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Awards and Accolades

Everyone loves the Windstar experience
As the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers and a total of 1,230 berths, Windstar Cruises is widely acclaimed for our private yacht style cruising that brings you closer to the world, our beautifully appointed yachts, spectacular embarkation events, luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine, inventive itineraries, romantic ambiance, and so much more.
2014
  • 2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 19th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”
  • 2014 Fodors – Windstar’s new Singapore & Malay Peninsula voyage recognized as one of the 10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014
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.comWindstar Cruises awarded Best for Honeymoons in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards
  • 2012 Condé Nast TravelerWindstar Cruises listed on 18th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines” and Platinum Circle Honor
  • 2012 Condé Nast TravelerAll three Windstar ships listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2011 Reader’s Cruise Poll
  • 2012 National GeographicWindstar 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 ReviewWindstar Cruises #8 in “Top Ten Cruise Lines for Fitness”
  • 2012 Porthole Cruise MagazineWindstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
2011
  • 2011 Condé Nast TravelerWindstar Cruises #3 on “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines” Readers' Choice Awards (score 85.8)
  • 2011 Travel + LeisureWorld’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, 16th Annual Readers’ Poll rated #5
  • 2011 Condé Nast TravelerWindstar Cruises listed on 17th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”
  • 2011 Condé Nast TravelerAll 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.comWindstar’s Wind Surf named “Best Public Rooms” for Small Ships category
  • 2011 Cruisecritic.comWindstar’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 MagazineWindstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
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