When embarking on a Windstar cruise not only will you get closer to the world you want to see by visiting the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors, but you’ll also find that every hour is filled with magical moments at sea. Visit the Captain on the Bridge, dine under the stars, listen to the swell of music as your beautiful yacht leaves port during our signature Sail Away, on a Windstar yacht, magical moments are everywhere – and in endless supply. Here are five of our favorites:
1. Make a Splash
Who needs a beach when your yacht carries her own private island? Dive in straight off the back of the yacht’s water sports marina and enjoy complimentary board sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing and sail boating, take a closer look at the shore while kayaking, or just relax and float under the sun. With Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Tahitian itineraries visiting small isles with some of the best underwater locations for viewing sea life, snorkeling is also an option.
2. Dine Under the Stars
Whether in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, guests are invited to dine, buffet style, under the romantic billowing of the yacht’s sails during Windstar’s Yacht Deck Barbecue Gala. The party kicks off with a warm welcome from the Captain; the bar opens with complimentary wine, liquor and beer; and everyone on board gathers on the pool deck. Windstar chefs tantalize taste buds with an amazing spread of grilled entrees including roast suckling pig, lobster tails, crab legs, jumbo shrimp cocktail, marinated grilled lamb chops, just to name a few, along with a variety of salads, sides and decadent desserts. The night is full of surprises from impromptu performances to dancing under the stars to live music into the wee hours of the night.
3. Captain the Yacht
Windstar offers an open bridge policy, which means guests can drop by and acquaint themselves with the captain and officers who will demonstrate the yachts’ intriguing capabilities, as well as answer any questions.
4. Shop with the Chef
Cruising is definitely a time to experience the savors of other countries and cultures and with our chef guiding guests through local markets in the Caribbean and throughout Europe you’re able to discover a stunning array of local produce, handmade cheeses, and fresh seafood. You’ll learn from our talented chefs on how to select the best vegetables and fruits, as well as what to look for in artisan cheeses and wines as they interact with market vendors. There’s nothing quite like watching a master at work selecting the finest produce, and even more exciting is watching those ingredients pop up in the yacht’s menus in the coming days.
5. The Ultimate Souvenir
Pictures say a thousand words and what could be better than capturing a romantic photo of you and your loved one on our bow sprit. With the big blue as your back drop, this is one photo you’re sure to use to make all your online friends jealous. Say cheese!
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