and months of planning and execution, so all the details are just right. Not to mention that it has to look inviting and have fresh content. We spoke with the team to get an idea of what …

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Behind The Scenes With Windstar Cruises To Culture-Rich Experiences of Vietnam

Descending dragons and 1,000 cascading pearls – the legend that surrounds the creation of majestic Halong Bay suggest drama, beauty, and enchantment. And although the legend may have little more substance than the ribbons of mist which descend here at dawn the drama, beauty and enchantment are VERY real. Why We Choose Vietnam To Shoot …

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Why Windstar Cruises Partners With The James Beard Foundation. Interview With Peter Tobler.

To celebrate the extension of our partnership with the James Beard Foundation, we wanted to share some authentic insider insights from Peter Tobler, Windstar Cruises Director of Hotel Operations, for why this partnership is a coup in the world of on-sea dining. So Peter, why did Windstar choose to partner with the James Beard Foundation …

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Star Legend Completes Successful Dry Dock

Our beautiful Star Legend just completed an extensive dry dock in Sembawang, Singapore. Marine Hotel Superintendent Theresa Rasmussen reports that work was done on all areas of the ship and special retrofits to the ship in preparation of our new Windstar Signature Expeditions program for the upcoming Alaska season, including: Upgrading eight public restrooms Refreshing …

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New Year’s Resolutions from Trusted Cruise Travelers: “Life Is Short, Enjoy As Much As You Can!”

As the clock resets a new year at the stroke of midnight, new experiences eagerly beckon travelers to discover lands not yet known to them. We asked our favorite fans their travel resolutions for 2018, see if your plans match up with your fellow Windstar cruisers. Wise Words to Sail By To feel free…..the open …

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Meet Signature Expeditions Creator: New Expedition Captain James Griffiths

We are excited to announce the appointment of Captain James Griffiths to a new position as Expedition Captain for the award-winning small ship cruise line. In this new capacity, Griffiths is overseeing the holistic creation, development and implementation of the line’s newly-announced Signature Expeditions program. Griffiths joined Windstar in 2014 as Captain of the MSY …

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Vote for Windstar for Best Boutique Cruise & More Awards in USA Today’s “10 Best” Poll

Windstar Cruises has been nominated in five prestigious categories by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Last year Windstar proudly took home Best Boutique Cruise Line USA Today 10Best Award. Please help us win by voting for us through the below buttons. This contest gives you four weeks to vote for Windstar. You …

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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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Unexpected Sweepstakes: Win a 2018 Cruise to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Here at Windstar we are enjoying an “Unexpected Fall” and invite our favorite cruisers along to do the same. UNEXPECTED SWEEPSTAKES – TAKE THE QUIZ & ENTER TO WIN If you haven’t entered our Unexpected Windstar Sweepstakes yet, do so today! Windstar’s Unexpected Sweepstakes entrants learn about Windstar’s upscale cruise experience through taking a fun …

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Windstar Unveils New ‘Unexpected’ Advertisement Campaign

We’re taking travelers in a different direction with the launch of an intriguing new marketing campaign that introduces a brand evolution for our award-winning small ship cruise line. The new ad campaign emphasizes our specialty in creating vacation experiences that are 180 degrees from ordinary. The novel advertising campaign titled “Unexpected” and debuting this fall, …

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4 Things That Make Windstar Cruises Different

Windstar Cruises pride themselves on being a little bit different, challenging the conventional expectations about a cruise, 180 degrees from ordinary. It starts with the vessels themselves, of course, with their yacht-like design — three of which have sails — and the fact that they carry no more than 310 guests. Such small ships ensure …

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Cruise Asia with Windstar Cruises President John Delaney and OMEGA World Travel President Gloria Bohan

A highlight of 2018 in Asia is Windstar’s President’s Cruise, setting sail on The Best of the Philippines & Borneo itinerary January 6 with Windstar President John Delaney and Star Legend Godmother Gloria Bohan. The cruise is made even more special because many of Windstar’s crew is from the Philippines, so it’s a homecoming of sorts. As such, …

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Forget Mega-Ships: Small Ship Cruising Offers Big Benefits

Intimacy, exclusivity and like-minded passengers are among many advantages of a small-ship cruise.   By Veronica Stoddart   Under a warm welcoming sun, your small cruise ship pulls into a tiny picture-perfect port along the Mediterranean coast while its handful of passengers gets ready to disembark by strolling right on shore. Ahead of you is …

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