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about Windstar cruises

180 Degrees from Ordinary
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Founded in 1984 as Windstar Sail Cruises, Windstar Cruises is a small ship cruise line that offers an intimate and unique way to experience the world.

With a fleet of five sail-powered vessels, Windstar sails to over 60 destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Alaska, and Europe.

Windstar Cruises imagines and delivers personalized and immersive experiences 180° from ordinary.

Windstar Cruises Feature Highlights

The Luxury of Choice with Windstar Cruises
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    small yacht seafaring
    Windstar's Small Yacht Fleet provide guests the opportunity to visit the most secluded and desirable destinations.
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    Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions which provide authentic local experience.
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    No matter the destination, the local flavor is deliciously captured when you dine onboard your Windstar ship.

Windstar Cruises Overview Video

Everything you need to know about booking with us

Windstar Ship Classes

Two Classes of Ships, One Amazing Experience
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    Wind class - sailing yachts
    From newly renovated Wind Surf to Wind Star and Wind Spirit, each is perfectly sized to deliver you to the doorsteps of some of the world's most remarkable cities, beaches, and ports.
    • Class Size:
      3 Sailing Yachts
    • Speed:
      Up to 12 Knots
    • Total Guests:
      170-342 Guests
    • Crew Size:
      80-210 Members
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    star plus class - motor yachts
    Star Breeze; Star Legend, and Star Pride have each been expanded and recently transformed from bow to stern. Enjoy two new, renowned, world-class, chef-inspired restaurants.
    • Class Size:
      3 Motor Yachts
    • Speed:
      Up to 18 Knots
    • Total Guests:
      342 Guests
    • Crew Size:
      125 Members

Windstar and Other Cruise Lines

Small Yacht Seafaring Reimagined
Specialty Dining Non-Alcoholic Beverages Alcohol Shore Excursions Minimum Guest Age Water Sports Enrichment Crew to Guest Ratio
Star Clippers N/AExtraExtraExtra6 Month OldsYesN/A1:2
Windstar Cruises IncludedIncludedBeverage Package AvailableExtra8 Year OldsYesGuest Lecturers on select voyages1:1.5
Sea dream N/AIncludedAll InclusiveIncluded1 Year OldsYesN/A1:1
azamara ExtraIncludedNon-Premium Brands IncludedExtra6 Month OldsNoAmazing Events1:2

The Windstar Experience

Immeasurable added value to Windstar trips with Windstar Cruise Sale
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Water Sports Platform

The Watersports Platform allows guests easy access to the ocean around them. Included on each of our six yachts and provides unlimited use of all equipment needed for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkel equipment, sailing, swimming, water skiing, and windsurfing.

If that all sounds like too much work for your vacation, a large foam flotation island is often unfurled into the sea, allowing guests to lounge, casually swim, and take in the view around them.

Cruise ship cabin interior
Services Enrichment

From the plush leather headboard to the fine Egyptian linens and marble bathroom, enjoy the thoughtfully designed spaces, with more room for storage than you've ever imagined finding on a ship, and the luxurious touches just for your pleasure, like L'Occitane bath products.

Everything is made to order for your enjoyment. Soft lighting, beautiful artwork, seascape color schemes, and there's so much more awaiting you tomorrow.

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