Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean
 
Barcelona to Rome
Sun Mar 10, 2024 - Sun Mar 17, 2024,
 7 days
 on Star Legend
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$2,522
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Barcelona to Rome
While the allure of summer in the Mediterranean is undeniable, the quieter, more intimate charm of the upcoming winter months beckons. Windstar Cruises offers you the opportunity to discover iconic ports like Barcelona, Nice, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), and Rome in an entirely different light onboard the all-suite Star Legend.  Our overnight stays in Barcelona, Rome, and Nice allow you to enjoy the cultural treasures, gourmet delights, and captivating history with an intimate ambiance that's simply unparalleled.  Visit museums and famous landmarks without the summer crowds and find more available seating at restaurants and tapas bars. Experience Christmas in Rome or the fireworks spectacle for New Year’s in Barcelona. Shop bustling Christmas markets in the shadow of Gothic cathedrals and glide through the season’s magic with visits to ice skating rinks in Barcelona and Rome. Experience new winter traditions like the celebration of Three Kings Day and the folklore of Le Befana.  Witness breathtaking seasonal light shows like the one on the exterior of Sagrada Familia or on the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, see Rome at its holiday best with Christmas trees at St. Peter’s Square, the Colosseum and Spanish Steps, and breathe in the enchanting fragrance of roasting chestnuts on the vibrant streets of Barcelona.  Spend a romantic evening onboard Valentine’s Day as you sail away in Nice. Celebrate with Carnevale street festivals in February and March. With Windstar Cruises, we are redefining the concept of winter travel in Europe, making it a season of discovery and enchantment that is 180 degrees from ordinary. Join us on this exceptional journey to experience the Mediterranean's winter wonders. It's time to embark on a voyage like no other, where the magic of the Mediterranean comes alive in its more intimate splendor.
 
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Day 1: Barcelona
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
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Day 2: Barcelona
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
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Day 3: Marseille
France’s oldest city was named the 2013 European Capital of Culture by the European Union. Head in to the old heart of the city for a bowl of the city’s signature bouillabaisse, or drive into the Provençal countryside for a look at the timeless landscapes that inspired Cézanne and other greats.
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Day 4: Nice
With its flower-lined streets, flourishing markets, and interesting museums (the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse are highlights), Nice is a charming introduction to the spirit of the Riviera. Pull up a chaise bleu on the wide sunny Promenade des Anglais and watch the world sail by. Or stop for bouillabaisse, a specialty of the area, in a local restaurant. 
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Day 5: Nice
With its flower-lined streets, flourishing markets, and interesting museums (the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse are highlights), Nice is a charming introduction to the spirit of the Riviera. Pull up a chaise bleu on the wide sunny Promenade des Anglais and watch the world sail by. Or stop for bouillabaisse, a specialty of the area, in a local restaurant. 
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Day 6: Livorno
Known for its amazing seafood, modern harbor, Renaissance-era architecture and lovely Tuscany countryside, Livorno is the gateway to both Florence and Pisa, not to mention the numerous wineries full of delicious wines to tempt your palate. Stroll the waterside promenade or take a canal ride in the Venezia Nuova quarter.
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Day 7: Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
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Day 8: Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
Popular Highlights
Barcelona
Warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and munch on festive pastries as you wander through Barcelona visiting famous monuments, like Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, without the long summer lines.
 
Castel Sant’Angelo
Head to Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome for an ice-skating adventure.  Afterwards, stop by the nearby markets, cozy cafes, and festive lights that line the streets.
Florence
Florence in the winter belongs to the locals, making this the ideal time to visit popular attractions.  Visit the Uffizi Museum, famous for housing artworks such as “The Birth of Venus”, the statue of David, or the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the most famous church in Florence.
Marseille
Stroll along the Vieux Port, Marseille’s famous old port, exploring a variety of restaurants, cafes, trendy hotels, and boutique shops.
Nice
Take advantage of your overnight in Nice with a walk up to Castle Hill for a breathtaking view of the sunset over the city.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Tue Mar 12
Marseille
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Wed Mar 13
Nice
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Thu Mar 14
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Fri Mar 15
Livorno
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Sat Mar 16
Rome
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Star Legend
Carrying only 312 guests, Star Legend still tucks into small ports like Sinop and Honfleur or narrow waterways like the Corinth Canal. We can’t wait to welcome you on board for your next 180 degree from ordinary adventure! Learn more about the newly renovated ship and the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
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Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $1,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,522 per guest
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $1,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,522 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, and savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl.
? Cruise only from $1,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,522 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $1,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,522 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
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Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
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Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
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Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
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Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
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Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Brand new Deluxe Suites welcome you with 468 square feet of casually elegant living space and an ocean viewing French balcony. All these suites feature 3rd berths, and a sleep-inducing queen bed easily converted to twins.
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Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, Interactive TVs, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
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The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Cooking Demonstrations
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Crew Talent Show
Open Bridge
Local and Live Performances
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Signature Sail Away
Shopping With The Chef
Take In The Sun
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Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
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Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
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Sun, Mar 3 - Sun, Mar 10, 2024
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$2,522
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Sun, Mar 10 - Sun, Mar 17, 2024
STAR LEGEND
$2,522
$1,899
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Sun, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 24, 2024
STAR LEGEND
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Sun, Mar 24 - Sun, Mar 31, 2024
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