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Pompeii Essential facts and tips to make the most of your day tour to the ruins

Once a popular resort destination for Rome’s upper class, a tour through present day Pompeii is an eerie yet fascinating journey through the last days …

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What to do in Santorini, Greece in 24 Hours

The first view of Santorini you will have, arriving by water across the crater of a long-ago drowned volcano, is a heart-stoppingly spectacular one. Sheer …

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Travel Hygiene Tips

Maintaining personal hygiene can seem challenging when you’re dog sledding in Alaska or hiking in Guatemala. And it can be just as tricky when you’re spending …

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How to Choose the Best Cruise Ship Room

Imagine strolling bougainvillea-lined paths with the Mediterranean sparkling below, or roaming through tropical greenery to reach a refreshing waterfall. A cruise allows you to enjoy …

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20 Travel Influencers You Should Follow

Do you need inspiration for your next globe-trotting adventure? Or do you need photos to satisfy your wanderlust as you wait to head abroad? In …

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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top Caribbean Cruise Hikes

You squint at the sun bouncing off turquoise waters and consider using the tiny umbrella in your cocktail as a shield from all the shimmering …

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Wildlife Found on Elba – Part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park

Pasta, pizza, historical sites and Italian leather goods are more apt to be on travelers’ reasons for visiting Italy than seeing wildlife. But for Windstar’s …

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Horse and rider in Iceland

Icelandic Horses in the Land of Fire & Ice

“Some say the world will end in fire; some say in ice.” Poet Robert Frost would have loved Iceland. He could view the landscape shaped …

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Star Pride ship goes through the Corinth Canal, Greece.


In their time, the Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus and Temple of Artemis were Grecian wonders of the world, but the Corinth Canal, a …

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Into the Icy Belly of Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier

Ice. No surprise – it’s a prominent feature of Iceland’s landscape. For a different perspective, go deep inside a glacier for a view from the …

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Concierge Collection: Cairo’s Shore Excursions

As the capital of Egypt, Cairo has many of the main attractions in the country. The Pyramids of Giza come on the top of those …

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Monemvasia seen from a distance


This former fortress town comes with a rich history. Monemvasia sits on an island off the Peloponnese in southern Greece, where it is among the …

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Tropical Cocktail Recipe Pinky’s delight by Angelo Labastida

While the crew is safely quarantined on board Wind Spirit, Angelo Labastida came up with a new cocktail for a bartender’s challenge called Pinky’s Delight …

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What to Do & Eat in Portofino

Portofino is an enchanting fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Known for being a destination for celebrities, Portofino offers visitors the chance to experience la …

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The Best Indonesian Food You Should Try

If unspoiled beaches, ancient temples and deep green rainforests aren’t enough to draw you to Indonesia, consider heading there for the food. With culinary influences …

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Anthony Sasso on a culinary themed cruise

There is a reason chefs work in kitchens. For some, it’s because they grew up in them, watching a mother or father roast chickens or …

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James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Review

Windstar Cruises’ affiliation with the James Beard Foundation provided us with much more than we expected as we cruised the western Mediterranean islands on the …

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Seared Sea Scallops, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Garden Peas, Citrus Butter Sauce Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops Serves 4 people 16 u 10 – 20  Scallops 12 Spears Grilled Asparagus Butter Sauce Garnish Pea Puree Olive Oil Sugar Salt …

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Birthday Group Celebration On A Luxury Cruise to Tahiti

When my husband asked what I wanted to do for my 40th birthday, I knew I wanted it to be special but with a birthday …

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Honoring a Hero: Korean War Veteran H.J. Burley Smith Retracing History on Windstar Cruises

During a Memorial Ceremony organized by the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA), Brigadier General (retired) and MPVA Director General Kim Kwang-woo (left) …

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A Poem About Cruising on Star Legend

Last week our returning guest – Mr. Richard Stevens wrote a beautiful poem about cruising on Star Legend. From Hong Kong and Bangkok’s energetic embrace …

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Windstar Cruises Celebrates Romance with Wedding Vow Renewal Packages

When we (Dawn West and Rod Kingdon) arrived onboard Star Pride we knew we were going to have our wedding vow ceremony on board the …

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Windstar President’s Cruise Honors Crew, Promotes Understanding

The sold-out second edition of the Windstar President’s Cruise sailed from Singapore to Hong Kong on a 14-night itinerary. Heavily loaded with ports of call …

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Why Honeymoons on Windstar Cruises are the Best

As an avid traveler who is married to somebody who has not yet had much of a chance to explore, planning our honeymoon was a …

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


As you know, we recently announced our new health and safety program called Beyond Ordinary Care, a multi-layered program to create a safer environment aboard …

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Crew Repatriation – How Windstar Managed to Return Crew Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 12, Windstar Cruises ceased embarking guests as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide. By March 15, all guests had disembarked Windstar’s ships and crew …

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Day in the life of 2nd officer Wind Star

When you look up at the tens of thousands of feet of sails flying from the tall masts of Windstar Cruises’ sailing yachts, think of …

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Introducing Eclectic New Spanish Restaurant: Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso

We are taking our cruise culinary program to the next level with a new Windstar Spanish Restaurant named Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso in partnership …

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Our $250 Million Star Plus Initiative Completes its First Milestone in Palermo, Italy

We cut our ship in half! On October 17, sparking cutting torch in hand, Windstar Cruises President John Delaney made the final cut to the …

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Windstar Cuts The Second Steel At Fincantieri Shipyard To Continue Its $250 Million Star Plus Initiative for Star Legend Cruise Ship

On September 5th, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which …

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