Windstar

Overview

Sail away to engaging destinations with the luxurious Windstar Cruises. When you sail with Windstar Cruises, you'll enjoy an experience that's truly like no other. That's right, we said ``sail.`` With tall, billowing sails and gorgeous decks, Windstar Cruises offers beautiful sailing ships that make you feel like you're on your own private yacht. Windstar’s fleet has recently expanded to also include a few traditional luxury yachts, each of which will also offer the sophisticated luxury and intimate atmosphere for which Windstar is known.

Windstar Cruises Awards:

  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold for Expeditions Shore Excursions, Signature Expeditions in Alaska (2018)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold for Overall Small Cruise Line (500 passengers or less) (2018)
  • Travel + Leisure: World’s Best Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line (2018)
  • TravelAge West WAVE Award: Best Small-Ship Cruise Line (2018)
  • Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Best Adventure Cruise Line (2018)
  • The Affluent Traveler Collection: Best Specialty Cruise Line (2018)
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards: Best Service (2016)

Onboard Activities

With a cruise line as luxurious and detail-oriented as Windstar Cruises, you can expect only the best dining experience and cuisine – and Windstar delivers. The food will please, the service will astound and the venues will amaze. From the romantic outdoor dining of the Candles Grill to the rich desserts of Stella Bistro, Windstar’s dining experience is elegant and top-notch. There is no set dining schedule, so you can eat where you want, when you want. Plus, all of the onboard dining venues are included in your fare.
Windstar’s Lounges are the host for regional lectures, cocktail hours and sometimes even folkloric performances from local artists. All of these events are held to bring like-minded passengers together and to encourage an education of each destination.
Take in an unforgettable live music performance at the Compass Rose lounge and bar. This is a great place to grab a drink and meet some of your fellow cruise travelers.
Windstar’s ships are equipped with stern-mounted watersports platform – your launching point for a variety of watersports, including snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing. Plus, with Windstar Cruises, all equipment rentals are complimentary.
Spend some time in the stylish onboard casino and see if lady luck is on your side. Windstar’s casinos are always buzzing with lively characters and good conversation – a great way to unwind at sea.
Spend some time in the stylish onboard casino and see if lady luck i

Windstar’s fleet of ships may be smaller than most, but you’ll still find a proper fitness center on board. You’ll have unlimited access, so you can stay in shape as you sail all over the world.

s on your side. Windstar’s casinos are always buzzing with lively characters and good conversation – a great way to unwind at sea.

Windstar’s popular “Sail and Cycle” themed cruises sail along the beautiful coasts of southern Spain to some of the region’s most scenic cities. On shore, you’ll be able to bicycle through the mesmerizing European countryside and towns; the terrain will vary from easy to moderate, but you can always count on an unforgettable ride.

 

Destinations

Alaska

Alaska

Europe

Europe

Ports

Barcelona, Spain

Civitavecchia, Italy

Colon, Panama

Copenhagen, Denmark

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Leith, Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal

Papeete, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Philipsburg, St Maarten, St Martin/St Maarten

Piraeus, Greece

Reykjavik, Iceland

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Seward, AK

Stockholm, Sweden

Venice, Italy

FAQs

Can I be contacted by friends and family?
Yes. Friends & family can call while you cruising.
Can we hire a suit for the formal nights?
Onboard Windstar there are no dedicated formal nights. Every night the dress code is “casual elegance”. Therefore there are no clothes for hire onboard any of the ships.
Can we set up an email account onboard?
Windstar Cruises do not have this facility, however they do offer full internet access which is dependent on the course and position of the ship (internet may not be available on transatlantic crossings). Wireless internet connections are available on all three ships and can be accessed in public areas, staterooms and suites. Laptops are available for rental at approx US$20 per day. The msy Wind Surf has an internet facility with eight computer workstations.
Can you take alcohol onboard?
You can bring wine & champagne onboard. If you choose to consume this in the restaurants or bars, a some corkage fee will apply. Other alcoholic beverages such as spirits purchased in the ship’s stores or otherwise brought on board cannot be consumed. These bottles/containers will be collected and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the cruise.
Do we have to book for dinners/shows/activities onboard?
No, bookings are not required for meals or onboard activities.
What is the smoking policy?
As of November 22, 2008, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ship including the staterooms. Smoking is only allowed on the outside decks in designated smoking areas.
What is the youngest age allowed onboard?
Infants aged 24 months or younger are not permitted on board.
What time is embarkation?
This depends on the cruise and may be subject to change. Please refer to the brochure or your documentation for correct embarkation time.

Reviews

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My family

 had a wonderful experience at the Norwegian cruise.
They were all praises for the arrangements done by your agency from beginning to the end of tour.
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