Star Collector: Deep Dive into the Blue: Underwater Worlds of the Caribbean
 
18 DAYS
Wind Surf
Cozumel to St. Maarten
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Price from $4,699 USD per guest
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Cozumel to St. Maarten
Dive right into adventure in the underwater caverns of Cozumel’s Chankanaab eco-park — home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. Then set sail for Isla Mujeres to wander the Mayan Temple of El Meco and Hacienda Mundaca ruins. On Grand Cayman, experience Stingray City, where you can feed and touch these mystical creatures. Explore Cayman Brac’s island-long bluff with caves, secluded beaches, and lush forests, and visit the marine life of Reach Falls from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Stroll the Caribbean’s oldest city and largest botanical garden in Santo Domingo, and discover white-sand beaches ringed by coral reefs on Isla Catalina. In Virgin Gorda, swim in the underground “Baths,” and sample Dutch and French culture in St. Maarten. Barbuda brings its signature pink sand while Roseau offers snorkeling in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. On Pigeon Island take in the Pitons volcanic peaks and discover the distinctive French charm of Les Saintes with an underwater world that’s attracted the likes of Jacques Cousteau. Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in lovely Basseterre and the chic island of St. Barts (look for celebrities). Return to St. Maarten, the Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean, for one last treat before you say au revoir.
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Day 1: Cozumel
The Mesamerican Barrier Reef spans 14 miles around the Mexican island of Cozumel and the impressive marine diversity here makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving. Chankanaab, an eco-park surrounding a lagoon offers underwater caverns that are home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.  Or take a ferry ride over to the mainland to explore the beaches of Playa del Carmen.
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Day 3: Grand Cayman
The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Seven Mile Beach, for one is a long stretch of white sand, calm turquoise waters and shops and restaurants. Stingray City is the most popular attraction where the stingrays can be touched, fed and even held. The island has one cross-country walking path, the Mastic Trail and horseback riding on the beach may be the best way to experience the beauty of this place.
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Day 4: Cayman Brac
On tiny Cayman Brac, The Bluff, a limestone cliff running the length of the island contains numerous caves including the Bat Cave. It is a nature lover’s dream of lovely secluded beaches and lush green forests. Birdwatchers can search for endangered parrots, brown boobies and peregrine falcons or see the parrots at the Parrot Reserve. The hiking trails that crisscross the island lead to historic sites, reptilian habitats and unusual flora.
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Day 5: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Tourist friendly Ocho Rios is situated in what the locals refer to as “the garden parish” with its abundance of greenery and scenery. See the popular Dunn’s River Falls or zipline at Mystic Mountain Rainforest.  Visit National Heritage Sites like the Port Maria Courthouse or Fort Haldane.  See the estate made famous in the James Bond “Goldeneye” movie and weave through the variety of shops at the Ocho Rios Craft Market.
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Day 7: Santo Domingo
La Capital, as Santo Domingo is affectionately known, is a UNESCO site and one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, with Zona Colonial buildings dating back to the 1500s. Santo Domingo is also considered the most modern metropolis in the Caribbean doing a great job of converging old and new.  At the heart of the Zona Colonial, a pedestrian-friendly maze of cobblestones and interesting architecture is the first cathedral built in the New World. Find time to sample the aromatic coffee and cacao.
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Day 8: La Romana
La Romana has something for every outdoor lover. White-sand beaches, pristine coral reefs, shallow and extreme depth waters teeming with marine life, fields of sugar cane, and cave-riddled forests where Taino rock art and fresh-water springs can be found. It is also home to the renowned Casa de Campo Resort with its award-winning golf course and 16th century Altos de Chavon, an amazing replica of a Mediterranean village.
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Day 10: Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour
For an island comprised of a mere eight square miles, it’s amazing how much there is to do on Jost Van Dyke. Visit the national park on nearby Diamond Cay, snorkel among swaying sponges and angelfish at Sandy Spit, or pilot your own boat around Sir Francis  Drake Waterway. After all that, you’ll be ready for an evening drink on the beach — where you can admire your Windstar ship aglow in the harbor.
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Day 11: Virgin Gorda
A beautiful coral reef wavers just beneath you as your ship makes the break into the heart of Spanish Town, the Yacht Harbor Marina,Located to the south of Spanish Town lies the curious assembly of house-sized boulders called “The Baths,” which form huge underground pools and caverns that you’re free to explore.
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Day 12: St. Maarten
Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.
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Day 13: Charlestown
This capital of Nevis with its narrow streets and brightly painted Victorian and Georgian stone buildings is full of colonial history. Alexander Hamilton lived here as a child and you can see the ruins of the Hamilton Estate. Lovely Pinney’s Beach is nearby and a group of volunteers work at night tagging sea turtles here and on the other beautiful beaches. Walk the main street and check out the Museum of Nevis History, St. Thomas Lowland Church and the Nevisian Heritage Village to name a few of the historic sites here.
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Day 14: Roseau
Get ready for a full day with plenty to do. Snorkel alongside brilliant parrot fish in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. Take a break to enjoy more than 150 species of plants and brilliant red-necked Jaco parrots at the botanical gardens. If you’re up for an optional hike, don’t miss Boiling Lake and the Valley of Desolation at Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Day 15: Pigeon Island
The UNESCO site Pitons’ with their two majestic volcanic peaks and 24 miles of vibrant coral reef welcome you to St. Lucia. Nearby Pigeon Island National Park features impressive ruins of English forts, archaeological relics of Arawak Indians, and splendid beaches.
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Day 16: Les Saintes
This is the Caribbean as you’ve always imagined it, with yacht-filled harbors set against volcanic mountains and endless stretches of palm-fringed beach. The underwater world here attracted the likes of Jacques Cousteau, but even novice snorkelers will enjoy exploring these impossibly blue waters.
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Day 17: Gustavia
Affectionately known as St. Barts, the Caribbean’s most chic island adds a French flair to Riviera-like beaches and duty-free boutiques. Walk past gingerbread cottages in search of celebrities, shop for designer fashions, or sip the island’s signature ti punch as kite surfers fly by.
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Day 18: Basseterre
With Georgian architecture situated against an irresistible backdrop of emerald green hills, Basseterre is one of the loveliest of the Caribbean’s small capitals. Beyond town, more than a quarter of St. Kitts has been set aside as Brimstone Hill Fortress national Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Day 19: St. Maarten
Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.
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Barbados
Revel in the unparalleled beauty of Barbado’s pink-sand beaches with frigate birds soaring overhead
 
Complimentary laundry
Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
 
Cozumel
Find sea turtles at Palancar and Colombia Reefs in Cozumel
 
Dominica
Hike in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s UNESCO site
 
Grand Cayman
Walk Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach to experience the beauty of this place
 
Jamaica
Find the Jamaica beyond the crowded cruise ports like the Blue Lagoon
 
Les Saintes
Discover the distinctive French charm of Les Saintes
 
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.
Cooking Demonstrations
Open Bridge
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Local and Live Performances
Signature Sail Away
Crew Talent Show
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Take In The Sun
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Shopping With The Chef
Watersports Platform
Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
$4,699 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
$4,999 per guest
Category A
Category A
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
$5,199 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
$5,399 per guest
Category TX Deluxe
Category TX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
$5,599 per guest
Suite
Suite
With 376 square feet, you’ll find the perfect space for time together — and plenty of room for time to yourself. You’ll even enjoy two full separate bathrooms. All the amenities of the staterooms await you, plus a beautiful sitting area, and two flat-screen television sets with DVD players.
$7,799 per guest
Officer's Suite
Officer's Suite
For the ultimate in nautical experiences, reserve the new Officer’s Suite located close to the Bridge where our own ship’s officers have their quarters. With its unique “insider” location and 242 square feet of comfort, the nautically appointed Officer’s Suite offers an experience you won’t find on any other cruise line.
$7,999 per guest
Bridge Suite
Bridge Suite
The ultimate in space and style surrounds you in 495 square feet of pure indulgence. Separate bedroom and living room with an in-suite dining area is an invitation to relaxation. And possibly best of all, your expansive bathroom features both a whirlpool spa tub and a massage shower.
$10,699 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar) 
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Wind Surf
On any day, our 342-guest flagship, Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep. During their cruise, you will find the perfect setting for ‘making an entrance’ in the beautiful reception area – and, appropriately, that’s only the beginning.
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