180° Beyond Ordinary Ideas For Your travel Bucket List

Writing our bucket lists is one of those things that gives us something to start planning for and to look forward to in the future. Maybe it’s a trip to Tahiti or a visit to Rome that you have on your bucket list? But have you considered Sorrento, Italy as a gateway to the famously

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180° Beyond Ordinary Ideas For Your travel Bucket List

Writing our bucket lists is one of those things that gives us something to start planning for and to look forward to in the future. …

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A Guide to Cozumel Cruise Port

Cozumel is an island paradise steeped in Mayan, Mexican and Caribbean culture. It’s widely loved for its pristine coral reefs and sparkling blue waters. It’s …

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How Many People Can I Expect on My Cruise?

Are you considering booking a cruise, but don’t want to deal with crowds? If you’re the type of traveler who would prefer to avoid a …

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Why People Like Cruising

If you’ve never cruised before, it may be hard to understand why some people are self-proclaimed cruise addicts. Some travelers love cruising so much that …

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How to Sanitize Your Space and Airplane Seat

If you’re aching to dig your toes into Caribbean sand or feel the caress of a Mediterranean breeze, you probably can’t wait to set sail again. …

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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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The new library, Alexandria, Egypt.

Alexandria’s Ancient Arcana

the library then In its time, Alexandria’s library was the largest and most prestigious in the ancient world, a collaborative hivemind for brilliant individuals, and …

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Ruins of Knossos Palace at Crete

minos: legends & realities

The Greek myth of the maze and the minotaur is an epic of oral and written traditions. The rite-of-passage tale opens with King Minos of …

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Cruises to the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has everything you’d hope to find on a Caribbean island, such as swaying palm trees, velvety beaches and jewel-toned water. While its …

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The Colossus of Rhodes – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Anyone who’s ever had knee trouble can sympathize with the Colossus of Rhodes. Built of bronze and standing 110 feet tall, the Colossus of Rhodes …

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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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Destinations

Looking for an urban oasis or beachfront escape discover where to go next.

Eat + Drink

Discover exquisite local flavors and innovative culinary creations.
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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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12 Reasons to Go on a Thanksgiving Cruise

A traditional Thanksgiving usually involves gathering with family around the dinner table to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie. While Thanksgiving at home is still …

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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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Celebrations

Celebrations that are 180° degrees from ordinary.

windstar buzz

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

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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Paul & Heidi Stenner- Windstar 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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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM – BEYOND ORDINARY CARE

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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