Onboard Experience

Introducing Complimentary Soft Beverages!

It is our pleasure to announce that we will begin offering complimentary soft beverages on all Windstar voyages starting this December! Bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and espresso will all be complimentary fleet-wide. So whether you are relaxing by the pool in the sun and …

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Venice & The Croatian Coast with Peter Knego

Having sailed with us once before some time ago, we couldn’t wait to get Peter Knego back on board. As a cruise journalist and historian, Peter’s passion for the industry has taken him to all seven continents while his expertise has landed his comments in such prominent publications as The New York Times and USA …

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Islands of the West Med

From Barcelona to Palma, Portoferraio to Rome, our Islands of the West Med Voyages explore some of the region’s most unforgettable destinations. Have you ever stood in front of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona? Peculiar and magnificent, a Gothic interpretation through the eyes of an abstract thinker, Gaudí’s masterpiece was less than a quarter complete …

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Windstar Cruises Ocean View Suite

Windstar’s $18 Million Fleet Refurbishment

We often have exciting news to share with you, but rarely do we have something to announce of this magnitude. This fall, Windstar launches a multi-million dollar fleet refurbishment plan to renovate our sailing yachts.  It is one of several major projects within our “Full Sail Ahead” strategic initiative encompassing refurbishment, branding, technology investments and …

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At Sea with Eileen Ogintz

The azure waters of the Mediterranean have been revered since the Romans called it Mare Nostrum, or “Our Sea”, the Greek’s called it Mediterraneaus, or “Middle of the Earth,” and Arabic literature referred to it as “The Byzantine Sea.” Surrounded by nations of stunning natural beauty and innumerable small islands – each an unexplored micro …

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Croatia with Eileen Ogintz

Eileen Ogintz is no stranger to travel. As a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, she traveled all over the country chasing down stories. In addition to writing stories for national newspapers and magazines, she also writes an award-winning column, Taking the Kids, which has become a must-read for many travel enthusiasts and family-minded individuals …

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Exploring Korcula and Trogir

As travel writer Debbie Selinsky continues traveling north from Dubrovnik on Wind Star’s 7-day Venice to Venice sailing, she is passing some of the most beautiful ports Croatia has to offer. She shares with us her experiences on the legendary island of Korcula and the culture of Trogir as she sails north through the Adriatic …

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bloody mary recipe

Taste of Windstar: Extreme Bloody Mary Recipe

While many of you might have your cocktail and dinner recipes planned for the evenings, let’s not forget about those lazy weekend mornings following a long night of festivities. The bartenders aboard our sailing cruise ship certainly know how to rejuvenate our guests, and here is an Extreme Bloody Mary recipe which is sure to …

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Fair Winds and Following Seas Captain Walsh

Many of you have sailed time and time again with us, often on the same sailing yacht you love. One of the treasured experiences guests share with us is meeting and talking with our Captains—the masters of our yachts. They’re an integral part of the Windstar family and hold a special place in our guests’ …

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"I Want to Ride My Bicycle"

Our philosophy has always been to let guests enjoy our sailing yachts and destinations at their leisure. Though we encourage our guests to partake in a variety of shore excursions to enhance their immersion into the incredible ports we frequent, our guests also enjoy the opportunity to explore ports by themselves at their own pace. …

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