Awards & Accolades


Awards & Accolades

Windstar is proud to have been recognized with top honors from some of the most respected leaders in our industry. And each year we bring home more of these prestigious awards. So take it from the experts — it doesn’t get any better than this. Windstar. Extraordinary.

2015

2015 Porthole Cruise Magazine - Windstar Cruises won Most Romantic Cruise Line of the 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

2015 Condé  Nast Traveler — Windstar Cruises recognized as #3 World’s Best Cruise Line in Small Ship Cruising in the 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

2015 Cruise Critic.com— Windstar Cruises Costa Rica is listed in Best Cruises for Nature Lovers

2015  Landry & Kling – Wind Spirit included on the Top 10 Ships for Top-Tier Events

2015  Travel Weekly – Ranked as Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ships (500 passengers or less) in Magellan Awards

2015 Cruise Critic.com – Star Breeze named Best Ship Refurbishment in the Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

2015  Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises listed as Best for Romance in the Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

2015 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2015 Islands Magazine – Star Legend’s San Juan & the Virgin Islands listed as one of the Best 6 Cruises for 2016 with its unique call in Montserrat

2015 Condé Nast Traveler – Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands featured as the #1 Cruise to Book

2015 Forbes Life – Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast featured as one of 6 Romantic Escapes to Live Out Your Italian Dreams

2015 Fox News – Rated among Top European Cruises If You Are a Honeymooner

2015 Island Magazine – Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast is recognized as #1 Best Cruise Trip: Editor’s Pick

2015 Islands Magazine – Wind Star is ranked #1 Best Cruise to Greece

2015 Metro – Jewels of the Windward Islands included in Five Caribbean Cruises “Off the Beaten Path”

2015 Travel + Leisure – Windstar Cruises recognized as Best Small Ship Cruise Line in World’s Best Cruise Lines Award

2015 Travel Channel – Top rating in Travel’s Best Honeymoons

2015 Wall Street Journal – Dreams of Tahiti is featured in Luxury Ocean Liners with the Best Travel Perks

2015 Yahoo Travel – Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands listed in Cruises to Unknown Islands That Are Hard to Pronounce But Easy to Love

2014

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises recognized as #1 in the world in Readers' Choice Awards “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines”

2014 Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Romance in Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks

2014 Travel Weekly – Ranked as Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or less) in Magellan Awards

2014 Wall Street Journal Cheat Sheet – Wind Surf’s Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain featured as one of the top 7 cruises for non-cruisers

2014 Luxury Cruise News – Wonders of Arabia featured as the Best Exotic Destination Cruise in the Best Cruises of 2015

2014 Travel Channel – Greek Isles & Turkish Delights selected for the Best Mediterranean Cruise

2014 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #2

2014 Travel Pulse.com – Wind Surf’s Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain voyage recognized as one of “Seven Cruises Foodies Must Try”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar’s Wind Surf Suites recognized as one of the 10 “Sexiest Cruise Ship Cabins”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 19th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2014 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2014 Fodors – Star Pride’s Singapore & Malay Peninsula recognized as one of the 10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

2014 USA Today – Windstar’s Costa Rica voyage listed as one of the best cruises for animal lovers.

2014 Wall Street Journal Cheat Sheet – Wind Surf’s Classic Italy & the Dalmatian Coast featured as the #5 best cruise to take.

2014 Bridal Guide – Wind Surf featured as the best honeymoon option for free spirits

2014 SAVEUR Magazine – Windstar Cruises recognized as an Outstanding Culinary Cruise Line in SAVEUR’s Culinary Travel Awards

2013

2013 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line for the fourth year in a row

2013 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises #2 on “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines” Readers' Choice Awards; recognized as #1 in Service, Itineraries, and Design

2013 Condé Nast Traveler – Wind Surf and Wind Star listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2013 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Honeymoons in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #3 in Best Overall Small Ship in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #1 for Best Embarkation in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #2 for Best Service in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Islands Magazine – Wind Surf’s Islands of Italy voyage ranked #1 in Top 10 Luxury Cruises

2013 Islands Magazine – Wind Spirit’s Jewels of the Windward Islands voyage listed in Top 20 Caribbean Cruises

2013 SAVEUR Magazine – Windstar Cruises recognized as an Outstanding Culinary Cruise Line in SAVEUR’s Culinary Travel Awards

2013 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2013 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Service for Small-Ship Cruise Lines Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2013 Travel Weekly – Received a Gold Magellan for Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or less)

2013 Yahoo! Travel – Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama voyage named as the top Central American cruise for Yahoo! Cruise Picks for 2013.

2013 Fox News – Windstar Cruises ranked one of the top 10 Caribbean Cruises for 2013

2013 Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises voted the Best Cruise Line Food aboard Luxury Cruise Lines.

2013 Women’s Choice Award – Windstar Cruises received the most recommended cruise line for adventure and small ship cruising among women from WomenCertified Inc.

2012

2012 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Honeymoons in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

2012 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 18th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines” and Platinum Circle Honor

2012 Condé Nast Traveler – All three Windstar ships listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2011 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2012 National Geographic – Windstar Cruises selected as one of the World’s 10 Best Cruises in the National Geographic: The 10 Best of Everything 2012

2012 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line for the third year in a row

2012 Islands Magazine – “All-Time Best Cruises” List for Mediterranean Voyages

2012 Tourism Review – Windstar Cruises #8 in “Top Ten Cruise Lines for Fitness”

2012 Porthole Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

2011

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises #3 on “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines” Readers' Choice Awards (score 85.8)

2011 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, 16th Annual Readers’ Poll rated #5

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 17th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – All three Windstar ships listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2011 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2011 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line, Readers’ Choice Platinum List

2011 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar’s Wind Surf named “Best Public Rooms” for Small Ships category

2011 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar’s Wind Surf named #2 for “Best Overall” for Small Ships category

2011 Islands Magazine – “All-Time Best Cruises” List for Mediterranean Voyages

2011 Porthole Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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