Get closer to secluded coves, tiny villages, and misty fjords. To ancient ruins, medieval alleyways, quaint marinas. To unspoiled beaches and unfamiliar cultures. To enlivening your curiosity and awakening your sense of wonder. You’re closer than ever to the kind of unforgettable and local experiences that you travel to find in the first place. Experience cultures in ways that are personal, authentic, and unscripted — just as you would if you arrived in port on your own private yacht.

Windstar go out of their way to find out-of-the-way places

Windstar Knows the Way to France

Calling all Foodies and Wine Enthusiasts! Recently Luxury Travel Advisor published a focus piece (attached) on top picks for ocean cruise itineraries visiting France and highlighted an extraordinary Windstar voyage: Star Collector: Culinary Capitals of Spain & France. And as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, you’ll taste the essence of the culture at sea as well as in port.

“Another option for travellers seeking hefty time in France is Windstar Cruises’ 23-day “Star Collectors: Culinary Capitals of Spain & France.” Departing 2 May 2023, the 312-passenger Star Legend sails between Barcelona and Amsterdam with calls at La Rochelle, Lorient on Brittany’s southern coast, and Caen in northwestern France. But there’s more. This itinerary also will include overnights in both Rouen and Saint-Malo, as well as a double overnight in Bordeaux. In Rouen, we’d suggest cruisers choose Windstar’s private car/driver shore trip to Paris that includes an overnight hotel stay there and two days of touring.”

And remember, only Windstar Cruises offers you the choice to travel All-Inclusive or Cruise Only, and all Star Collector voyages receive complimentary laundry too!

Discover all of Europe

Leave the crowds behind and experience a different kind of cruise; where the allure, beauty and magic of the places you sail to is equalled only by the ship that takes you there.

Windstar Cruises’ small ships are exactly the right size with only 148 to 342 guests; they are large enough to pamper and entertain you,
yet small enough to tuck into the tiny harbours and hidden coves others can’t reach.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your ideal holiday – 021 434 9394