“Take everything you know about cruises and throw it out the porthole.”
Imagine discovering unspoiled beaches, unfamiliar cultures and undiscovered atolls. With Windstar Cruises you can enliven your curiosity and awaken your sense of wonder. 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.
Windstar go out of their way to find out-of-the-way places
You can set sail for stunning destinations like old world European villages, the remote Costa Rican coastline, the incredible Panama Canal, and the secluded coves and islands of Tahiti, Australasia and the Caribbean. In addition, Windstar has expanded its repertoire to include the very best of Alaska, Asia, Arabia and Canada & New England.
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.
Activities include dinner with a Croatian family in their village home, snorkelling with whale sharks off the coast of La Paz or getting closer to glaciers with a kayak launched directly from the ship, allowing you to explore other lands and see the world from a new perspective.
An immersive approach to the cultures and locals
Discover the essence of Tahiti’s pure waters in fresh ahi tuna, St. Lucia’s laid-back lifestyle in conch fritters, the terroir of Tuscany in delicious prosciutto. No matter what destination calls your name, the local culture is deliciously reflected in the meals you’ll enjoy on your Windstar ship. Fresh, local ingredients – often selected by your ship’s chef on a trip to the local market – seasonal produce and culinary ingenuity go into each perfectly presented dish.
On board you will experience no crowds, no formal nights, no lines, just a casually elegant vibe and friendly atmosphere. Drop by the Open Bridge for an impromptu lesson in chart reading. Jump directly off the yacht from the Watersports Platform. And most of all, do more of the things you want to do when you travel.
“Love having dinner on the deck under the sails and the stars! Windstar [has] the best cruises we have taken. Seen the most wonderful places. Wonderful crew… great service… delicious food.”—Vikki M
Windstar Voyage Collection 2021-2023
Alaska: Voyages are scheduled for early 2022 aboard the newly transformed all-suite Star Breeze. Including a 7-day Scenic Alaska cruise that will feature coastal wilderness cruising along the Canadian Inside Passage.
Asia: Sail Southeast Asia in late 2021 / early 2022. Comprehensive sailings in Asia including Island Hopping through Japan and Windstar Crew Hometowns: Philippines & Indonesia that are new and noteworthy itineraries.
Australia & New Zealand: In 2022, Windstar will debut its first-ever comprehensive itineraries to Australia & New Zealand aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze, visiting small, rarely visited ports of call like Middle Percy Island and Thursday Island. Overnights in Brisbane, Port Douglas, and Sydney, plus a late-night departure in Melbourne are other highlights.
Canada & New England: Windstar sails in Canada & New England in the fall aboard the newly transformed Star Pride. A Iceland to Montreal itinerary will focus on Greenland, including several days of scenic fjord cruising, and a New York to San Juan sailing with two overnight stops in Bermuda, plus a day in St. Kitts and St. Bart’s. In 2022, a Boston to San Juan sailing will include warm Bermuda beaches along the way.
Caribbean & Central America: Windstar will make a first-time visit to Miami and Key West in December 2021. In 2022, Windstar will offer sailings in Mexico, on both the East and West coasts, including an option from Cozumel to St. Maarten with visits to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and tiny Cayman Brac. In 2023, the Spanish Treasures via the Panama Canal starts on the Pacific side of the canal before heading to Panama’s Bocas del Toro and San Blas Islands, Cartagena / Santa Marta in Colombia, and ending in Aruba.
Mediterranean & the Holy Lands: Windstar returns after a several years to Ashdod and Haifa in Israel; Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt (including Cairo and the Pyramids); and Istanbul, with an overnight stay. Windstar will also make inaugural visits to Odessa, Nessebar, Bucharest, Sochi, Batumi, and Sinop on its Black Sea voyage. There are also cruise tours to the Douro Valley, Lake Como, and Meteora.
2022 brings a variety of sailings in the region including Island Gems of Spain & Portugal, with stops in the Canary Islands and Madeira, and a 8-day sailing along the coastlines of Greece, Cyprus, and Israel. There is also a Athens to Istanbul itinerary (including a tight squeeze through the small-ship-only Corinth Canal) with a first-time port in Turkey’s Çanakkale.
Northern Europe: Windstar sails in Northern Europe between May and September, including Scandinavia and the Baltic, Europe’s West Coast, and the British Isles aboard the newly transformed Star Legend and Star Pride. The popular Around Iceland itinerary returns as well as an option to be experienced as a cruise tour. Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords combines iconic northern capitals with a handful of smaller, less-visited ports. In 2022, Windstar’s Impressionist France brings a chance to travel from Bordeaux to Amsterdam with an overnight in St-Malo and scenic cruising on the Seine River, plus first-ever Windstar stops in Caen and Rouen (an overnight as well).
South Pacific: In September 2021 through March 2022, the Star Breeze will begin sailing in Tahiti, giving guests a unique chance to sail on the larger, all-suite, newly transformed yacht in this destination for a limited engagement. Windstar’s Wind Spirit will sail from Tahiti to Australia, stopping at the small island nation of Vanuatu and tiny Pantara Island at the outer fringes of New Caledonia, among other off-the-beaten-path South Pacific islands.
USA West Coast: In 2022, Windstar sails the West Coast of the USA and Mexico and will debut several itineraries, including Baja Blue Water & Treasures on the Sea of Cortez and a West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza with new stops in Victoria and Santa Barbara.
Herewith a link to the digital brochure – Voyage Collection 2021 – 2023
What else is new for 2022
Visit Australia & New Zealand, depart on an in-depth exploration of the Holy Lands or the less-visited islands of Japan, transit through the Kiel Canal and more.
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When you’re ready to cruise, know that the Beyond Ordinary Care programme offers hospital-grade protections, including HEPA filters and UV-C irradiation within the air handling system and enhanced sanitation measures for all guest and crew areas to deliver the 180 degrees from ordinary experience you expect when sailing with Windstar.
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