Windstar Cruises is undoubtedly one of the world’s most luxurious cruise lines and in our blog today, we’re taking a closer look at what this line and its fleet of superb ships can offer you for your next luxury cruise holiday.
Windstar’s private yacht-style cruises bring guests close enough so they can truly experience each fabulous destination in depth. Each Windstar Cruises yacht serves between 148 and 342 guests. This intimacy provides guests with the luxuries of time, space, and freedom to immerse themselves in both the journey and the destination — in ways you may never have imagined possible.
Windstar notes itself as being 180° From Ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary programs as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation.
Windstar Cruises Destinations
Sail for incredible destinations like the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, Alaska, Canada & New England, Australia & New Zealand, and more!
In the Mediterranean, visit destinations that much larger ships can’t navigate, including Rovinj, Croatia; Monemvasia, Greece; Sanary-sur-Mer, France; and Trapani, Italy, where the ship docks in the heart of delightful villages.
Shore excursions range from the essential highlights guided by locals to once-in-a-lifetime exclusive access tours, allowing you to explore other lands and see the world from a new perspective.
Windstar Cruises Fleet
Slip past the crowds to discover smaller ports and get to know the local culture on more intimate excursions. Windstar’s 148 to 342-guest small ships and personalised approach bring you closer to each destination and every port, so you can see the world from new perspectives. We offer two different yacht styles — the iconic sailing Wind Class and all-suite Star Plus Class — with custom-crafted journeys that highlight their unique attributes, whether island-hopping in Tahiti or cruising the Norwegian fjords. No wonder Windstar was voted the World’s Best midsize-ship ocean cruise line by the readers of Travel + Leisure in 2022.
Ships in the fleet include Star Legend, Wind Surf, Star Breeze, Star Pride, Wind Spirit and Wind Star. You can click on any of the above vessels to find out more about each one on an individual basis, including onboard accommodation options, guest facilities, sailing regions and so much more.
Windstar Cruises Culinary Excellence
Windstar is famed for its onboard and shore-side dining experience and as previously noted, they are the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation.
The two are partnered to bring you culinary experiences like no other! Through the program, Windstar works with the James Beard Foundation to bring together some of the most talented chefs on themed cruises and in the main dining program. Imagine dining on dishes created by not just one celebrity chef, but a list of all-stars with the likes of Maxime Bilet (The Cooking Lab), Evan Hanzcor (Egg), and Jose Mendin (Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Habitat, Baja Bao) every single night in the main Amphora dining room. For a truly beyond-ordinary experience, join a theme cruise featuring James Beard Foundation chefs and beverage experts, a foodie’s dream, with chef demos, dishes created by chefs themselves, and market tours. And learn their secrets as you watch demos of their recipes on every sailing.