Experience Asia in Private Yacht Style.
Nowhere else in the world will you find such a stunning juxtaposition of ancient traditions and contemporary cultures. Mystic temples give way to soaring skyscrapers while tranquil, timeless villages neighbor pulsating, modern cities. Windstar brings you the best of both worlds, taking you to the heart of cosmopolitan marvels like Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Tokyo and the exotic shores of small villages and unspoiled islands of Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Hong Kong to Singapore - 14 Days
Unwind on a postcard-perfect Philippine beach full of natural beauty and see the blinding procession of Philippine wonders from Boracay, the “Best Island in the World” to Hundred Islands National Park including an overnight in charming Manila. Explore the tiny sultanate of Brunei and discover the maze of wooden boardwalks there. Captivating cities and untamed nature entice you, in turn, from your graceful yacht.
Hong Kong to Beijing (Tianjin) - 14 Days
Rarely does one voyage capture so much of East Asia’s mystery and magic. Overnight in Shanghai and Beijing with more time to explore the 9,999 rooms of the Forbidden City, or the Great Wall, whose sticky rice mortar bound the bricks so tight that in many places weeds still cannot grow. Discover the Venice of China in Zhujiajian’s watertown, and a bit of Germany in Qingdao. Taste dim sum in Hong Kong and locally brewed sake in Miyakojima. Return each night to Star Legend, the exquisite thread that unites them all.
Bangkok to Hong Kong - 14 Days
From Hong Kong and Bangkok's energetic embrace of east and west to Halong Bay's soul-stirring beauty, this journey will capture your heart. UNESCO World Heritage Sites are everywhere: the ancient trading city of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Hue, Halong Bay. And between them lie miles of emerald jungle, brilliant smiles, and time at sea to make Star Legend your very own.
Beijing (Tianjin) to Yokohama (Tokyo) - 14 Days
As you travel from China to South Korea to Japan, take in nearly a score of UNESCO wonders and 5,000 years of culture along the way. See temples, parks, and waterways at their finest, covered with delicate pink cherry blossoms and the ethereal beauty of Mount Fiji. Visit cities brimming with cultural touchstones — choose from at least 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within your reach.
Yokohama (Tokyo) to Osaka - 10 Days
Layer after layer, Japan’s story unfolds. In Edo-period gardens with their perfectly sculpted karikomi. In Chiran’s exquisitely preserved samurai homes. In the peace memorials of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And time after time you struggle to describe unforgettable moments, from your first view of Mount Fuji to the fluttering paper cranes of peace at Hiroshima’s Atomic Dome.
Yokohama (Tokyo) to Seward (Anchorage) - 13 Days
Explore Japanese ports that larger ships pass by, witnessing scenes that other cruise ship passengers never see. Jodogahama Beach, with its sharp white pine-covered pinnacles and mesmerizing jade-green waters. Hakodate’s star-shaped fort, where over a thousand cherry trees bloom in early May, just when you’ll be here. Indigenous Ainu people playing haunting music on a mukkuri at Kushiro’s Ainu Village. The sight of nothing but ocean and stars as you trace your wake across the Pacific on your Alaska bound cruise.
Seward (Anchorage) to Tokyo - 16 Days
Retrace the route of the Russian-American fur trade as you island-hop along the Aleutian archipelago, and cross the Pacific as guest lecturers enthrall you with tales of the Japanese islands ahead. Gain insights into fascinating cultures from Aleuts to Ainu, and rest your eyes on thrilling landscapes from ice-shrouded Kenai Fjords to the wild cliff- and cave-studded coastline of Miyako. Go beyond the tourist mainstream as you kayak the remote wildlife-rich waters off Sand Point and view World War II’s forgotten relics in Dutch Harbor. From Kodiak’s legendary brown bears to the quirky bohemian atmosphere of Homer, Kushiro’s rare Japanese cranes to Tokyo’s Michelin-starred restaurants, each day is a new and life-enriching adventure.
Beijing (Tianjin) to Hong Kong - 11 Days
Embark on a journey of discovery in China that will send your senses reeling. Taste dim sum in Hong Kong and local brewed beer in Qingdao. Soak in powder blue hot springs and taste the umami of oyster pancakes and stinky tofu found in the hours of the Taiwanese night markets. Climb the Great Wall for an unparalleled view of China’s past and to the Star Bar for an unparalleled view of your yacht in the present.
Tokyo to Beijing (Tianjin) - 11 Days
J-pop, Harajuku culture, and Korean dramas are born from the center of Asian pop culture – Japan and South Korea. Shop up a storm in the largest underground mall and admire the lasting grace of geishas with overnights in Seoul and Osaka. Cruise the Inland Sea, stopping for famed art pieces in Uno Port, mixing equal parts pop culture and cultural heritage throughout your journey.
Vancouver to Tokyo - 27 Days
Spend 27 exhilarating days on both sides of the International dateline among North American wildlife like bears, moose and caribou, calving glaciers in the Tracy and Endicott Arms, and stunning Japanese parks including the crater lake in Akan National Park in Kushiro. Your memorable Pacific port stops include Vancouver, Canada, 11 visits throughout Alaska and the Aleutians, and the final three stops on the other side of the international date line in Kushiro, Miyako, and Tokyo, Japan.
Yokohama (Tokyo) to Vancouver - 27 Days
Few ocean crossings in the world offer the diverse scenery and wildlife encountered on this North Pacific crossing. Depart Japan and relax, reflect, and reconnect over a short series of sea days before docking in Seward, Alaska and eventually hopping down the coastline of Alaska and British Columbia to Vancouver, Canada. This crossing offers excellent opportunities to enjoy considerable time to explore ashore: Delve deep into the Ryusendo Cave near Miyako, Japan and study rare, long-eared bats living underground among emerald freshwater lakes. Meander among fisherman and busy shoppers as you sample morning-caught seafood at the Washo Market, one of the largest on Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan. Before turning for British Columbia, keep a watchful eye on the horizon for seabirds and calving white glacier blocks in the Kenai Fjords and the Tracy and Endicott Arms of Alaska.
Singapore to Beijing (Tianjin) - 28 Days
Wander through ancient temples and cosmopolitan cities in this diverging adventure of old and new in Vietnam, China and Japan. Test your culinary courage and indulge in unusual and unforgettable dishes and delicacies. Browse unique wares and surprising ingredients in charming open markets. this cruise redefines intercultural perceptions and boundaries, providing ample opportunities to sample the food and sights at stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Miyakojima, scenic Okinawa, Ishigaki Island, historic Beijing and more.
Tokyo to Hong Kong - 22 Days
This 22-day cruise through Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China offers an ideal introduction to the best travel destinations throughout Asia. Admire the quiet symmetrical grace of Mount Fuji as you ride an aerial ropeway up a mountain to the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine near Shimizu, Japan. Explore the research center at the massive Sangumburi Crater in South Korea, a geologic wonder featuring four types of distinct and remarkable forest zones within the former volcano’s caldera. Inhale the aroma of freshly crushed hops inside the century-old Tsingtao Brewery in Qingdao, China, and then take in a futuristic, high-flying Chinese acrobatic show in the bright, modern metropolis of Shanghai, China.
Hong Kong to Yokohama (Tokyo) - 28 Days
An ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking an array of excursion options, this voyage from China to South Korea and Japan grants access to more than 17 exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, China’s Forbidden City, Korea’s outdoor museum of Gyeongju and Japan’s breathtaking Osaka Castle while savoring delicious and memorable regional dishes along the way.