Mediterranean Cruises


See More of the Mediterranean in Private Yacht Style


Surrounded by wonders like the magnificent Cinque Terre, the culturally transcendent Alhambra, and the Belem Tower monument, it is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean. With unique itineraries and local Destination Discovery Events, Windstar brings you closer to this spectacular part of the world. Cruise the Guadalquivir River, the only navigable river in Spain spanning 408 miles, to Seville. Anchor in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik as larger cruise ships pass by. Visit a local Mediterranean market with our Windstar Chef, enjoy local experiences in interesting locales such as Giardini Naxos, Portofino, and Mallorca and see a new port almost every day with never more than one sea day.

 

Lisbon to Lisbon - 10 Days

Embark on a voyage that isn’t about following others to famous landmarks it’s about finding your own. Watch a Gomeran cup his hands and whistle a secret language only other Gomerans know. Hike the amazing aqueducts on Madeira. Taste wrinkly potatoes in Tenerife and fresh sardines in Portimao. Feel the breeze from the Sahara as you lie on a Canary Island beach, and shop the Kasbah for a brass lamp so you can thank the genie who brought you here.

Barcelona to Barcelona - 7 Days

Experience the world’s most acclaimed racing event in the city that defines private yacht style, the Grand Prix of Monaco in stunning Monte Carlo. Discover Spain’s Costa Brava with its Blue Flag beaches and unique Catalan culture, and the crystal-clear waters of southern France. Then during your overnight in Monte Carlo enjoy two days of world-class Formula One time trials and racing. It’s the ultimate expression of Windstar’s private yacht style, and open to only a very limited number of guests.

Lisbon to Barcelona - 8 Days

From the culture and cuisine of Lisbon to the incredible beaches of Portimao, in the southern region of the Algarve, you’ll visit two quintessential Portuguese ports before indulging in all that Spain has to offer. Experience Andalusia, a region which hugs the southern coast of Spain and embraces cultural influences from both sides of the strait of Gibraltar; Europe and Africa. On this cruise voyage you’ll find the UNESCO Sites of Alhambra and Alcázar. Partake in a relaxing day, lounging on the stunning beaches of Mallorca and explore Barcelona as you take in the fascinating architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Sip a glass of sherry and explore golden beaches and anachronistic mountain villages, passionate flamenco, magnificent Moorish architecture, and mouthwatering tapas.

Barcelona to Rome - 6 Days

This collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and haunting islands is a yachtsman’s fantasy, a traveler’s dream. Emerald landscapes, turquoise seas, pristine beaches, and trendsetting cities. Discover the Mediterranean at its best. Beautiful islands — Elba, Corsica, and Sardinia — framed by vibrant cities, Barcelona and Rome.

Lisbon to Barcelona - 8 Days

Embark in the City of Explorers, Lisbon, and dazzle your senses with Spanish treasure—golden Costa del Sol beaches, the Moorish magnificence of the Alhambra, the Roman ruins of Cartagena and Tarragona. Sit at a café in Tangier’s medina sipping mint tea and watching old men play backgammon. Nestle up to the other exclusive yachts in Ibiza’s harbor with some 80 blissful beaches calling your name. Celebrate a dream come true.         

Athens to Rome - 7 Days

Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, intriguing history. Capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for small ship exploration. Enjoy the best of the region — from the ancient ruins of Sparta and Mystras to the pure indulgence of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Barcelona to Rome - 7 Days

Enjoy the world’s premier yachting playgrounds in a beautiful small ship that feels like your own private yacht. These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. Discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate small ship can show you.

Barcelona to Barcelona - 7 Days

See the Costa Brava and French Riviera as it should be seen — from the deck of your elegant sailing ship. Port after port brings new discoveries: the flamboyant architecture of Barcelona, colorful Provençal villages, Riviera towns where world-class museums and vineyards rub shoulders with historic old towns and fishing fleets.

Nice to Barcelona - 7 Days

If you had a private yacht, this is the part of the French Riviera you’d frequent—where the beaches and scenery are just as grand, but a bit more authentic and less developed. Discover ports off the beaten path, where vegetable stands and daily fish auctions are still a part of everyday life and where local specialties like Provençal bouillabaisse and Palamos prawns taste better than any you’ve ever eaten. Stroll palm-lined promenades and go windsurfing in waters worthy of all the praise. Feast on Corsica’s French/Italian culture and eclectic architecture. Travel to Arles  to see the yellow café immortalized by van Gogh, or to Aix-en-Provence for a look at Cezanne’s lavender fields. Visit museums dedicated to Picasso and Matisse  Bathe in the ever-present sunshine and breathe in the rarified air that inspired all of the above.

Barcelona to Rome - 7 Days

Hidden harbors. Legendary landmarks. Everything that makes the Mediterranean magical. This voyage has it all. The colorful kaleidoscopes of Rome and Barcelona invite you to celebrate their high-spirited energy, while the seductive scent of oranges and olives that perfumes the enchanting islands of Elba, Corsica, Mallorca and Menorca entices you to explore their seductive secrets. From the wild green mountains of Mallorca to the striking white pebble beaches of Portoferraio – let us delight your senses and ignite your imagination.

Barcelona to Lisbon - 8 Days

Poised as if to kiss the continent of Africa, Andalusia hugs the southern coast of Spain and embraces cultural influences from both sides of the strait. This is the birthplace of Don Juan and Carmen, evening paseos by women in lace mantillas, cape-twirling matadors. In short, it is quintessential Spain. The beaches of the Costa del Sol are legendary. And behind lie equally magnificent mountain ranges sheltering picturesque “white villages.” Here you won’t find cookie-cutter castles, but amazing cultural amalgams like the Alhambra and Alcázar. On your elegant ship, you will cruise past larger ships right to the heart of old towns and to the steps of friendly bodegas.

Barcelona to Rome - 10 Days

Leave the mundane behind as you cruise effortlessly from port to sparkling port along the world’s most fabled coastline. These are the places dreams are made of. The ultimate glamour of Marseille and Monte Carlo – the enchanting harbors of Portofino, Portovenere, and Portoferraio – and, of course, the world-class charms of Rome and Barcelona. Your voyage also takes you to places few ships follow, like lovely San Remo on the Riviera of Flowers, the miniature continent of Corsica, and the quaint Provençal fishing village of Sanary-sur-Mer.

A perfect blend of antiquity and artistry, this 14-day cruise sails from the ancient ruins of Athens and makes a dozen port stops in Greece, Italy and France before disembarking among the contemporary architecture and gleaming, cosmopolitan wonders of Barcelona, Spain. Stroll the narrow streets inside the concealed medieval walls of Monemvasia, Greece and take an exhilarating tour of Corsica’s narrow winding coastal roads outside Calvi, France. From the Greek and Roman funerary steles - ancient marble reliefs depicting venerable people engaged in everyday life - to the vibrant and radiant impressionist paintings and dizzying mosaics of Antoni Gaudí’s Barcelona architecture, this is an ideal journey for passionate historians, art lovers and all seeking unforgettable cultural immersion.

Barcelona to Lisbon - 15 Days

While Windstar specializes in finding little-known destinations far from the crowd, you’ll find similar solitude among Europe’s most popular destinations during this off-peak, 15-day cruise of the Rivieras and Eastern Atlantic. Wander unimpeded through neo- Baroque exhibits in Barcelona and Palamos, and skip the wait times at sidewalk cafés and seaside restaurants throughout Southern France and Spain. The comfortable autumn climate makes sunny walking tours in places like St. Tropez, Tangier, Tarragona and Nice’s Old Town still feel like late summer, but the paths, parks and cobblestone streets largely are all your own. The warm afterglow still lingers along Spain’s Ibiza coastline, so have your swimwear ready for kayaking and pack your shorts for riding Segways on tours of Cartagena’s Spanish castles and fortifications.

Experience the best Western Mediterranean ports in detail during this 15-day fall cruise through Monaco, France, Spain, Gibraltar, and Portugal. Stroll among opulent casinos, high-end boutiques, and historic Formula One landmarks in Monte Carlo. Sip wormwood-based absinthe in the French village of Antibes outside of Cannes. Or meander among the dusky walls and long shadows in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, taking in the aromas, sights and sounds of the Catalonian heart of Spain.

Barcelona to Rome - 17 Days

Indulge in unhurried pleasures among steep coastal cliffs, tiny vineyards and romantic villages throughout the Rivieras and Western Italy during this 17-day, autumn cruise. During the fall winemakers are racking fresh wine into barrels, and new olive oils are sampled for the first time. Stroll uncrowded avenues and discover fresh, distinctly nutty porcini mushrooms served fresh on pastas and sautéed into tapas at sidewalk cafés, browse open markets and inhale the fall aromas from ripe apples, plump grapes and early season citrus. Test your luck in a Monte Carlo casino, hike the desolate Crateri Silvestri on the southeast slope of Sicily’s Mount Etna, and learn about Malta’s noble heritage inside the precipitous medieval walls of 4,000-year-old Mdina — The Silent City.

Bridgetown to Barcelona - 22 Days

Relax and recharge aboard one of the largest sailing ships in the world during this leisurely 22-day transatlantic cruise to Portugal, Morocco and Spain. Roam the expansive decks for walks, dining and interacting with your fellow passengers. When you feel the need to unwind alone, all richly appointed cabins feature flat-screen monitors and multimedia centers with quality Bose speakers. After you depart from Barbados take in sea day activities, events, spa services and friendly conversations. You’ll be well rested and ready to explore an array of unforgettable shore excursions when you arrive in Europe. Sample rich red port wines and ride a funicular high above Lisbon, Portugal. Tour a vineyard and taste Spanish wines as you learn about grape varieties in Ibiza. Walk among the Romanesque and Gothic architectures, the Roman coastal ruins and intact buildings throughout Tarragona, Spain. This is a classic ocean crossing imbued with the best in modern luxury travel conveniences.

Bridgetown to Barcelona - 22 Days

Ideal for anyone seeking equal portions of relaxing time at sea and port visits, this 22-day transatlantic crossing features a combination of leisurely, uninterrupted sea crossing time balanced with the best ports in the Western Mediterranean. Board in Barbados, then spend time crossing the Atlantic and enjoying the romance of sailing as you make your way to your ultimate destination. Sip port wines in Lisbon, Portugal, browse wares in the bustling Grand Souk in Tangier, Morocco, and wander the medieval cobbled streets of Tarragona, Spain.

Rome to Barcelona - 14 Days

Steep orange cliffs bathed in the afterglow of an early summer evening, bright alabaster beaches caressed by azure seas, breathtaking vistas high above verdant olive groves and mosaic-like red terracotta roofs. Discover new perspectives and the true colors of the Rivieras during this 14-day cruise of small ports and stunning overlooks throughout Italy, Monaco, France and Spain. See the island of Elba through the eyes of exiled Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as you explore his historic residence near Portoferraio, Italy. Walk or ride along portions of the Grand Prix circuit in Monte Carlo, one of the most prestigious and glamorous race courses in motor racing history. When you’re ready to relax, sample family-crafted French wines and olive oils from century-old trees as you take in the views from the Provençal hilltop village of Le Castellet near Sanary-sur-Mer.

Lisbon to Rome - 15 Days

Immerse yourself in the sundrenched shores and glamourous ports along the Atlantic, Western Mediterranean and the French and Italian Rivieras during this charming 15-day cruise. After embarking in Lisbon you’ll have only a day at sea, so rest up and prepare yourself for shopping in the shadows of the Kasbah, wandering the Roman ruins of Tarragona or, if relaxing remains your passion, kicking back on the warm sand at storied French beaches in Cannes and Sanary-sur-Mer.

Venice to Barcelona - 15 Days

Discover the culture, history and cuisine on both sides of the Italian peninsula during this 15-day cruise of the Adriatic, Ionian, Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas. This back-to-back cruise is ideal for optimizing shore excursion time in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Monaco, France, and Spain without a single sea day. Stroll through Roman ruins in Rovinj, Croatia, sample olives and smoked hams at a centuries-old family farm in Montenegro, or savor an unforgettably romantic evening dinner at Château Eza in Èze 1,400 feet above the beaches of the French Rivera.

Italy alone cultivates more than 350 known grape varieties for remarkable and award-winning wines, so spend some extra time familiarizing yourself with regional cuisines, distinct beverages and unique customs during this 17-day cruise from Barcelona, Spain to the French and Italian Rivieras and wayward ports on Sicily and Malta. Beyond vino is a delightful array of other attractions to experience, including the silent Greek ruins of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, and a memorable Maltese working farmhouse where you’ll collect savory and diverse herbs for a cooking lesson and rustic rural meal.

Lisbon to Rome - 15 Days

Sip red wines and savor tapas, pastas, rich cheeses and aged hams throughout Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy. You’ll spend 15 memorable days exploring tiny rustic villages, historic fortified ports and contemporary architecture in Tangier, Ibiza, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Portofino, Rome and more. Kayak along the stunning coastline of Mallorca and bike from Portoferraio to Enfola, Elba in Italy.

Venice to Rome - 18 Days

Discover the Adriatic, Ionian, Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas during this 18-day cruise around the Italian peninsula as you explore ports in East Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, West Italy and France. Kayak along Dubrovnik’s old city walls, swim or snorkel in Kotor Bay in Montenegro and make your own Sicilian-style pizza on Lipari Island. Explore the ruins of Pompeii as you gaze skyward toward the summit of Mount Vesuvius, and savor tangy mulberry gelato in the shade of the Roman walls that still protect the 3rd  century village of Taormina near Messina.

Indulge your senses in a 13-day island-hopping cruise that contrasts modern Mediterranean refinements with classical Greek and Roman architecture. After Barcelona’s vibrant artistry slips beyond the horizon, you’ll soon find yourself dining and dancing into Mallorca’s thriving nightlife, or venturing inland along scenic, undulating roads that host world-class training programs for Europe’s best professional cyclists. Sample local wines handcrafted from Malvasia grapes inside the rugged stone walls of Sardinia’s medieval port of Alghero. Relax on sandy beaches and explore the rural and relatively untouched surroundings outside Porto-Vecchio in southern Corsica. Imagine standing in Napoleon’s polished boots, pacing among rows of gnarled vineyard rootstock, contemplating your 300-day exile and plotting your escape from the island of Elba. Then sip tart limoncello with the locals in Ponza, a diminutive island that remains relatively unknown to anyone but the savviest Italian vacationers. Don’t forget to indulge in the honey-glazed decadence of pignolata and the countless lemony-chocolatey confections in Sicily’s sunny Messina before your odyssey concludes among the ancient ruins of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization.

Lisbon to Rome - 18 Days

Cast off from Lisbon, the extreme western edge of Europe, and sail away to Rome, the center of Ancient Western Civilization during this 18-day cruise that touches on ports in Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco, and Italy. It’s a memorable and romantic journey packed with multitudes of options like panoramic cable car rides to the upper rock of Gibraltar and the Neolithic artifacts of St. Michael’s Cave. Sample award-winning local wines at the family-owned Bodegas Valle de Laujar Winery near Almeria, Spain. Or board a private chartered boat that follows the coastline of Italy’s famed Cinque Terra and lands at the rustic, vehicle-free village of Vernazza.

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