Group Vacation Ideas

Going on a vacation with your friends is one of the best ways to travel. There are many benefits of group travel — you can explore a new city and culture with your favorite people, make new memories and strengthen your relationships. The first step of planning your group trip is picking the perfect destination. There are so

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What to Know About the Blue Lagoon Before You Visit Iceland

What to Know About the Blue Lagoon Before You Visit Iceland

Are you curious about the Blue Lagoon? Perhaps you’ve seen photos of bathers relaxing in the lagoon’s milky turquoise waters, or maybe you’ve listened to …

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Cruise Secrets of Long-Time Cruisers

There’s a reason many first-time travelers become lifelong cruisers — cruise vacations combine all the best parts of the land and sea for an unforgettable …

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Tips for Vacationing With Friends

It’s Saturday night, and you’ve gathered with your closest friends. Suddenly, you have the idea to cruise the Mediterranean, just you and your pals, and …

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Group Travel Tips and Benefits

Are you used to trekking the globe solo or with a significant other? While traveling alone or with a partner has benefits, like quiet “me …

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bucket list travel ideas

Ultimate Bucket List Travel Ideas

What’s on your bucket list? Do you dream of ancient ruins or some of the world’s most beautiful beaches? Maybe your list is brimming with dazzling …

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us virgin islands travel guide

U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Guide

Are you dreaming of an easy, breezy tropical escape? Consider the U.S. Virgin Islands, also known as America’s paradise. The U.S. Virgin Islands are ideal …

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Group Vacation Ideas

Group Vacation Ideas

Going on a vacation with your friends is one of the best ways to travel. There are many benefits of group travel — you can …

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The History of Wine in Italy

The History of Wine in Italy

Wine is one of Italy’s most iconic products. Italy has more than 4,000 years of winemaking experience and a near-perfect climate for producing winemaking grapes. …

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The History of Italian Food

The History of Italian Food 

When you think of Italy, there’s a good chance that the first thing that pops into your head is Italian food. Italy has built a …

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The History of Olive Oil

The History of Olive Oil

If you’ve ever enjoyed a flavorful salad dressing, lightly seasoned meat with olive oil or perhaps olive oil mixed with spices for bread dipping, you …

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What to Do in Jamaica on a Cruise

What to Do in Jamaica on a Cruise

Jamaica has a lot to offer travelers, from the oceanside scenery to English-oriented island resorts. Jamaican food culture is known for the refined rum, Red …

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The History of Rosenborg Palace

The History of Rosenborg Palace

Are you planning a trip to Copenhagen? If so, consider adding Rosenborg Castle to your itinerary. Rosenborg Castle is a must-see for history buffs, art …

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Eat + Drink

Discover exquisite local flavors and innovative culinary creations.
Coquilles Saint-Jacques on a beach

Provençale Scallops

Did you ever wonder why scallop shells are iconic throughout European history, topping classical arches and doorways, marking pilgrim paths and even conveying a Greek …

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View of Alaskan Fishing Crab Boats at Port in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Crab Feast! Alaska is the Hot Spot for Crab

Belly up to the bar. Tie on the bib. Roll up your sleeves. It’s crab feast time! Whether you’re traveling in Alaska or purchasing crab …

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Ankara and Kocatepe Mosque at sunset in Turkey

Bring a Taste of Turkey Home

If you’ve spent any time in Turkey, you have surely been introduced to kofte – ground meat seasoned with spices. Each region and town will …

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Rolling green hillsides and buildings of Tuscany

Tuscan Enigmatic Vines & Wines

Why does Sangiovese grow best in Tuscany? Italy cultivates more than 370 wine grape varieties over 1.7 million vineyard acres, but Sangiovese, a difficult and …

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Olive garden in Montenegro

Secrets of Fresh, Organic Olive Oil Revealed at Montenegro’s Moric Family Farm

Deep dive into delicious olive oil country on the Taste of Montenegro tour offered in Kotor, a port on the Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast. …

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Around Iceland Travel Tips: A Meal in Every Port

Though the onboard kitchen of Windstar’s Star Pride is notable for its international cuisine, circumnavigating Iceland allows for access to remote restaurants with local specialties …

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How Vacation Time Helps You Avoid Burnout

How Vacation Time Helps You Avoid Burnout

Even the busiest of us need a vacation at some point. Taking regular breaks at work is how to make sure you’re eating enough and …

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How Much Money Should I Take on a Cruise?

How Much Money Should I Take on a Cruise?

Your cruise fare includes the basics, such as accommodations, meals, entertainment and transportation to ports of call, so you may be ready to leave your …

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Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise

Instead of taking your friends out to the same old restaurant or having a game night at your place for your birthday, try something different …

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An Overview of Fire Dancing

Dance has long been a way for cultures to express themselves and tell stories about what they value. Depending on context and location, dancing can …

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How to Plan a Honeymoon Cruise

Your honeymoon marks you and your spouse’s new life together. No other vacation will be your honeymoon, so it’s worth making it special. If you …

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11 Retirement Gift Ideas for the Seasoned Traveler

Is a friend, family member or coworker about to retire from a long career? If they love to travel, you have plenty of ways to …

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Celebrations

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Windstar Buzz

Looking for the latest news from Windstar Cruises? This is where you will find it.

Windstar Loves Travel Advisors

May 5, 2021 is Travel Advisor Appreciation Day and Windstar loves Travel Advisors! Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is recognizing the hard work these professionals do by announcing a #WindstarLovesAdvisors Send Your Travel Advisor on a Cruise Vacation contest, where travel advisors can be nominated by their clients and colleagues to win a seven-day cruise aboard one of Windstar’s newly reimagined, 312-passenger all-suite yachts.

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Sketch of new Windstar submarine - Star Fish

ANNOUNCING WINDSTAR’S NEW $500 MILLION SEA SUBMARINE INITIATIVE

DIVE INTO VACATION DELIGHT ABOARD STAR FISH, WINDSTAR’S NEW SUBMARINE Go deep on distinct travel experiences beyond conventional cruise lines, slipping beneath the waves to …

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Bill Hare – Windstar Yacht Club Member Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Mary & Michael Sperry –Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Carol & Richard McMakin – Windstar Cruises’ Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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Tod & Lisa Johnstone – Yacht Club Members Profile

We’re kicking off the launch of our newly enhanced loyalty program by celebrating our past guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll …

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