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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 statue depicting Helios, the Greek God of the Sun, towered over Rhodes’ Mandraki Harbor 2,000 years ago. It symbolized Rhodes’ victory over Cyprus. Architect Chares of Lindos designed the statue …

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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 pasts guests during Yacht Club Member Appreciation Week. Each day we’ll be profiling a Yacht Club Member to showcase the member’s Windstar experiences and memories. Number of cruises: 43 cruises for 310+ days If my calculations are correct, we have been …

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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 guests on the Yachtsman’s Harbors of the Rivieras  cruise, a weeklong trip visiting small ports offers time to slow down and chase butterflies, or watch dolphins play in the surf. …

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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 inside out. On the Comprehensive Iceland Cruise Tour, a 10-day journey round trip Reykjavik, Iceland, an included excursion takes you deep into a tunnel under the ice. Langjokull Glacier (“the …

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Alaskan tribal house of Saxman Nature Village in Ketchikan

Tlingit Culture in Ketchikan with Joe Williams

Alaska’s First City and the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is the furthest southeastern city in the state. It’s usually the first Alaskan city visited by cruise ships and others traveling north. It’s here in a Tlingit settlement called Saxman Village that Joe Williams Jr, a Native Tlingit, was born. Once the Mayor of …

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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. With businesses slowly reopening and countries beginning to welcome foreign travelers, you’ll soon be able to cross more destinations off your bucket list and satiate your cravings to cruise. Traveling safely …

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View of Delphi Theater, Temple of Apollo and valley

How Women Ruled the Ancient World of Greece – Through Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi

You are a Greek general in the 5th century BC pondering whether to start a war with a neighbor to take over their land. You could be a Queen wanting advice on the future of your kingdom, or maybe you are a common villager seeking advice on a sick child. Who do you turn to? …

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Carvings on a Clan House in Alaska

Alaskan Culture – Huna Tlingits Provide a Lesson in Perseverance

A port call at Icy Strait Point on the Alaska Glaciers & Prince William Sound cruise takes you into Hoonah, an authentic Tlingit village on Chichagof Island. The cruise port of Icy Strait Point is owned and operated by the Huna Totem Corporation, an Alaska Native corporation with all profits supporting the local community. Today, …

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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. cruise. You will be the youngest living thing in the orchard … of 300 year old olive trees. From the medieval Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, …

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