Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting approximately 270 ports in 2019 sailing throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, Canada and New England, and cruising year-round in Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising with a total of 1,242 passenger berths calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in over 60 countries. The boutique cruise line carries fewer than 310 passengers on its small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary program as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, known for “Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint.”
Windstar was voted Best Boutique Cruise Lines by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards; Porthole Cruise Magazine choose Windstar Cruises as the Most Romantic Cruise line and Best Tall Ship plus Best Cruise Partnership. Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Gold List Selection for Best Small Ships (fewer than 500 guests). Windstar Cruises has been selected as the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation and sponsor of the organization’s JBF Awards, Taste America®, Chefs & Champagne® and Celebrity Chef Tour.
Sailing under the banner of its appropriate tag line "180º From Ordinary," Windstar offers an alternative to the typical cruise or resort vacation. The Windstar passenger sees the world from romantic small ships with luxurious accommodations, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and exquisite service and cuisine.
You'll discover why Windstar is beyond the ordinary at every turn. In the way the crew greets you and caters to your smallest wishes, respectful yet familiar. In the casually elegant ambiance that pervades everything, from the wide and varied dining choices to your luxurious ocean-view stateroom or suite.
Discover Windstar’s distinctive small ship advantage.
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