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Windstar Named Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Windstar Wind Surf

Windstar Cruises received the 2018 TravelAge West WAVE Award for Best Small-Ship Cruise Line at last night’s gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. The annual black-tie event brings together representatives from across the travel industry with West Coast travel agents to celebrate the best across many categories from air, hotel, and rail, to cruise line entertainment, family travel…

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Windstar Adds More Overnights in Some of the World’s Greatest Places

Windstar sailing ship

Windstar Cruises guests are world travelers who want to actively experience destinations first-hand, not steal glimpses through windows. More than 45 percent of Windstar’s cruises now offer a late night (10 p.m. or later) or overnight in port that allows cruisers much more time to explore. This is just one way the small ship cruise line enhances the guest experience…

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Windstar Cruises Doubles Up On Top-Level Concierge Collection

Windstar Europe

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has doubled its number of Concierge Collection shore excursions in 2018, increasing the total number of these unique tours to 90. Concierge Collection excursions are more intimate, small group experiences that range in size from just four to 12-16 guests, most often under 10. The program is designed for those travelers who are looking for…

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Windstar Announces Wind Surf 51-day Grand Mediterranean Cruise 2019

Windstar Wind Surf

Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an epic adventure visiting the best ports in central Europe sailing across the culturally-rich Mediterranean, one of the world’s most beautiful seas. An equal match, the majestic Wind Surf is the world’s largest sailing ship…

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Windstar Announces Impressive Roster of Expedition Team Members for Alaska 2018 Cruise Season

Windstar Alaska Kayak

Windstar Cruises recently announced its brand-new Windstar Signature Expeditions program – an enriching and immersive experience debuting on the small ship cruise line’s all-suite Star Legend sailings in Alaska this spring and summer. Each of Windstar’s cruises in Alaska (starting in May) will feature six expert guides with a deep understanding of geology, marine biology, history, photography, botany, and more….

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Explore Rarely Seen Wonders of Alaska with Windstar’s New Signature Expeditions

Windstar Alaska

Windstar Cruises is serving up intimate adventures and active enrichment with a luxurious twist announcing the launch of a new Signature Expeditions program. Windstar’s Signature Expeditions will offer extremely high touch experiences both onboard ship and in the marine and wildlife environments where the award-winning boutique line sails. The new Signature Expeditions program kicks off in May of 2018 with…

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When the Sea is Your Runway, You Hoist French Couture Sails

Windstar Windsurf

Windstar Cruises’ flagship sailing vessel Wind Surf, one of the largest motor sail yachts (MSY) in the world at 14,745 GRT, recently received crisp new sails, nearly half a football field worth of sturdy Dacron sail-cloth measuring 21,570 square feet. Wind Surf’s five new sails were hand-crafted in France by a world-class team of maritime designers and artisans at Incidence…

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Windstar Debuts A Taste of James Beard at Sea

Andy Ricker

Windstar Cruises announces Chef Andy Ricker (pictured) as the new guest chef aboard the January 20, 2018 Icons of Southeast Asia sailing. The James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruise is a 14-day journey from Hong Kong to Bangkok, making Ricker – a celebrated Thai cuisine chef – a perfect choice to guide guests on a feast for the senses. Ricker…

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Windstar Debuts New Land Tours, Itineraries, Adventurous Shore Excursions in Asia

Windstar sailing ship

Travelers looking for the perfect mix of casual comfort and outright adventure should look no further than upscale cruise line Windstar Cruises. The 212-guest Star Legend will ply the ancient waterways of Asia in the way only small ships can. The line just announced five new cruise dates in fall 2018 running September to November and has added to already…

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