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Windstar Cruises

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About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises offers a trio of masted sailing ships, as well as a trio of all-suite small cruise ships. Passengers embrace a casual-yet-upscale environment and active exploration in port. Deck barbecues and beach parties are a highlight, as are water sports right from the ship.

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7 Night
Yachtmans Harbors Of The Rivieras 7d Cvv-bcn Details

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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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11 Night
Monteverde Cloud Forest & Arenal Volcano Cruise To...Details

Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Costa Rica & Panama Canal 7d Onx-ptc Details

Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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12 Night
Portuguese Passages & Spanish Shorelines: A Cruise...Details

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Wind Spirit

18 Night
Twice The Tahiti 18d Ppt-ppt Details

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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11 Night
Monteverde Cloud Forest & Arenal Volcano Cruise To...Details

Leaving:Puntarenas
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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9 Night
Antiquities Of The Adriatic & Greece 9d Vce-pir Details

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Ancient Wonders Of Greece & Ephesus 10d Pir-pir Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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31 Night
Interesting Cultures Of The South Pacific: Melanes...Details

Leaving:Lautoka
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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17 Night
Twice The Tahiti 17d Ppt-ppt Details

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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17 Night
Romance Of The West Med 17d Lis-cvv Details

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

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Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Greek Isles 7d Pir-pir Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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10 Night
Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour 7d...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Lush & Lovely Islands Of The Lesser Antilles 7d Ph...Details

Leaving:St. Maarten
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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28 Night
South Caribbean Serenity & Costa Rican Nature 28d...Details

Leaving:Puntarenas
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Greek Isles 7d Pir-pir Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Scenic Alaska 7d Jnu-van Details

Leaving:Juneau
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Greek Isles 7d Pir-pir Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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8 Night
Dreams Of Tahiti Package With Air 7d+air/hotel Ear...Details

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
Dreams Of Tahiti 7d Ppt-ppt Details

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Who goes on Windstar cruise ships?

Windstar attracts adults all the way from 30 to 90 years, including honeymooners and people celebrating milestone birthdays or anniversaries. The core age, however, is 55 to 75, with most coming from North America; others come from New Zealand and Australia, the U.K. and other European countries. You won't find younger families onboard as Windstar draws the line at kids under 8.

Do I have to dress up on a Windstar cruise?

Not really. You can leave your formal dress and neckties at home and stick to country club casual sportswear. By day, most women wear walking shorts, slacks, skirts, sarongs and cover-ups; in the evenings resort-style dresses and dressy pants. Men usually wear walking or Bermuda shorts or khakis by day and lightweight trousers and collared shirts in the evening. Windstar doesn't allow shorts, flip-flops, jeans, hats or T-shirts during dinner at either of its dining venues.

Is everything free on Windstar cruises?

No. Although Windstar is a luxury line, its pricing is a la carte, which means the cruise fares are lower than most competitors. You choose what you want to pay for whether it be alcohol and soft drinks, Wi-Fi, shore excursions, gratuities and spa and beauty treatments.

The cruise fare covers all dining and unlimited use of the water sports platform, including equipment for snorkeling, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.

What are Windstar’s most popular activities?

There are few organized activities onboard a Windstar cruise, with most cruisers spending their time onshore exploring the ports being visited. The unregimented, relaxed life with outstanding food and service fits the passengers, and friendships spring up quickly. Many passengers take advantage of the water sports platform that's on most ships and all the toys that go with it. In the evening, passengers will chat in the main lounge, and while a house band might play for a little while, most cruisers get to bed early to take advantage of a full day in port the next day.

The line does have a robust partnership with the James Beard Foundation, with culinary demonstrations on every sailing that give passengers access to chef secrets.

On the sailing ships, the top deck will always be packed if the sails are scheduled to be unfurled.

Why go with Windstar?

  • Options to travel on masted sailing ships or all-suite yachts.
  • Intimate ships sail to destinations bigger ships can't.
  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1.
  • Casual atmosphere with fine dining.

Best for: Couples, sailing enthusiasts and independent travelers who love to explore off-the-beaten-path

Not for: Anyone looking for a wide range of dining and nightlife options

Windstar Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Great Yachtsman’s Caribbean Cruise

I am writing this as I go through my mandatory quarantine following another great cruise on the Wind Surf (the last one before operations were halted). This was our second Windstar cruise in less than 4 months... Read More
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Misty Morning

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Wonderful Cruise!!

We chose the Windstar Windsurf itinerary to celebrate my husband’s 55th Birthday and we are so glad we did!! It was a very nice change to sail on such a small ship as we enjoyed the beautiful views of the... Read More
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dacacruisin

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Special Needs

Sis is allergic to mold, fragrance and chemicals and our diet requires No salt: Windstar met and exceeded our highest hopes! The snorkel gear was great so in most ports we walked, took a water taxi or regular... Read More
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SonnyDelight

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

First Windstar Cruise, A T-Atl

This cruise was thrust upon us. We had booked a mid-Feb cruise on the stretched Star Breeze from BCN to MIA but construction delays cancelled that a few days before Christmas. Since we were within 60 days of... Read More
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CanadianKate

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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