“Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” Award

A couple months ago we were thrilled to announce that the readers of Condé Nast Traveler selected us to be among the magazine’s prestigious Gold List award. As a fifth-time recipient of this honor, we were additionally recognized by being placed in the Platinum Circle. Now, we are honored once again to announce that all three of our sailing yachts—the 312-guest Wind Surf, the 148-guest Wind Star, and Wind Spirit—are on Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” list!

Our yachts were selected by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in an annual poll rating the top cruise ships in the world on a variety of criteria including itineraries/schedule, shore excursions, crew/service, cabins, food/dining, activities/facilities, and design/layout. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have consistently placed our yachts on the Condé Nast Traveler top cruise ships list year after year.

In addition to this recent Condé Nast Traveler honor, the publication also named us for “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line” and a “2012 Gold List” recipient.  We have also been recognized by other notable names in the travel and lifestyle world. Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named us “Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line” on their Platinum List for the fifth time in a row. We were also selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines” and named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We were also included in Islands magazine’s “All-Time Best Cruises” for our Mediterranean voyages. Come sail with us and discover for yourself what sets Windstar apart!

Thanks to all who voted for us, and to our loyal alumni who sail with us time and again. What do YOU think makes Windstar special?


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Lucy Collins
8 years ago

Hey very well done, I really like your blog and keep it up.

best of luck,

Lucy Collins.

9 years ago

Hey congrats! As always Windstar is one of the best cruise ship. I guess it is no doubt that you will receive more than 1 recognition. Great place, great people, and the best service.

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