Any cruise ship lets you see the world. Windstar brings it close enough so you can fully live it. See, hear, smell, taste and feel what it’s like to sail on a lovely ship into a small port, explore a hidden beach, see Moroccan goats standing in trees, taste a spicy Norwegian Bacalao stew and altogether lose yourself in a strange and wondrous culture. Our elegant cruise ships with fewer than 350 guests open up captivating new worlds and leave indelible, lifetime memories. Windstar’s small cruise ships and personalized approach bring you closer to each destination and every port, so you can see the world from new perspectives. Share intimate moments away from the crowds, and immerse yourself in local, exotic cultures, all on a cruise ship where surprise and delight are constant companions. And of course, part of the Windstar magic is our incredible personal service. Enjoy undivided attention from a crew who delights in remembering your name and preferences. Both gracious hosts and ambassadors, they delight in surprising you in discrete ways – satisfying your sweet tooth with an extra chocolate on your pillow or sharing the location of a favorite seaside café. This is 180 degrees from ordinary, where all your senses are indulged and your sense of wonder is awakened.
Cruising on a Windstar small ship is like going to your favorite neighborhood restaurant, where you see friends at the table across the way and the staff knows exactly what you'll order. It's an intimate experience where you'll share stories with like-minded travelers as you explore the world together. You'll experience new cultures with locals, making meals together and learning about their traditions and everyday life. Come up to the Open Bridge for a chat with the Captain and coffee with the First Mate, if not just to see the sunrise over the bow. Laugh with friends old and new at our Signature Onboard Barbecue and line dance the night away with your crew. No matter when your travels take you, know that your Windstar family is with you.
Portofino, St. Kitts, Taipei … no matter what destination beckons you, the local flavor of the culture is deliciously captured when you dine onboard your Windstar ship. Fresh, local ingredients — often selected by your ship’s chef on a trip to the local market — along with seasonal produce and culinary ingenuity, go into each perfectly presented dish. And naturally, you have a choice of venues to dine in, all with open seating. Dinner in the exquisite Amphora, lunch alfresco at Veranda, dessert in Stella Bistro. Or drinks and dinner at a magical, moonlit Candles.
A day on board your Windstar ship is a day of choices, all of them good. Perhaps you’ll begin with a relaxing massage in WindSpa. Or maybe an invigorating workout in the Fitness Center. Even better, why not both? After a sumptuous lunch in Veranda, make a splash from the Watersports Platform off the ship’s stern. Everything you can think of for fun in the water is there — swimming, kayaking, sail-boarding, even water skiing. And it’s all complimentary, of course. Sun yourself on deck, take a dip in the whirlpool, then catch up on email or grab a DVD for your stateroom or suite in the Library. After dinner, dance to live music in the Lounge. This is your ship, so of course you’re welcome on the Bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes, and vistas with you. As you prepare for another amazing Windstar day, enjoy a nightcap anywhere you like — on deck, in the Lounge, or why not let us bring it to your suite or stateroom? Your day ends just as it began, blissfully.
Other cruise lines have bingo and trivia nights. Windstar has a Watersports Platform that open directly from the back of our ships and includes complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, water trampolines, and water skis. Spend time in the Lounge regailing your fellow guests about the bears you saw catching fish from the river or simply relax in the Library with an intriguing book. Take some "you" time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.
ABOARD EVERY WINDSTAR CRUISE YOU WILL ENJOY • Champagne welcome reception • Signature Sail Away to Vangelis’ “1492 Conquest of Paradise” • Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue and the beloved crew show* • Local performances on board** • Learning how to sail with the Captain or officers on our Open Bridge • Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites • Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes by James Beard Foundation chefs • All meals, in all venues, including 24-hour room service • All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks • Market tours with the chef to select seasonal local ingredients for upcoming meals** • Watersports Platform, including all watersports equipment featuring complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, water trampoline and more* * Dependent on port and weather conditions. Watersports equipment is not available in Alaska. Only Signature Expeditions will operate from the Watersports Platform when in Alaska. ** In most regions.
You're jet setting all over the world, but the best part is coming back to the comfort of a well-appointed private space. A place to unwind and rest, to reflect on the day's adventures. 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 en Provence® bath products. Everything is made to order for your enjoyment. Soft lighting. Beautiful artwork. Soothing, seascape color schemes. Every stateroom, every suite has been redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards and matchless style. Go ahead and slip into your cozy robe and comfy slippers and surrender to the mesmerizing ocean view. There's so much more awaiting you tomorrow.