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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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20 Chances to See Europe in a New Way

We continue making big changes to our fleet deployment, and recently announced eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The itineraries beget 26 new European ports, increasing our the company’s global number of maiden ports to 93 for …

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Wind Spirit Soars to New Heights with Major Dry Dock Refresh

Wind Spirit underwent extensive renovations recently, traveling from Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand where it was in the dry dock facility for 12 days. Work was being done continuously on the ship for the entire time it was out of service. By the numbers, it is estimated that: Total work amounted to 48,960 hours of …

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Windstar Cruises’ New “Have You Ever” Promotion Includes 22 Can’t-Miss Itineraries in Europe 2017 Summer Sale

Never have I ever heard the visceral roar of the Monaco Grand Prix from premier grandstand seats, or mingled with the “glitterati” of Monte Carlo before retiring to my yacht. Never have I ever watched a live Russian ballet performance actually in Russia. Never have I ever chased shots of ouzo with plates of mezes …

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Windstar Takes Manhattan

Boutique luxury cruise line plans first-ever itineraries in New England & Canada, with highlights of Boston, New York, Montreal, Quebec City, and more.   Start spreading the news, Windstar Cruises will be sailing into (and out of) Manhattan on its first-ever itineraries in New England and Canada beginning summer/fall 2018. Windstar’s 212-guest all-suite yacht Star …

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Windstar Cruises’ 212-Guest Star Legend Earns Perfect 100 Score on USPH Inspection

Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend earned a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) Star Legend’s U.S.P.H. inspection took place on December 16, 2016, during the yacht’s first call to San Juan, Puerto Rico at the beginning of …

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Windstar President Hosts Panama Canal Cruise with Owner’s Suite Giveaway

A new set of Panama Canal locks opened for business in summer 2016, creating an additional lane of traffic aimed at allowing mega-ships to transit from Atlantic to Pacific. But as boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises knows, bigger isn’t always better. We, the small ship cruise company, just won the USAToday 10Best Best Boutique Cruise …

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Vote for Windstar Cruises Best Boutique Cruise Line

UPDATE: Windstar Cruises is Named Best Boutique Cruise Line in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016 Award. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Thank you everyone for voting for Windstar! Vote today! Windstar Cruises has been nominated …

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15 Brand New Cruises to Asia & the Caribbean in 2017 & 2018 Debut on Star Perks Event

We recently unveiled Windstar’s 2017-2018 Winter Voyage Collection, including 15 brand new cruises. The elegant 212-guest Star Legend is charting an adventurous course to the exotic ports of Asia and Arabia on 8 new itineraries beginning in October 2017 through April 2018. Also on deck, are 7 new sailings playing to Windstar’s small ship strengths and cruising …

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Diversity Sails Forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, Windstar’s First Black, Female Ship’s Master.

A fitting bit of news for March – introducing Captain Belinda Bennett. In addition to being the first female and black captain in Windstar’s history, she is the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.   An exclusive handful of women are currently making waves as captains, with the first American female captain …

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