Step away from the crowds. Away from towering decks and a thousand people, or even more.
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 155 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend in May of 2015. The all suite yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. The additional capacity opens up new itineraries such as voyages to Iceland, Puerto Rico, and beyond. Windstar was recently listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, coming in as the #3 cruise line in the world.
Private Yacht Experience
- Imagine spending a week on a friend’s private luxury yacht. Unlike the crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 300 guests on board. Your yacht is anchored in hidden harbors, docked in tiny ports, and in the heart of charming cities. While others wait for tenders in tedious lines, you swim and kayak off your own Watersports Platform. You step ashore into the center of amazing city scenes to explore the secret charms of places larger ships simply cannot reach. Each meal is a treat for your senses, prepared by a premier chef and served in intimate, impeccable style along with a superb collection of fine wines. This is your private space — from the indulgent luxury of your own stateroom or suite to your favourite spot on deck.
It’s All About You
- From the moment you step on board and we greet you by name to the moment we reluctantly bid you farewell, you are our first priority. Every moment of your Windstar experience is all about you.The pampering begins the instant you or your travel professional asks a Windstar Vacation Planner to find the perfect match among our collection of voyages. It continues as we help plan and customize each aspect of your vacation. When we at last welcome you on board, the fun really begins. Every time we see you smile. Every time we catch you by surprise by bringing you just the right thing at just the right time. Every time we see that look on your face that tells us this is like nothing you’ve ever done before. You make our day.
Closer To The World
- See more, linger longer, have the kind of adventure that defines the difference between tourism and true travel. Only on Windstar’s small ships can you rub shoulders with the glitterati in Monte Carlo, dive among coral cliffs in Tahiti, nestle into picturesque ports in Capri, and go behind the scenes to explore ancient Egyptian sites. You’ll mingle with yachtsmen in their favorite spots like Hvar and Jost Van Dyke. You’ll dine with the gods in ancient Ephesus, make a wish on a floating lantern in Hoi An, and thrill to the exquisite precision of Andalusian horses.Each Windstar voyage connects you to the world, the place, the people that broaden your vision and open your heart.
Luxury As You Like It
- We believe the ultimate luxury is an experience designed specifically to your personal tastes, just like your own private yacht. That’s why Windstar gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to pick your own pleasures. All the luxuries you expect are built in — and you can add as many more as you like, making your cruise exactly as inclusive as you want it to be. In one simple call our Vacation Planner can help you or your travel professional make your Windstar vacation completely inclusive — or create a personal, custom-made experience. Would you like alcoholic beverages included — our pleasure. A perfect collection of shore excursions picked precisely to your interests — of course. Can we make all your air, hotel, and group transportation arrangements — naturally. We’ll even take care of your laundry.This is luxury. Exactly as you like it.