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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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DAY 1: San Diego

10 Night
West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza 10d San-van

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San Diego
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14 Night
Ocean Crossing + Ponta Delgada, Azores 14d Ph1-lis

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St. Maarten
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Ponta Delgada, Lisbon ...
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DAY 1: San Juan

7 Night
Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets 7d Sju-sju

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San Juan
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Grenada, Bequia ...
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DAY 1: Lisbon

25 Night
Mayan Magnificence, Transatlantic Tranquility 25d Lis-mia

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Lisbon
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Madeira, Miami ...
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15 Night
Transatlantic 15d Bgi-lis

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Barbados
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Lisbon ...
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12 Night
The Maritimes & Manhattan 12d Mtr-mnh

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Montreal
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Quebec City, Gaspe ...
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10 Night
Jungles & Jewels Of The Central American Coast 10d Mia-mia

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Miami
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Key West, Costa Maya ...
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10 Night
Ancient Wonders Of Greece & Ephesus 10d Pir-pir

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Athens
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Nafplion, Mykonos ...
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7 Night
San Juan & The Virgin Islands 7d Sju-sju

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San Juan
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St. Thomas, St. Barts ...
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18 Night
Pilgrimage To The Parthenon, Pyramids & Petra 18d Pir-bcn

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Athens
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Limassol, Jerusalem ...
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10 Night
Jungles & Jewels Of The Central American Coast 10d Mia-mia

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Miami
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10 Night
Greece Via The Corinth Canal & Turkey: The Marvels Of Ancient Rivals 10d Pir-pir

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Athens
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Isla Margarita, Katakolon ...
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7 Night
Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets 7d Sju-sju

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San Juan
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Grenada, Bequia ...
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11 Night
Alaskan Splendors 11d Van-sew

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Vancouver
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Ketchikan, Wrangell ...
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Greek Isles 7d Pir-pir

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Athens
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Mykonos, Kusadasi ...
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27 Night
*new 27d Bcn-mia

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Barcelona
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Malaga, Tangier ...
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7 Night
Jewels Of Windward Islands 7d Bgi-bgi

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Barbados
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St. Lucia, Casablanca ...
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10 Night
Mediterranean Island Hopping Adventures 10d Bcn-pir

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Barcelona
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Palma de Mallorca, Minorca ...
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11 Night
*new 11d Ph1-ph1

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St. Maarten
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Nevis, Dominica ...
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7 Night
San Juan & The Virgin Islands 7d Sju-sju

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San Juan
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14 Night
Transatlantic 14d Lis-bgi

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Lisbon
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Barbados ...
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11 Night
*new 11d Bos-mtr

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Boston
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Portland, Bar Harbor ...
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7 Night
Fishing For The Sea Of Cortez 7d Pvr-san

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Puerto Vallarta
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La Paz, Loreto ...
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7 Night
Dreams Of Tahiti 7d Ppt-ppt

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Tahiti
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Moorea, Raiatea ...
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18 Night
Cultures & Charms Of Italy & Croatia 18d Vce-cvv

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Venice
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Rovinj, Split ...
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Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks

  • 2019 Best Shore Excursions
  • 2019 Best Shore Excursions
  • 2018 Best for Romance
  • 2018 Best for Romance
  • 2017 Best for Romance
  • 2017 Best for Romance
  • 2016 Best Luxury Cruise Line for Romance
  • 2016 Best Luxury Cruise Line for Romance

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination

  • 2018 Top-Rated Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda Destinations
  • 2017 Top-Rated Panama Canal & Central America Destinations

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.

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




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