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Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf Anchors in Barbuda to Hand-deliver Relief Funds for the Island’s School

In September 2017, the tiny island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5 storm. Two weeks later it was hit again by Hurricane Jose. More than 90 percent of the island was destroyed. Of the estimated 1,800 people that lived in Barbuda prior to the storms, only about 1,000 residents have …

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Exclusive Insight on Windstar Cruises $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

We couldn’t be more excited about Windstar Cruises $250 Million Star Plus Initiative. Not only will the three Star-Class vessels’ engines be completely replaced, but we will add stunning new guest spaces including a new restaurant.  So we wanted to give you an exclusive insight into this process with our newly appointed Vice President of …

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Windstar’s Captain Belinda Bennett Awarded the 2018 Merchant Navy Medal

Charting a course to success in the cruise and maritime industry, the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service has been presented to Captain Belinda Bennett of Windstar Cruises, as ‘the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.’ Captain Bennett was given the award for services to the promotion of the maritime sector under …

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Behind The Scenes With Windstar Cruises To Culture-Rich Experiences of Vietnam

Descending dragons and 1,000 cascading pearls – the legend that surrounds the creation of majestic Halong Bay suggest drama, beauty, and enchantment. And although the legend may have little more substance than the ribbons of mist which descend here at dawn the drama, beauty and enchantment are VERY real. Why We Choose Vietnam To Shoot …

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Why Windstar Cruises Partners With The James Beard Foundation. Interview With Peter Tobler.

To celebrate the extension of our partnership with the James Beard Foundation, we wanted to share some authentic insider insights from Peter Tobler, Windstar Cruises Director of Hotel Operations, for why this partnership is a coup in the world of on-sea dining. So Peter, why did Windstar choose to partner with the James Beard Foundation …

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New Year’s Resolutions from Trusted Cruise Travelers: “Life Is Short, Enjoy As Much As You Can!”

As the clock resets a new year at the stroke of midnight, new experiences eagerly beckon travelers to discover lands not yet known to them. We asked our favorite fans their travel resolutions for 2018, see if your plans match up with your fellow Windstar cruisers. Wise Words to Sail By To feel free…..the open …

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Meet Signature Expeditions Creator: New Expedition Captain James Griffiths

We are excited to announce the appointment of Captain James Griffiths to a new position as Expedition Captain for the award-winning small ship cruise line. In this new capacity, Griffiths is overseeing the holistic creation, development and implementation of the line’s newly-announced Signature Expeditions program. Griffiths joined Windstar in 2014 as Captain of the MSY …

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Vote for Windstar for Best Boutique Cruise & More Awards in USA Today’s “10 Best” Poll

Windstar Cruises has been nominated in five prestigious categories by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Last year Windstar proudly took home Best Boutique Cruise Line USA Today 10Best Award. Please help us win by voting for us through the below buttons. This contest gives you four weeks to vote for Windstar. You …

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Unexpected Sweepstakes: Win a 2018 Cruise to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Here at Windstar we are enjoying an “Unexpected Fall” and invite our favorite cruisers along to do the same. UNEXPECTED SWEEPSTAKES – TAKE THE QUIZ & ENTER TO WIN If you haven’t entered our Unexpected Windstar Sweepstakes yet, do so today! Windstar’s Unexpected Sweepstakes entrants learn about Windstar’s upscale cruise experience through taking a fun …

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Windstar Unveils New ‘Unexpected’ Advertisement Campaign

We’re taking travelers in a different direction with the launch of an intriguing new marketing campaign that introduces a brand evolution for our award-winning small ship cruise line. The new ad campaign emphasizes our specialty in creating vacation experiences that are 180 degrees from ordinary. The novel advertising campaign titled “Unexpected” and debuting this fall, …

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