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Introducing Eclectic New Spanish Restaurant: Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso

We are taking our cruise culinary program to the next level with a new Windstar Spanish Restaurant named Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso in partnership with the renowned chef. One of the youngest chefs to be recognized by the Michelin Guide, and celebrated guest chef at the James Beard House, Sasso promises a menu of …

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Our $250 Million Star Plus Initiative Completes its First Milestone in Palermo, Italy

We cut our ship in half! On October 17, sparking cutting torch in hand, Windstar Cruises President John Delaney made the final cut to the hull of Star Breeze as Windstar’s lengthening project got into full swing at Fincantieri’s Shipyard in Palermo Italy. It was a thrilling day full of amazing accomplishments for everyone involved. …

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Windstar Cuts The Second Steel At Fincantieri Shipyard To Continue Its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative for Star Legend Cruise Ship

On September 5th, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the newly-constructed mid-section of Star Legend cruise ship. This is the second of three new …

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Windstar Cruises’ All-In Package

We are excited to offer a new inclusive onboard package with exceptional value on everything needed for the perfect vacation. Guests who purchase Windstar’s new “All-In Package” receive unlimited Wi-Fi access, unlimited laundry service, hotel and beverage gratuities, and the top shelf Captain’s Exclusive Beverage Package featuring all wines by the glass, all beer selections, …

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Windstar Cuts The First Steel At Fincantieri Shipyard To Begin Its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

On April 2nd, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard “Arsenale Triestino San Marco”, in Trieste, Italy, John Gunner, Vice President of Expansion Projects for Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the first of three new ships sections as part of Windstar’s $250 …

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Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf Anchors in Barbuda to Hand-deliver Relief Funds for the Island’s School

In September 2017, the tiny island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5 storm. Two weeks later it was hit again by Hurricane Jose. More than 90 percent of the island was destroyed. Of the estimated 1,800 people that lived in Barbuda prior to the storms, only about 1,000 residents have …

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Exclusive Easy Stays Hotel Program by Windstar Cruises

We make sure you don’t miss a beat of adventure on land and the high seas by curating everything the minute you arrive at the airport to the day you set sail for home. Our extended Easy Stays experience features hand-selected, luxurious accommodations, superior rooms, and exceptional service at some of the most distinguished hotels …

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Exclusive Insight on Windstar Cruises $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

We couldn’t be more excited about Windstar Cruises $250 Million Star Plus Initiative. Not only will the three Star-Class vessels’ engines be completely replaced, but we will add stunning new guest spaces including a new restaurant.  So we wanted to give you an exclusive insight into this process with our newly appointed Vice President of …

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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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