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Why Windstar Cruises

The World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line

- Condé Nast Traveler

Step away from the crowds. Away from towering decks and a thousand people, or even more. Away from lines, from waiting, away from the whole idea of group travel.
Step into amazing places, relish intimate cultural experiences, and connect with the world, its people and yourself as only a small ship can help you do. This is your vacation, your own experience. As individual as you are.
Welcome to the world of small ship cruising — to Windstar’s graceful yachts, each one welcoming fewer than 310 lucky guests. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar gives you more true small ship choices than anyone in the world.
Every Windstar voyage starts with you. With a stateroom or suite that’s updated in classic contemporary style with your comfort in mind. With small, handcrafted shore excursions that take you closer and show you more. With legendary service that has been acclaimed the best on the seas.
Come away from the ordinary — come to the small ship world of Windstar.

Private Yacht Experience

It Feels Like Your Very Own

Private Yacht Experience
Imagine spending a week on a friend’s private luxury yacht. Unlike the crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 310 guests on board. Your yacht is anchored in hidden harbors, docked in tiny ports, and in the heart of charming cities. While others wait for tenders in tedious lines, you swim and kayak off your own Watersports Platform. You step ashore into the center of amazing city scenes to explore the secret charms of places larger ships simply cannot reach.

Each meal is a treat for your senses, prepared by a premier chef and served in intimate, impeccable style along with a superb collection of fine wines.

This is your private space — from the indulgent luxury of your own stateroom or suite to your favorite spot on deck.

It's All About You

We Take Your Experience Personally

It's All About You

From the moment you step on board and we greet you by name to the moment we reluctantly bid you farewell, you are our first priority. Every moment of your Windstar experience is all about you.

The pampering begins the instant you or your travel professional asks a Windstar Vacation Planner to find the perfect match among our collection of voyages. It continues as we help plan and customize each aspect of your vacation.

When we at last welcome you on board, the fun really begins. Every time we see you smile. Every time we catch you by surprise by bringing you just the right thing at just the right time. Every time we see that look on your face that tells us this is like nothing you’ve ever done before. You make our day.

Closer to the World

Explore. Engage. Discover. Connect

Closer to the World

See more, linger longer, have the kind of adventure that defines the difference between tourism and true travel. Only on Windstar’s small ships can you rub shoulders with the glitterati in Monte Carlo, dive among coral cliffs in Tahiti, nestle into picturesque ports in Capri, and trace your way through Iceland’s enchanting fjords.  You’ll mingle with yachtsmen in their favorite spots like Hvar and Jost Van Dyke. You’ll dine with the gods in ancient Ephesus, make a wish as the moon bathes in the canals of Venice, and thrill to the exquisite precision of Andalusian horses.

Each Windstar voyage connects you to the world, the place, the people that broaden your vision and open your heart.

Luxury As You Like It

Freedom... The Ultimate Luxury

Luxury As You Like It

We believe the ultimate luxury is an experience designed specifically to your personal tastes, just like your own private yacht. That’s why Windstar gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to pick your own pleasures. All the luxuries you expect are built in — and you can add as many more as you like, making your cruise exactly as inclusive as you want it to be. In one simple call our Vacation Planner can help you or your travel professional make your Windstar vacation completely inclusive — or create a personal, custom-made experience. Would you like alcoholic beverages included — our pleasure. A perfect collection of shore excursions picked precisely to your interests — of course. Can we make all your air, hotel, and group transportation arrangements — naturally. We’ll even take care of your laundry.

This is luxury. Exactly as you like it.

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