This summer we launched a fresh series of back to back cruises, where longer and more in-depth voyages from 14 to 34 days feature few repeated ports in the new Star Collector Voyages. In addition to the elegance of an extended trip with the luxury of unpacking only once, guests also get to take advantage of traveling light for these epic journeys, as all Star Collector Voyages include free daily laundry service.
Star Collector Voyages combine some of Windstar’s most popular itineraries for a longer exploration of the region and feature overnights in port (like Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, for example), allowing guests to make the absolute most of their trip.
“With dozens of sailings to choose from, and more to be announced for Europe 2018, we are thrilled to now offer an extensive collection of longer voyages designed for the person who wants to sail longer, get closer, and discover the world of Windstar 180 degrees from ordinary,” said Windstar President John Delaney.
Guests can cruise through multiple regions and even cross the Atlantic on unforgettable journeys that cover numerous parts of the world on one of eight Star Collector Voyages:
Arabia & Ancient Spice Routes – Athens to Singapore – 34 Days: Embark from Athens on an odyssey of contrasts and retrace some of the oldest known sea routes in the world, experiencing the cuisine, culture, and landmarks of Egypt, Jordan, Oman, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia.
The Grandeur of Southeast Asia – Singapore to Bangkok (or reverse) – 28 Days: Set sail on a journey of memorable contrasts to sample elegant cuisines and explore breathtaking UNESCO settings in Malaysia, Brunei, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. (There are two sail dates on this itinerary.)
Sailing Among Dragons: China & Japan – Singapore to Beijing (Tianjin) – 28 Days: Wander through ancient temples and cosmopolitan cities in this diverging adventure of old and new in Vietnam, China, and Japan.
Juxtapositions of Japan – Osaka to Hong Kong – 22 Days: An ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking an array of excursion options, this journey from through Japan grants access to more than 17 exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Lisbon & Leewards – A Transatlantic & Caribbean Cruise Pairing – Lisbon to St. Maarten – 19 Days: Experience dense rainforests, colorful reefs, swimming with dolphins near Soper’s Hole and some of the best beaches in the world, ending in St. Maarten.
Dutch Treats Steel Drum Beats – St. Maarten to Colón – 11 Days: Watch cliff divers leap into sapphire waters from St. Bart’s pink seashell beach, Anse de Grands Galets. Snorkel with blue tangs, iridescent parrotfish and butterfly fish over the reefs of Bonaire.
Caribbean Isles, Spanish Main & Costa Rica – Bridgetown (Barbados) to Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) – 24 Days: Enjoy sparkling blue waters, a hiking excursion on Bequia’s Mount Pleasant, the St. Lucia Pitons and more. Later, enjoy one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, Santo Domingo, and the Columbian city of Santa Marta before ending in Puerto Caldera.
Caribbean Explorations – Philipsburg to Philipsburg (St. Maarten) – 14 Days: Skip the usual Caribbean cruise stops and discover the small harbors, overlooked havens, and most remote secrets among the Leeward Islands, with the lesser-known charms of Barbuda, Soper’s Hole in Tortola, Gustavia in St. Barthélemy, St. Lucia’s Pigeon Island, and much more. (There are 14 sail dates on this itinerary.)
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For additional information on private yacht-style cruising with Windstar, contact a travel professional or Windstar Cruises by phone at 877-958-7718, or visit www.windstarcruises.com.