Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting 170 ports throughout Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, sailing year-round in Tahiti and the South Pacific, and adding newly announced Alaska, Canada, New England, Asia and Arabia. The boutique cruise line is the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, and the small ships are known for offering an intimate private yacht-style experience, unique itineraries, and exclusive access to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Windstar Cruises was named a Top Small Ship Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 and by USA Today as the 2016 Best Boutique Cruise Line.
On board guests also experience the extraordinary. No crowds, no formal nights, no lines, just a casually elegant vibe and friendly atmosphere. The moment guests arrive they’ll notice the ever-attentive crew at your service, providing them with what they want and need, when they want and need it. No matter what destination beckons, the local flavor of the culture is deliciously captured when dining onboard a Windstar ship. Fresh, local ingredients — often selected by the ship’s chef on a trip to the local market — along with seasonal produce and culinary ingenuity, go into each perfectly presented dish made to guests’ liking. These are unforgettable experiences – as unexpected as they are authentic – that are 180 degrees from ordinary.