A multi-award-winning cruise line, Windstar Cruises operates a small fleet of boutique-style masted sailing ships and small all-suite yachts, and travels extensively around Europe, North and Central America, and the South Pacific. With their slogan “180° from ordinary”, Windstar Cruises prides itself on outstanding service, destination authenticity, and exclusively personal travel experiences.
Windstar’s small yachts and personalised approach to cruising brings guests closer to each destination than ever before, creating intimate moments and allowing full immersion into the world’s most unique and exotic cultures. With fewer than 350 guests onboard each vessel, a voyage with Windstar will feel like you are on your own private yacht.
Shore excursions and destination immersion are at the heart of Windstar Cruises’ ethos. Choose from the Essentials collection, ideal for first-time cruisers and includes must-see sights; the Concierge collection involving smaller groups for hands-on cultural and culinary themed activities; or the Beyond Ordinary collection, featuring extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the most enthusiastic and adventurous travellers.
Flexibility makes your Windstar cruise completely stress-free; choose from various drinks and internet packages or, if you wish to really treat yourself, enjoy the convenience of the Captain’s Exclusive package, including unlimited WiFi and premium alcoholic beverages.
On board Windstar’s three traditional masted sailing ships, the accommodation is either a gracious stateroom or one of the more spacious suites.
The three yachts are all suites, ranging from an Ocean View to the Owner’s Suite.
WindSpa offers regional spa treatments and massage styles. Beauty treatments are also available, including manicures and hair styling.
State-of-the-art fitness equipment in the on-board gyms. The fitness suites are surprisingly large for the small Windstar vessels, with the largest being aboard the Wind Surf.
Take advantage of the watersports platform and equipment that go with it, including snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing.
Culinary demonstrations are popular on-board Windstar Cruises, through their partnership with the James Beard Foundation.
Evening activities are a peaceful and sophisticated affair, as both the main lounge and upper deck bar turn into music venues.
Shop with the chef for fresh local produce while in port.
Guest lectures aim to enhance guests’ understanding of local cultures and bring a fresh perspective on a plethora of fascinating subjects, from oceanography to languages to wildlife conservation.
Windstar Cruises aims to reduce its environmental impact by increasing the use of wind-powered sailing on their masted sailing ships. They are also dedicated to using cleaner fuel, and with Windstar yachts being generally much smaller than most cruising yachts, the environmental impact and carbon footprint is significantly lowered.